Date of Award

Spring 1933

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

History

Comments

Mrs. Nancy E. Meredith carried on a man's task for more thantwenty-five years and upon her death elft a legacy far morevaluable and extensive than the one left by her husband. She was the real brains in her family. Her son Robert was dependent on his mother all his life. Few realize how important the part of a woman was on the plantations of the Old South. The Civil War days brought forcibly to our attention their business and managing abilities while their "men folk" wer ein the armies of Johnson, Jackson, and Lee.

Nancy Meredith was not only a good business woman and farmer but was also a good mother to her children. Doubtless few women in the world of affairs today could administer adequately a plantation such as that of the Merediths.

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