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Title Harris Family Correspondence
Author Harris, Tillson; Harris, Charles
Date 29 Jan-27 Aug 1858
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference SC001 Folder 3
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name Samuel Harris Correspondence, 1853-1874
Description Letters from Tillson and Charles Harris to their father Samuel Harris, sister Ellen and cousin Freeman, regarding their health, daily life and work, and giving him an update on the local news. Tillson also gives a detailed description of the geography and wildlife in Lowndes County where he has gone to find work, and expresses his concerns for his brother, Charles, and his wish for Charles to join him on his land in Georgia.
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
Places Lowndes County, Georgia, Maine, United States
People Harris, Samuel; Harris, Charles; Harris, Tillson; Harris, Ellen
Keywords work, labour, farming, harvest, seasons, crop, machinery, cotton gin, health and sickness, family, family feud, geography, nature
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 Correspondence From Tillson and Charles Harris
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania