January 20, 1970, 8 items; Letters (1835-1846) to M. C. and Margaret Bogey. Deposited by Mrs. G. T. Richardson, New Bern, N.C.
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Marcus Cicero Bogey Papers (#110), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
- Gift of Mrs. G. T. Richardson
Marcus Cicero Bogey, a resident of New Bern, N.C., married Margaret Fleetwood. (The Bogeys were grandparents of the donor's husband.)
The collection contains correspondence written from Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana by various members of Mrs. Bogey's family, the Fleetwoods, between June 1834 and December 1840.
The letters are primarily concerned with family matters such as deaths and illness. Included are comments on crop failures in Mississippi, productivity of the soil, adverse weather conditions, and inflated prices of goods, land, slaves, and steamboat transportation. Other topics mentioned concern immigration from North Carolina to the Mississippi-Alabama area, dissatisfaction with the lack of social life, and religious fervor caused in Lenoir County, N.C., by a visit from a traveling preacher.