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Title Letter
Dates of Creation April 5, 1842
Scope & Content Letter headed "Catawba April 5, 1842" from Emma Breckinridge to her sister Lucy at Leigh, Hardin's Tavern, Albemarle, Virginia. This long letter tells of plans for the wedding of Lizzie Watts and encourages Lucy to plan to attend as Lizzie wants her to be a bridesmaid. Mr. B has offered to advance money for her wedding clothes. There is discussion of loans not being repaid, and Emma suggests this letter be destroyed after reading. James Watts seems to have failed in a business enterprise. Sends greeting to many different kin people.
A small portion of this letter has been overwritten at right angles.
Year Range from 1842.0
Year Range to 1842.0
Subjects Carriage
Court session
failure in business
Family news
Money lending
Wedding clothing & dress
Wedding guests
Search Terms Abingdon, Virginia
Albemarle County, Virginia
Catawba (home of Cary and Emma Gilmer Breckinridge)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Fincastle, Virginia
Franklin Court
Hardins Tavern (Albemarle County, Virginia)
Lynchburg, Virginia
Winchester, Virginia
People Adams, Maria
B, Mr. [Breckinridge]
Breckinridge, Elizabeth
Breckinridge, Emma Gilmer
Breckinridge, Gilmer
Daniel, Miss Martha
Fourose, John
Gilmer, Ann
Gilmer, George Henry
Gilmer, Harmer
Gilmer, Isabella (wife of Harmer)
Gilmer, John
Gilmer, Lucy
Gilmer, Mary
Gilmer, Mary (Polly) House
Gilmer, Mary Peachy
Holcombe, Mr.
Kean, Dr. ?
Minor, Lucy Gilmer, Aunt
Minor, Mr. ?
Preston, Sally Campbell
Preston, Thomas Lewis
Saunders, Ann
Tayloe, Wm.
Watts, Ann
Watts, Eliza B.
Watts, James
Watts, Lizzy
Watts, Mary
Watts, Mrs.
Wharton, Mr.
Collection Breckinridge Collection
Imagefile 006\196951299.JPG
Number of images 4.0
Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 1969.51.299
Extent of Description Four leaves, size 7 3/4" x 10"