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Philippa Barziza to Cordelia Slater, 1886 June 7

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 8, Item: 7

Scope and Contents

A letter, dated June 7, 1886, from Philippa Barziza (“P.S.B.”) in Houston, Texas to Cordelia Slater in Williamsburg, Virginia. Barziza begins, “By this time you are married. I am glad of it.” She writes more about her happiness for Cordelia and her husband, R.B. Servant.

Barziza writes that her health is better, then moves on to a story of “Poor little Pinnie,” who has reinjured his knee after being on crutches for months. She fears he will never fully recover. She also writes that she is sorry to hear that Cordelia’s father, Parkes Slater, is not well.


  • Creation: 1886 June 7


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From the Collection: 1.25 Linear Feet


From the Series: English