Monday, September 28, 2009
Francis Ashley Carlisle, Aug 1, 1904
Aug 1 '04
Dear Mother + Father.
It gives me great pleasure to imform you that if you were grand parents before you are now doubly so for Sunday morning July 31 at 6.00 a young man weighing 6 1/4 pounds came to take up his abode with us. That he will be a preacher is proven beyond all doubt bu his vocal attainments which have already manifested them selves.
Mamie is doing well beyond
our fondest hopes and we all rejoice that God has been so good to us.
Mrs Dondon who was with us when Frances was born is now with us and all that nursing skill and medical attention can wail will be done. Mrs Dondoro sends you her love + congratulations.
Belle Sewell from Atlanta is with us and is a great help indeed. I am anxious that you should see her before she returns South.
I have time to write no more now and so will close hoping to hear from you very soon.
Give our love + Christian greeting to both Grandmothers and to the children.
As Always with love.
Frank + Mamie
Clara Belle Carlisle Sewell was Mamie's sister (Mamie being Mary Frances Carlisle Carlisle) and Frank's cousin. It strikes me as odd that they never tell what they have named the babies in the letters. In this case the child was named for both his visiting aunt and his maternal grandmother - Sewell Bartlett Carlisle.
For more see:
Camfield Family Letters
Descendants of Sarah Ann Wisner
Carlisle, Frank Ashley (Hartfor, MI) to “Dear Mother + Father”
[Sarah Camfield Carlisle]. Letter. 4 August 1904. Digital Images 1-2.
Privately held by Apple, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,]
Snowville, New York. 2009.
[Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, 1903-1904,
Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. 2008.]