Letter to William Marshall Bullitt from Mildred Chenoweth Stites discussing Louisiana Taylor, February 23rd, 1912.

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Title

Letter to William Marshall Bullitt from Mildred Chenoweth Stites discussing Louisiana Taylor, February 23rd, 1912.

Description

A letter from Mildred Chenoweth Stites to her cousin, William Marshall Bullitt, dated February 23rd, 1912. Mildred signs the letter as "Cousin Nan." Mildred Chenoweth goes into great detail about what she remembers about growing up at Oxmoor plantation, including the farm work, her grandparents, William Christian Bullitt and Mildred Ann Bullitt, and the daily lives of the people they enslaved. She mentions Louisiana Taylor and Aunt Caroline, two women who were enslaved by the Bullitt family, and refers to Louisa as "Teush" or "Grandmammy." She also describes a wedding between people who were enslaved, and argues that many of the enslaved people at Oxmoor were "cared for" after the Civil War and Emancipation.

Creator

Mildred Chenoweth Stites

Source

Manuscript Collection, Bullitt Family Papers, The Filson Historical Society

Publisher

The Filson Historical Society, Special Collections

Date

2/23/1912

Contributor

Johansen, Emma

Rights

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Language

en

Type

Text

Identifier

Mss_A_B937c-1398_001

Citation

Mildred Chenoweth Stites, “Letter to William Marshall Bullitt from Mildred Chenoweth Stites discussing Louisiana Taylor, February 23rd, 1912.,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed January 30, 2023, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/4599.