Letter from Kezia Payne DePelchin at Memphis to her sister, Sallie Payne, September 17 & 23, 1878

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dc.contributor.author DePelchin, Kezia P. (Payne), 1828-1893
dc.coverage.spatial Memphis (inhabited place)
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-18T06:17:10Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-18T06:17:10Z
dc.date.issued 1878
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1911/27236
dc.description 14 handwritten pages, writing from a tenement house, nursing a sick woman until death and caring for the dead woman's child, Arthur.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Rice University
dc.relation.ispartof Is part of a bound volume of 35 letters, the majority of which were written by Mrs. Kezia Payne DePelchin (1828-1893) to her sister, describing her experiences as a nurse during the yellow fever epidemic of 1878 in Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama. The letters and other text are handwritten copies of the originals. The title on the volume of letters is "The Epidemic of 1878." For the full bound volume version please see http://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/21946
dc.relation.ispartof Finding Aid available at http://library.rice.edu/collections/WRC/finding-aids/manuscripts/0201
dc.rights This work is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution 2.5 license
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/
dc.subject.lcsh Yellow fever--Mississippi River Valley--History--19th century
Yellow fever--History--United States
Disease outbreaks--History--United States
Tenement houses--Memphis (Tenn.)
dc.title Letter from Kezia Payne DePelchin at Memphis to her sister, Sallie Payne, September 17 & 23, 1878
dc.digitization.specifications Images were captured using the TTI Better Light Super 8K2 digital scan-back system. Master Tiff images were scanned at 24-bit color, adobeRGB1998 color profile, at 600 dpi for graphically intense images and 400 dpi for text. Textual materials are marked up in TEI/XML standard (P5 version).
dc.contributor.funder Funding for the creation of this digitized text is provided by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
dc.date.digital 2008-03-16
dc.format.xmlschema tei-americas-p5
dc.date.original September 17 & 23, 1878
dc.subject.local Labor
Race relations
dc.source.collection Kezia Payne DePelchin letters, MS 201, Box 1, letter 5, p. 36-49, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
dc.identifier.original wrc20101010005
dc.identifier.digital aa00184_05
dc.source.provenance This collection was given as a permanent loan from Charles McBrayer of the DePelchin Faith Home in 1973.
dc.type.genre correspondence
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.citation DePelchin, Kezia P. (Payne). Letter from Kezia Payne DePelchin at Memphis to her sister, Sallie Payne, September 17 & 23, 1878. 1878. From Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Kezia Payne DePelchin letters, MS 201. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/27236.

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