Claudia Blanche letter
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Claudia Blanche letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Blanche, Claudia.
Title: Claudia Blanche letter
Dates: 1827
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0998

Biographical/Historical Note

Claudia was the daughter of Susan M.H. Blanche. All information about her comes from the letter; her surname may have different from that of her mother. She may have stayed at the Hermitage Plantation with the McAlpin family, though in what capacity remains unclear.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from Claudia to her mother, Susan M.H. Blanche, 1827. Writing from "Hermitage," Claudia addresses her mother's illness and hopes she will be well enough to travel home soon. Claudia writes of other family and friends, including a number who are currently ill. She mentions the "Doctor" a number of times, and may have been a nurse. The letter was purportedly carried by hand and addressed "Savannah, Georgia."

Index Terms

Blanche, Claudia.
Hermitage Island (Ga.)
Letters (correspondence)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Claudia Blanche letter, MS 998, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Frank O. Walsh, III, 1973.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Claudia Blanche letter to her mother, Mrs. Susan M.H. Blanche, 1827 November 6 ( 2.0 p. )
Sent from Hermitage. News of herself and family.