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This digital collection features 198 letters and other documents scanned from the library's Cowan and Denson family papers. The larger manuscript collection contains approximately 920 documents that contain correspondence to and/or from members of these two familes along with receipts, notebooks, scrapbook pages, and other family documents ranging from 1835 to 1903. Of particular interest are the letters about everyday life on a large antebellum plantation and correspondence during the the Civil War.

 
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