Finding aid only 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.”
United States History
Folklife Archives, Manuscripts &, "Lind, Jenny, 1820-1887 (SC 1109)" (2013). MSS Finding Aids. Paper 3138.