Emilia Haden to Callie Anthony, February 11, 1860, Anthony Family Papers, 1785–1952, Acc. 35647, 35648, Library of Virginia.
Callie Anthony says: My cousin Emilia Leftwich Haden is twenty-two years old. Emilia's father is one of Ma's brothers, and her mother is Pa's niece. Emilia wrote me from her home in Campbell County while I was still at school at Hollins. She told me about an outbreak of smallpox near Salem, Alabama, where part of the Haden family lives. Smallpox is so scary. Even if you survive you have so many scars! Emilia is so worried about being an "old maid," that's practically all she talks about, but I love getting her gossip too.