In the letter Browne discusses his travels through the South, describes the economic opportunities and prices of goods in Alabama, and asks about eligible young ladies at home. He wonders why women are reluctant to move south: "Alabama is a great...
Lucy was the widow of naturalist John Audubon, who was a close friend Mary's husband, Edward. In the letter she mentions her financial difficulties and thanks the Harrises for allowing her to visit with them recently: "My visit to you & to...
During the Civil War, Jones served in Company G of the 41st Alabama Infantry Regiment; he was killed in the Battle of Chickamauga on September 20, 1863. He wrote the letter while his regiment was traveling by railroad from Tennessee, to Vicksburg,...
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