The Minor Family Album: Continuing The Search for Mr. Chin Whisker’s Identity

My last post contained a LOT of information about the face that greets me when I open the Minor Family Album.  Mr. Chin Whiskers was originally thought to be our family patriarch, John Pearson (Pierson) Minor, but that hypothesis was thrown out when a cousin shared copy of a labeled tintype of John P. Minor.  My … Continue reading The Minor Family Album: Continuing The Search for Mr. Chin Whisker’s Identity

Amanuensis Monday: Article of Agreement

Today's transcription comes from my Minor Treasure Box and sheds light on the characters introduced in last week's Letter from Asa Minor to John P. Minor. The musty yellowed paper has been folded in half, then in half, then in half again.  With gloves on I gently unfold the 3" by 4" packet; on one … Continue reading Amanuensis Monday: Article of Agreement

Amanuensis Monday: A Letter from Asa Minor to John P. Minor, 1837

The front of the 4" by 5" packet declares : W                                                                                         … Continue reading Amanuensis Monday: A Letter from Asa Minor to John P. Minor, 1837