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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.

Dates

  • Created: 1854 - 1857

Creator

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.

Extent

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

Language of Materials

English