Elizabeth Clitherall letter
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The collection contains a letter written by Clitherall, dated 30 July 1863, from Mobile, to cousin her Ann Greenough Burgwyn in North Carolina, extending sympathy on death of Burgwyn's son, Henry King Burgwyn, at Gettysburg, and expressing anti-war sentiments. Included is a note by the transcriber, Walter Burgwyn Jones.
- 1863 July 30
- Clitherall, Elizabeth Burgwyn (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Caroline Elizabeth Burgwin Clitherall (1784-1863) was a plantation owner's wife and school teacher who lived in Belleville and Walterboro, South Carolina, at Thornbury Plantation in North Carolina, and in Greensboro, Tuscaloosa, and Mobile, Alabama. Her husband George Campbell Clitherall (d. 1829) was a planter and physician. The couple had six children: (1) Eliza Inglis Clitherall Moore (1802-1886); (2) Harriet A. Clitherall Spotts (1808-1834); (3) George Bush Burgwin Clitherall (1814-1889); (4) Frances King Clitherall Battle (1817-1849); (5) Madeleine Clitherall Battle (b. 1818); and (6) Alexander Baron Clitherall (1820-1869). She was the daughter of John Burgwin (fl. 1751-1800) and Eliza Bush Burgwin (d. 1787) of the Hermitage near Wilmington, North Carolina.
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Letter dated 30 July 1863, from Mobile, to her cousin Ann Greenough Burgwyn in North Carolina, extending sympathy on death of Burgwyn's son, Henry King Burgwyn, at Gettysburg, and expressing anti-war sentiments
Gift of Walter Burgwyn Jones, 1945
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