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Sarah F. (Prescott) Sleeper letters

 Collection — Box: 80
Identifier: MS-SC1405

Scope and Contents

Letters to her family, the James Prescotts of Deerfield Center, New Hampshire. The first is sent from Livingston Falls, Maine and makes references to the war and the draft and advises that she would "skedadle to Canada". The next three letters are from Illinois and discuss family and friends and the differences between the farms, the climate, the roads, cost of living and the illnesses in Illinois and New England. Describes Lincoln's funeral as "wicked to spend so much money in such a way." Gives her thoughts on those in attendance including Robert Todd and Mary Lincoln, their house and the funeral procession.

Dates

  • Created: 1863 - 1865

Creator

Biographical / Historical

New Hampshire woman who moved to Illinois with her husband, Harry G. Sleeper, living first in Washington, Illinois and then Springfield.

Extent

1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 4 items

Language of Materials

English