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


Finding aid and scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 1109. Letter written 7 April 1851 by “Will,” Bowling Green, Kentucky, to Lydia Amanda Boadley (he calls her “Sis”, but he was in fact a beau). He refers to a rival for her affections and consoles her on the death of a schoolmate. He also mentions seeing the singer Jenny Lind, who “took tea” as she passed through Bowling Green after a performance in Franklin, Kentucky, and pronounces her “not pretty.”


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