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Rebecca S. C. Pilsbury diary, 1848-1851.

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Creator: Pilsbury, Rebecca S. C., fl. 1848-1851.
Collection number: 3470
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Abstract: Wife of Timothy Pilsbury (1780-1858), U.S. Congressman from Texas. Diary, November 1848-May 1851, of Rebecca Pilsbury at Brazoria, Tex., recording her activities managing her husband’s farm while he was away serving in Congress and elsewhere. In addition to her social and domestic activities, she recorded her feelings about her first experiences managing slaves, and her loneliness during her husband’s absences.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Diary of Pilsbury at Brazoria, Texas, recording her activities managing the family farm while her husband, Timothy Pilsbury, served in Congress in Washington D.C., and while he traveled. In addition to her social and domestic activities, she recorded her feelings about her management of slaves and notes of their daily activities. Microfilm only.

Categories: 19th Century, Slavery, Texas
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