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Letter from Orlando L. Poole in Boston, Texas, to Mrs. Nancy Parting in Holly Retreat, Mississippi

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dc.contributor.author Poole, Orlando L.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-03T17:09:33Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-03T17:09:33Z
dc.date.issued 1854
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1911/64360
dc.description Handwritten letter, 4 pages on one leaf.
dc.description.abstract In this letter of 1854 to a sister-in-law, Mrs. Nancy Parting in Holly Retreat, Mississippi, Orlando Poole reports that he was then clerk of the district court of the county and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. He added that the next year he expected to go into the merchandise business “with many friends at my side” with “fair prospects for bettering my condition, which by the by is not a very despicable one.” Poole’s letter shows that his father had written a will establishing quite specifically how his assets were to be distributed, and Orlando was well acquainted with the law as to how the share of an estate coming to a minor needed to be handled.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Rice University
dc.relation.ispartof This letter is part of a collection of two letters total. A descriptive finding aid is available online at http://library.rice.edu/collections/WRC/finding-aids/manuscripts/0591.
dc.relation.ispartof This letter is part of a collection of two letters total. A descriptive finding aid is available online at http://library.rice.edu/collections/WRC/finding-aids/manuscripts/0591.
dc.rights This material is in the public domain and may be freely used, with attribution. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
dc.subject.lcsh Texas – 19th century – settlers
dc.title Letter from Orlando L. Poole in Boston, Texas, to Mrs. Nancy Parting in Holly Retreat, Mississippi
dc.date.digital 2012
dc.date.original September 25, 1854
dc.source.collection Letters of Orlando L. Poole and His Mother, 1839 and 1854, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
dc.identifier.digital wrc00507
dc.type.genre correspondence
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.citation Poole, Orlando L.. (1854). "Letter from Orlando L. Poole in Boston, Texas, to Mrs. Nancy Parting in Holly Retreat, Mississippi."

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