E.J. Humphries letter to his wife

E.J. Humphries letter to his wife

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Humphries, E. J.
Title: E.J. Humphries letter to his wife
Dates: 1862 July 24
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Coll. Number: ms2581

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a letter from E.J. Humphries, dated July 24, 1862 from Augusta, Georgia, to his wife. He just got to Augusta and has nothing much to do: "They had just as well have let me go home as to keep me here doing nothing." He heard the corn crop was good at home and "I can get some watermelons and peaches downtown on very fair terms." He seems headed for Richmond.

Index Terms

Corn--Yields--Georgia--19th century.
Fruit--Prices--Georgia--History--19th century.
Humphries, E. J.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

E.J. Humphries letter to his wife. MS 2581. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letter, 1862 July 24