Letter to the Baptist Orphans Home from Sarah A. Cook, July 24th, 1894.

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Title

Letter to the Baptist Orphans Home from Sarah A. Cook, July 24th, 1894.

Subject

Description

Mrs. Sarah A. Cook writes to the Home asking for help with her "8 helpless children." She says she has no means to support them other than "the labor of my hands," and asks to be admitted to the Home with a position. She says she would like "admittance for but 5 of [her] children." Letter marked Fowler, KY. In a letter from 24 July 1894, Cook goes into detail regarding her situation, stating that she has homes for four of her children. She is looking to send her two sets of twins to the Home, aged five (both boys) and 18 months (one boy and one girl). Her oldest children are 12 and 10 years old. She says that "all are hearty and sounds in every particular" and asks the Home to "take the four and keep them in your home till the oldest are 14 years of age." She says she does "not want them let out of the home is it can be avoided." Letter marked Fowler, KY.

Creator

Sarah A. Cook

Source

Manuscript Collection, The Filson Historical Society

Date

1894-07-24

Rights

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Format

Language

English

Type

Correspondence

Identifier

Mss_BJ_B222-06_015

Citation

Sarah A. Cook, “Letter to the Baptist Orphans Home from Sarah A. Cook, July 24th, 1894.,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed February 1, 2023, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/2579.