Monday, April 4, 2011

Amanuensis Monday-The George Letter

The letter was written to my Father, George O'Donnell by his maternal Grandfather, George VanBilliard. I never knew about this letter until after my Dad died in 2007 and I found it in his keepsakes. I wish I had the letter that 7 year old George had written to his Grandfather. According to the 1930 Census, George VanBilliard was living as a border in New Hope, PA. He was a Foreman for the Telegraph Co. The Mackay Postal Telegraph-Cable Company was merged later with it's largest competitor, Western Union. I found in the Western Union archives that the company was in New Hope, PA at that time laying new cable.