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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 3550. Correspondence of Lillie Adair, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Her letters of 2 July and 17 July 1879 to her future husband Thomas W. Almond refer to their recent meeting and reassure him about a possible romantic rival. A letter from Thomas of 9 July 1878 (the correct year may be 1879) expresses gratitude for her sentiments, his wish to marry, and plans for his next visit. Each poetically proclaims their affection for the other. Thomas refers to his work as a photographer when he explains that he wrote his letter at intervals between work at “the Gallery.”


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