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  Letter, Ellen D. Goodnow to My Dear Husband [Isaac Goodnow]
Author: Goodnow, Ellen
Date: July 25, 1858

Ellen Goodnow wrote from Manhattan, Kansas Territory, to her husband, Isaac, while he was traveling. She included news of recent heavy rains, which had washed out bridges and roads, slowing travel and mail delivery. However, the crops were prospering as a result. Goodnow also described much illness and fever in the area, herself included. She closed the letter with a recipe for shaving soap.

Location of Original: KSHS Call Number: Isaac Goodnow Collection, #357, Box 1 Folder 51
Item Number: 102357 Number of images: 4
Keywords: Crops; Daily life; Domestics; Goodnow, Ellen; Goodnow, Isaac T., 1814-1894; Illness; Manhattan, Kansas Territory; Recipes; Riley County, Kansas Territory; Weather

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