19th c. Letter Containing Knitted Mitten Ephemera - Voluntown, New London, CT
"You have got the (mitten) Sir at last."
This little missive was addressed to Mr. Henry Crandall, Voluntown, CT. Sent from Preston, CT on March 12th. The envelope is quite small at 3" x 5".
Henry Crandall was born November 30, 1829, Voluntown, New London, CT. One of four children born to Ira Kinne Crandall and Zilpha Cole. He married Julia Sophronia Babcock in 1854. Together they had two daughters, Florence and Frances Anna. Henry was a descendant of Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island. He served as a sergeant in the 1st Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery in 1861.
Too tiny and snug to be an infant mitten, the mitten may have belonged to a doll belonging to the daughters.
Will be charming framed. Includes genealogy.
Envelope: 2.85" x 5"
Foxing to paper and envelope
Birth: 30 Nov 1829, Voluntown, New London, CT
Father: Ira Kinne Crandall 2 Dec 1805 – 28 Jan 1873
Mother: Zilpha Cole 1802–1891
Spouse: Julia Sophronia Babcock
Marriage: 14 Nov 1854, Willimantic, Windham, CT
Death: 27 Nov 1869, Providence, RI
Burial: Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, RI
Memorial ID: 23621081
Emily Crandall Burdick: 15 Jun 1828 – 5 Apr 1856, m. Stanton Burdick
William Alonzo Crandall: 1831 – 1832
Florence L. Crandall: 1856 -
Frances Anna Crandall: 1858 -
Enlisted in 1st Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery, as sergeant, on April 17, 1861. Mustered out, August 6, 1861.
Descendent of John Crandall (Jan 1649 - 14 Aug 1704), Newport, RI
Ira Kinne Crandall (2 Dec 1805 – 28 Jan 1873)
The son of Rev. Amos & Esther (Kinne) Crandall & he was born & died in Voluntown. He married Zilpha Cole
[From Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island and his descendants - p. 115]