icon for Home page
icon for Kid's Home page
icon for Digital Collection
icon for Activities
icon for Turns Exhibit
icon for In the Classroom
icon for Chronologies
icon for My Collection

Online Collection
Select a transcription:

5th ave
New York Mar. 11.
1900

To Misses Baker & Coleman

My dear Friends
I send a hastily written copy
of the letter I am going to forward
the Editor of the Greenfield Gazette
so that it may be published, if he will,
next Saturday.

I am very glad Mr Sheldon has
written so clearly and I hope the
few lines I send will strengthen our cause
and that you will approve of them --

I am very busy these days, so is my
good wife who has promised a Ms. of a new
book by May 1st. -- We sail on the 3rd of
May -- Our plans are fascinating : we have
a long journey through the center of France by two
picturesque routes down & back to Carcaosonne,
Avejnon etc -- Fine, isnít it?

Hope you are both well. Keep up the fight in our
absence. Lizzie sends love -- I join most respect-
fully Yrs J. Wells Champney


(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
Contact us for information about using this image.



label levels:

This 3-page paper contains a friendly letter from New York artist J. Wells Champney to the Misses Baker and Coleman, followed by a copy of the 2-page letter written to the Editor of the Greenfield Gazette, the local newspaper. Mr. and Mrs. Champney spent part of each year in New York City and part in Deerfield, Massachusetts, where they owned a house on the main street. The letter is dated March 11, 1900, in the middle of the argument about the location of the trolley through Deerfield. Mr. Champney is strongly against the trolley coming down the main street and promises that "no convenience can make amends for the crime of destruction of one of the most beautiful avenues in the world."

 

top of page

Letter from James Wells Champney to Misses Baker & Coleman regarding trolley

author   James Wells Champney (1843-1903)
date   Mar 11, 1900
location   New York
height   8.75"
width   5.5"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Letter
accession #   #L99.127


Look Closer icon My Collection icon Document Image icon Detailed info icon


ecard icon Send an e-Postcard of this object



See Also...

Letter to George Sheldon regarding the trolley debate

Letter to George Sheldon regarding trolley

"Trolley Wayfinder"


button for Side by Side Viewingbutton for Glossarybutton for Printing Helpbutton for How to Read Old Documents

 

Home | Online Collection | Things To Do | Turns Exhibit | Classroom | Chronologies | My Collection
About This Site | Site Index | Site Search | Feedback