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Letter: Milledgeville, [Georgia] to Callie [Lumpkin King], 1851 Dec. 12

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Type: Letters (correspondence) | Text
Creator: Lumpkin, James M.
Title: Letter: Milledgeville, [Georgia] to Callie [Lumpkin King], 1851 Dec. 12
Date: 1851 Dec. 12
Description: James M. Lumpkin, son of Joseph Henry Lumpkin, writes a letter dated December 12, 1851 to his sister Callie, describing his journey to Macon and Milledgeville with John Cobb and John Cobb's mother. While in Macon, he visited a few of his friends from school and stayed with Colonel John B. Lamar. James informs Callie that he attended Governor Howell Cobb's levee while in Milledgeville where he danced all night, encountered Miss Mattie Cobb, Miss Sallie Jackson, and Miss Lewis, and became acquainted with Miss Lamar. He also tells Callie that the food at the levee was beautifully arranged in pyramids. Towards the end of the letter, he asks Callie to destroy this letter. James intended to continue his journey to Savannah and Liberty.

Document ID: jhl0084.

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: Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868 | Lamar, J. B. (John Basil), 1812-1862 | Lumpkin, James M.--Journeys--Georgia--Milledgeville | Dance parties | Georgia--Social life and customs--19th century | King, Callie, 1826-1905 | Georgia | Milledgeville (Ga.) | Baldwin County (Ga.)
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 2, folder 8, document jhl0084.
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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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Collection Information: Joseph Henry Lumpkin Family Papers