Original Autograph Letter Signed by a Mary Lybrook from Detroit on July 5, 1865

Detroit, 1865. Paperback. Very Good. Item #21-4935

Five pages, 8 x 5", with defective postally used cover, some light spotting and toning at folds, but still a nicely legible copy. Lybrook tells her parents (Mr. and Mrs. H. [Henley] C. Lybrook, Dowagiac, Michigan) of social activities, an excursion on a steamer T.T. Park up to Lake Sinclair (St. Clair): "There were three darkies on board with their violins, of course engaged for the occasion..." several instances of drinking flavored soda (lemon, cream, lime etc.), she attended a dinner in Hubbard's Grove on July 4th which, according to Silas Farmer, which was a fundraiser for St. Luke's Hospital, Church House and Orphanage, some of the people she encountered had the last names of Prinelle, Frayser, Stuart. Very interesting look at the post-Civil War Detroit.

Price: $35.00

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