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

Published by Marek

Cartoonist, musician, teacher.

10 thoughts on “Hurricane Letter from Henniker (1938) (Part 1)

    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…

  1. 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 .

  2. 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.

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