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Jesse Boulton Letter, 1846-03-01

 File — Box: 4257.004, Folder: 17

Scope and Contents

Letter written by Jesse Boulton in Boone County, Missouri, to his parents in Dover, Kentucky, telling them his wife, Mary died of bronchitis after being ill with typhoid fever, leaving him with two small children, Mary Alice and David Rice. His letter implies that not only his wife, but another daughter and son, Mary Eliza and Edwin, also died. Jesse also states that a negro woman he hired after his wife was first taken ill, also died of typhoid fever as did one of her sons.


  • 1846-03-01

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From the Collection: 15.2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Formerly MSS.3027 Jesse Boulton Letter

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266