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Edward's Love Note to Orra Wishing for Bad Weather

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In this love note about a planned meeting later that evening, Edward desires the weather to be so awful that he and Orra might need to remain in each other's company all night. They may have been morally upright young people, but notes such as this one show a willingness to skirt propriety—at least, on Edward's side of the equation.

Edward Hitchcock
Courtesy of:
Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers, Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library