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Document: 37

Letter: to Callie [Lumpkin King, 1852?]


author: Gilmer, E. F.
date: [1852?]
extent: 2p
summary: Letter from E. F. Gilmer probably from 1852 informing Callender McGregor Lumpkin that she is unable to attend the latter's wedding. At the end of the letter, E. F. Gilmer quotes a stanza from a poem by Felicia Dorothea Hemans, "Bring Flowers."

subjects:
  • Letters
  • King, Porter, 1824-1890--Marriage
  • King, Callie, 1826-1905--Marriage
  • Hemans, Felicia Dorothea Browne, 1793-1835
  • Weddings
  • Athens (Ga.)--Social life and customs--19th century
  • King, Callie, 1826-1905
  • Athens (Ga.)
  • Clarke County (Ga.)

  • repository: Alexander Campbell King Law Library, University of Georgia School of Law, on deposit at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries
    publishing permission: To obtain publishing permission, contact the Alexander Campbell King Law Library, University of Georgia School of Law
    collection: Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers, 1821-1862 (bulk 1852-1857)
    box: 1
    folder: 37
    document: jhl0037


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    My Dear Callie

    I regret that we cannot witness the ceremony which is so important for happiness to you.

    You will find married life charming if your choice companion shall prove worthy of my dear Callie. My Husband joins in wishing you a long life full of the choicest blessings of matrimony.


    Your friend
    [Signed] E.F. Gilmer



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    Bring flowers fresh flowers for the Bride to wear,
    They were born to blush in her shining hair
    She is leaving the home of her childhoods [childhood's] mirth
    She bids farewell to her fathers' [father's] hearth
    Her place is now by anothers' [another's] side,
    Bring flowers to deck the fair young Bride,


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