Saturday, July 15, 2017

6 July 1904 Letter from Dr. James Lee to Orpha May Spencer

This a letter from Dr. James O. Lee to his then Fiancee Orpha May Spencer.  This will be a direct transcription.  The formatting may be slightly off due to the photos and text fitting into the blog.  Click here for the full collection of Orpha May Spencer.  Click here to see more items that relate to St. Louis, MO.  Click here to see more items that relate to Worthing, SD.

James O. Lee, A. M. M. D.
Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat-Specialties

Worthing, S. D., July 6 1904

Orfa Spencer
         St. Louis
Dear Friend
I suppose you will 
be surprised to hear
from me at this time
but i can not keep from
writing you a few
line andto tell you
the risen that i could
not marry you but now
now  after i got Divorce
i thought i would
write and tell you
that i haved loved
you all the time ever
since the first time 
                i meet you

James O. Lee A. M. M. D.
 Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat-Specialties
              Worthing, S.D. -------------190
and my love for you
now is such that i am
thinking of you all the
time and if you love 
me yet and will forgive
me i will marry you
at any time i can
never forget you and
sweetheart i will give
the best home you 
ever had and all my
love for ever and ever
sweetheart if you are 
not married please write
me i will tell you anything
you ask, my thoughts
is allways with you
and have been since
i meet you

James O. Lee, A. M. M. D.
Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat-Specialist
                  Worthing, S.D-----------------190
well i will not tire 
you with a long letter
but before i close
will tell you that i
got divorce in Wis. 
last month. i was
married in 97 but her
mother took my wife
away from me and left
for Ea[?????] and i did
not find out were
she was before last
Summer and there i
found that she had 
not got divorce and
i started and are now
parted from one that
i never lived with   

       Worthing, S.D. ---------------------190
if you love me yet and
will write i will give
you all the information
you want will now 
close with hope to
hear from you
and with hope that
you love me yet
    your's for ever

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