The Resource Elizabeth Marshall Colston letters to Mary Isham Thomas, (manuscript)

Elizabeth Marshall Colston letters to Mary Isham Thomas, (manuscript)

Label
Elizabeth Marshall Colston letters to Mary Isham Thomas, 1807-1834
Title
Elizabeth Marshall Colston letters to Mary Isham Thomas
Inclusive dates
1807-1834
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Colston, Berkeley County, [West] Virginia writes letters full of motherly advice to her daughter concerning marriage, children, and deaths of children and husband. Topics include whooping cough, tooth extractions, dancing lessons, vaccinations, scarlet fever and "wasting disease" [the cholera epidemic of 1832]. She also comments on news of the day
  • Topics of interest include a report on a visiting minister who attracted crowds so that there was no room for "the poor negroes who ... must stand at the windows and doors with many of the whites in order to hear"; illnesses and vaccination of slaves; the battle of Craney Island, her fears for her son Edward, and her doubts as to the justness of the War of 1812; a Fourth of July celebrated with "drinking, carousing, & all kinds of dissipation"; a trip to St. Croix describing sea bathing and her fear of sharks; the Congressional campaign of Edward Colston; a George Washington birthday celebration in Martinsburg; and studying at the University of Virginia
  • There are a few brief mentions of your "Uncle Marshall."
Biographical or historical data
Sister of Chief Justice John Marshall.
Cataloging source
VA@
Label
Elizabeth Marshall Colston letters to Mary Isham Thomas, (manuscript)
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  • Special Collections
Extent
12
Note
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Elizabeth Cocke Coles Fund, 2011/2012.
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u5442519
System control number
(OCoLC)847735870
Type of unit
items.

Library Locations

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