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  Letter, Augusta [J. Augusta Goodrich Griffing] to My Dear Husband [James Griffing]
Author: Griffing, Jemima August (Goodrich)
Date: September 17, 1859

J. Augusta (Goodrich) Griffing wrote from Hartford, Connecticut to her husband James in Topeka, Kansas Territory. Mrs. Griffing was visiting family and friends in the East for the first time since her arrival in Kansas in 1855. She reported on her trip from Owego, New York to Hartford and her decision to leave her young son, Johnny, in the care of Mr. Griffing's family in Owego. She described Johnny's behavior in some detail. She informed Mr. Griffing that she planned to start her trip back to Kansas Territory in October 1859.

Location of Original: KSHS Call Number: James Sayre Griffing Collection, #364, Box 1, Folder 6
Item Number: 102901 Number of images: 4
Keywords: Children; Connecticut; Griffing, James Sayre; Griffing, Jemima Augusta (Goodrich); Hartford, Connecticut; Travel; Women

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