File UA-999, Box 1, Folder 9 - A.P. Farnsley letters to Miss Bettie Thurman

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A.P. Farnsley letters to Miss Bettie Thurman

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UA-999, Box 1, Folder 9

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File contains ten facsimile letters of courtship from A.P. Farnsley to Mary E.E. Thurman, and one reply, before their marriage. Alexander Farnsley of Fernlea writes to Mary Elizabeth Thurman of Louisville, Ky., whom he addressed as "Dear Bettie;" 1856-1860, discussing his prospects as a husband, sending her presents of produce, and, in the last letter, commenting on the impending Civil War; accompanying envelopes; one letter from Bettie to Alexander. Reproduced on the occasion of the weddings of two of their great granddaughters, Sally Burrell Farnsley, married at Louisville, July 28, 1962, and Anne Peaslee Farnsley, married at Hamburg, Germany, Aug. 5, 1962. Also in the collection is a reproduction of an article (Courier-Journal Magazine, 17 June 1962) by Sally Farnsley entitled: "Dear Miss Bettie" in which she quotes some of the letters with amusing headings and comments, with illustrations and pictures of young Alexander Farnsley and "Miss Bettie," and one of Miss Isa Mary Lowe modelling "Miss Bettie's" wedding gown.

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