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John B. Johnson Letter to Major Francis Donlery

 
ID Number: 2007.0257.20
Title: John B. Johnson Letter to Major Francis Donlery
Title Type: assigned
Item Status: Permanent Collection     Legal Status: Permanent Collection
Object Name: letters (correspondence)
Collection Type: Documents & Correspondence
Artist/Maker: Johnson, John B., ca. 1800-1825 (author) -- More information
Date: 1825 July 16
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Object Description Letter from John B. Johnson, New Orleans, to Major Francis Donlevy, Newton, New Jersey. Johnson writes: "Let me describe every thing at the time they [letters] were handed to me. I was tending to two handsome French Ladies possessing the agreeable manner Politesse the French Ladies is so much admired for. . . . Two days before I Rec.d yours we took stock and shut up the Store in Chartres Street and I again went with Messrs. Cromclieu Davies & Co Canal St before I left them on acc.t they had nothing for me to do as they all were leaving New Orleans for New York. Mr. C having Employed a French-American to take charge of his Store. . . ." He tells of his employment with Wadsworth & Vandergriff located at the corner of Conti and Levee Streets-and in fateful irony-reports that "I am well and Harty as I ever was in my life. I do not expect to visit the swamp this season except to see the Girls." He would be dead within a month. See 2007.0257.21. (ALS, 2 p., 1 item.)
Extent: 1 Item
Acq. Credit Line: The Historic New Orleans Collection
Collection Theme(s): Social History
Women
Prostitution
Yellow Fever
Antebellum
Subjects: Family archives.
Johnson, John B., ca. 1800-1825 -- More information
New Orleans (La.)
Newton (N.J.)
Other Number: Tracking Number T070606.2833.20
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