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Susan Cromwell's Letter to Peter Cromwell


Martha's Vineyard Museum

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About this artifact

In 1854, Susan Cromwell, the wife of Captain Peter Cromwell, had just received a letter from her husband. His letter was written during the winter, and it was now June. Susan had a new, unnamed, baby and two more children at home. She wrote this letter to her "Dear Husband" about the family and daily life without him. Life apart required a lot of faith, and everyone hoped for a letter to report on the progress at home and sea.

Width: 6 3/4" Length: 8 1/2"
Susan Cromwell

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