Paul, Mary 1853
 
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VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
MONTPELIER, VERMONT

LETTER WRITTEN BY
MARY STILES PAUL1 
EXCERPT

                                                          Brattleboro2 Nov 6th 1853
 

           I am getting along in the shop as usual. Have been making coats for a few weeks. 
I like it pretty well and am hoping to do better than on smaller jobs. I have plenty to do 
all the time.
 
Mary Paul
   
  
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.
 2Brattleboro, Vermont.
 
  

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