United States of America: 1902. Correspondence. Good. Item #028523
Over 40 individual letters; handwritten on notepaper, in pen or pencil; usually 4 pages. Sent by Sarah Tulin to her brother Louis Harris, mostly from Hartford Connecticut with several in 1906 written from Colchester. A few of the letters with additional writing in cursive Yiddish, perhaps for additional privacy. Mostly literate, although some context & spelling reads as a non-originally native English writer; the family was originally from Russia. From the context, it appears Mr. Harris is in New York for his education and is receiving some financial support for this from Sarah's family; Sarah is a seamstress "with Bellersteins (and) worked a very short time for Abe Shvarts during my vacation…" One of the letters from Sarah is on the letterhead of Tulin, Toft & Tulin, importers and wholesale grocers of Hartford, this presumably her family's business. These are primarily Sarah's news & love-notes to Louis, replies to his letters, with family news of both her own and Louis'. "Are you really love sick? This is most extraordinary…I would advise you to see a doctor about it and make it sure, if the cause of your sickness is really love. But whatever it is I hope that it isn't dangerous and I also hope that it is not contagious for if it is I'm liable to catch it, by handling your letters…" "…So being more practical than romantic, and having in particular a dislike for writing love letters although I like you as much as it is in my nature to like any one of my fancy for the length of time that I know you and particularly being fond of your letters…" "…I dreamed about you last night. I dreamed that I was sitting on the piazza reading a book and as I turned my head I saw you standing and you told me that you were on your supper hour and felt like coming down to see us. This is a nice way to feel to think of you even in my sleep. But it is so and I can't help it I don't half express my feelings through my writing to you…" Sarah is interested in business and potential business, presenting a possible business partnership for Louis in a drug store in Norwich. She is also continuing her own education: "…I have made arrangement with Miss Clark to take lessons of her. I am taking up English literature and mathematics. I feel that I can devote 3 hours every evening for studying…" And practical: "…I'd love to call you up sometime on the telephone only it costs a quarter to get to Colchester and then the phoning so I think it is a waste of money when we can say all we want through letters…" - at the writing of this letter, in 1906 they are married with at least one child. The last couple of letters' content reflect that some of the romance aspect has faded and it seems that Sarah & Louis while still married, are distant in time, place and emotional connection. Notes size approx. 5" x 7" average; some edge-wear and soiling; in good condition.