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Mourning Bracelet

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Mourning bracelet made of twisted gold wire, copper pearl, and the hair of Priscilla Christian Bullitt. Inscribed with the initials of Bullitt (P.C.B.), who was the daughter of William Christian and Annie Henry Christian, major landowners, enslavers,…

Mourning Bracelet

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Mourning bracelet made of twisted gold wire, copper pearl, and the hair of Alexander Scott Bullitt. Inscribed with Bullitt's initials (A.S.B). Alexander Scott Bullitt was born in Virginia in 1761. He migrated to Kentucky around 1783, first living in…

Jet Cross Necklace

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Mourning necklace belonging to Ann Booth Gwathmey. Women experienced death and loss regularly on the frontier. They often expressed their grief by wearing mourning jewelry. Ann Gwathmey experienced death many times throughout her life. She married…

Travels through the states of North America, and the provinces of upper and lower Canada, during the years 1795, 1796, and 1797.

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Includes view of the natural Rock Bridge, houses, conditions of the enslaved peoples,the land, cultivating tobacco, lower classes of people in Virginia, unhealthy apperances, the Shenandoa Valley, German immigratnts, landscapes, military titles that…

Letters from Rebecca Stoddert, 1798-1800

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Letter in which Rebecca Stoddert discusses women's fashion, cooking, and shopping. Discusses symptoms of a sickness and having blood drawn, ladies socializing, and vulgar dancing that reminded her of a "black woman dancing a jig".