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Hemans, Daniel W. (fl. 1872-1881) to Alexander Shiras

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02429.39 Author/Creator: Hemans, Daniel W. (fl. 1872-1881) Place Written: Nebraska Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 June 1875 Pagination: 2 p. ; 24.8 x 19.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses his wife Nancy's illness with rheumatism, a book he received, and the threat to his garden posed by grasshoppers.

Full Transcript: Quotes

"Nancy is very sick with rheumatism, she is in sick bed now for over three weeks & helpless."
"I have received he book which you have sent me to read, ...I have read through now…I like it the book very much. I was glad to have this book in the time of White Sunday & Trinity season. Also I have read to Nancy while she is in sick bed."
"Mrs Hinman…was very sick with rheumatism & some other diseases…"
"I have a nice garden & planted tow acres with corn & potatoes, but we have grasshoppers like very heavy clouds in the air in the two days passing towards south & we are afraid they would eat up every thing again."
"Ally is well & is growing up fast."
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People: Shiras, Alexander, 1813-1894
Hemans, Daniel W., fl. 1871-1881
Hemans, Nancy A., b. 1843

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: American WestReligionAmerican Indian HistoryWomen's HistoryAgriculture and Animal HusbandryHealth and MedicalDiseaseLiterature and Language Arts

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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