Sugar Valley [California?]: 1854. Single sheet, mss to both sides, 45 lines, ~ 450 words. 9-3/4" x 7-3/8". Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Age-toning. Fold-lines. Occasional stain & spot, though writing quite legible. About Very Good. Item #47092
"the old House that whitlow lived in was burnt to the ground last friday night and the worst of all two of the litle [sic] girls was burnt with it."
A detailed letter, at times gruesomely so, describing a horrific house fire & its aftermath.