VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
LETTER WRITTEN BY
MARY STILES PAUL1
Woodstock2 Nov 8 1845
As you wanted me to let you know when
going to start for Lowell, I improve this opportunity
to write you. Next Thursday the 13th of this month is
the day set or the Thursday afternoon. I should like to
have you come down. If you come bring Henry if you
can for I should like to see him before I go. Julius has
got the money for me.
1Mary Stiles Paul b: 26 Jan 1830,
Hanover, NH d: 12 Dec 1899,
Cambridge, MA; parents:
Bela Paul b: Taunton, MA and Mary
Briggs b: Keene, NH;
married in Lowell 1857: Isaac Guild b:
19 Jun 1831, NH; Isaac
Guild 1860: marble works, Lynn, MA;
children: Irving Tracy
Guild and Sidney Paul Guild.
Twenty-five of her
letters, covering the years 1845-1862 have
survived. She began
working as a domestic in Bridgewater, Vermont.
1845-1848 worked in
Lowell textile mills. 1848 joined her father in
Claremont, New Hampshire.
1850 returned to Vermont for a short spell.
Then she joined Lowell
companions at an agricultural utopian community
in Redbank, New Jersey
for a year. Following her brief tenure at the
collective, she once
again returned to New Hampshire.