1820s-41 Saratoga Springs, Mrs William Leete Stone, Archive Letters (9) For Sale
1820s-40s Saratoga Springs, New York -Mrs William Leete Stone, Archive Letters (9)
Handwritten lot of nine letters to her husband, journalist William Leete Stone (1792-1844).
Susannah Pritchard(Wayland) Stone (1798-1852) was the daughter of Baptist clergyman, Francis Wayland, Sr. and brother of Brown University president and Baptist pastor, Francis Wayland, Jr.
Letters about 3pp each, all with stampless addresscovers sentto few NY locales. Only a few dated, 1840-41, but postal marks appear to extend back to late 1820s.
Content in part: -
Visits with family; fear of Yellow Fever; religion.
"Pardon the suggestion, my dear, but I trust you will not enter into land speculations at Sodus. Your profession is so adverse from those who succeed in those things..."
"I am very anxious to know how you feel, and talk about the libel suit...My revenge would be never to speak hisname or allude to his books. You have been too magnanimous in regard to his literary labours." [possibly refersto his noted libel suit with novelist James Fenimore Cooper.]
Size: About 27pp total
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