“Letter from Robert Kirby to Ada Kirby, 8 January 1885,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed January 17, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/15241.
Letter from Robert Kirby to Ada Kirby, 8 January 1885
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, who 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.