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Letter: [Marion, Alabama] to Callie [King], Athens, [Georgia], 1853 Feb. 24

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Type: Love letters | Letters (correspondence) | Text
Creator: King, Porter, 1824-1890
Title: Letter: [Marion, Alabama] to Callie [King], Athens, [Georgia], 1853 Feb. 24
Date: 1853 Feb. 24
Description: Porter King, lawyer, future judge, and Perry County representative to the Alabama legislature, writes a letter dated February 24, 1853 to his pregnant wife Callie King, daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin, who is in Athens, Georgia. In the opening of his letter, King tells his wife he loves her, misses her, and hopes their unborn child will be a girl. He discusses the ditches he is working on at their plantation in Alabama and reports that using the Walthalls's level has made the task easier. King also informs Callie that Mrs. Perkins received Callie's letter and, after reading it, gave it to him to read.

Document ID: jhl0053.

Digital image and encoded transcription of an original manuscript, scanned, transcribed and encoded by the Digital Library of Georgia in 2001, as part of GALILEO.

Subjects: Domestic life | Plantation life | Pregnant women | Alabama--Social life and customs--19th century | Love-letters | King, Callie, 1826-1905 | Alabama
Contributors: Hargrett Library | Alexander Campbell King Law Library
Online Publisher: Athens, Ga. : Digital Library of Georgia, 2001
Original Material: Manuscript held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers, 1821-1862 (bulk 1852-1857), box 1, folder 53, document jhl0053.
Rights and Usage: This work is the property of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. It may be used freely by individuals for research, teaching, and personal use as long as this statement of availability is included in the text.

Cite as: [title of item], Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers, 1821-1862 (bulk 1852-1857), 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, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia

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Related Institutions: Digital Library of Georgia
Hargrett Library
Alexander Campbell King Law Library
Collection Information: Joseph Henry Lumpkin Family Papers