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|Communication Between Law Land and His Family in Philadelphia|
|There must have been letters that went back and forth
between the Lands in Smithtown and Law"s family in Philadelphia. |
Law's mother, Lydia, and his siblings, Polly, Adelaide, Walter and Harry, as well as Law's half brother, Samuel, and his wife, Mary Ann Law (Lydia's siste), lived in Philadelphia.
The inferred contacts between Lydia and Law were at least two:
Laws sister, Polly Wooler, visited Long Island with two of her grandaughters in 1942, sixteen years after Law's death in 1926 and twelve years after Elizabeth Sykes Land's death in 1930. Some communication, however, sparce, must be assumed for Polly to show up in Smithtown in 1942.
It would be very interesting to have copies of whatever letters were sent.
|Communication Between Elizabeth Sykes Land and Her Family in Toronto, Canada|
|Elizabeth Sykes Land had two brothers, Robert and Samuel, who lived in Toronto. After the Lands moved to Smithtown, Elizabeth visted Toronto at least twice. She sent the following postcard to Percy in 1914.|
| Mr Percy Land|
Central Islip L.I.
Best Love to all Mother
September 3, 1914
|Elizabeth, Law, Percy, Meta, Arnold, Helen, Allen and Buddy went to Toronto in 1922 . See The Trip to Canada|
| Seven postcards (including the one from Elizabeth above)
were among the photographs that
Helen gave me.|
To: Miss Meta Petermann|
36 - Second St Hoboken, N.J.
July 12, 1904
From: Monitcello July 12/04
" Dear Meta We are having a lovely time, I will send a letter Wednesday best regards to Mill +Annie. Charlie sends his best regards to all. Rudie"Who were Rudie and Charlie?
Mill was most likely Mildred Rost who came to Meta and Annie's reunion in Smithtown in the 1930s.
Annie was Meta's sister.
Meta was 18 years old in 1904.
To: C L Land Esq|
#23 7th Ave
March 10, 1906
"I hope you are having a good time Mother"
C L Land was Clarence
To: Mr. Percy Land|
106 River St.
Franklin Co, N.Y.
August 12, 1907
"Dear Son Please write your address intelligably as we are not sure this is right Mother"
"No. 49 Bird's Eye View of New York and East River Bridge"
This is in fact a picture of the Brooklyn Bridge looking from the Brooklyn side.
On November 17, 1906 a post card was sent from Hauppague to
Percy Arnold Land at 328 Hudson St. Hoboken, N.J..|
"Percy if not comming home tomorrow please write. Ruth From Mamma"
Helen Land made notes on this post card which read,
"Donaldson's store burned struck by lighting August 10, 1904. Gave a better post card to L.I. Room Smithtown Library "
To Miss A Peterman|
36 2 nd St
Postmarked Hauppague December 31, 1906 and Hoboken N.J. January 1, 1907
No message except " Meta" written on the front.
As brief as the message is, there is at least one valuable fact to be gathered from this card. Meta was in Hauppague for New Years 1906/07, over a year before she and Percy were married. It must have been a pretty significant relationship by New Years 1906/07 for Percy to bring Meta to his house for the holiday. Had she met his parents before? Or was this the first time they met? Were they already engaged?
|The signatue is "Eitner". I do not know how
Meta knew the Eitners. There is a picture of Helen Eitner's daughter, Helen Eitner,
with Ethel Land and Annie Petermann.
See Relatives |
The card was sent from Midland, New York. There is no year mark.
What do you think of this hold up, Percy|
Postcard from Percy to John Hilpert in Hoboken that was never sent.
Date unknown, not postmarked.
Both Percy and Law returned to Hoboken.
Law became a citizen in Jersey City, New Jersey in January 1902. When he applied for his naturalization in September 1901 he gave his address as 213 14th Street, Hoboken.
Family history says the Lands worked on the rebuilding of the Hoboken piers which burned on June 30, 1900. For excepts about the fire from the New York Times, dated July 1, 1900 see, the Hoboken Fire under Petermann.
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