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Gibson, Randall Lee (1832-1892) to his father Tobias Gibson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04501.003 Author/Creator: Gibson, Randall Lee (1832-1892) Place Written: Lackland Lafourche, LA Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 September 1858 Pagination: 4 p. ; 20.5 x 16.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Discussing the impact of the weather on crops at Live Oaks and Greenwood plantations, an order for "gas fixtures," and the incidence of fever in the vicinities. Tobias Gibson's family owned three plantations in Louisiana. In part: "The health of the neighborhood is not at all good - the type of Fever, however, is mild & yields readily to treatment. Nearly everybody has been sick...The sooner you come the better - but you will observe that the Yellow Fever only assumes a more malignant type & may yet spread. It was after this that it was fatal in Thibodeaux."

People: Gibson, Randall Lee, 1832-1892

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Home FurnishingsScience and TechnologyConfederate General or LeaderAgriculture and Animal HusbandryHealth and MedicalYellow FeverEpidemicDeath

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