Documents from William Slater
indicates the letters with the richest content


JULY 30,
1857

Newly arrived in
U.S.A

William Slater reports his experiences having just arrived at Thomas Jackson's home

OCTOBER 23,
1857

Meeting Relatives For The First time

William Slater is still finding his way around his new home area.

NOVEMBER 9,
1857


1857-11- 9

This is another from William Slater and written to his "Brother John"

Letter #14 JANUARY 04,
1858

RE:
RELIGION

John Watson is making William Slater write to his father about religion?

WITNESSED AUNT WATSON BEING ABUSED

William records incidents of John Watson's wife and maid behaving disrespectfully to John Watson's mother who lives with them

JULY 12,
1858

To
Caleb Slater

8 complicated pages requiring transcription

OCTOBER 31,
1858

Boarding in New Quarters

William Slater to his two sisters

November 1,
1858

First Year in
Reading

A chatty family letter to his brother reporting on life in Reading. making ropes and enjoying some good food.

December 27,
1858


Christmas

I think I must address you collectivity at this time...


JUNE 12,
1859

Sent To His
Father

A rich family letter giving a feel of the relations' life styles

JUNE 12,
1889

1889-06-12