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Hemans, Nancy A. (b. 1843) to Frances B. Shiras

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02429.50 Author/Creator: Hemans, Nancy A. (b. 1843) Place Written: Nebraska Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 April 1881 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Comments on the new spring and the difficult past winter. Discusses her garden. Also discusses her growing children and her older son's school. Informs Shiras she is getting re-married and is worried how she will react. Describes it as a financial necessity, noting that her fianc\E9 is a good Christian who will treat her children as his own.

People: Hemans, Nancy A., b. 1843.
Shiras, Frances B., b. 1814.

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: Religion, American West, Women's History, American Indian History, Travel, Children and Family, Education Marriage, Christianity, Finance

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