Museum logo

Archive Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Catalog Number 2016.02.0011
Object Name Letter
Date 1819
Title 1819 August 9 Susan Brown to Samuel Brown
Scope & Content Susan C. Brown (Hartford, CT) to Samuel Brown (New York, NY). Susan (Samuel's daughter) is nine years old when she writes this letter from boarding school.

[Transcription]

Hartford Aug 9th 1819-

What is the reason dear papa that you do not write to me? This is the third letter that I have written you since I have received one from you. I am very anxious to hear from you and hope you wil write me soon.

I told you in my last letter that I was going to M this week, but we have put off our visit some time; we are going to Wethersfield this afternoon to spend the week and next week on Monday we expect to got to Monte Video (Mr. Wadswoths country seat) to stay a few days. Miss E Sebor is on a visit there, & we ae going together to Middletown on friday. I hope my dear papa you will meet us there for I long to see you. I am going to carry my books & works to W_ and M_ & I shall study every morning & work a little every afernoon; I expect to have a great deal of pleasure in all my visits & I do hope I shall see you in M_.
I have so much to do this morning that I must bid you good bye.

Remember me to uncles & aunts & James, & pray write me soon to our affectionate daughter
Susan C. Brown

Mrs. P desires her respects.

[Address Block]
Dr. Samuel Brown
care of Mr. Vaughan Philadelphia [struck through]
New York

[Postmark]
New York Aug 11

People Susan Brown Ingersoll
Samuel Brown
James Percy Brown