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Wilkinson-Keith Family Papers

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001. Sarah Ann Marshall to Mrs. Elizabeth Greenwood -- November 3, 1835
001. Sarah Ann Marshall to Mrs. Elizabeth Greenwood -- November 3, 1835 Sarah Ann Marshall writes her aunt with the family news from Cheraw. She reports that many people in the area have been sick, including family members, though most have recovered.
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002. V. to an unnamed friend -- June 15, 1837
002. V. to an unnamed friend -- June 15, 1837 V. [possibly Virginia Wilkinson Belin] discusses with a dear friend the importance of applying the mind when reading, as opposed to letting the mind wander
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003. B.S.S. to Willis
003. B.S.S. to Willis An addendum to a longer letter, in which the writer praises Willis for keeping faith in God. The writer also states that Henry has a "lady-love" who is said to be a fine young lady, and rich.
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004. Poem: "Notes on a sleeper"
004. Poem: "Notes on a sleeper" Poem about riding on a railroad sleeper car, and its relative merits compared to steamship travel.
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005. Sarah to her mother -- June 29th
005. Sarah to her mother -- June 29th Letter from Sarah, in Charleston, to her mother at Hopeton. She discusses the weather, the state of the house and her mother's things, and the health of their family.
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006. Unnamed writer to Mamma
006. Unnamed writer to Mamma Unsigned letter sent from Philadelphia. The writer tells her mother to thank her father for sending money. She reports that she went to St. Stephens Church, and saw Laurel Hill Cemetery, Girard College, and Fairmount. She also states that there will be a Torchlight Procession with 7,000 people that evening.
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007. Virginia to Stanna -- [Unknown month] 29, 1864
007. Virginia to Stanna -- [Unknown month] 29, 1864 A letter in which Virginia [possibly Virginia Wilkinson Belin] laments the recent deaths of several acquantances, and hopes for the war to end.
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008. Edward Porter Alexander, in regards to Capt. Joseph C. Haskell
008. Edward Porter Alexander, in regards to Capt. Joseph C. Haskell A letter of recommendation for Captain Joseph C. Haskell from Edward Porter Alexander, Vice President of the Louisiana and Nashville Railroad Company
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009. From the office of R.M. Marshall to M. -- September 12, 1883
009. From the office of R.M. Marshall to M. -- September 12, 1883 Letter addressed to M from someone in the office of R. M. Marshall & Brother. Mentions Mama, Mimmie, Mr. P. & Keith
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010. Samuel Baldwin to Paul Trapier -- December 10, 1785
010. Samuel Baldwin to Paul Trapier -- December 10, 1785 In this letter, Samuel Baldwin speaks highly of the granddaughter of Paul Trapier, praising her disposition and her rapid acquisition of knowledge.
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011. M.E. Withers to friend -- May 3, 1824
011. M.E. Withers to friend -- May 3, 1824 A letter from Mrs. Withers thanking her friend for sending a package containing a dress pattern, some tobacco for Mr. Withers, and some items for Mrs. Huger. Mrs. Huger also requests some preserved fruit be sent in the fall.
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012. Anna Wilkinson to Dr. W. Wilkinson -- March 2, 1825
012. Anna Wilkinson to Dr. W. Wilkinson -- March 2, 1825 A letter from Anna Bella Wilkinson to her father, who is in Charleston for business. She discusses her trips to Town, and passes on an apology from her mother for not packing Dr. Wilkinson's shaving apparatus.
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013. Unknown writer to Anna Wilkinson -- September 10, 1827
013. Unknown writer to Anna Wilkinson -- September 10, 1827 A letter written from Philadelphia, reacting to news of a serious illness in Anna Wilkinson's family. The writer wishes to come visit the Wilkinson family, but is concerned about the "severity of the laws".
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014. Emma Elliott Barnwell to Anna Wilkinson -- May 12, 1828
014. Emma Elliott Barnwell to Anna Wilkinson -- May 12, 1828 In this letter, Emma apologizes for not keeping in touch with Anna since Emma's marriage, and reports that she has traveled frequently, from Beaufort to Charleston to Savannah and back. She also laments the damage done to Charleston by a fire, particularly the destruction of its two Methodist churches.
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015. Willis Wilkinson to Anna Wilkinson -- March 24, 1834
015. Willis Wilkinson to Anna Wilkinson -- March 24, 1834 A letter from Dr. Willis Wilkinson to his daughter Anna. He discusses her upcoming visit, and talks about a nurse who may be available to work for Mary, if Mary prefers a white nurse.
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016. Willis Wilkinson to Anna Wilkinson -- September 23, 1834
016. Willis Wilkinson to Anna Wilkinson -- September 23, 1834 A letter from Dr. Willis Wilkinson to his daughter, from New York. He writes that he heard of the gale and the cholera outbreak in the Carolinas and for those reasons, he is coming home earlier than planned.
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017. Anna Wilkinson to Eleanora Wilkinson -- April 12, 1836
017. Anna Wilkinson to Eleanora Wilkinson -- April 12, 1836 A letter from Anna Bella Wilkinson to her mother, sharing family news from Charleston. Anna reports that Mary has a family of goslings, and that Ellen was recently vaccinated. She also discusses the high cost of renting a house, and says that small houses are renting for $600 per year.
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018. C.G. Memminger to Anna Wilkinson -- April 3, 1837
018. C.G. Memminger to Anna Wilkinson -- April 3, 1837 A letter from C.G. Memminger to "Stanner" - Anna Bella Wilkinson, his sister-in-law. He reports that Anna's father will not be able to travel to Savannah to accompany Anna and Sarah home. He also wants to hear her narrative of the Ogeechee reform and its effect upon the behavior of the slaves.
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019. Mary Wilkinson Memminger to Anna Wilkinson -- April 6, 1837
019. Mary Wilkinson Memminger to Anna Wilkinson -- April 6, 1837 A letter from Mary Wilkinson Memminger to "Stanner" - Anna Bella Wilkinson, her sister. She tries to clear up some confusion brought about by letters from their mother and Virginia. She says she does not have much news, and talks about Ellen (her daughter).
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020. Mary Wilkinson Memminger to Anna Wilkinson -- September 30, 1837
020. Mary Wilkinson Memminger to Anna Wilkinson -- September 30, 1837 A letter from Mary Wilkinson Memminger to "Stanner" - Anna Bella Wilkinson, her sister. She writes from Greenville, and reports that they will soon start home, although her husband will first go to Flat Rock, N.C. for a railroad convention. She also tells stories about her daughter Alice.
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