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Letter to Miss Mary Hollingsworth from M. E. Scott, November 12th, 1893.

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Letter to Miss Mary Hollingsworth from M. E. Scott, November 12th, 1893.

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Description

M. E. Scott writes to Hollingsworth in regard to children in the area whose widowed mother is "now at the point of death with brain fever." The children are a girl and a boy and 4 and 6 years old, respectively. Scott describes another orphan as a "sprightly black eyed boy 7 ys old, mother dead and his father been gone five years." Scott then asks for additional "blanks" in order to get the children into the Home. Letter marked Somerset. In a letter from 15 Nov 1893, Scott clarifies that the children's surname is Smiley, from their mother's first husband. He says that the girls are 12 and 11 years old. The children described in the earlier letter- girl and boy 4 and 6 years old- are from the woman's second marriage, surname Miller. Letter marked Somerset.

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Manuscript Collection, The Filson Historical Society

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Mss_BJ_B222-04_073

Citation

M. E. Scott, “Letter to Miss Mary Hollingsworth from M. E. Scott, November 12th, 1893.,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed April 13, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/2431.