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James Otis Partridge letters

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1147

Scope and Contents

Letters to family, majority to "mother", back in Massachusetts. Discuss family news, work in Galena and Hamilton, Ill. and Keokuk, Iowa. Describes a boat trip he and Clara took on the Mississippi. Three letters from Clara discuss family business, her child and her work at the school.


  • Created: 1854 - 1857


Biographical / Historical

From Templeton, Mass., son of Otis and Unity Partridge, came to Illinois and worked as a cabinetmaker in Galena, and in a mill in Hamilton, Ill. His sister, Clara, came to Illinois with her husband James Spencer Kimball. She and her husband taught school at the Wayland Female Institute in Upper Alton.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 9 items

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