Abbott Brothers Letters 1853
 
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PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS1
 
WRITTEN BY JONAS ABBOTT2
TO VARNUM ABBOTT3
  
Lowell4 June 14th 1853

Dear brother I will write a
few lines to let you know 
how I get along first rate my health 
is first rate and hope these few
lines will find you the same
father & mother5 the same and
Dolly6 to and the wrest of the 
folks give my love to them all
I haint much time to write I 
want you should come back Saturday
for the boss up to the shop
wants me now he sent word
that that he wood wait the
wrest of this week I must go
in next monday whether you 
come come back or not I am sory
to hury you back but I don’t 
want to lose my chance I am
in a hury and cant write 
much
           yours Jonas Abbott 
           to Varnum Abbott 

           Glover7

  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.
  2Jonas Abbott b: 1836, Glover, VT; parents: Margaret H. King and Jonas 
    Varnum Abbott; stepfather: Cephas Clark; employed 1852-1854: Lowell, 
     Massachusetts.
  3Brother – Varnum Abbott b: 1834, VT; parents: Margaret H. King and Jonas 
    Varnum Abbott; stepfather: Cephas Clark; employed 1852-1854: Lowell, 
    Massachusetts.
  4Lowell, Massachusetts.
  5Parents – Margaret and Cephas Clark, Glover, VT.
  6Sister – Dorothy “Dolly” M. Abbott b: 1840, Glover, VT; parents: Margaret H. 
    King and Jonas Varnum Abbott; stepfather: Cephas Clark.
  7Glover, Vermont.
 
 

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