Letter, Loulie Feemster to Alex W. Feemster; 07/1863

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Creator:Feemster, Mary Louise (Loulie), 1838-1867
Title:Letter, Loulie Feemster to Alex W. Feemster; 07/1863

Letter from Loulie Feemster to her husband, Alex W. Feemster, in Selma, Alabama, mainly regarding a boil on her breast, which makes it difficult to feed their baby, Mattie. The doctor recommended that she use ''Tansy poultice'' on it, but she followed the advice of her Aunt Edith and used raw cabbage leaves, which she found ''very soothing.'' She mentions that she thought she would have child-bed fever. 1863.

Local identification number: 235-6

Subjects:Feemster family | Gaston family | Breastfeeding | Furuncle | Traditional medicine | Feemster, Alexander Whitfield, 1827-1911 | Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434
Collection:Intellectual underpinnings of the American Civil War
Institution:Mississippi State University. Libraries
Contributors:Mississippi State University. Libraries
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