Friday, December 19, 2008

Sarah Ann Camfield, 15 Aug 1883

Noble Center Aug 15 1883

Dear Children

wel I have not much to write we are here yet and about as wel as usual Father came near being killed last saturday he was fiscing fence he was holding the stake and the man was driving it down with the maul and it came off of the handle and struck him on the head and made quite ahole in his forehead the Doctor said if it had gone one inch higher it would have killed him sure he commenced plowing for wheat yesterday we expected to thrash this week but do not know whether the machine will come I have got my 4th girl this summer she is a grass widow 35 years old she has been here 3 days wright soon
S A Camfield

She follows up we are well with Father almost died! He must have recovered quickly if he was out plowing.

For more see:
Camfield Family Letters
Descendants of Sarah Ann Wisner
Michael Camfield

Camfield, Sarah Ann Wisner. (Noble Center, MI) to “Dear Children” [Anna Camfield Carlisle]. Letter. 15 August 1883. Digital Image. Privately held by Apple, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Snowville, New York. 2008. [Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, 1882 - 1883, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. 2008.]

1 comment:

Miriam Robbins said...

It's too bad Sarah didn't name the domestics and hired hands that worked for them. Looking at the postcards my husband's great-grandmother received, which mention some of the domestic work she did, it would have been nice to have had a fuller picture. Imagine what a find it would be for the descendants of all those people who worked for Sarah and her husband, if they had been named in these letters!