Letter

Object number
2012.3
Creator
Gardner, Newport, ca. 1746-1826
Date
October 16 1821
Description
Letter written by Newport Gardner to "Sarah Burk to the care of Mrs. Gardner Ladd, Alexandria." In the letter, Gardner grieves for the recent loss of his wife, Limas, and grandson, Solomon. He recounts that Solomon Gardner died of consumption aboard the USS Constitution. He also expresses gratitude that his son, Jacob, and his wife have moved to Newport from New York reuniting the family.
Object Type
letters (correspondence)
Subjects
African American
Correspondence
Death
Freedmen
Grief
U.S.S. Constitution
Related People & Organizations
Breese, Thomas (subject)
Burk, Sarah, Mrs. (subject)
Ladd, Sarah Easton, Mrs. (subject)