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HILTON, Hannah
(Archive): Woman's Diaries during her Trip to Europe and Family Letters
New Hampshire / Massachusetts / Switzerland / Germany / France / Russia: 1896-1897. Near Fine. Unbound. A collection of 25 letters, two travel journals and various ephemera from 1896 to 1897 during a woman's trip to Europe. All items are near fine with some light age-toning and tiny tears. An archive consisting of two diaries and 25 letters from and to Hannah Hilton from other family members during between 1896 and 1897. A majority of the letters are from Hilton's aunts and uncles talking about their estranged family member, Aunt Lizzie, "When I last saw Aunt Lizzie she had a long letter written to you, reciting her grievances...I'm intending to retain it and not deliver it. She has sent for me to send it back to her but I will not as my feeling is always to say what is pleasant." Other letters explain a "relapse" and that Lizzie has become "crazy." However, the type of relapse is not stated. A letter from Helen Hilton explains that Lizzie will write other family member's signatures, to frustrate the receiver of the letter with her, "Morbid imagining and distorted thinking." There are a couple letter written to Lizzie from Hannah, explaining she is no longer welcome to come live with her, "You ask me to write, but of what use is it? You have accused me of almost everything foul you can think of. I shall not answer any more of your abusive letters." Included are two small diaries filled with entries during Hilton's travel overseas to Europe. There is a map of routes to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, and Cologne and Hilton writes about visiting Switzerland, Germany, France, and … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Between the Covers (betweenthecoversrarebooks) [Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States]
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