1869 Handwritten Martha Safford Letter & Envelope

Title

1869 Handwritten Martha Safford Letter & Envelope

Description

1869 letter to Martha Safford of Farmington NH, sent from her sister Bella. The letter is written on plain paper, with black ink. The handwriting is a beautiful script, but grammar slips sometimes and there are several writing cross outs.. The letter opens with pleasantries and regret for having not written Martha sooner. In the document she discusses Martha going to school, boarding with her aunt, a sister Marie, and coming to visit Bella and her mother.


Condition: Good. Paper is in good condition, but the ink is beginning to noticeably fade.

Size: 4"x5"


FHS-Kyle Leach

Creator

Bella Safford

Date

1869

Date Created

1869

Files

1869 Martha Safford Letter Front.jpg
1869 Martha Safford Letter Inside.jpg
1869 Martha Safford Letter & Envelope.jpg

Citation

Bella Safford , “1869 Handwritten Martha Safford Letter & Envelope,” Farmington Historical Society-Museum of Farmington History, accessed February 8, 2023, https://farmingtonnhhistory.omeka.net/items/show/632.

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