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Jane Gurley papers, 1830-1841.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Creator: Gurley, Jane, fl. 1830-1841.
Collection number: 1783-z
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Abstract: Jane Gurley lived in Windsor, N.C., in the mid-19th century. Chiefly letters to Jane Gurley of Windsor, N.C., from friends and relatives in La Grange, Tenn., and Louisburg, N.C., concerning family, church, and community affairs. Also included are two letters, 1830 and 1836, from Matild Gurley (or Turner), a slave in Brownsville, Tenn., who formerly had lived in Windsor, giving news of her relatives and inquiring about people in Bertie County, N.C.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Papers include two letters (1830 and 1836) from Matild Turner, formerly a slave in Windsor, discussing her new home in Brownsville, Tennessee, and inquiring after the people of Windsor.

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