Help Transcribe the Correspondence

The letters listed below need transcriptions, and we would welcome your help! Please feel free to create your transcription in a text file (Google Doc, Word doc, Text file, even in email) and send it to us. 

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  • Be sure to note the URL of the letter or the Identifier so we know which letter you worked on. 
  • If you are not sure of a word, type your best guess [suffrage?] or [illegible]
  • Leave a space between the pages of the letter, and add an indicator of the page break (i.e., Page 2, Page 3)

What about interlinear additions?

  • Use ^ ^ to indicate these:
    We went ^to^ the Museum

What if the word is misspelled?

  • Please reproduce the misspelling.
  • This excellent document from the Natural History Museum (London) has a list of examples and abbreviations.

Potter, Nathaniel Jr. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Nathaniel Jr Potter to Amy Kirby Post, n.d.

Potter, Nathaniel Jr. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Nathaniel Jr Potter to Amy Kirby Post, n.d.

Spirit Writing. Letter to unknown recipient.

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Spirit Writing to unknown recipient, n.d.

Spirit Writing. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Spirit Writing to Isaac Post, n.d.

Thayer, Sarah E. Letter to unknown recipient.

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Handwritten letter from Sarah E Thayer to unknown recipient, n.d.

Thayer, Sarah E ?. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Sarah E ? Thayer to Amy Kirby Post, n.d.

Titus, Esther. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Esther Titus to Amy Kirby Post, n.d.

Rushmore, Amy. Letter to Hannah Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Amy Rushmore to Hannah Kirby Post, 182-.

Post, Hannah Kirby. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Hannah Kirby Post to Amy Kirby Post, May 14, 1823.

Willis, Phebe Post. Letter to Willis Edmund P.

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Handwritten letter from Phebe Post Willis to Willis Edmund P, January 14, 1838.

Willis, Mary W Kirby. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Mary W Kirby Willis to Amy Kirby Post, October 14, 1836.

Sanderson, Jeremiah Burke. Letter to William Cooper Nell.

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Handwritten letter from Jeremiah Burke Sanderson to William Cooper Nell.

Sanderson, Jeremiah Burke. Letter to William Cooper Nell.

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Handwritten letter from Jeremiah Burke Sanderson to William Cooper Nell.

Kirby, Mary R. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Mary R Kirby to Amy Kirby Post, March 27, 1842.

Post, Henry. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from Henry Post to Isaac Post, April 23, 1842.

Sanderson, Jeremiah Burke. Letter to William Cooper Nell.

Handwritten letter from Jeremiah Burke Sanderson to William Cooper Nell.

Sanderson, Jeremiah Burke. Letter to William Cooper Nell.

Handwritten letter from Jeremiah Burke Sanderson to William Cooper Nell.

Sanderson, Jeremiah Burke. Letter to William Cooper Nell.

Handwritten letter from Jeremiah Burke Sanderson to William Cooper Nell.

Johnson, Oliver. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from Oliver Johnson to Isaac Post, June 7, 1842.

Sanderson, Jeremiah Burke. Letter to William Cooper Nell.

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Handwritten letter from Jeremiah Burke Sanderson to William Cooper Nell.

Sanderson, Jeremiah Burke. Letter to William Cooper Nell.

Handwritten letter from Jeremiah Burke Sanderson to William Cooper Nell.

Sanderson, Jeremiah Burke. Letter to William Cooper Nell.

Handwritten letter from Jeremiah Burke Sanderson to William Cooper Nell.

Sanderson, Jeremiah Burke. Letter to William Cooper Nell.

Handwritten letter from Jeremiah Burke Sanderson to William Cooper Nell.

Thayer, Sarah E. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Sarah E Thayer to Amy Kirby Post, April 23, 1843.

Willis, Phebe Post. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Phebe Post Willis to Amy Kirby Post, May 6, 1843.

Post, Joseph W. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from Joseph W Post to Isaac Post, February 8, 1848.

Brown, William Wells. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Letter from William Wells Brown to Amy Kirby Post, July 16, 1848.

Ketcham, John. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from John Ketcham to Isaac Post, July 24, 1848.

Post, Isaac. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Isaac Post to Amy Kirby Post, May 22, 1849.

Post, Joseph W. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from Joseph W Post to Isaac Post, 185-?

Post, Mary Robbins. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from Mary Robbins Post to Isaac Post, 185-?

Thayer, Sarah E. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Sarah E Thayer to Amy Kirby Post, 185-.

Post, Mary Robbins. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from Mary Robbins Post to Isaac Post, February 19, 1850.

Post, Mary Robbins. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from Mary Robbins Post to Isaac Post, February 24, 1850.

Unknown writer. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from unknown writer to Isaac Post, May 29, 1850.

McClintock, Thomas. Letter to Joseph ?.

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Handwritten letter from Thomas Mcclintock to Joseph ?, June 20, 1850.

Post, Mary Robbins. Letter to Sarah L Kirby Hallowell Willis.

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Handwritten letter from Mary Robbins Post to Sarah L Kirby Hallowell Willis, August 18, 1850.

Willis, Isaac. Letter to Edmund P Willis.

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Handwritten letter from Isaac Willis to Edmund P Willis, August 30, 1850.

Doty, Susan R. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Susan R Doty to Amy Kirby Post, September 16, 1850.

Potter, Nathaniel J R. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from Nathaniel J R Potter to Isaac Post, November 3, 1850.

Haviland, Phebe. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Phebe Haviland to Amy Kirby Post, November 29, 1850.

Ledyard, Jane A. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Jane A Ledyard to Amy Kirby Post, February 6, 1851.

Post, Isaac. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Isaac Post to Amy Kirby Post, April 19, 1851.

Potter, Nathaniel Jr. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from Nathaniel Jr Potter to Isaac Post, August 3, 1851.

Potter, Nathaniel Jr. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from Nathaniel Jr Potter to Isaac Post, August 7, 1851.

Doty, Susan R. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Susan R Doty to Amy Kirby Post, November 1, 1851.

Post, Matilda. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from Matilda Post to Isaac Post, November 27, 1851.

Potter, Nathaniel Jr. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from Nathaniel Jr Potter to Isaac Post, December 16, 1851.

_____, Jane ?. Letter to Isaac ? Post.

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Handwritten letter from Jane ? _____ to Isaac ? Post, 1852.

Howard, Harrison. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Harrison Howard to Amy Kirby Post, 1852?

Willis, Mary W Kirby. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Mary W Kirby Willis to Amy Kirby Post, January 21, 1852.

Doty, Susan R. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Susan R Doty to Amy Kirby Post, February 14, 1852.

Tumulty, Lawrence ?. Letter to Jacob Kirby ? Post.

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Handwritten letter from Lawrence Tumulty to Jacob Kirby ? Post, March 22, 1852.

May, Samuel Joseph. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from Samuel Joseph May to Isaac Post, April 4, 1852.

Ferris, David. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from David Ferris to Isaac Post, April 12, 1852.

Potter, Nathaniel Jr. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from Nathaniel Jr Potter to Isaac Post, April 29, 1852.

Bowen, Ansla F. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from Ansla F Bowen to Isaac Post, June 28, 1852.

Ferris, David. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from David Ferris to Isaac Post, July 5, 1852.

Price, Farrington. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Farrington Price to Amy Kirby Post, July 25, 1852.

Post, Joseph W. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from Joseph W Post to Isaac Post, August 5, 1852.

Howard, Harrison. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Harrison Howard to Amy Kirby Post, September 6, 1852.

Post, Isaac. Letter to Sarah L Kirby Hallowell Willis.

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Handwritten letter from Isaac Post to Sarah L Kirby Hallowell Willis, September 16, 1852.

Willis, Sarah L Kirby Hallowell. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Sarah L Kirby Hallowell Willis to Amy Kirby Post, September 16, 1852.

Crofts, Julia Griffiths. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Julia Griffiths Crofts to Amy Kirby Post, October 16, 1852?

Willis, Sarah L Kirby Hallowell. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Sarah L Kirby Hallowell Willis to Amy Kirby Post, November 26, 1852.

Willis, Sarah L Kirby Hallowell. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Sarah L Kirby Hallowell Willis to Amy Kirby Post, December 11, 1852.

Thayer, P R ?. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from P R ? Thayer to Amy Kirby Post, December 26, 1852.

Willis, Sarah L Kirby Hallowell. Letter to Mary H Post Hallowell.

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Handwritten letter from Sarah L Kirby Hallowell Willis to Mary H Post Hallowell, December 27, 1852.

Willis, Sarah L Kirby Hallowell. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Sarah L Kirby Hallowell Willis to Amy Kirby Post, January 8, 1853.

Joe, John. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from John Joe to Amy Kirby Post, January 30, 1853.

Thayer, Sarah E. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Sarah E Thayer to Amy Kirby Post, March 4, 1853.

Willis, Sarah L Kirby Hallowell. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Sarah L Kirby Hallowell Willis to Amy Kirby Post, April 13, 1853.

Robinson, Rowland F ?. Letter to Amy Kirby ? Post.

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Handwritten letter from Rowland F ? Robinson to Amy Kirby ? Post, May 4, 1853.

Tumulty, Lawrence ?. Letter to Jacob Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Lawrence ? Jumluta to Jacob Kirby Post, May 6, 1853.

Underhill, Ann Leah Fox Fish Brown. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from Ann Leah Fox Fish Brown Underhill to Isaac Post, May 9, 1853.

Hallowell, Mary H Post. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Mary H Post Hallowell to Amy Kirby Post, May 13, 1853.

Broagh, Sarah. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Sarah Broagh to Amy Kirby Post, September 17, 1853.

Wright, Martha Coffin Pelham. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Martha Coffin Pelham Wright to Amy Kirby Post, September 27, 1853.

Wilson, Hiram. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from Hiram Wilson to Isaac Post, November 23, 1853.

Willis, Mary W Kirby. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Mary W Kirby Willis to Amy Kirby Post, December 25, 1853.

Colman, Lucy Newhall Danforth. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Lucy Newhall Danforth Colman to Amy Kirby Post, December 27, 1853?

Kirby, Mary R. Letter to Sarah L Kirby Hallowell Willis.

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Handwritten letter from Mary R Kirby to Sarah L Kirby Hallowell Willis, January 13, 1854.

Titus, Esther. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from Esther Titus to Isaac Post, February 26, 1854.

Johnson, Mary Dale. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Mary Dale Johnson to Amy Kirby Post, March 20, 1854.

Dick, John. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from John Dick to Amy Kirby Post, March 28, 1854.

Tumulty, Lawrence ?. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Lawrence Tumulty to Amy Kirby Post, March 31, 1854.

Unknown writer. Letter to unknown recipient.

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Handwritten letter from unknown writer to unknown recipient, April 5, 1854.

Pruyn, John Van Schaick Lansing. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn to Isaac Post, April 12, 1854.

Marks, B G Bushnell. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from B G Bushnell Marks to Isaac Post, April 30, 1854.

Willets, Ann M. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from Ann M Willets to Isaac Post, June 7, 1854.

Moore, Philip D. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from Philip D Moore to Isaac Post, June 26, 1854.

Post, Mary Jane ?. Letter to Isaac ? Post.

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Handwritten letter from Mary Jane ? Post to Isaac ? Post, September 25, 1854.

Dyer, Russell. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from Russell. Dyer to Isaac Post, September 27, 1854.

Willets, George. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from George Willets to Isaac Post, September 29, 1854.

Post, Joseph W. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from Joseph W Post to Isaac Post, October 9, 1854.

Willis, Mary W. Kirby. Letter to Sarah L Kirby Hallowell Willis.

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Handwritten letter from Mary W. Kirby Willis to Sarah L Kirby Hallowell Willis, October 29, 1854.

Post, Isaac. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from Isaac Post to Amy Kirby Post, November 1, 1854.

Unknown writer. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.

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Handwritten letter from unknown writer to Amy Kirby Post, December 14, 1854.

Potter, Nathaniel Jr. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from Nathaniel Jr Potter to Isaac Post, January 7, 1855.

Mott, James. Letter to Isaac Post.

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Handwritten letter from James Mott to Isaac Post, January 8, 1855.

Help Transcribe the Correspondence