Lurcie Harris Letter

This woman is the mother of 10 children, age 41. Went to day school 3 mo. Wrote this letter alone)

Lurcie Harris Letter 1936
Lurcie Harris


Old Fort, N.C.

Sept. 13, 1936


Dear Sister,

I will write you a letter telling you about my tripe Thursday. Me and my husband went to Lake Lurie to see the President of the United States. We injoyed our trip fine and say several new things. We say an old fashon Loom weaving rugs. We say Chimley Rock that was beautiful. It was cool and pleasant down there, so we hade a nice time.

Yours truly,

Lurcie Harris

Nannie Wright Letter

Sept. 16, 1936

Old Fort, N.C.


Dear UncleNannie Wright Letter

How are you all by this time well I hope we are all well at this time

Will did Ellar get out of the hospital and how is she and the baby

Till her I said hello. I would like to  see her and the baby

Ill Uncle Will how is your cotton I guess you have got a pretty field of cotton by now I would like to come down there again. We sure did have a good time down there in June at the birthday dinner. We got home just fine that Sunday evening just before dark.

Your friend,

Nannie Wright



(age 25, mother of 2 children, got to 3rd or 4th grade. Has had 4 or 5 lessons in Adult School)

Wash Price Letter

Wash Price Letter
Wash Price Letter

Sept. 12, 1936

Old Fort, N. C.


Mrs. Day, I will write you a short letter about the adult school. I think it is fine. I have learned more about reading and writing and counting and I  hope it will last. Tell all will learn to read and write.


Yours truly

Wash Price




(age 55, wrote this letter without help. Father of 7 children. Interested very much in school)