1842 letter from brother of William DeLoss Love, 1843, to Miss Wallace (stampless)
Letter (1 sheet, folded, written on all four pages; addressed on 4th page) dated Nov. 28, 1842, from S.M. Love to Miss M.S. Wallace, addressed to Mr. W. D.L. Love, Hamilton Coll. Clinton, N.Y. --that is, William DeLoss Love, class of 1843. Letter begins, "I did not exactly like brother DeLoss permitting you to read my letter, but still, I must thank him for it as the means of gaining such an interesting & valuable correspondent as yourself. I have often heard him speak of you, and I have as often thought I should highly value your acquaintance & friendship." S.M. Love also refers to "brother S.G." --Samuel G. Love, class of 1846; mentions 1 1/2 feet of snow (in Barre, NY), with "sleighs ... going merrily past"; mentions upcoming marriage of Mr. Knight of North Brookfield Mass with Miss Sarah A. Foster of Barre Center; sends love to Miss Buttrick and to his brothers. -- So, S.M. Love, living at the family home in Barre, sends a letter for his brother, William DeLoss Love (class of 1843), at Hamilton College, to deliver to William's friend, Miss M.S. Wallace, and also conveying his love to another of William's friends, Miss Buttrick (probably daughter of administrator Horatio Gates Buttrick and sister of Edwin L. Buttrick, class of 1842), and both his brothers at Hamilton, William DeLoss and Samuel G. Love (class of 1846).
donated by Carl Volz