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Catalog Number 2007.01.0002
Object Name Letter
Date 1809
Title 1809 Orlando Brown to Euphemia Mason
Scope & Content Letter from Orlando Brown (1801-1867) to Euphemia P. Mason (1794-1855). Writing to his cousin in New York City, an eight-year-old Orlando comments on his schoolmaster, Mr. Holroyd, and describes his little sister. Orlando also describes his own personality and how much he wants to see New York.

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Frankfort

My dear Cousin Euphemia

I wish to write you a letter and I am now going to try if I can do it. I go to a school to a man named Mr. Holroyd who would be a good Master if he was not a little too lazy. I am sometimes very bad and sometimes very good, but I think I would always be a Clever Fellow if I had a good school. I want to see New York very badly indeed. I wish to get acquainted with you all. Euphemia is almost two years old. She walks all about and is very funny. Give my love to all my cousins and so good bye.

Orlando Brown

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B
Brown Orlando

Miss Euphemia P. Mason
New York

Orlando Brown
People Orlando Brown
Euphemia Provoost Mason Knox
Euphemia Helen Brown
Holroyd
Search Terms New York, NY
Teachers