Letter from Katherine Caperton to her Sister, London
Title: Letter from Katherine Caperton to her Sister, London
Description: [Autograph letter signed] Katherine is writing to her sister, Mrs. Minerva Park Phelps Russel Jennings. Going to American Express Office to contact her to let her know of their safety and to get more money. Mrs. Robertson is inundated with people fleeing from France and the continent. She turned 30 away yesterday. She promises to take care of us until we sail. The papers this morning say that Germany has declared war on England. The people believe that Germany has been spoiling to fight Britain for a long time. They have booked passage on the Adriatic, a White Star Line Ship, scheduled to sail from Liverpool on September 17. The editor of one of the papers has called the situation "Armageddon."
Source: Caperton/Burnam Family Papers
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