Abagail Burnell letters, 1855-1857
Collection Scope and Content
The letters from Burnell to her mother are handwritten in phonetic English with many traditional misspellings. In most cases, a typed transcription including the misspelled words accompanies the letter. The topics of the letters include visits from neighbors, the importance of rest, chopping firewood, and how difficult it is to write when tired.
Abagail Burnell lived in Norway, Maine.