Letters

A Closer Look

Letters written by people in the past are a great source for history research. Alexander Faribault, Mary Whipple and Henry Whipple were all educated enough to write letters. Can you match the writers to the letters below?

Who wrote this letter?

Who wrote this letter? "My dear daughter... Your letter so full of kind wishes came to us by last night's mail. We deeply regret that you should be afflicted with that sad feeling of homesickness..." Courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society.

Bishop Whipple.... "Bishop Whipple.... Your note in regard to some land for the Indians was duly received. I have only three acres that I can let you have, it is already fenced and for which I will charge nothing..." Courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society.

 

The black border on this letter signifies that the writer is in mourning. The black border on this letter signifies that the writer is in mourning. "My dear little Sister...I am quite encouraged about you and I think you may make something of a correspondent after all, if I look after you enough...Miss Darlington came over and got me to go to St. M's this evening..." Courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society.

 

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Alexander Faribault

Beaver
Buffalo
Children
Farming
Faribault's French House
Fur Trade
Making the Town Grow
Request
Site of the Bluffs
Trading Post
Translated

Mary Whipple

Bed Bugs
Divinity Students
Emma and Eva Havens
Emma Willard School
Eva's Death
Hastings to Faribault
Hawaiian Fever
Learning
Letters
Letter of August 25, 1862
Longed to Travel
Mary's Wedding
Muhlenberg
Pets
Sandwich Islands
Soap to Sausages
Some Clothing
Sound of Bells

Taopi

Baptism
Big Woods
Fort Snelling
Ginseng
Injuries
Map
Saving Others
When it Started

Henry Whipple

Back Home
Bad Teeth
Bashaw
Correspondence
East to School
Enmegahbowh
Frozen
Gull Lake
Loved to Fish
Six Children
Time of Crisis
Treatment of Indians
Underwear
Youngest Child


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