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Roswell Farnham to Laura

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Title: Roswell Farnham to Laura


  • Farnham, Roswell, 1827-1903

Source Document

Extent: 4 pages

Date Created: February 10, 1863


Two letters dated Feb 10 and Feb. 15. Topics include the costs of newspapers and magazines, the chain of custody of Laura’s braids of hair, comfortable living conditions at the moment, Mary’s visit in camp, mention of a map sent to Charlie, news of friends seen, a trip to Washington where they saw actress Maggie Mitchell (she was a Confederate sympathizer and friend of John Wilkes Booth), an incident with their dog, suggestions on refurbishing the house and money sent home.

Genre(s): correspondence




Language(s): English

Note [Digital Version]

2011-04-29, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

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Roswell Farnham to Laura, Special Collections, University of Vermont, (accessed December 14, 2017)

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