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!yaD etisoppO yppaH

We regret to inform you that today is Opposite Day! To celebrate, we’d like to share a letter from the collection, written (how else?) backwards.

This letter was written November 8, 1878, from “George” to his brother “Jim” while George was recovering from a steamboat accident near  that almost took off his right arm. George tells his brother that he regrets that he cannot write a longer letter, but he is writing with his left hand and thus backwards.

MSS 589 p1, Steamboat injury, left hand letter, 1878

(WSA MSS 589 p1)

MSS 589 p2, Steamboat injury, left hand letter, 1878

(WSA MSS 589 p2)

MSS 589 p3, Steamboat injury, left hand letter, 1878

(WSA MSS 589 p3)

 

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