Susan H. Dillingham letter to sister, January 14, 1862

Contributed by Freeport Historical Society


Susan H. (Dennison) Dillingham, living in Portland, writes a long letter to her sister Margaret in Freeport.

While most of the letter is taken up with issues of family, health, child-rearing, and household help, she mentions her husband being at sea too long and of a brother enlisting in the Union Army.

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About This Item

  • Title: Susan H. Dillingham letter to sister, January 14, 1862
  • Creator: Dennison, Susan H.
  • Creation Date: 1862
  • Subject Date: 1862
  • Town: Freeport, Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: paper
  • Local Code: 1862-01-14 SHDD to MDD letter
  • Collection: Dillingham family papers, Coll 135
  • Object Type: Text

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Freeport Historical Society
45 Main Street, Freeport, ME 04032
(207) 865-3170

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