Letter from Helen Berry Lane to Lizzie Lane, April 1, 1881

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Title

Letter from Helen Berry Lane to Lizzie Lane, April 1, 1881

Subject

Correspondence--1870-1880

Description

A two page letter from Helen Berry Lane to her daughter, Lizzie Lane. They discuss a chimise and an accompanying pattern.

Creator

Lane, Helen Berry

Date

1881-04-01

Format

2 JPEGs
600 ppi

Language

English

Identifier

1881_04_01_bl

Coverage

Brompton (Fredericksburg, VA)

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Text

Brompton Apr. 1st, 81
Your letter dearest Lizzie found me in bed with a bad headache which grew worse as the day advanced. The chimise came this morn. & I have taken the pattern, had it washed & will return it by this mail-- I thought you did not like the square necks! You surely can wear the one I sent if it don't fit--I’ll make the others next week-- do hope the dress suits a& fits.
I am happy to say we will be able to get you here at Easter-- and if you wld. like to bring one of your school mates you can do so with pleasure. I wish you so recently that there is nothing to [ ] bring all your summer things so that we may fit them for wear when the weather gets warmer. I defer the silk till you come.
Your [ ]
Mother
You might sew a piece of your marked tape on the chimise I sent you.

Original Format

paper

Files

1881_04_01a_bl.tif
1881_04_01b_bl.jpg

Citation

Lane, Helen Berry, “Letter from Helen Berry Lane to Lizzie Lane, April 1, 1881,” The Lane Family at Brompton, accessed August 19, 2018, http://lanefamily.umwarchives.org/items/show/12.