Letter to W. L. Weller from J. P. Bell, November 13th, 1894.

Title

Letter to W. L. Weller from J. P. Bell, November 13th, 1894.

Subject

Description

Bell writes to the Home asking to "get a girl 11 or 12 years of age to live with [his] wife as a companion." He says to include the full particulars of adoption, and that he has references and bond if required. Letter marked Bell, KY. In a letter from 22 Oct 1894, Bell writes that he and his wife want a girl "not as a servant but as a child, to be cared for, trained and educated as [their] own." He specifies that they want to apprentice the girl, and that they have a three month old baby. He includes a recommendation from Dr. Clardy. Letter marked Bell, KY. A letter from 25 Oct 1894 from J. D. Clardy provides reference for the Bell's character, and states that he knows "no family in the county where in my judgement a child would find a more congenial home and be better trained and cared for." Letter marked Newstead, KY. In a letter from 27 Oct 1894, Bell asks if they can keep the child for 30 or 90 days to see if her temperament and disposition are suitable to them, and if not, if they would be able to return her. Letter marked Bell, KY. In a letter from 1 Nov 1894, Bell writes a letter to send $5 and says to "furnish her what is necessary for her fare and check on [him] for the amount." He asks for her to be sent right away. Letter marked Bell, KY. In a letter from 5 Nov 1894, Bell writes to Weller with the required bond and asks for the child to be sent "right away to Clarksville, Tenn in care of Dr. H. E. Deach." He explains that she will change cars to come to Douglas Sta. on the C and P Division of L and N. Letter marked Bell, KY. In a letter from 13 Nov 1894, Bell says that "our little daughter, Sammie Bales, arrived safely and on time." He says that she seems pleased and contented, and hopes they will "all be pleased after [they] are better acquainted." Letter marked Bell, KY.

Creator

J. P. Bell

Source

Manuscript Collection, The Filson Historical Society

Date

1894-11-13

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Format

Language

English

Type

Correspondence

Identifier

Mss_BJ_B222-06_093

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Citation

J. P. Bell , “Letter to W. L. Weller from J. P. Bell, November 13th, 1894.,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed August 5, 2021, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/2657.