Letter of thanks for funds for the poor, Portland, 1867

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The Rev. Oliver P. Tuckerman of Portland, a city missionary who helped the poor, wrote to Maria T. Hersey of Portland to thank her group, the R.F. Society, for a donation of $100.

The group of "young ladies" was formed in 1862 to help injured and ill soldiers during the Civil War. It apparently continued to operate after the war ended.

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  • Title: Letter of thanks for funds for the poor, Portland, 1867
  • Creator: Tuckerman, Oliver P.
  • Creation Date: 1867-01-16
  • Subject Date: 1867
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 20.4 cm x 12.6 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. S-307, Misc. Box 11/8
  • Collection: R. F. Society records
  • Object Type: Text

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