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Bailey, Birdie (fl. 1880) To her father

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04522.15 Author/Creator: Bailey, Birdie (fl. 1880) Place Written: Little Rock, [AK] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 December 1880 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Discusses Christmas, the marriage of friends and the assassination of Dr. Lind.

People: Linde, Dr.

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: Woman Author, Women's History, Holidays and Celebrations, Marriage, Friendship, Assassinations, Death, Crime

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