Thursday, May 26, 2011

Elizabeth Warner Camfield, 22 Nov 1912

In her next letter Libbie says that photos from the "Golden Wedding" haven't been received yet but promises to pass one along when they come. She was sending along a picture of her son, Earl. I do not know if the picture below was the one sent but it was taken c. 1911 or 1912 and appears to have been taken by his father, Fred, at home.
Photo of R. Earl Camfield, 
scanned by Apple from the collection of W. D. Carlisle.

Also in the letter Libbie wrote:
Mamie has written to you since the operation so I need only to say he was still doing finely yesterday. The Dr. who performed the operation said that then yesterday, "it is perfect and when you say perfect it can't be beat." Doesn't it seem wonderful? how glad we'll all be for him to be able to talk as he should.
There was no letter from Mamie in the 1912 file so I'm glad that Libbie mentioned this. See Mary Frances Carlisle's letter of 26 Nov 1910 for the beginning of the story.

For more see:
Camfield Family Letters
Descendants of Sarah Ann Wisner
Sarah Ann Wisner Camfield, 1817-1912
Michael Camfield

Camfield, Elizabeth Warner (Chicago, Illinois) to “Dear Aunt Ann”
[Sarah Ann Camfield Carlisle] Letter. 22 Nov 1912. Digital Images 1-2.
Privately held by Apple, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,]
Orlando, Florida. 2011.
[Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, 1912,
Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. 2008.]

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