Natchez (Miss) -- History -- 19th century
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The collection consists correspondence to and from Benjamin Farar. Many of the letters are from New Orleans, from Farar's wife, Mary Ellis, and her sister Jane Ellis Rapalje, and his daughters Mary Farar and Anna Farar Mercer, wife of Dr. William N. Mercer. The letters contain information on family matters, comments on local news, relations of balls, races, theatre and other amusements. The letters from Farar are for the most part written from Laurel Hill plantation, near Natchez, and...
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of letters written to William Newton Mercer and assorted ephemera from 1829-1841, with one anonymous poem from 1854. Three aspects of Dr. Mercer's life are consistently mentioned throughout the collection: his business, his family and friends, and his politics. Business transactions and invoices compose the largest part of Mercer's papers. As the head of a plantation he was in business with N. & J. Dick and Co. for years, a company whose letters deal with...