Document Type

Personal Letter


Holiday wishes from William H. Mathewson to his sister Emma. Dates 1869 and 1871 have been scribed on this fine example of Spencerian penmanship. The card reads:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from William to my dear sister Emma.

Were half the power that fills the world with terror,
Were half the wealth, bestowed on camps and courts,
Given to redeem the human mind from error,
There were no need of arsenals nor forts

Executed by Wm H. Mathewson
Student, Warner's Bryant & Stratton College