Mary Ann Booth to Edwina Booth

Title

Mary Ann Booth to Edwina Booth

Description

Mary Ann Booth sends a chatty letter to Edwin Booth's daughter, Edwina, mentioning Aunt Asia and Joseph Booth.

Creator

Booth, Mary Ann

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1875-11-09

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation holds all rights and permissions.

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

300396
T1875.11.09-MISC

Transcription

Long Branche

Novr. 9 1875

My darling Edwina

I have been a long time before writing to you, I received your letter last week. your letters are always welcome to me. but when you are engaged with your studies, I know you have not the time to write many letters. I wonder if Marie is in Philadelphia yet? she told me to write to her there, in the last letter I received from her, its cold here at the Branch but not Unpleasant. The weather is clear & Sun Shine


so that I walk out on the Piazza every day. Uncle Joseph finds plenty to do here we have a large Garden to look after & he has been very busy making a Fence, to keep out Stray cattle, & he has to walk to the village Post Office 2 or 3 times a week. I expect we shall stay here all the winter, unless it becomes very cold, all the cottages are Shut up and boarded---it looks quite deserted---and on a dark night it looks very miserable. I have not heard from Aunt Asia for a long time. Aunt Rose & Uncle Joe send lots of love with mine. Bless You darling. ever Your

Loving Grandma M A Booth


[written vertically on following page] Uncle Joseph has a dog named Flora, & he goes out gunning he goes fishing too, sometimes give my love to Sister Agnes Mary---you will soon have your Papa in Philadelphia I think, next Monday is your Papas birthday I always keep it on the 15 of Novr---that was the date of his birth---but someone has changed it to the 13th.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
3 p
21 x 13 cm

Citation

Booth, Mary Ann, “Mary Ann Booth to Edwina Booth,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed February 26, 2020, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/8210.