Art: Butterfly's Mummy

Anna Mathilda McNeill, born in Wilmington, N. C. 128 years ago, was a very prim and formidable lady, proud of her relationship to the McNeills of Barra, the Fairfaxes of Virginia. She married a U. S. Army engineer, bore him four sons, went with him to Russia in 1843 to build a railroad in that country: between Moscow and St. Petersburg. She held family prayers every morning, kept the Sabbath with awful rigidity and insisted on serving roast turkey and pumpkin pie on the banks of the Neva. But she would not be...

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