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Martha Osgood letter about fabric, dresses, Bar Mills, 1862

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Martha "Mattie" Usher Osgood of Bar Mills wrote to "Annie" in July 1862 asking her to get some organdy, muslin, linen floss, and other fabric and for dresses before coming to visit.

Commenting on the July weather, she wrote, "The weather is melting to-day and I cannot write you any pleasant things while the moon is so red."

Osgood (1823-1893), a native of Hollis, married Dr. Joseph Osgood in in 1848. He died in 1849.

A friend of literary figures Sarah Orne Jewett and Annie Fields, Osgood founded the Buxton-Hollis soldiers' Aide Society during the Civil War.

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  • Title: Martha Osgood letter about fabric, dresses, Bar Mills, 1862
  • Creator: Osgood, Martha Usher
  • Creation Date: 1862-07-06
  • Subject Date: 1862
  • Town: Bar Mills, Boston, Saco, Standish
  • County: Cumberland, York
  • State: MA, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 25.2 cm x 20.2 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 9, Box 1/1
  • Collection: Rebecca Usher papers
  • Object Type: Text

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