From Elizabeth S.C. Earl to Dear Mother

Title: From Elizabeth S.C. Earl to Dear Mother
Description: This letter, dated September 22, 1863, is from Elizabeth S.C. Earl in Lawrence, Kansas to her mother. She assures her mother that she is safe and has survived Quantrill's Raid on Lawrence. She adds that "you cannot imagine the distress, and suffering, of our women and children," and states that the Raid left 180 women widows and 200 children orphans. Earl tells her mother that she has taken charge of the City Hotel after the owner was killed and his family went back East.
Date original: September 22, 1863
Owning organization: Kenneth Spencer Research Library
Document Type: letter
Publication Statement: Jennie L. and Elizabeth S.C. Earl Correspondence, Folder 1, Item 2
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at: The University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045, Phone: (785) 864-4334, E-mail: Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Kenneth Spencer Research Library. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Kenneth Spencer Research Library.
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