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Miscellaneous correspondents of the Carter family, 1857-1878

 File — Box: 13, Folder: 3

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Ellen Carter, Lizzie Carter, L.W. Carter, Mary Carter, and W[illiams?] Carter, Jr. Topics include: the concern of W[illiams] Carter, Jr. that his father make a will immediately so that the Confederacy will not get any of [his brother?] Charles’ portion of the estate. He writes emphatically “I don’t wish the South to get a cent – no country in the history of the world has so worked out its own destruction as the Southern portion of the U.S. America, and all Christendom will in history say, Amen – next to Sodom and Gomorrah” (February 3, 1862); W[illiams?] Carter, Jr. also asks that the enslaved laborers on both the North Wales and South Wales plantations be sent to Charlotte or some safe place so they will not be sold like cattle, mentioning all of the Tom and Sarah Fox family, Ben Napper and family, the Tom Brown and Harry Brown families, and other enslaved laborers by first name only (March 1, 1862).


  • Creation: 1857-1878



1 folder(s)

Language of Materials

From the File: English

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States