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William Bingham Tappan Letter

Identifier: SC 00381
Content Description 3 page letter addressed to Willie from Merida, Mexico dated May 26 1869. Tappan describes the slow pace of life and business in his letter. He also describes a fun trip to Cozumel. Most of his narrative is benign but he does make reference in the end of his letter that he believes business cannot prosper because "of the laziness and backward ways of the people" and that Mexico seems on the brink of revolution and that it is hardly better off than when it was under the dominion of...

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  • Subject: Mexico--History--19th century X
  • Names: Tappan, William Bingham X