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JWH1829-04-21.pdf
This letter is made up of two parts: one written by John Huntington’s sister Catherine, the other written by his mother Elizabeth. Both parts are general updates about life at home. They write a lot about their family members (like Pa, Theophilus,…

JWH1831-10-03.pdf
In the letter, Elizabeth addresses a letter she had received from her son, John, a few days prior. In that letter, he had discussed his desire to win College honors, but had not received this prize, for which he was greatly disappointed. Elizabeth…

Jun14, 1832 01.jpg
In this letter, Mary writes to her mother, Elizabeth, primarily about what is going on at school. She begins by sympathizing with her brother Frederic about being home-sick, and also reflects on the death of her sister, Catherine. She briefly…

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This is a letter written by Mary Huntington to her mother Elizabeth W.P. Huntington where Mary writes about her current state of living. Mary addresses the reports of cholera that have been happening around her. She writes that there have been so…

Mary Huntington Box 20 Fol 7b.pdf
Mary D. Huntington writes to her sister, Bethia Huntington, thanking her for a letter received from her. She goes on to discuss current events in her life at Miss Emma Willard’s School in Troy, New York. These events include, interactions and…

FDH18351008.pdf
In this letter, Elizabeth writes to her son Frederic and updates him on daily happenings in hopes that he does not forget his family while away at school at nearby Amherst College. While the family misses him, they do not mourn, and life goes on.…

18391024_.pdf
A short sad note written scarcely 10 days after Mary Huntington's death. Discusses a time of "pestilence," mourns Mary and seeks acceptance. of this loss. Describes the health status of many family members and friends.

18391207_.pdf
Elizabeth Huntington writes a letter to her son, Edward, discussing Thanksgiving celebrations, various news about family members, the state of certain acquaintances who are ill, and expresses sorrow over the recent death of her daughter Mary who she…

18401025.pdf
Describes Elizabeth's reading in the journals the Monthly Miscellany and the Western Messenger, including appreciation of an essay on "a sister's influence" written by Frederic and presumably meditating on his sister Mary's recent death. The letter…

FDH1843-11-19.pdf
Elizabeth writes from New York to her son Fredric, a reverend in Hadley. She writes about the recent death of her other son, Edward, who was only in his 30s. In her letter she copies down some of Edward's writings, which were found by her…
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