From Cordelia to "My dear Auntie", June 3, 1895

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From Cordelia to "My dear Auntie", June 3, 1895

Subject

Cordelia
"My dear Auntie"

Description

From Cordelia to "My dear Auntie"

Creator

Cordelia

Source

Jerome Peirce Collection, National Park Service

Publisher

HIST 428 (Spring 2020), University of Mary Washington

Date

1895-06-03

Contributor

NPS, Civil War Study Group, Jack Phend (Transcriber)

Rights

For educational purposes with no commercial use. Courtesy of National Park Service, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania NMP, FRSP 16095-16102 (FRSP-00904).

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Jpg

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

Letter #252

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LETTER TRANSCRIPTION

June 3, ’95
My dear Auntie,
Just a little birthday message of love to you. Will send a picture which I thought perhaps you would like to have, as I prize one like it so much, and how little we thought it would be so important when it was taken.
You have probably heard of our Billerica trip. Very sad but satisfactory. Am always so relieved when these special days are over, as they will not come for a year and are so painful to me.
Next Sunday would have been the 25th anniversary of their marriage.
Did not write last week as I was so much occupied. Had a very pleasant lunch at Miss Arey’s, and we spent the afternoon driving. This morning received two tickets from her for a concert in town this P.M.
These pretty words Margie Hill sent me to put to music which I did yesterday. They are written by one of their girls for graduation of H.S. [High School] I think.
Have so much I’ve planned to do, must be stopping. Have just packed away our afghan that Grandma did in camphor and newspaper. Think a time may come when it will be even more valuable and dear to me than now and so wish to preserve it from fading and dust.
Just spoke with Mrs. Ranlett and Katherine in the train Sat. [Saturday].
You will excuse my haste. I know and continue to love me as before both of you. Am glad it is so much cooler this morning.
Sympathetically,
Cordelia

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Reference

Cordelia 1895, From Cordelia to "My dear Auntie", June 3, 1895, HIST 428 (Spring 2020), University of Mary Washington

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