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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 3135. Two letters of John B. Cochran, 22 August 1855 and 1 June 1856, written from his family farm, Locust Grove, in Spencer County, Kentucky to his wife (and cousin) Magdalen M. Cochran. He refers to a celebration of his election as state representative, and teases her about letter-writing; the second letter consoles her on her father’s death. Includes a letter, 27 August 1856, from Magdalen to John, written from her family home, Loch Willow, in Augusta County, Virginia, regarding her health and planned return home. The letters mention several individuals by first name and also discuss general family matters.


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