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Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt describing the death of Henry Shipp, a man enslaved by the Bullitt family, July 11th, 1859.

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Title

Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt describing the death of Henry Shipp, a man enslaved by the Bullitt family, July 11th, 1859.

Description

A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt (Oxmoor) to her son, Thomas Walker Bullitt (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), dated July 11th, 1859. Mildred goes into detail of her experience as an enslaver for the past forty years. Mildred mentions the death of Henry Shipp, an enslaved man who was a carriage driver, and was married to Eliza Julia. She also mentions Lucinda and Tinah, people also enslaved by the Bullitt family, in passing.

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-0297_002

Citation

Mildred Ann Bullitt, “Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt describing the death of Henry Shipp, a man enslaved by the Bullitt family, July 11th, 1859.,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed May 24, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3309.