Friday, November 23, 2012

December 2 1909

Lafayette Square, Buffalo, N.Y.
Write soon.
            Bill
            By, Bye.


Postmarked: Buffalo, N.Y.
Addressed: Miss Esther Richardson
                    Ringgold, VA

Bill is most likely Esther's first cousin William F Elliott, son of C. R. Elliott.  [C R Elliott was the brother of Harriet Elliott.] William Elliott wrote Esther a number of postcards and letters over the years.  Typically, he signed his name W F Elliott and sometimes Will Elliott.  However, the handwriting here is remarkably similar to postcards you will see in the future.  W F Elliott was in the military and many of the postcards sent to Esther were from areas where he served or visited.







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