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Collection Miscellaneous Manuscripts Box 3
Title Letter.
Catalog Number 2003-11-19-104441-0
Scope & Content A blue letter that's folded with writing on 3 sides is addressed to A.B. Smith, "Dear Bro & all". The letter is written from Palatka on February 11, 1858. He and his wife Ella and their son are staying in a rooming house in Palatka with 10-12 other people. He talks of their activities, their gardens. He has come to Florida for his health and speaks of feeling better.

A typed letter dated November 15, 1902 is addressed to George Wilson of Jacksonville. The letter is on stationary that says G.L. Baltzell Real Estate, Insurance in Fernandina. Letter responds to Wilson's invitation that Baltzell attend the first organizational meeting of The Florida Historical Society which was held November 25, 1902 at the Jacksonville Times Union.

The next letter is titled Tammany Hall, New York, 31 January 1832. On the back it reads Doctor Joesph Palmer, Boston. The letter is about a cholera epidemic in NY and is written by H. Perrine.

The last small blue letter is letterheaded with "Mrs. Philip Gardner, 74 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston Massachusetts". It reads "Dear Louise" and is about the Florida Historical Society and something she finds amusing. Some words are difficult to read.
Physical characteristics To A.B. Smith Addressed "Dear Bro. & all"
Creator Whitney, A.
Object Name Letter
Date 2/11/1858.
Subjects Health resorts - Florida - Description and travel - 1856.
Palatka (Fla.) - Health resorts