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Collection Number: 05249-z

Collection Title: Turnstall Family Letter, 1850

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Abstract W. P. Turnstall and his wife apparently lived in Danville, Va., around 1850, where they were slave owners. The collection is a letter from Mrs. W. P. Turnstall in Danville, Va., to her husband, W. P. Turnstall in Richmond, Va., dated 25 January 1850 in which she acknowledges receipt of his gift of a female slave child and relates her satisfaction with the child in terms of skin color and sewing capabilities.
Creator Turnstall family.
Language English
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No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Turnstall Family Letter #5249-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Historical Collectible Auctions of Burlington, N.C., in November 2005 (Acc. 100281).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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W. P. Turnstall and his wife apparently lived in Danville, Va., around 1850, where they were slave owners.

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The collection is a letter from Mrs. W. P. Turnstall in Danville, Va., to her husband, W. P. Turnstall in Richmond, Va., dated 25 January 1850 in which she acknowledges receipt of his gift of a female slave child and relates her satisfaction with the child in terms of skin color and sewing capabilities.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Jodi Berkowitz, January 2006

Encoded by: Jodi Berkowitz, January 2006

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