ID: 1/6/MSS 039
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
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Scope and Contents: The collection consists of an arithmetic exercise book, correspondence dated from 1839 to 1850, and a newspaper article on the death of Anthony Pate, son of Perlemon Pate, Sr. The majority of the correspondence is from Anthony in Louisiana. These letters relate many of the hardships of a cotton farmer in the 1840's. In the letters, Anthony describes the successes and failures of his crops, the prices that he gets for them, and the births, deaths, and illnesses of his large family.