Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from Anna and Helen Chenoweth discussing the people enslaved by the Bullitt family, March 28th, 1860.

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Title

Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from Anna and Helen Chenoweth discussing the people enslaved by the Bullitt family, March 28th, 1860.

Description

A letter from Helen Chenoweth, formerly Helen Bullitt, (Oxmoor) to her brother Thomas Walker Bullitt (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), dated March 28th, 1860. Helen writes that their mother, Mildred Ann Bullitt, has had "nothing but trouble and vexation at home with these negroes." In the same letter Helen's daughter, Anna, asks if the abolitionists are stealing people where Thomas is. There is a mention of "Mammy" in passing, but it is unknown which woman enslaved by the Bullitt family was known as "Mammy."

Creator

Anna Chenoweth, Helen Chenoweth

Source

Manuscript Collection, Bullitt Family Papers, The Filson Historical Society

Publisher

The Filson Historical Society, Special Collections

Date

1860-03-28

Contributor

Johansen, Emma

Rights

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Language

en

Type

Text

Identifier

Mss_A_B937c-0298_002

Citation

Anna Chenoweth, Helen Chenoweth, “Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from Anna and Helen Chenoweth discussing the people enslaved by the Bullitt family, March 28th, 1860.,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed February 6, 2023, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3315.