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Mary Robbins Letter

Identifier: MSS-2372

Scope and Contents

Mary wrote this letter to her mother, Mrs. L. J. Robbins, in Roanoke, Indiana, in 1898. While visiting Laura, Mary writes her mother about Laura's cooking skills and her aversion to staying at the hospital to cook. Mary also tells her mother about deals she gets on purchasing fabric and a barber named John Graves.


  • 1898-07-11

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Biographical / Historical

Mrs. Louisa J. Robbins lived in Roanoke, Indiana.


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Language of Materials



One letter from Mary to her mother, Mrs. L. J. Robbins of Roanoke, Indiana. Mary writes home while visiting Laura and tells her mother about Laura's cooking, deals on fabric, a barber named John, and forwards a message from her cousin.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Wade Hall, 2006

Related Materials

Arme Cummins letter, University Libraries Special Collections, The University of Alabama (MSS 2371). Mary addresses her letter to Mrs. L. J. Robbins at the same address as Cummin's sister Louisa. Also several family members with like names are mentioned in the letters. Louisa is possibly Arme's sister and Mary's mother.


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