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Esther (fl. 1873) to Mrs. Thomas R. Martin

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09832.52 Author/Creator: Esther (fl. 1873) Place Written: Waterbury, Connecticut Type: Letter signed Date: 9 October 1878 Pagination: 1 envelope ; 4 p. ; 20.3 x 12.8 cm.

One letter addressed to Mrs. Thomas R. Martin dated Waterbury, Connecticut, October 9, 1878 from Thomas R. Martin. Gives updates on mutual acquaintances; travelling to New York with his father; and requests a recipe for "Chow Chow."

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