Kezia Payne DePelchin Yellow Fever epidemic letters, 1878-1879 (MS 201)
De Pelchin, Kezia P. (Payne) 1828-1893
This bound volume of 34 letters and 1 travel journal, 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 volume also includes letters from E. Kate Heckle, a friend and fellow nurse, to DePelchin, describing some of her own experiences during the same epidemic.
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