Abbott Brothers Letters 1853
 
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PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS1

WRITTEN BY VARNUM ABBOTT2
TO DOROTHY “DOLLY” M. ABBOTT3

  
Lowell4 May 29th 1853

Dear Sister

I once more write A few lines to you
hoping they will find you in good health
& spirits to  I cant stop to to write much
it is most dinner time & I wants go to 
meeting this after noon. Jonas talks some of
going to the gold mines guess that I 
shant go this year tell farther & Mother5 that
I am well wish them so I hope that you 
will learn lots this sumer give my love to
all the prety girls write as soon as you get
this if not before & tell Sias to write to
& Samuel King, excuse the bad writing

            Your Friend Varnum Abbott

             Dorothy M Abbott

  1This letter is part of the Abbott Brothers Collection at Philadelphia 
     College in Pennsylvania.  Transcribed by the University of Massachusetts 
     Lowell, Center for Lowell History.
  2Varnum Abbott b: 1834, VT; parents: Margaret H. King and Jonas Varnum 
     Abbott; stepfather: Cephas Clark; employed 1852-1854: Lowell, Massachusetts.
  3Sister – Dorothy “Dolly” M. Abbott b: 1841, Glover, VT; parents: Margaret H. 
    King and Jonas Varnum Abbott; stepfather: Cephas Clark.
  4Lowell, Massachusetts.
  5Parents – Cephas and Margaret Clark, Glover, VT.
  
 

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