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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09234.04 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1815-1860 Pagination: 4 p. ; 31 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: A letter to Thompson Baxter, it is written in the form of a diary with multiple days worth of events seperated by the date it was written. In this particular letter Thompspn Baxter's wife has written about the death of their daughter on the 21 of October. Circa Oct 12- November 11

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Gold RushMerchants and TradeFinanceWestward ExpansionAmerican WestWomen's HistoryMarriageChildren and FamilyDeath

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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