Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday

This is the first page of a letter from David Davis to his brother-in-law Joseph H. Scranton.  I chose this letter as it discusses the families upcoming Thanksgiving plans.  As you can see, the Scranton's were going to go to Lenox Pennsylvania for the holiday and David Davis and his family were going to Massachusetts.  It's interesting to see that while we live 150 years later that families are still the same and discuss family plans, except that now it's by text, email or the phone.

The interesting part of this letter is the request by David Davis for Joseph H. Scranton to buy him a trunk.  Here is the link to the rest of the letter. http://content.lackawannadigitalarchives.org/cdm/ref/collection/outwild/id/1657