Archives Collection

MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS                                                                      94-080

LETTER, 1869

Physical Description:

Letter, two pages in length, with envelope.


19 March 1869.


Purchased from J & J Lubrano.


Scope and content:

Autograph letter from a young woman named Delia, living near Windsor, Missouri, to her cousin Gus, (R. A. Park) in Cedron, Ohio.  Delia is a school teacher, not currently working because she “could not brave the prairies in winter,” and because her help is needed at home.  The letter describes how she sat down “to the melodion,” for respite after a long day of washing, when she received her cousin’s letter.  She suggests that would her cousin come to visit, he could give her guitar lessons, though he would find her a “dull scholar” who plays too much “at random.”  She also invites him to join a Saturday night singing at the schoolhouse, at which they wing from a book entitled The Key Note, which she declares is “behind the times,” but still suitable to this group of beginners.



Filed by date in manuscript section of the stacks in box labeled Miscellaneous Papers.

















Revised LPC  March 2003