Letter regarding sinking of steamboat
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Letter regarding sinking of steamboat

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Title: Letter regarding sinking of steamboat
Dates: undated
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1318

Biographical/Historical Note

Nothing is known about the author of this letter.

Scope and Content Note

The author, Carrie, writes to her father, mother, and brother about her experiences during the shipwreck and sinking of a steamboat on an unidentified river in the Southern United States. The last pages of the letter are missing.

Index Terms

Letters (correspondence)
Steamboat disasters.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The letter was originally from the papers of Helen K. (Hopkins) Mallard and Abigail Hopkins and was given to Bessie Lewis of Pine Harbor, Georgia in 1939. Gift of Bessie Lewis, 1967.

Preferred Citation

Letter regarding sinking of steamboat, MS 1318, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Bessie Lewis, 1967.

Processing Information

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


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

Container List



1Letter from Carrie to family, undated