Levi Lundy Letters
24 letters from Levi Lundy to his brother, Joel Lundy, from September 29, 1832 to February 10, 1834. The letters document Levi’s travels to find a healthier environment and the worsening of his tuberculosis. Lundy ‘s letters were sent from Savannah and Macon, Georgia, Tuscaloosa and Mobile, Alabama, Nassau and Bimini, Bahamas, Norfolk, Virginia, Gibraltar, and Malta. There is also a letter to Joel Lundy to inform him of his brother’s death in Gibraltar on March 10, 1834.
- 1832-09-29 - 1834-02-10
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Levi Lundy (d. 1834) contracted tuberculosis and sought a better environment to ease some of the symptoms of the disease. Tuberculosis, known also as “Consumption”, is an infectious disease of the lungs with a high mortality rate. It was common in the nineteenth century for people to travel to warmer climates when suffering from tuberculosis to relieve the symptoms.
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