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Emma (fl.1861-) to Grandmomma

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07205.062 Author/Creator: Emma (fl.1861-) Place Written: New Orleans Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 January 1864 Pagination: 4 p. + envelope ; 13.7 x 21.2 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07205.062 Author/Creator: Emma (fl.1861-) Place Written: New Orleans Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 January 1864 Pagination: 4 p. + envelope ; 13.7 x 21.2 cm.

Summary of Content: She describes her new house. She mentions Aunt Caroline and Henry.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Woman AuthorWomen's HistoryArchitectureChildren and FamilyHome Furnishings

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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