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Mary Dillon Holliday to Cyrus Kurtz Holliday

Dates: February 2, 1861

Creator: Holliday, Mary Dillon, 1833-1908

Mary Holliday wrote from Topeka to her husband, Cyrus K. Holliday, in Washington, D. C. She described farm and financial difficulties, especially her frustration with John, an incompetent hired hand. She also considered releasing her "girl" to save money and taking in Sister Tite as an unpaid but potentially helpful guest. Mary requested instructions concerning lumber, asked for seeds and carpets, and mentioned local happenings. She hoped that the statehood of Kansas would encourage Cyrus to return quickly. The letter has no signature.

  • Mary Dillon Holliday to Cyrus Kurtz Holliday
  • Mary Dillon Holliday to Cyrus Kurtz Holliday
  • Mary Dillon Holliday to Cyrus Kurtz Holliday
  • Mary Dillon Holliday to Cyrus Kurtz Holliday
  • Mary Dillon Holliday to Cyrus Kurtz Holliday
  • Mary Dillon Holliday to Cyrus Kurtz Holliday
Mary Dillon Holliday to Cyrus Kurtz Holliday