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Letter and envelope from Mary Etta Syphus, Panaca, Nevada to John M. Bunker, Eldorado Canyon, Nevada






From the Syphus-Bunker Papers (MS-00169). The folder contains an original handwritten letter, a typed transcription of the same letter, the original envelope with the stamp removed, and a copy of the original letter.

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man000761. Syphus-Bunker Papers, 1891-1994. MS-00169. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


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Letter from Mary Etta Syphus, Panaca, Nevada to John M. Bunker, El Dorado, Nev., dated June 1, 1891. (4 pp.)
Envelope (no postmark) marked flowers (stamp removed) to:
Mr. John M. Bunker,
El Dorado Canyon,
Lincoln Co., Nev. Page 1
Panaca. Lincoln Co,. Nev. line 1
Mr. John M. Bunker, El Dorado, Nevada;
My Dear Friend:- In the midst of my sewing, I leave off to reply to your very acceptable letter which was received on the <
27 ult. If my letter is short I beg to be excused for my hands are so cold I can hardly write, so you must "Take the will for the deed." No doubt it sounds strange to you to be talking of cold
^hands now, but we really are having wintery weather on the first of June. It has been storm -ing most of the time for the last two weeks, but I think now we will soon have fine days again. In answer to your question I say yes you deserver more than one credit mark.
I like long letters; \ although short ones are quite welcome.
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I was sorry to hear of that man going with Harry but hope he will return all right. We will be so anxious until we hear from
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him for we are always afraid something serious will happen to those who are away.
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I went to Pioche, the day after line 2
I last wrote to you, to stay with line 3
with Chrissie. She and the baby line 4
were both quite sick. Was there line 5
nearly two weeks. Pa and Ma line 6
have gone up there to-day, so line 7
Clara and I are here by our- line 8
selves. line 9
"By the way" I had a fine horse- line 10
back ride yesterday after church. line 11
Quite a number of the young folks line 12
were out riding. I have three line 13
nights a week out now; have to line 14
attend choir practice Tuesday line 15
and Friday evenings and line 16
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our Literary And Debating line 1
Society’s meeting every Thursday line 2
evening. This Society -has .just line 3
been organized and I hope our line 4
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for I know if we strive earnestly we can improve ourselves considerably and that is what we need to do. There are only a few members now but I think there will be more join soon. The folks will soon be home to supper so I must conclude for this time. Please excuse these scraps of paper and all other imperfections and answer soon,
Very sincerely, Mary E. Syphus.
Written crosswise on page 4:
Accept these flow -ers from our garden.
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