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Martha Crowell Wright letter

Identifier: 1978-0419M-b

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Wright writes to her son, describing life in "Camp Seco," a California mining camp where she was the only "American" woman. In the course of the letter she relates a trip she took with "Major Wright" and "Thomas" to see some "big trees" (possibly redwoods) 35 miles away.


  • 1854


Biographical / Historical

Martha W. Crowell Wright was the daughter of Sarah C. Cantey and Henry B. Crowell of Washington, Georgia. She married Edward W. Wright in Macon, Georgia, in 1832 and had seven children. Around 1838, they moved to Alabama. Five years after the move to Alabama, the family moved to Arkansas, where she died in 1888.


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A Crowell family chart is in the Library.

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Part of the Georgia Archives Manuscript Collections Repository

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Morrow GA 30260 United States