Contributed by Maine Historical Society
James L. Hunt wrote in mid November 1845 to his parents, Joseph O. and Roxana B. Hunt of Bath, about leaving his job at Russell & Walker in Newburyport and taking a job in Portsmouth -- where he would either work by the job or do something he had no skill at.
Hunt had left Bath in the summer of 1845 looking for a position. He started working at the foundry in Newburyport in July.
Hunt also wrote in a sentimental fashion about missing his family, imaging his father on his way to Sunday meeting and imagining smelling his mother's baked beans -- and his mouth watering.
About This Item
- Title: James L. Hunt on changing jobs, Newburyport, 1845
- Creator: Hunt, James L.
- Creation Date: 1845-11-16
- Subject Date: 1845
- Town: Bath, Newburyport
- County: Sagadahoc
- State: MA, ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 24.5 cm x 20 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 1485, Box 1/3
- Collection: Spinney-Hunt-Wildes papers
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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