Letter to John Copeland from his wife Ann

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Written by
Copeland, Ann Hurst, American, born 1843
Received by
Copeland, John H., American, 1837 - 1892
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 7 9/16 × 9 in. (19.2 × 22.9 cm)
Type
letters (correspondence)
Place made
Suffolk, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date
February 18, 1861
Description
This letter was written on February 18, 1861, by Ann Hurst Copeland to her husband John H. Copeland. The letter details the recent betrothals of several friends and Ann, who signed the letter "Annuk," comments she has been ill. She also expresses her devotion to Copeland, writing "It is not a half an hour in the day that my thoughts are not on thee." She also mentions that her portrait is included with the letter and she hopes to receive a portrait from him in return.
Topic
African American
Communities
Correspondence
Families
Free communities of color
United States--Social life and customs
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.174.7.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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