Winsor, Susan

Susan Winsor Letter
1836

DAL.SMS.088

Collection Overview:
Title: Susan Winsor Letter
Date: 1836
Creator: Susan Winsor
Call Number: DAL.SMS.088
Repository: Drew Archival Library
Location: Small Collections Box 3
Quantity: 1 folder
Language: English

Administrative Information:
Access Restriction: The collection is open to researchers
Acquisition Information: The letter was donated prior to 2007
Preferred form of citation: DAL.SMS.088, Susan Winsor Letter in the Drew Archival Library of the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society
Finding Aid prepared by: Carolyn Ravenscroft, June 2015

Scope and Content:

The collection consists of one letter written by a young woman named Lucy in Boston, MA to her friend, Susan Winsor, in Duxbury, MA. The letter is dated March 10, 1836 and was sent to Miss Winsor in care of Mr. Ferguson and Mr. Jones. Of particular interest in the letter is the discussion of the cost of goods and latest fashions. Also included is an interesting mention of Charlotte Winsor of Duxbury, the daughter of Spencer Winsor and Charlotte (Hewitt) Winsor, who had become involved with a married man in Boston.

Biographical Information:

The author of this letter, Lucy, is unknown. She was most likely from Duxbury, MA and engaged in business with the recipient, Susan Winsor, and is either a relative or close friend. Susan Winsor may be the daughter of Martin Winsor and Hannah Rogers, born July 10, 1809. However, the daughter of Martin and Hannah married Thomas Winsor in 1834, making Susan “Mrs” not “Miss” in 1836. There are no other Susan Winsors in Duxbury at this time, however. There was a Parker Jones living in the vicinity of Martin Winsor in 1840 that could be the house to which the letter was directed.