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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 3547. Letter, 15 December (no year), to Thomas H. Manson, Oak Grove, Christian County, Kentucky from “Mary” in Fayette County, Tennessee. Writing to “My dear Parents,” she tells of visitors and friends in the area and asks about various aunts and uncles. She refers to visiting “Montgomery” (possibly Montgomery County, Tennessee, where a “Mary E. M. Manson” married a “William E. Palmer” in 1840). Her letter refers to a “Mr. Palmer” as well as to her children, including an “ugly girl” who she is anxious to compare with a cousin’s “pretty boy.”


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