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Collection Reference Number GLC04662.095
From Archive Folder Charles E. Walbridge Collection 
Title Charles E. Walbridge to his mother regarding his investment in a plantation and his surprise at finding female plow hands working the crops
Date 3 March 1865
Author Walbridge, Charles E. (b. 1842)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Visiting acquaintances who have rented a plantation and planted a corn crop. He was surprised to learn that some of the plow hands were women. Walbridge has invested $1000.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Landlord and Tenant  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  Labor  Women's History  Finance  Soldier's Pay  
People Walbridge, Charles E. (fl. 1842-1866)  
Place written Goldsboro, North Carolina
Theme The American Civil War; Women in American History; Agriculture; Banking & Economics
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Mother  
Civil War: Theater of War Main Eastern Theater  
Civil War: Unit 100th New York Volunteers, H Company  
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