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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 2593. Letters of Josephine Rogers (Rowan) Reid, written from Federal Hill, Bardstown, Kentucky to a friend, “Mary.” She writes in 1860 of treatment for an injured foot and an offer of marriage; reacts to Mary’s marriage to a Mr. Keating, notes the anniversary of her brother John’s death, and reports on her brother Lytle’s Civil War service in 1863; and writes of her own marriage and forthcoming move to New Orleans in 1865.


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