Oakley Archival Papers

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Letter, Loulie Feemster to her husband, Alex W. Feemster, in Selma, Alabama. She writes about staying with Hallie while her husband John was in Mobile. When John returned, he brought an orange for each of them. She tells him that she finally spoke to her father about helping her join Alex in Selma, and that her father rejected the idea because she ''would have to stick down in some dirty little hut in a strange place.'' She says that her father cannot appreciate their wish to be together because he doesn't understand ''reciprocity of sentiment or feeling that which constitutes domestic bliss.'' She says that other friends understand and support her wish to go. She tells him that if anyone would look down on her for living in a humble place to be with her husband, she wouldn't value their regard. She writes about the duties of motherhood, expresses her contempt for women who neglect their children, and disparages the ''negro nurses of the Confederacy.'' She writes at length about Mattie's development. In a margin, she mentions that Mose Humphries has charge of the government stables, and that General Barksdale's funeral was preached in the new Methodist church that day. 1863.

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ISBN

235-14

Publication Date

10-18-1863

Time Period

1860-1869

Object Type

text

Format (original)

correspondence: 2p ; 24 X 18.5 cm.

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PDF

Digital ID

C_ASERL_2010_0063

Source

Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Department, Manuscripts Division, Oakley Family Papers

Repository

Manuscripts

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

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Letter, Loulie Feemster to Alex W. Feemster, October 18, 1863

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