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Collection Reference Number GLC08934.034
From Archive Folder Aurelia Hale letters 
Title Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale regarding the weather and its impact on a cotton crop
Date 26-30 August 1832
Author Hale, Aurelia (cb. 1798)  
Recipient Hale, Sarah W.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description The letter is dated August 26, but there is a notation halfway down the first page that much of it was written August 30. In the first part, she writes that there has been a good deal of rain and wind, including one very bad storm the day before she received Sarah's letter. In the second part, she mentions that heavy rain and lightning began as she was writing the letter, and that she had to put it down as a result, and has only now collected herself to finish it. She writes that the cotton crop is "very much injured" as a result of the storms and mentions a friend whose cotton had "turned black with the rot." She also says that her husband is planning to build a mill. There is a small piece of the letter that is missing due to the seal tearing it.
Subjects Woman Author  Women's History  Travel  African American History  Slavery  Latin and South America  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  
People Hale, Aurelia (cb. 1798)  Hale, Sarah W. (fl. 1821-1837)  
Place written Hurricane Prairie, Alabama
Theme Women in American History; African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; Foreign Affairs; Children & Family
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Aurelia Hale was born in Glastonbury, in Hartford, Connecticut sometime before 20 December 1798.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859