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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 3198. Letter, 23 December 1875, of Dr. William E. Hatcher. Writing from New York City to his daughter Mattie Lou in Bowling Green, Kentucky, he mourns his inability to be at home and expresses his affection for her and the family. Also partial letter, 12 January 1876, to William’s wife Ellen from a physician at New York’s Bellevue Hospital, reporting on William’s illness (feared to be meningitis) and promising to provide all possible care for him. Includes data about the letters.


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