Browse Items (128 total)

  • Collection: General Pierce Manning Butler Young Papers

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A letter to P.M.B. Young from a friend who is sick and unable to leave home.

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The unknown writer is telling Tom about his/her baby daughter and hopes that she will be able to visit her soon. 2 handwritten pages. *The second page is written in a different hand.

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Letter written by Henry asking Tom if he could borrow “either a horse or mule” for an upcoming trip. 1 handwritten page.

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(T.J. Jones?) writes to his brother incurring about job prospects and the possibility of him coming to work for him. 2 handwritten pages.

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Cousin (Rupo?) writes to Tom that he received his letter detailing their stay at Montvale Springs. The cousin sends his condolences to Tom for the death of his niece. He goes on to explain his relationship with a Sue, a near cousin and hopes that…

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J.W. Jones writes to Jeni, thanking her for corresponding because since she does so rarely his family often wonders about her. His children have been sick and he is requesting a horse to be sent to him. His crops are not doing that great, neither are…

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Letter from Dr. Thomas F. Jones to S.V. Sheats. The letter is dated August 6, 1860 and was sent from Kingston, Georgia. The letter includes details of a proposed meeting between Jones and Sheats at a place where they have met prior - a location known…

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This four-page handwritten letter from E.C. Young to his unidentified son, presumably P.M.B. Young, offers the author's condolences on the death of a friend at the military academy. He also comments on the well-being of the family and the hope that…

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Hicks asked Dr. Jones to come take care of a child that was left with her. One handwritten page.

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Young’s mother is writing him to congratulate and also express her excitement concerning Young’s complete conversion to Christianity. The letter goes into detail describing the importance of accepting “the Redeemer” into one’s life.

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The letter was from Elizabeth Caroline Young to her son, dated September 6, 1859. In the letter, Elizabeth Caroline Young addresses current family topics, such as deaths, illnesses, and the state of the family in general. 4 handwritten pages

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A rambling letter from Elizabeth Jones to her daughter Caroline Young. Jones is recovering from an illness; the writing is difficult to read and repetitive. She very much wants to see her daughter again, but cannot travel. One envelope and three…

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In this four-page handwritten letter from Elizabeth Jones, we learn that she wrote phonetically and struggled with grammar--suggesting some degree of illiteracy. This letter is general in content and mostly describes how the family is doing, her…

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A letter to her brother, whose wife (and baby) has recently died. She tells her brother to think of her in heaven. She asks about the baby, if it lived and if so does his mother-in-law have it, and an offer to take the baby if he wants. Three…

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This three-page handwritten letter is torn at the top. Written in Emma's hand. she details Ed's recovery from an unknown ailment. She mostly discusses family affairs and general news, including a recent birth, probably to entice her sister to visit…

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Emma, the sister of Thomas, wrote to confirm the safe arrival of their mother. Emma reported that mother's sore arm was improving and the news of their brother Edmund's impending death. She reported that Sam was ill. She expressed thanks for a…

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Fannie writes to Lou informing her she will not will be able to visit due to travel problems and late arrivals. 2 handwritten pages.

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A letter from a new friend from a young lady going to school in Charleston. She mentions a carriage breakdown in Greensboro. She has settled back in Charleston and is waiting for school to start back. She tells Miss Lou that she wishes all her…

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George wrote to his father to request a signature on a deed and the immediate return of the signed deed for property owned by his father and sold to Dien & Dien. George mentioned another business entity who had an interest in the deed called…

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A small slip of paper, written on both sides with edges (with words) cut off. It seems to be a receipt book page with entries covering the years 1858 - 1861. It may have been for property loans. The only name that appears on it is Geo Wm Young.

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In a letter to his sister, George Young discussed their brother, Robert moving to Texas and how much he will miss him. He talked about receiving his orders and how much he will miss the rest of the family. He agreed with her opinion of the Yankees…

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George William Young arriving in Cartersville on the next Monday with his wife, children, and one slave. Arranging for Louisa to make plans to meet them at the depot in Cartersville. 3 handwritten pages

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George writes to father discussing the state of health of his mother, and giving ideas for cures, prescriptions, and discussing medical theory/history as well. 8 handwritten pages

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This hastily written two-page note expresses the author's enthusiasm and excitement for the forthcoming marriage of Dr. Jones to Lou, commenting that she is "one of the noblest of her sex." He also thanks Dr. Jones for the invitation and invites him…

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J.W. Jones writes to his brother asking when he plans to visit again and how much he enjoys talking business with the his brother. Jones writes of the family and how an acquaintance is unsatisfied with an alcoholic boss. 6 handwritten pages.

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A very short letter, in response to one from Tom. Watts said he agreed with the plan for the perez (?) as all parties agreed. One handwritten page.

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This letter expresses pain and disappointment related to the “very long time” since receiving a letter. Jeannie compares the love to a son to her love for Louisa. The letter also discusses the social life of Charleston, South Carolina.

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4 handwritten pages, this letter is torn in the center and the author wrote vertically over the first page of the letter when concluding. This letter, while difficult to read, chronicles the general affairs of the family, including recent…

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John M. Jones wrote to his cousin to Thomas to express his regret for having to decline an invitation to Thomas and Louisa's wedding, as well as an invitation to be a groomsman. 3 handwritten pages.

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In this seven-page handwritten letter, in addition to an envelope, to P.M. Young, Josephine describes the Texas landscape in great detail, even explaining how much corn and flour cost. She is grateful for the equitable society available to her in…

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Apologies made for delay in responding due to child's illness. Description of how much grandchildren miss grandparents and Aunt Lou and Uncle Pierce. Mention of wealthy, elegant Savannah city folk. Promise made to visit during the summer. …

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A letter from Kate to Unknown, concerning the state of the family and family friends. Cousin Henry, Sally, and Carrie are mentioned. Kate continuously mentions her sadness at the recipient's absence. 3 handwritten pages

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L.L. Young writes to Washington Jones, telling him of his friend Thad H. Jones who is coming to Louisiana to open a new practice. 2 handwritten pages.

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In her letter to her brother, she asked if he liked his profession and if his practice was going well. She discussed the ailments of her children and all the people who had visited in the past months. She mentioned the crops and that they were in…

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Louisa writes to Tom, excusing herself for being in a poor mental/physical state because her recent bouts of illness. Much of her family has been sick, including children and aunts. She hopes that she can come visit him or he can come visit her soon.…

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Louisa wrote to Pierce to share news about family and friends. She commented on her appreciation for her friends welcoming her back home but explained that they seem tame after spending so time much time sojourning in the company of the "fast…

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A brief letter from Louisa Jones to PMB Young. Louisa expresses how she misses her brother and is excited to see him during an upcoming visit. She mentions the condition of their brother, Robert. Louisa discusses family matters as well as mentioning…

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This letter from sister Louisa expresses how much she misses Pierce. She discusses a visit from Robert that went well. Louisa also expresses her pleasure at Pierce's bright future by complimenting his position at West Point. Louisa mentions a wedding…

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Although the letter is not signed, it appears to be Louisa writing to her brother, P.M.B. Young. She informs Young of local happenings and gossip. 4 handwritten pages.

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A love letter from Lucy Dashwood to P.M.B. Young. 1 handwritten page.

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This three-page handwritten letter from M.L. Chester to Louisa Young condemns Louisa for not reciprocating love for him. He is clearly angered that Louisa did not agree with the friends he kept.

Following Chester's signature is a brief…

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Ma authors the first page and writes about Christmas events. Mary authors the final pages to Caroline because Ma is in pain. She goes to write about her desire to travel the world and that Louisa has moved to Kentucky with Thomas. She also writes…

Mary is writing to thank her sister for writing to confirm the arrival of Louisa.
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