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


Finding aid and full-text typescript (click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3524. Letter to his parents, 22 July 1899, from Roland Patterson, teaching school and boarding with the Gerald family in Jennie, Barren County, Kentucky. His contemplative letter, written while sitting up with the family’s young son who is recovering from malaria, describes the family, his quiet surroundings, and opening his school.


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