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  Letter, James [Griffing] to [J. Augusta Goodrich Griffing]
Author: Griffing, James Sayre
Date: July 28, 1859

James Griffing wrote from Topeka, Kansas Territory to his wife J. Augusta (Goodrich) Griffing. Mrs. Griffing was visiting her family in New York for the first time since her arrival in Kansas in 1855. James Griffing described his efforts to perform household chores in his wife's absence including cooking, milking the cow, churning butter, laundry, butchering chickens, and gardening.

Location of Original: KSHS Call Number: James Sayre Griffing Collection, #364, Box 1, Folder 6
Item Number: 102897 Number of images: 2
Keywords: Agriculture; Daily life; Food; Griffing, James Sayre; Griffing, Jemima Augusta (Goodrich); Household activities; Shawnee County, Kansas Territory; Topeka, Kansas Territory

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