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from his sister, "Sylphie (Elizabeth, "Betsy"). Dated Salem, September 16th, 1800. At this time Peirce was a student at Harvard College. His sister brings him up-to-date with some of her recent activities, and answers an invitation he had issued. Their friend Mrs. Rogers had staged a neighborhood production of "the famous 'Tragedy of Pizarro'". With some other girls, she had made an outing to "Mr. Pickman's farm", and wandered over to "the Hospital, where we had the small pox...it appeared so different from what I expected...". Mr. Bentley is coming tomorrow to deliver as usual his lecture - it will be upon Epistles." She is enjoying her new drawing class. Their father was facilitating her "great inclination to ride horse-back" by providing a neighbor's horses. Mrs. Rogers visited and provoked a philosophical conversation. She is hopeful that their "Papa" will bring the family to Cambridge for "the Exhibition", since "nothing would be more pleasing to me." Benjamin Peirce became a member of the Massachusetts legislature, Harvard librarian, and the father of the Harvard mathematician and physicist of the same name. Two pages, one sheet folded to make two 7 x 9 inch leaves, a blank page and an address page. Folded for mailing, small stains bleeding through the first leaf, in Very Good condition.
Title: Autograph Letter, Signed, to Benjamin Peirce
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Seller ID: peirce,benjamin1778-1831.165fromhissister,sylphi