Laura Kephart’s Letter to Jane Frazer Kephart March 11, 1946

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Emilee Hicks (Creator)
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Laura Wright

Abstract: The following manuscript is a transcription of a letter from Laura Kephart, wife of writer Horace Kephart, to their granddaughter, Jane. The original is dated Mar. 11, 1946. Within this letter, Laura’s tone is warm and conversational, mainly delegated to family gossip and updates, though she also states her intentions to enclose a copy of an old letter written by Horace for Jane’s father to peruse, but I was unable to find any document that could fit this description. It is interesting to note that Laura calls Horace’s manuscript “a beautiful tribute,” which denotes possible sentimental or scholarly attachment, or perhaps a combination of the two. In any case, Laura’s letter would be of great interest to Kephart scholars who are engaged in research on his works and looking to gain deeper insights on relations within the Kephart family.

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Language: English
Date: 2020

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