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Deerfield Monday Night
Nov 22/60
My dear love Aggie
I have just gotten
your good little letter & it is just what
I hoped for but dared not expect.
I am sorry you did not get mine
& Franks written on Sunday & which
you should have had on Tuesday
but it seems Joseph forgot to mail
it & brot it home in his pocket
the next day. I thank you for your
brother Frank’s letter. I like him
in his kind & graphic letters to
his mother & sisters & I am sure he
will succeed in whatever profession
he sticks to. If I do not return
his letter enclosed I will keep it
safely for you. Do you know what
you impose upon me in the way
of duty in making calls! I promise
you to try & do my best & will
do some of them at all events.

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Within one year of this letter, George Fuller (1822-1884) and Agnes Higginson would be husband and wife. At this point, she is living in Boston and he in Deerfield where he has returned to run the family farm. In addition to family matters of social life and health, he speaks of his farm and its crops of cranberries, English grains, broomcorn, Indian corn, hay, and tobacco. The broomcorn and the cranberries were new crops in the nineteenth century in the Connecticut River Valley.


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Letter to Agnes Higginson from George Fuller

artist   George Fuller (1822-1884)
date   Nov 22, 1860
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   8.0"
width   5.0"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Letter
accession #   #L99.053

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Excerpts from Agnes Gordon Higginson Fuller Diary

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