Author:GEORGE ROBERTS

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1875 ORIGINAL, SIGNIFICANT MANUSCRIPT LETTER DETAILING THE SAVAGE RESULTS OF PESTILENCE ON THE CITY OF CHICAGO HANDWRITTEN BY A CLEVELAND MAN SEEKING A BETTER LIFE

By: GEORGE ROBERTS

Price: $2,455.99

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, 1875

Seller ID: 0008186

Condition: Fair


On offer is a rare letter written during one of the many typhoid epidemics that swept Chicago during the 19th century. Measuring 10 inches by 8 inches, the letter is two-sided and fills both pages. The letter has some stains as one would expect from a nearly century and a half paper but is fairly legible. The author of the letter is George Roberts to his wife. In it he describes how ill he feels and the state of mind it leaves him in: "... I am so [ ] and I can get up and walk around a little I have been very sick and now I am [ ] [ ] fever now but I am nothing but a shadow to what I w... View more info