The letter reads:
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.
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.