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  Letter, Augusta [J. Augusta Goodrich Griffing] to Dearest James [Griffing]
Author: Griffing, Jemima August (Goodrich)
Date: August 7, 1859

J. Augusta (Goodrich) Griffing wrote from Owego, New York to her husband James in Topeka, Kansas Territory. Ms. Griffing was visiting her family in New York for the first time since her arrival in Kansas in 1855. She described visiting friends and extended family in the Owego area, attending church, and purchasing items that she planned to take back to Kansas. She also gave Mr. Griffing instructions on how to make pickles from cucumbers that he harvested from their kitchen garden in Kansas.

Location of Original: KSHS Call Number: James Sayre Griffing Collection, #364, Box 1, Folder 6
Item Number: 102899 Number of images: 4
Keywords: Agriculture; Daily life; Food; Griffing, James Sayre; Griffing, Jemima Augusta (Goodrich); New York; Owego, New York; Travel; Women

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