Correspondence, 1794-1887, of the Burwell family of Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi. Includes letters of Mary Cole Turnbull Burwell and her children including Armistead Burwell, Benjamin Powell Burwell, Frances King Burwell Catlett, Robert Burwell, William T. Burwell (at the United States Military Academy), Charles Blair Burwell, and concerning these children and her other children Elizabeth Margaret Burwell Putnam and Anne Burwell Garland.
Subjects include family, courtship and marriage, religion, setting up and teaching schools in Virginia, North Carolina, and Alabama, economics, travel, sickness, childbirth, and slavery. Includes a poem concerning love between two slaves.
There are letters from John Walker Carter Catlett to his wife Frances King Burwell Catlett. Catlett had children by an earlier marriage, some of whom are mentioned in the letters.
Also included is a letter by Elizabeth Keckley, a slave and later a published author, dated 25 April 1844 (Box 1 folder 14).
See also: Southern Women and their Families in the 19th Century Papers and Diaries Series C Reel # 01 and #02 in Swem Library’s microforms area, call number HQ1438 .V5 S68