Archive 16 Letters Teacher Slaves South Carolina 1864 CP Noyes

Archive 16 Letters Teacher Slaves South Carolina 1864 CP Noyes
8 page letters from Catherine Noyes w/Drawing
This is a fantastic archive of 16 letters from Catherine Porter Noyes a young woman who went to South Carolina in 1864 to teach freed slaves at St Helena Island. The letters are from 1864 and 1870, when she went back to continue teaching. They are a wonderful firsthand account of what was going on with the former slaves at that time. There is also a small drawing of the plantation she was on in 1864 and the surrounding area. There is great content throughout the letters as many of the letters are several pages long. A few of the letters are only partially present, but most of them are complete. Here is a small sample of what is in the letters: Presently Aunt Jane came in and told me there were some gentleman’s out there and I suppose she wanted me to go to the door and speak to them but I did not know who they were and that I would wait for them to make themselves known but Miss Botume came downstairs and went to the door they came up and spoke to her very politely and one of them said he wanted to take the other one over the plantation and did not like to do it without permission, which we thought was very polite. He went on to say that he was a nephew of Mr Smith who used to live here. If he said that he was
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