For those that are sad to see the holiday pass, here’s one last dose of Halloween for you. Today we are featuring a letter found by one of our volunteers while processing a new manuscript collection, the White Family Papers. John White, the patriarch of the wealthy West Boylston family, was a pioneer in textile manufacturing. In this letter, his daughter, Julia, recounts her exploits on Halloween. You can read a full transcription of the letter here.
Hopefully no one got pranked like poor Mrs. Spence last night!