Letter from Robert Kirby to Ada Kirby, 8 January 1885
 


Citation

“Letter from Robert Kirby to Ada Kirby, 8 January 1885,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed January 31, 2023, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/15241.


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Title

Letter from Robert Kirby to Ada Kirby, 8 January 1885

Description

This letter from Robert Kirby to his aunt Ada talks about what has happened to Robert over the Christmas holiday season. Robert talks about teaching and how he only got two days of break for Christmas. The letter also includes mention of the murder of a black man by Rich Reeves, whom Robert says fled the country, abandoning his wife and mother. Robert says that he is homesick and plans on taking a trip to see his family soon.

Subject

Kirby, Ada B., 1859-1887
Christmas
Murderers
Fugitives
African Americans

Date

1885-01-08

Format

letters (correspondence)

Extent

2 pages

Language

English

Identifier

Letter_00_08_1885.pdf

Coverage

Ashe County (N.C.)

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