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Elzira Haley letter to her father, William Haley Jr., 1865

Contributed by Sebago Historical Society

Elzira, age 15, writes to her father, William Haley, Jr. that her little brother Billy was sick with fits for two days. Her mother and uncle took him to see Dr. Robins and now he is better and has not “had any of them spells yet.”

She adds that she likes her school and new teacher Annette Smith from Steep Falls and fills him in on the local gossip.

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  • Title: Elzira Haley letter to her father, William Haley Jr., 1865
  • Creator: Haley, Elzira M.
  • Creation Date: 1865-06-18
  • Subject Date: 1865-06-18
  • Local Name: Convene, Steep Falls
  • Town: Gorham, Portland, Sebago, Standish
  • County: Cumberland, Cumbetrland
  • State: ME
  • Media: pencil and paper
  • Dimensions (cm): 20 x 12.5
  • Local Code: W4.15
  • Collection: Haley Family Letters
  • Object Type: Text

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Sebago Historical Society
PO Box 59, Sebago, ME 04029
(207) 787-2489

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