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    This book is a spellbinding collection of letters from Lucy Parker Shaw, an immigrant to Galveston Texas in 1838 to her mother in Eastport, Maine. They cover the years from 1838 to 1850. Topics in the letters range from family matters to political, economic, medical, and notable historical figures. The reader will feel her life slowly come alive and the times in which she lived will be revealed in startling detail. A Forward prepare the reader for her family's arrival in Galveston and an Afterward describe what happened to some of the people she mentioned in her missives. Notes throughout the book aid the reader to understand the historical significance of the many events and people Lucy mentioned.

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    This book is a spellbinding collection of letters from Lucy Parker Shaw, an immigrant to Galveston Texas in 1838 to her mother in Eastport, Maine. They cover the years from 1838 to 1850. Topics in the letters range from family matters to political, economic, medical, and notable historical figures. The reader will feel her life slowly come alive and the times in which she lived will be revealed in startling detail. A Forward prepare the reader for her family's arrival in Galveston and an Afterward describe what happened to some of the people she mentioned in her missives. Notes throughout the book aid the reader to understand the historical significance of the many events and people Lucy mentioned.