2005.36.266: Thomas F. Jones, Jr. to Kate, 1857 April 18
1857; Transcription; Thomas F. Jones, Jr.; Kate; Love Letter; Travel; Alcohol; Religion; Weapons; Mental Health; Mental Illness; Dr. Bythewood
Thomas F. Jones, Jr. authored this seven-page handwritten letter describing an ordeal with an unidentified drunken friend. He was so drunk that Jones likened him to a "Patagonian" who likened him to "the Evil Spirit." He also reassures Kate the he is faithful only to her, undoubtedly because he is on a long journey.
Thomas F. Jones, Jr.
P.M.B. Young Collection, Bartow History Museum
Bartow History Museum
1857 April 18
Heather M. Haley