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Edwina Burnley memoir, ca. 1925.

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Creator: Burnley, Edwina.
Collection number: 1816
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Abstract: Memoir written by Edwina Burnley and Bertha Burnley Ricketts, describing their family and their childhood at Somerset plantation, near Hazlehurst in Copiah County, Miss. Their father, Edwin Burnley (b. 1798), moved to Mississippi from Virginia in 1832 and married Maria Louisa Baxter (1820-1907) of Persippany, N.J., in 1852. The memoir describes plantation life, including many details about activities, relatives, neighbors, and slaves.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Most of the manuscript focuses on recollections of childhood on the plantation “Somerset” in Copiah County, Mississippi, and details relations with relatives, neighbors, and slaves. Microfilm only.

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