man000838. Syphus-Bunker Papers, 1891-1994. MS-00169. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. http://n2t.net/ark:/62930/d10866j4g
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Two letters in one envelope (with Mary E. Syphus, Provo, Utah, to dated May 19, 1894. The second Provo, Utah, to John M. Bunker,
stamp). One letter from John M. Bunker, Logan, Utah, letter is from Annie Ronnow, Logan, Utah, dated May 20, 1894.
Mr. John M. Bunker,
Logan City, Utah.
LETTER 1 Page 1
Provo, Utah, line 1
May 19, 1894. line 2
Mr. John M. Bunker, line 3
Logan, Utah. line 4
Dear Friend: line 5
No doubt you will think I line 6 am fond of writing by the time you line 7 receive this. However, I will just say a line 8 few words. Alf was very, very ill line 9
when I heard from home a few line 10
days ago. Levi, Ma, and Ellen had line 11
started to the Muddy, traveling as line 12
fast as they could. Luke Whitney line 13
had been up to St. George for med- line 14
icine; had been traveling day and line 15
night. Pa, I am afraid, did not line 16
Page 2: tell me the worst. line 1
I am so anxious to hear again line 2
and yet I am almost afraid to hear, line 3
but I try very hard to think he is better by now. I know he must be seriously ill ore the the folks would not start down there that way. Ellen has left the children with Pa and Clara. I don't know when I shall go home. Levi will not be able to come for me now. I would not be surprised to start anytime if Alf is not better. Will not send this till night for I may hear when the mail comes. However, if Alf is better and nothing happens more than I know of at present, I think likely will start home Saturday the 26th. The crowd will go down then and Ann is very anxious to go. We get reduced rates by all going together. I would much rather wait until Monday if all is well at home but will have to be in Milford whenever they notify us. LETTER 2 Provo City Utah.
May 20, 1894.
Mr. John Bunker.
Logan, line 4
Utah. line 5
Mary received word line 6
this evening that Alfred, her line 7
brother, passed away last line 8
Wednesday. line 9
She starts home in the line 10
morning, instead of Saturday line 11
as we anticipated. line 12
She wished me to write line 13
this note to you. line 14
Your friend line 15