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Mary Booth letter

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 507
Scope and Contents

Letter from Mary Booth to her grandson, John C. White, dated 1848 November 9. At the time, White was enrolled as a student at Centenary College of Louisiana. The letter, written from Bayou Boeuf, Louisiana, mentions the family’s struggles with sugarcane production. Booth also offers advice about selecting a suitable woman for marriage. A typed transcript of the letter is included.

Dates: 1848

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  • Names: Booth, Mary X