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1 Title:   Letter to Austin Phelps  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Brown, Columbia Phelps  
  Dates:   1865  
This collection contains an 1865 letter from Columbia Brown, of Cincinnatti, Texas, to her father Austin Phelps in Scipioville, New York. It describes the family's displacement from Louisiana during the Civil War and conditions in Texas.
  Identifier:   ms3987  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   Diamond family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Diamond family  
  Dates:   1831-1891  
The collection consists of correspondence of the Diamond family of DeKalb County, Georgia and Rusk or Grayson County, Texas from 1831-1891. Topics discussed include family members' migration to Texas, descriptions of life before and after the Civil War, an 1867 yellow fever epidemic in Texas and the resulting deaths of several family members, weather, crops, the health of family members, proposed visits between the families, and religion. The majority of the correspondence is written by Diamond family members living in either Henderson, Rusk County, Texas or Grayson County, Texas. Major correspondents include Catherine Diamond Crow; Amanda J. Diamond, wife of James J.; George Washington Diamond; and Lizzie Towles Diamond, wife of William Wingfield.
  Identifier:   ms641  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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