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


Finding aid and scans (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3020. Letters of Emilie Nocquet, Chicago, Illinois, to Catherine Gerard, Bowling Green, Kentucky. On 19 September 1865, she writes of her family in New Albany, Indiana, her husband’s business, and her affection for Catherine’s young daughter. On 22 February 1866, she relates further news of her family and husband, and wonders if Catherine has another baby; in light of her delicate health, she suggests that Catherine send her husband “trav[e]ling” and offers to help “give him a good whip[p]ing.”


Social History | United States History | Women's History



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