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Gordon-Erskine-LeConte family letters

Gordon-Erskine-LeConte family letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: Gordon-Erskine-LeConte family letters
Creator: LeConte family
Inclusive Dates: 1870-1917
Language(s): English
Extent: 2 folder(s) (.25 linear feet)
Collection Number: ms4090
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

Two folders containing correspondence between the Gordon, Erskine, and LeConte families of Tennessee. Majority of the letters are between sisters Mary Gordon LeConte and Margaret Louisa Gordon Erskine. Margaret addresses Mary as "Mamie" and signs her letters as "your loving daughter," despite the fact that they are sisters. Other correspondence includes letters to George Washington Gordon, James Nisbet LeConte, Alexander O. Erskine, Bess Erskine, Albert Erskine, and Willie B. Gordon.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Gordon-Erskine-LeConte family letters, ms4090, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Columbia (Tenn.)
Erskine, Alexander O., 1832-1913
Erskine, Margaret Louisa Gordon, 1844-1914
Families -- United States -- Correspondence.
Gordon, George W.
LeConte, J. N.
LeConte, Mary Gordon, 1836-1903
Memphis (Tenn.)
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Personal correspondence, 1870-1887
12Personal correspondence, 1887-1917