Dear Friend Robert Merry: Letters from nineteenth-century children
Introduction

How to use this book

1840s: 184118421843184418451846184718481849

1850s: 1850185118521853185418551856185718581859

1860s: 1860186118621863186418651866186718681869

1870s: 187018711872

About the Merry Cousins

Appendix

Index & gloss

Sources

The Cousins’ Greatest Hits

Some of the Merry Cousins’ Greatest Hits:
or, Some Letters Especially Delightful & Educational

Numbers given are those of letters: year.volume in that year.page number(s). All are linked to the letter appearing in this work. Some subjects are explained in a note, with sources.


1842

  • James names his dog

  • 1845

  • Franklin Bostwick does some tall-talking
  • “A Friend to Merry” takes a steamboat down the Red River

  • Paris endures the Revolution of June 1848


    Lizzy G. tours Paris, France

  • 1849.2.158-1601850.1.157-1591851.2.63-641851.2.92-93

  • 1849

  • A Southern family spends an evening together
  • Zachary Taylor visits Pittsburgh

  • 1851

  • Phoebe Preston gets a piano

  • 1854

  • Robert Stuart Turner travels through Texas
  • Hartford, Connecticut, celebrates Independence Day

  • 1855

  • Imogen Latham lampoons her older brother
  • William Hoyt Coleman gets caught in the rain

  • 1856

  • New York City is buried by snow

  • 1857

  • Edward Winslow Paige solves a word puzzle

  • 1858

  • Flora P. Stearns visits the editors

  • Some Southern boys and Northern girls pre-fight the American Civil War

  • 1859.1.93a1859.1.123-1241859.2.60-611859.2.126-1271859.2.185b

  • 1860

  • Delor C. York gets poetic about his town

  • 1863

  • William Hoyt Coleman nurses soldiers at the Patent Office Hospital
  • Charley F. Speck declines to engage the Confederates during their push into Pennsylvania

  • 1868

  • May Hawk reminisces
  • Hattie McDonald remembers when Rebel guerillas attacked Parkville, Missouri
  • a flourish
    Introduction

    How to use this book

    1840s: 184118421843184418451846184718481849

    1850s: 1850185118521853185418551856185718581859

    1860s: 1860186118621863186418651866186718681869

    1870s: 187018711872

    About the Merry Cousins

    Appendix

    Index & gloss

    Sources

    The Cousins’s Greatest Hits

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