Letter from Mary Anne Mason Anderson to her sister, Sue
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They returned home to Richmond after a honeymoon in France where their first child was born; Archer left shortly thereafter to serve in the Confederate Army.
Mary Anne Mason Anderson was a copious letterwriter, generally confining her discussion to family and domestic life. In this letter to her sister, she speaks of an illness, troubles with servants, an pride at her children's achievements in school.
The year of this letter is omitted; however, Mary Anne refers to her daughter Kate (Kathleen Graham Anderson) who was born in 1876, and her references to her daughter's inability to dress herself yet suggest a possible window of 1877-1882 or thereabout.