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Stark, Lydia (fl. 1862-1864) to her brother

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.42.44 Author/Creator: Stark, Lydia (fl. 1862-1864) Place Written: Baldwinsville, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 April 1864 Pagination: 4 p. ; 20.3 x 25.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes about the nice weather they are having and that the children are outside playing in the back yard while her husband plays the violin. Gives him a detailed description of her home. Draws a small floor plan of the house. She has been busy cleaning the house, making carpets, and getting the children ready to start school. Herbert and Willie were greatly excited to receive his letters and will be writing to him again soon. She has read his letter to her friend Susan. Writes that she would like to visit the western part of the country. She is also excited for when he gets married. His nephews write him a short note at the end of the letter stating that they will write a longer letter soon.

Background Information: Franklin W. Fuller from Howard, Illinois enlisted on 14 August 1862 as a Sergeant. He mustered into the I Company of the Illinois 74th Infantry on 4 September 1862. He was mustered out on 10 ...June 1865 in Nashville, Tennessee.See More


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesWoman AuthorWomen's HistoryChildren and FamilyArt, Music, Theater, and FilmHome FurnishingsArchitectureAmerican WestMarriage

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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