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Catalog Number CC2014.4.18
Credit line Courtesy of Dr. Jean Marshall von Schilling.
Collection Community Collection
Object Type Digital Gift
Description/Scope & Content Letter from Ann Massenburg Booker (dated "Washington March 19th 1881"), to son, likely Hunter Russell Booker, describing the recipient's upcoming birthday; reminiscinces of life at Sherwood when her children were younger, regrets that "the lack of opportunity blotted out the bright future I drew for them", and satisfaction with their characters as adults; request for books and copies of Hampton Monitor; and family news regarding Marshall Armistead Booker, "Sis" (Nannie Booker Jones) and Mr. Goode, Sue & Johnnie (Susan Cary Howard Booker and John Booker), and Dr. Selden's opinion of "Mollie's case" (likely Mary Booker von Schilling, or possibly Mary Bechtel Booker).
People Booker, Ann Massenburg
Booker, Hunter Russell, Sr.
Booker, Marshall Armistead
Booker, John
Booker, Susan ("Sue") Cary Howard Holt
Booker, Mary E. Bechtel ("Mollie"; Mrs. Marshall Armistead Booker)
Goode, Mr.
Jones, Nannie Booker ("Sis" or "Tissie"; Mrs. Eldred Simpkins Jones)
von Schilling, Mollie (Mary) Booker
Selden, Dr.
Topics Reconstruction Era
Place Names District--Langley (LAFB/LaRC)
Structure--Sherwood Plantation
Media/Interactives Transcript of letter. Open document in new window to view at full size.

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