Annie Porter letters to Annie W. Baker [electronic resource], 1860
- This collection contains thirty-six letters and their typed transcriptions (except for 27 August; also have transcription but no original letter for April 1860) from Anna "Nannie" Porter to Anna "Annie" Baker, 12 April-24 December 1860. Porter writes about her grief over the 21 April death of William C.A. Lawrence at age 27. After Sallie Porter's death, Nannie took charge of her baby Will. She drinks "Bedford water" for her health which George Lyon (her future husband) sent her from the Furnace. She shares news of activities with friends and family, and discusses her beliefs about love and marriage ("A marriage without the whole heart's love would kill me"). Also contains a photocopy of Anna Baker's letter to [Enoch Banks] 7 July mentioning Anna Porter.
- Type of File/Data:
- Preferred Citation:
- Annie Porter Letters, Box 442, Blair County Historical Society, Altoona, Pa.
- Original Version:
- Original: Letters in the Blair County Historical Society, Altoona, Pa.
- Technical Details:
- Mode of access: World Wide Web. and The full text of the letters is available as a Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file.
- Permission to reproduce these images in any form must be obtained in writing from the Blair County Historical Society.
- Administrative History:
- Anna ("Nannie") C. Porter (1834-1903), from Alexandria, Pennsylvania, was a schoolmate of Anna Baker in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. She married iron manufacturer George W. Lyon of Pennsylvania Furnace on 25 June 1863.
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