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Peter F. Sanborn letter concerning diphtheria deaths, 1862

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Peter F. Sanborn of East Readfield wrote to his daughter Sarah, away at school, about the death of a neighbor's child and an apparent outbreak of diphtheria in the area.

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  • Title: Peter F. Sanborn letter concerning diphtheria deaths, 1862
  • Creator: Sanborn, Peter F.
  • Creation Date: 1862-05-15
  • Subject Date: 1862
  • Town: Augusta
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 362, Box 1/3
  • Collection: Sanborn family papers
  • Object Type: Text

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