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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 2996. Letter, 25 July 1841, of Oliver Hazard Perry Anderson to his sister Penelope Wingate, Frankfort, Kentucky, describing his arrival at Marseilles, France, his travel to Paris, and the sights there. A second letter, 18 September 1844, written from Frankfort, Kentucky to Penelope’s son Reuben Wingate in Louisville, Kentucky, describes a banquet in honor of ex-Governor Robert P. Letcher. Reuben’s sister Sarah adds a page asking Reuben for sundries, including marrow to treat her thinning hair, and refers to the birth of another grandchild to their father.


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