Minnie Ramsay Letter
In a June 7, 1878 letter to Governeur J. Tompkins of Duchess County, N.Y., Minnie Ramsay provides a first-hand account of the unveiling of the Andrew Johnson Monument in Greeneville, Tenn. She notes that until about ten oclock there was not a great crowd there, but the special trains came about that time from Bristol and Knoxville and they were full. She continues by describing the procession and speakers, as well as problems with the unveiling itself. Ramsay argues that the unveiling was a decided failure, the flag dropped off and a great many did not see it at all and were surprised on looking to find it off and they did not see it.
In addition to describing the monument unveiling, Ramsay also discusses planting season and her garden.
- 1878 June 7
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In a June 7, 1878 letter to Governeur J. Tompkins of Duchess County, N.Y., Minnie Ramsay provides a first-hand account of the unveiling of the Andrew Johnson Monument in Greeneville, Tenn.
Minnie Temperance (Ramsay) Marsh was born on November 11th, 1862 to William (1820-1884) and Julia Catherine (Broyles) Ramsay (1839-1923). She married Henry Gideon Marsh (1850-1897) on January 6th, 1881 in Greene County, Tennessee. The couple had four children; Nina Christina (Marsh) Woodward (1881-1976), Halbert Gearn Marsh (1883-1939), Frank H. Marsh (1888-1972), and Julia C. (Marsh) England (1897-1982). Minnie Ramsay Marsh died on July 18th, 1942 in Knoxville, Tennessee and is buried in the Old Gray Cemetery with her parents.
No biographical information is available for Gouverneur J. Tompkins.
Collection consists of a single folder.
This collection was purchased by Special Collections in February 2000.