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Interviews

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Travis Jordan interview with Fanny Cannady

 File — Folder 1: [31197230346402]
Identifier: MSS 2887
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript of an interview. Cannady was interviewed by Travis Jordan in 1937 as part of the Federal Writer's Project for the Works Progress Administration. The item includes handwritten corrections. Cannady tells about how her master, despite his wife's pleading, shot and killed a slave for making a negative comment about the Confederate Army. The victim's brother then ran away and was later caught and severely beaten. She also describes her mother's close...

Travis Jordan interview with Hector Hamilton

 Collection — Folder 1: [31197230346840]
Identifier: MSS 2921
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript of an interview. Hamilton was interviewed by Travis Jordan in 1937 as part of the Federal Writer's Project for the Works Progress Administration. The item includes handwritten corrections. Hamilton called the time before the Civil War the "good ole days." He said that the Yankees ransacked the plantation and tried to take diamond earrings from the master's wife. Hamilton had a "fighting gander" named General Lee that ran the soldiers off and...

Travis Jordan interview with Ida Adkins

 File — Folder 1: [31197230346246]
Identifier: MSS 2866
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript of an interview. Adkins was interviewed by Travis Jordan on June 1, 1937 as part of a Federal Writer's Project assignment for the Works Progress Administration. The item includes handwritten corrections. Adkins says that she was 8 years old in 1865 when the Yankees arrived. She tells about Union soldiers trying to steal from her master's farm. She adds that the Federal soldiers threatened her, and that she got bees to attack them.

Travis Jordan interview with Mary Wallace Bowe

 File — Folder 1: [31197230346055]
Identifier: MSS 2898
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript of an interview. Bowe was interviewed by Travis Jordan in 1937 as part of the Federal Writer's Project for the Works Progress Administration. The item includes handwritten corrections. Bowe talks about her master going to the Civil War and when the Yankees invaded the plantation. She and the slaves hid and saved the jewelry and silver objects. She claims that Abraham Lincoln passed through the plantation as a spy and dressed like a peddler.