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Portions of a Letter from Clara Gertrude Naff to her cousin, Kittie Shell,
January 18, 1889
Note Clara's references to "Henry." We believe this is her younger brother, Henry Hudson Naff, b. 1-Dec-1887 and that Clara Gertrude and Henry Hudson are the children of William Crawford Naff.

Transcription - by Betty Naff Mitchell

My Dear Cousin

I thought I would attempt to answer your kind letter which I recei ed in due time and I was very glad to hear from you. I would have answered your letter sooner but have not had time. Mama was scolding me when she heard from Aunt-Delia [Cordelia] and found out I had not answered your letter. I will try to answer your letter sooner next time.

...Henry is just as mean as ever I know you would like to see him, we had a Turkey Christmas and he called it a Dutcher(?). Papa has learned him little speaches, he has a little chicken and he calls it a bird. We are all well I hope you are the same. I will have to close you must write soon. Love from all to all


Document Courtesy Jane Wallace, Worthington, OH,
great great granddaughter of Jacob and Amanda (Broyles) Naff

Published and Copyrighted © by Betty Naff Mitchell
April 23, 2003