Mary Louise McMurran letter, 1857 March 4

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Creator:McMurran, Mary Louise, 1814-1891
Title:Mary Louise McMurran letter, 1857 March 4

Letter from Mary Louise McMurran, Melrose, Natchez, to Alie Austen McMurran, Riverside Plantation, Miss., inquiring about an old slave, saying she hopes he lives to be serviceable again because he would not want to be a burden. She also mentions the importance of vegetables for slaves' health and cheerfulness, saying that the latter is as essential for getting work out of them as what they eat.

Subjects:McMurran, Alie Austen, d. 1899 | Slaves--Health and hygiene--Mississippi | Slave labor--Mississippi | Plantations--Mississippi | slaves | race relations and racial attitudes | plantations | women
Collection:Civil War: Context & Conflict
Institution:LSU Libraries Special Collections
Contributors:LSU Libraries. Special Collections
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McMurran-Austen Family Papers, Mss. 4795


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McMurran-Austen Family Papers, Mss. 4795, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

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