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Susie Leavitt., 02/26/1852-02/26/1852

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 74
Identifier: 68017

Series-level Scope and Content Note

From the Series:

Please note that correspondents often mention acquaintances or other individuals but will not provide their complete names. When known, the full name is given in parentheses. Also, in the case of the Clarke family, one A.K. Clark signs her name without the 'e' although it is likely that she is a member of the Clarke family. She also cites (her husband?) inconsistently as 'Mr. Clark' or 'Mr. Clarke.' Descriptions for each letter will use the spelling that the correspondent has used.


  • 02/26/1852-02/26/1852

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From the Collection: 1.3 Linear Feet (3 Hollinger Document Cases)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Container Summary

ALS (dated 2/26/1852, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Susie Leavitt, thanking Sanborn for sending a Valentine's Day letter. Reference to receiving a letter from Ariana Walker who was recovering from an illness; other friends and family including Mrs. Chessman and Addy who "are quite well," Mary who "is not well" and "has a bad cough," and Lucy, who "is very much obliged to you for her Valentine's," and who "is succeeding nicely in teaching and has a pleasant boarding place directly opposite (the Leavitts') house." Also mentions the Hungarian patriot and orator Louis Kossuth (1802-1894), who was the leader of the Hungarian revolution of 1848-49: "I do not know, Frank, when Kossuth will come to Boston. It is doubtful if he comes at all. I believe the city are too much in debt to invite him and his retinue; the excitement has abated in a great measure and very little is said about him that I can learn; sometimes there is a short paragraph in the newspapers relating to him..."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

LEAVITT, SUSIE - CORRES. TO SANBORN, FRANKLIN B. 1852 (02/26): Autographed Letter


KOSSUTH, LOUIS - U.S. TRIP 1851-2 - REFERENCE BY LEAVITT, SUSIE 1852: Autographed Letter

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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