Wednesday, August 01, 2012

19th century letters depict African-American lives

The Historical Society says the 27 letters include news of the Watson and Robinson families about health, activities, church, births and deaths, slavery, the farm and freedom. Besides Kentucky locations, the letters also mention Mississippi City, Miss.; Brandon, Miss.; and Williamson County, Ill.

The society purchased the collection, which has been catalogued and digitized. It's available online at . At that site, click on "Search our Collections," choose the KHS collections catalog and search for "Watson and Robinson."
It would be interesting to read some of these letters.

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