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Title Illuminated letter from John B. Kline to his wife, Margaret H. Kline, July 4, 1855
Catalog Number 79.9.002
Object Name Letter
Donor Kline, Roy F.
Scope & Content Fraktur love letter on parchment from John B. Kline to his sweetheart, later his wife, Margaret [Madeline?] Harshbarger Kline, July 4, 1855. Rockingham Co., Va. Reverse illuminated with frame around letters and wheat vine border coming from basket at base. Also illuminated with red hearts and orange and red half circles. Among the sentiments expressed by Mr. Kline are "Oh don't you see the turtle dove A setting on yonder pine. A mourning for its own true love Just as I mourn for mine."
Collection Reuel B. Pritchett Museum Collection
People Kline, John B.
Kline, Margaret H.
Subjects Fraktur art
Love-letters