1835: Larkin Weed writes home to his sister Phebe at Sandwich, describing his health & certain experiences during a single day of classes at New Hampton Academy, including an episode of “hot puddings” about the neck:

SOURCE: Weed Family Letters

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13 June 1835

While we have not found a surviving photograph of Larkin Weed, we do have Phebe’s portrait, apparently taken after her operation to fix crossed eyes:


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