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28 March 1864: “…he knows of no disease so prostrating as diptheria & that in such a severe attack as Johnnie’s has been it takes weeks and sometimes months to recover entirely…”

Item description: Letter, dated 28 March 1864, from Annie Schon in Atlanta, GA to her sister Bettie Kimberly in Chapel Hill, NC.  Annie describes her husband John and son Johnnie’s diagnosis with diphtheria and their subsequent treatment and recoveries. [transcription … Continue reading

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3 November 1863: “…it is the nicest article I can find any where now, so I got forty yards…”

Item description: Letter, dated 3 November 1863, from Annie M. Schon in Atlanta to her sister Bettie Kimberly in Chapel Hill.  She discusses their family, children, and the prices of clothing and food. [transcription available below images] Item citation: From … Continue reading

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9 August 1863: “I don’t know how the professors can be expected to live on the same amount they received formerly when prices have increased so much.”

Item description: Letter, dated 9 August 1863, from Annie M. Schon to her sister Bettie M. Kimberly in Chapel Hill, N.C.  She discusses the devaluation of Confederate currency and difficulties in obtaining household goods, specifically shoes and clothing. [Transcription available … Continue reading

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19 June 1863: “I wish you could see Johnnie in his dress, it hangs & fits beautifully.”

Item description: Letter, dated 19 June 1863, from Annie Maney Schon in Atlanta, Georgia, to her sister Bettie Maney Kimberly.  The letter discusses the sewing of clothes, as well as whether the sisters’ parents would take the oath of allegiance … Continue reading

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28 January 1863: “Well, Judge, if they are our enemies we will have to admit they have fine music…”

Item description: Letter, 28 January 1863, Annie Maney Schon, Atlanta, Ga., to her sister, Bettie Maney Kimberly, Chapel Hill, N.C. (replying to Bettie’s letter of 18 January). Item citation: From the John Kimberly Papers #398, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North … Continue reading

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18 January 1863: “I made twelve garments last week and worked sixty-two button holes and sewed on as many buttons. Can you equal that?”

Item description: Letter, 18 January 1863, from Bettie Maney Kimberly, Chapel Hill, N.C., to her sister, Annie Maney Schon, Atlanta, Ga. Item citation: From the John Kimberly Papers #398, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel … Continue reading

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11 August 1861: “With some pains and a few good whippings he would make a valuable servant.”

Item description: Letter from John Kimberly, Chapel Hill, N.C., to his wife Bettie, in Nashville, Tenn.  Kimberly reports on household matters, such as the note, “I am having shelves made for my old wardrobe to use for a cupboard.” He … Continue reading

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28 July 1861: “My heart exults over the victory at Manassas.”

Item description: Letter from John Kimberly, Chapel Hill, N.C., to his wife Bettie in Nashville, Tenn. John Kimberly was a professor of chemistry and agriculture at the University of North Carolina, 1857-1864 and 1875-1876. It is unclear why Bettie Kimberly … Continue reading

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12 May 1861: “I am going with him…I will be as safe as at home and far better satisfied…”

Item description: Letter, 12 May 1861, from Annie Maney of Nashville, Tenn., to her sister Bettie Kimberly in Chapel Hill, N.C., regarding the possible postponement of Maney’s wedding to John Schon, due to Schon’s impending enlistment in the Confederate Army. … Continue reading

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