A Mansion's Memories by Mary Mathews

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I will be as glad as General Gorgas and Richie to see Mrs. Gorgas arrive. The general’s health concerns me. He is not well, and I see him often in considerable pain. His sixty years show. Richie misses his mother and sisters. He goes to Mr. Verner’s school and then spends time with our watchdog. Finally, Mrs. Gorgas and the girls arrive. She is a smart, delightful lady. Often I read over her shoulder as she writes letters to her older son. I see how much she likes university life and me. Mrs. Gorgas remembers her early years in Tuscaloosa when her father was governor.

For permission to reuse this work, contact the University of Alabama Press. Tuscaloosa girls with chemistry professor John M. Francis on campus circa 1889: Among the girls are Alice Searcy Cochrane, Annie Searcy Keller, Bessie Parker, Evie Harris, Alice Wyman, Anne Stillman, and Bessie Minhinnet. Geological Survey of Alabama You are reading copyrighted material published by the University of Alabama Press. S. Copyright law is illegal and injures the author and publisher. For permission to reuse this work, contact the University of Alabama Press.

Copyright law is illegal and injures the author and publisher. For permission to reuse this work, contact the University of Alabama Press. Richard C. Jones, 1890–1897 W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library You are reading copyrighted material published by the University of Alabama Press. S. Copyright law is illegal and injures the author and publisher. For permission to reuse this work, contact the University of Alabama Press. 1878–1897 or painted, with a wash made of clear glue, zinc white, and water.

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