The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects

Letter to W. L. Weller from Mary Fields, June 30th, 1894.

Item

https://filsonhistorical.org/wp-content/uploads/Mss_BJ_B222-05_081-scaled.jpg

Title

Letter to W. L. Weller from Mary Fields, June 30th, 1894.

Subject

Description

The East Rudds Creek Baptist Church writes to the Home regarding a woman and her 4-month old baby. They state that Fields is "in destitute circumstances and not able to support herself and child and not being of a suitable character to give the child proper moral training." They "recommend" the Home to take the baby. Letter marked Glendale, KY. In a letter from Mary Field from 22 May 1894, she states that she is "not able to support" her baby and would like it raised in the Baptist Home. She also says that the woman who allows her to live with her out of "charity sake" can no longer keep her and she is interested in working for stay at the Home if possible. Letter marked Glendale, KY. In a second letter from Field on June 30th, 1894, she says that she will be in Louisville Thursday or Friday, and thanks Weller for his interest in her child. She also says she dreads having to bring her child, but that she knows it is the right thing to do. Letter marked Glendale, KY.

Creator

Source

Manuscript Collection, The Filson Historical Society

Date

Format

Language

Identifier

Mss_BJ_B222-05_081

Citation

Mary Fields , “Letter to W. L. Weller from Mary Fields, June 30th, 1894.,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed July 19, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/2548.

Embed

Copy the code below into your web page