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Letter to Helen Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt discussing people enslaved by the Bullitt family, June 23rd, 1851.

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Title

Letter to Helen Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt discussing people enslaved by the Bullitt family, June 23rd, 1851.

Description

A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt (Oxmoor) to her daughter Helen Bullitt (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), dated June 23rd, 1851. Mildred describes what the enslaved women were doing around the house and what the enslaved men were doing in the field. Mildred names the following enslaved people at Oxmoor: Henry, Wallace, Charity, Caroline, Eliza, Tinah, and Beck. She also mentions John Gordon, but it is unknown if he is enslaved.

Source

Manuscript Collection, Bullitt Family Papers, The Filson Historical Society

Publisher

The Filson Historical Society, Special Collections

Date

Contributor

Johansen, Emma

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Identifier

Mss_A_B937c-0282_001

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Citation

Mildred Ann Bullitt, “Letter to Helen Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt discussing people enslaved by the Bullitt family, June 23rd, 1851.,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed March 3, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3292.