WRITTEN VARNUM ABBOTT2
TO DOLLY ABBOTT3
Lowell4 June 23th –1853-
Dear sister I write A few lines to you
hoping that they will find you in good
health & A going to school, Dolly rise
early in the morning & exercise your
anbition, up & take the morning air
up & hear the wild birds Sing
up & takes A little exercise
that you may have an Apetite for breakf
close by sending you my best wishes
& I hope that you will do as well
as you can & take Care of your self
to Dorothy M Abbott from Varnum Abbott
Write soon & write all the news
Give my love to Abby.
Yours with respect
1This letter is part of the Abbott
Brothers Collection at Philadelphia
College in Pennsylvania.
Transcribed by the University of Massachusetts
for Lowell History.
2Varnum Abbott b: 1834, VT; parents:
Margaret H. King and Jonas
stepfather: Cephas Clark; employed 1852-1854:
3Sister - Dorothy “Dolly” M. Abbott
b: 1840, VT, parents: Margaret H.
King and Jonas
Varnum Abbott; stepfather: Cephas Clark.