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Courtship Letters of Mary A. Roe and Luther P. Hawkins, 1873-1875

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters exchanged between Mary A. Roe and Luther P. Hawkins between 1873 and 1875. The letters represent a style of courtship correspondence from the 1870s. Topics of the letters include weather, health, illness, family, friends and local events. Roe writes in her letters to Hawkins about her working as a schoolteacher.

There is one letter from Charles Stradley to Mary and one letter from Mary’s sister, Whildie (Anna Whilden Roe 1853-1937) to Mary.