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Description

The collection contains correspondence of Fred E. Spratt and Chessman Chadwick Spratt, two brothers born in Palermo, Maine. Most of the letters were written by Fred to Chessman and reflect his life on the family farm. They include comments on agriculture, crops, planting, and prices, general comments on the weather and its effects on crops, as well as family and local news. A few letters from Melissa Chadwick Spratt to her two sons are also included in the correspondence. The collection also contains letters to various other Spratt family members, some unidentified family photographs, and school essays written in Palermo in 1882 and 1883. A section of the collection from the 1960's contains correspondence about the family genealogy, much of it to Fred Spratt's daughter Melissa Sennett from Gertrude Lundberg, compiler of a book about the Spratt family.

Publication Date

2015

Keywords

Agriculture

Disciplines

History

Size of Collection

1 box (.05 cubic foot)

Dates of Collection

1880-1969, bulk 1880-1920

Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0476

Spratt Family Papers, 1880-1969

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History Commons

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