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Title Correspondence from Tillson and Charles Harris
Author Harris, Tillson; Harris, Charles
Date 4 Nov 1858 - 20 Oct 1859
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference SC001 Folder 4
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name Samuel Harris Correspondence, 1853-1874
Description Letters from Tillson Harris to his father Samuel and Ellen Harris, regarding his health, daily life and work, and giving him an update on the local news. Tillson has travelled to Griswoldville and Macon for work, and discusses his financial situation, his reasons for staying Georgia instead of coming home to Maine and concerns for his brother, Charles. This document also includes letters from Charles, attempting to reconcile with his father after a feud.
Series Description The collection consists of letters to Samuel Harris of New Gloucester, Maine, primarily from his sons Charles and Tillson Harris, residing in Georgia. They concern such topics as race relations, cotton gins, farm equipment, the American Civil War and the effect of the emancipation of southern slaves.
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Onward Travel
Places Lowndes County, Griswoldville, Macon, Georgia, Maine, United States
People Harris, Samuel; Harris, Charles; Harris, Tillson; Harris, Ellen
Keywords work, labour, wages, farming, machinery, finances, money, family feud, cotton gin, cotton, health and sickness, foundry
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania catalogue.
Language English
Document(s) linked to Civil War Correspondence to Samuel Harris
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania