Letter to W. L. Weller from J. T. Thompson, August 16th, 1894.

Title

Letter to W. L. Weller from J. T. Thompson, August 16th, 1894.

Subject

Description

Susie Hendren writes to the Home saying that she is looking for a home for one of her three children. She states that the child will be four years old. Letter marked Glencoe, KY. In a letter from 27 July 1894, J. T. Thompson writes on behalf of Miss Mary Stockhouse of Popler Grove, who "wants one of the little girls sent to the Home yesterday by Mrs. Susie Hendren." She wants "the one next to the oldest- I think her name is Lilly" about 7 years old. Thompson goes on to say that Mr. Thomas Brock "wants the oldest girl." He asks for the blanks and to take the girls as soon as possible. Letter marked Eagle Hill, KY. In a letter from 1 August 1894, Thompson writes again to explain Stockhouse and Brock. He says that Stockhouse is a widow with no children who wants a girl for company and an apprentice. She lives within 400 yards of a school, and she and her husband raised Thompson from 6 weeks old. He says he doesn't know as much about Brock, but that he will show him the letter and get more information. Letter marked Eagle Hill, KY. In a letter from 6 August 1894, Thompson writes that Brock will not take the girl as she is "younger than he wants." He asks to "please send bond for Mrs Mary Stockhouse by return mail as she needs the little girl for company soon as she can get her." Letter marked Eagle Hill, KY. In a letter from 11 August 1894, Thompson writes to send $100 to the Home to "pay fare of girl to Glencoe." Letter marked Eagle Hill, KY. In another letter from 16 August 1894, Thompson writes to say that the girl arrived safely in Glencoe and says that both parties seem pleased. He says he will "endeavor to get a home for her sister I [he] can." Letter marked Eagle Hill, KY. In a letter from 8 Oct 1894, Thompson writes that he has found a home for the sister of Mary Robertson with Mr. M. T. Coates and wife. They would like to apprentice her and will send her to school. He says he will also look for a home for the little brother if they send him his age. Letter marked Eagle Hill, KY.

Creator

J. T. Thompson

Source

Manuscript Collection, The Filson Historical Society

Date

1894-08-16

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Format

Language

English

Type

Correspondence

Identifier

Mss_BJ_B222-06_034

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Citation

J. T. Thompson, “Letter to W. L. Weller from J. T. Thompson, August 16th, 1894.,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed August 5, 2021, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/2598.