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This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2408. Letters written from Kentucky by H. Lee Fisher to his wife Adah in Vineland, New Jersey and Sioux City, Iowa, while employed on a government survey. He writes from Floyd County of the progress of his work and local conditions (4 June); his wife’s purchase of a cow, and his job prospects (2 September); family matters and prices (24 October); and the hardships of women in Floyd County (25 October). Letters from Johnson County discuss local fruit crops (1 June) and his future plans (24 September), and a letter from Martin County (7 September) describes a visit to a fruit farmer and beekeeper and local stories of hauntings. A letter from Lawrence County (17 November) discusses family matters and comments on the endowments of a local woman. Includes one letter from Adah to her husband with household and family news; she teases him about their separation, and expresses her wish for a piano in order to enjoy the civilizing influence of music.


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