10 November 2014

Amanuensis Monday: 1926 unclaimed letter

On 13 October 1926 Alma A. Bliss, of New Orleans, LA, wrote Mr. Thomas F. Russell of 1709 Lovespring Avenue, Wilmington, DE concerning her family line. The letter, found in a collection of Bliss letters, was stamped "unclaimed" and returned to Alma Bliss.

The letter reads:

Dear Sir,

Please let me have all information you can possibly give regarding your father's family. We are trying to complete the Russell Family Tree. If you will kindly assist us by [sending] us your family data, writing names in full, with dates of births, deaths and marriages, should we be successful in connecting your family. I will gladly send you a copy of records we have been successful in obtaining.

I have been working at this for 2 yrs, assisting a cousin who has been on this job almost 3 years. To save time please give all the family data you can in first letter.

Please pardon pencil scribbling, etc.
Thanking you for your kindness, I am.

Very sincerely,
Alma A Bliss

A brief disclaimer note here ... I have no relation to the Bliss family (to my knowledge). Nor is the family related to any clients (again to my knowledge). The letters were found grouped together at a local (Lancaster County, PA) auction.

Amanuensis Monday is a genealogy prompt of GeneaBloggers in which the writings - letters, diaries, etc., - of those passed are featured.  
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.