Letter from Helen Berry Lane, July 6, 1875

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Title

Letter from Helen Berry Lane, July 6, 1875

Subject

Correspondence--1870-1880

Description

A two page letter, most likely written by Helen Berry Lane. The letter discusses her daughters Helen and Lizzie. Rose Hill is also mentioned as burning down.

Date

1875-07-06

Format

2 JPEGs
600 ppi

Language

English

Identifier

1875_07_06_bl

Coverage

Brompton (Fredericksburg, VA)

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Text

Brompton July 6/75

The enclosed came this morn dearest Mia(?) & I took the liberty of opening it.

They have just finished threshing & the wheat counts 120 bushels, thirty more than Mr. L expected. Of course I had a headache yesterday for the occasion but am well today, Helen & Mr. Johns kept house. Pink & John came up after tea & I was well enough to sit with them. She is thin but looks sweetly, says they have just discovered that Tinsley’s purchase in Balt. was under a mortgage so he has lost all. John Whites [ ] & Tinsley’s ignorance of business

Lizzie’s & Mary’s sweet little letters came this morn. I hope they will write every week. Tell mary she must get her ma & pa to let her come home with Liz. Oh ma don’t you think the cows have eaten our beautiful lilies entirely up! They did it yesterday when I was sick, the house shut up for cool & everybody busy in the wheat. I felt like I did when we heard Rose Hill was burnt in and it hang like a pall over me now. Mr. L has the cows turned out of here this morn, but that’s locking the table. [ ] though perhaps it prevents their coming on the porch & eating the flowers we have there. we shall move the lilies to the garden & keep them alive for the next [ ].

Your fond Helen

Original Format

paper

Files

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1875_07_06b_bl.jpg

Citation

“Letter from Helen Berry Lane, July 6, 1875,” The Lane Family at Brompton, accessed February 19, 2018, http://lanefamily.umwarchives.org/items/show/8.