1871 Mar. 20
Foster, A. Lawrence
Washington (D.C.) - Foster's son Charles has been ill for ten weeks with a violent cold, typhoid pneumonia... "his appetite is good, but his cough is dreadful and his strength failing... he does not give up -- My distressed family are in dispair and I fear will not be equal to endure the final catastrophy -- so young, so talented, so beautiful, the manly image of his mother. I cannot give him up to die, y... more
Worcester (Mass.) - Poetical broadside on death, containing 7 quatrains, with cut of urn at top and serpentine border along the sides decorated with row of skulls and crossbones at bottom and hourglasses at top; top of border broken by phrase 'My glass is run.' Not in Imprints, Wegelin, WorldCat.
Whitcomb, Love Foster
Harvard (Mass.) - Relays tragic news of the death of her little Henry.
1834 Jan. 29
Covington (Tenn.) - James Holmes writing to Andrew Boden (his father or step father?) after hearing the news that his mother died. James laments the fact that he was not there to be with her on her death bed. Being a Presbyterian missionary, James talks about the comfort of religion for both his dying mother and for himself as he is grieving her loss. He asks about all of the details of his mo... more
1929 May 4
Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938
New York (N.Y.) - Concerning the death of Paul Kennaday.
1873 May 17
Weakley, J. B.
Carlisle (Penn.) - J. B. Weakley begins his letter with apologies, expressing concern for family members who are ill as well as family and friends who have died. He tells the story of how his church was established, the division of the Board of Trustees over payment for the church, and the difficulties that arose. Payment was finally made and the church was out of debt. His writes about the cost of... more
1927 July 25
Fitz Hugh, Woolley, Baines & Woolley
Brighton (England) - Concerning the death of Frances Elizabeth Hoggan and money willed to Du Bois.
1931 Oct. 26
Franklin, Ada Crogman
Kansas City (Mo.) - Concerning the death of Franklin's mother Lavina. Written on the letterhead of the Kansas City Call