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Beautiful Ansonia Clock

June 25, 2014 News

Ansonia Clock The beautiful clock in the Quitman Study is an Ansonia Clock made in Ansonia, near Cleveland, Ohio.  This one features, possibly, what one might call a "deep thinker."  Ansonia was named for Anson C. Phel… Read More »

"Fat" and "as round as a dumpling"!

June 18, 2014 News

A few interesting remarks on the letter excerpt I posted last week.  While Eliza says her girls "have grown fat" and Freddy is "as round as a dumpling," growing up, I remember my grandparents considered it a compliment to … Read More »

1848 Scarlet Fever Letter excerpt - Part II

June 11, 2014 News

This is the final part of Eliza Quitman’s February 19, 1848 letter to her son, Henry.  Discussion about various people and things contained in this letter will be posted to our blog next week.  Until next time . . . . (Con… Read More »

1848 Scarlet Fever Outbreak - Follow-up

June 3, 2014 News

In her letter to her son, Henry, Eliza has learned of the Scarlet Fever epidemic in Natchez in 1848, and writes that the disease is spread “by the touch and clothing not by the air.” While it is true the disease is spread by touch, sci… Read More »