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How They Communicated in the 1860s

lettter to Phebe Robbins from Mary Robbins

DESCRIPTION: this is a 3 page letter to Phebe Robbins from her mother, Mary Robbins (nee Houghton)
DATE: dated 21 July 1869
CURRENT OWNER OF THE ITEM: Alan Phillips
STORY/ABOUT: As letters were the method of communication of the time, this letter talks about a whole heap of people, and things relating to them.
I’m yet to find out if those mentioned are relatives, or just friends or neighbours of the family. Still it’s interesting to read that someone has moved, someone else has been staying while someone else is in hospital, and someone else died and so on.

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