A Guide to the Effie Graves Reminiscences, 1850
Born to Charles A. Graves and Ellen Armistead, Effie Graves lived on her family’s plantation in Coahoma County, Mississippi, in the 19th century.
A bound typescript composes the Effie Graves Reminiscences, 1850, chronicling Graves’ family history and experiences growing up on a plantation in Coahoma County, Mississippi. Entitled "Recollections of Effie Graves" the reminiscences discuss social conditions on the plantation, especially the lives of slaves, and various activities Graves and her family engaged in, such as dances and fly-fishing. Additionally, the collection describes life for women on the plantation, Graves’ thoughts on slavery and religion, and the impact of the Civil War on the southern way of life.
This collection is open for research use.
Effie Graves Reminiscences, 1850, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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