The collection is divided into two series: Correspondence and Oversize.
Series I, Correspondence, contains letters and a few items of ephemera.
There are about a dozen family members represented in the
correspondence, but most letters are written to or by Fanny Murdock or
her mother Sarah Bristol.
Many of the letters in the collection were saved by Sarah Bristol. Fanny's letters to her mother contain details about her family: the looks and temperament of her children, their schooling and accomplishments. She also discusses plantation business, the national political situation, and war news. The letters stop at the end of 1866, just before Sarah's death.