Hurricane Letter from Henniker (1938) (Part 1)

A Henniker schoolteacher wrote this letter to her mother during the Hurricane of ’38:

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TO BE CONTINUED: But when morning comes… >>

For the text of this letter, we thank the Henniker Historical Society, for whose newsletter Yolande Nicknair edited the original letter.  The actual identity of the letter’s author, “Dorothy,” remains unknown…

21 September 1938

10 responses to “Hurricane Letter from Henniker (1938) (Part 1)”

  1. Robert Crumb would have approved of this cartoon correspondence. I’m currently reading his letters in the book “Your Vigor for Life Appalls me”.

    1. Thanks! I’m a fan of Crumb’s work with historical texts (Genesis), and did not fail to note the apocalyptic biblical shadings in Dorothy’s account…

  2. I’ve linked to the cartoon letter pages from this page:
    (A few more Henniker links)

    My Robert Crumb pages are here:

    best wishes, Dave.

    >8000 hi-resolution photos especially Edinburgh &

    1. Thanks for spreading the word! If your readers are interested, here is the CATEGORY listing all HENNIKER posts in this series, to date:

  3. Hi
    It has been fun to see your extensive collection of the Henniker family . I am Michaela Jacqueline Henniker-Heaton granddaughter of Sir John Peregrine Henniker-Heaton . Rose Henniker-Heaton is my great aunt . If you are interested I can answer questions on our family .

    1. Thanks, Michaela ~ Glad you’re enjoying our comics about the town of Henniker, NH, USA. I wonder how the Heaton-Henniker family relates to the history of this town name? We occasionally receive visits of Henniker descendants from England. ~ M

      1. Yvo Henniker-Heaton Avatar
        Yvo Henniker-Heaton

        I am not sure a connection exists I am afraid.

  4. Yvo Henniker-Heaton Avatar
    Yvo Henniker-Heaton

    My name is Sir Yvo Henniker-Heaton and I am the great grandson of Sir John Henniker-Heaton MP and postal reformer. We have no connection to your town that I can trace in our family records. A previous comment was made by the daughter of my late half sister. I am not aware that she is in possession of any family records that would counter my comments. Her real name is Ferris – the name of her father.

    1. Always good to hear from Team Henniker!
      I’m currently working with letters from/to 19th century Hennikerites here:

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