Letter to W. L. Weller from J. S. Renfro, August 27th, 1894.

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Title

Letter to W. L. Weller from J. S. Renfro, August 27th, 1894.

Subject

Description

John S. Renfro writes to the Home regarding his give children, aged 2-9 years old, 4 boys and 1 girl. He says that their "native home" is Whitley County, KY and that their mother died shortly after they moved West. Renfro lost his property and his friends suggested that he send his children to the Home, but he was unable to do so until a drought hit his crops. He wants the children raised in KY. Letter marked Plymouth, AR. In a letter from 27 August 1894, Rengro says that he will send his children as soon as he can, and that it may be two weeks or more. Letter not marked. In a letter from 6 Oct 1894, Renfro send commitment of his children, and says that they will start from "here" on Wednesday, Oct 9th. Letter marked Mulberry, AR. A letter from 10 Oct 1894 states that "we failed to get through tickets to day" and that the children will start Saturday the 13th. He says that they will be by themselves and to please look for them. Letter marked Plymouth, AR.

Creator

J. S. Renfro

Source

Manuscript Collection, The Filson Historical Society

Date

1894-08-27

Rights

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Format

Language

English

Type

Correspondence

Identifier

Mss_BJ_B222-06_037

Citation

J. S. Renfro, “Letter to W. L. Weller from J. S. Renfro, August 27th, 1894.,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed January 30, 2023, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/2601.