Letter from Jack Desha to "Dear Papa," October 2, 1871 (correspondence)
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This letter from Jack Desha to his father shows off beautiful handwriting. It is dated October 2nd 1871. The main subject of the letter is a description of Jack's journey from home to Washington and Lee University.This item, along with many others, was inserted into the ledger book journal used by the Nelson family. Inserted items included math problems and solutions, genealogy notes and diagrams, and correspondence.