Letter to Elizabeth Eller from Mary Ann Kirby, 12 February 1910
 


Citation

“Letter to Elizabeth Eller from Mary Ann Kirby, 12 February 1910,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed December 2, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/15297.


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Title

Letter to Elizabeth Eller from Mary Ann Kirby, 12 February 1910

Description

This is a long letter from Mary Ann Kirby to her sister-in-law Elizabeth Eller. In the letter, Mary Ann talks about the February weather and how she relies on labor sourced from the local African American community to perform duties around the farm. She also describes efforts she has made to earn and save some money for a Confederate monument. She mentions the book "Trumpet Blasts" by Thomas DeWitt Talmage. The letter ends with a talk on Mary Ann’s quilts and the price of goods

Subject

Eller, Elizabeth "Bettie" Kirby, 1851-1925
Kirby, Mary Ann, 1846-1927
African Americans
Talmage, T. De Witt (Thomas De Witt), 1832-1902
Talmage, Thomas Dew. Trumpet blasts or mountain-top views of life..

Date

1910-02-12

Format

letters (correspondence)

Extent

6 pages

Language

English

Identifier

Letter_02_12_1910.pdf

Coverage

Ashe County (N.C.)

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