1895, May 10 – Letter from George Hesse to brother Lewis Hesse

George announced his engagement and wedding next month, while explaining he has been working in Liverpool England all winter and has just returned to Baltimore, Maryland. Read a transcript of the letter below (original misspellings & all) or click on the image links to view the actual letter. As you read the transcript of the letter click on the links to view information & images about what they are discussing.


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Transcription of Letter:

Balto. May 10/95

Dear Bro:—

It has been a long time since you have had a letter from me isn’t it?  Well I was in England all Winter and have had a very prosperous time of it.  How is all the folks at home?  Is Lulu still out at Procter’s yet?  And Mamie Lou is she getting along?  I guess you will be telling me she has got married?  Well that is not the best of it, girls will be girls and boys will get married and that is just what I am going to do in June.  I have been working in Liverpool all winter and have laid up L40 to get married on L40 is about $200.00 which I made as an assistant shipping commissioner.  The girl I am to marry is the same age as I am lacking one week so that is why we agreed to get married in June.  Her name is Cecilia Dunbar and she is as pretty and loving as can be.  I came to Balto. to try and get a position here but could not, so I will go back to Liverpool again and get spliced there.  I had intended if I got a job here to send for “Sis” (that is what we call her) & make my home in Balto.  Now you can show this to Mamie & Julie too if she is at home if you will.  Now answer this immediately as I do not know whether I will stay in Liverpool or go to “The Isle of Man” as that is where “Sis” folks live now.  Good Bye

with fond love to all I remain your Loving Bro



George a Hesse

34 Mela St

Off West Derby Rd

Liverpool Eng

Be sure and write immediately adn add

34 Mela St

Off West Derby Rd

Liverpool Eng

Your Loving Bro



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