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Fitch, Edward : Edward Fitch papers, 1852-1856

Correspondence between a young man seeking his way in the world and his aging father. Many of the father's letters refer to specific letters of the son. They tell about other children, including Luther Jr. (in California all during the period); son Andrew, apparently a physician in New York City (on Madison), Edwards marriage to Helen (of Chicago), their son Luther, etc. The son rarely fails to ask for clothing or money ($1000 to buy into a partnership. Abraham Lincoln sublet his house for a year for $90, when he went to Congress). The father tells his son that the son is extravagant, that he cannot send more money, etc. Yet he does send the money.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 envelope)
Subjects: Family Papers
Call Number: VAULT Ruggles 121
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