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Collection Reference Number GLC04501.098
From Archive Folder Archive of Confederate general & family re: plantation and slaves 
Title John McKinley Gibson to Tobias Gibson regarding his schooling
Date 12 October 1856
Author Gibson, John McKinley (fl. 1860)  
Recipient Gibson, Tobias  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description A letter written at school which discusses the strictness of his instructor, asks for an allowance, declares that he neither smokes nor swears, and asks his father for permission to talk to girls.
Subjects Children and Family  Education  Finance  Tobacco and Smoking  Morality and Ethics  Women's History  Slavery  
People Gibson, John McKinley (fl. 1860)  Gibson, Tobias (fl. 1842-1865)  
Place written Andover, Massachusetts
Theme Children & Family; Education; Women in American History; Slavery & Abolition
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Tobias Gibson was a plantation owner and owned four estates: Greenwood, Magnolia, Hollywood, and Live Oak. He resided primarily in Lexington, Kentucky, but was one of the wealthiest cotton and sugar planters of the Mississippi Valley.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859