K.B. Sewall letter to Somers Sewall, Mobile, 1860

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Kiah B. Sewall, a Maine native who was a lawyer in Mobile, Alabama, wrote to his son Somers in Portland to send money and give him directions on preparing to leave for a new school.

Somers Sewall (1843-1867) had been attending school in West Chester, but wanted to change schools. His father advised against it, then relented and Somers was preparing to attend Williston Seminary in Easthampton, Massachusetts.

Sewall (1807-1865) advised his son on clothing, shoes, and travel and living arrangements. He also wrote, "You have had a long vacation -- & you must now exert your self --"

Kiah and Lucretia Day Sewall's older children were educated primarily in Maine or New England.

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  • Title: K.B. Sewall letter to Somers Sewall, Mobile, 1860
  • Creator: Kiah Bayley Sewall
  • Creation Date: 1860-05-17
  • Subject Date: 1860-05-17
  • Locations:
    • Portland, Cumberland County, ME
    • Mobile, Mobile County, AL
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 25 cm x 20.2 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 105, Box 1/5
  • Collection: Sewall family papers
  • Object Type: Text

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