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Offline AAAndrew

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Who is A.J. Spencer?
« on: February 13, 2020, 09:52:40 AM »
I had mentioned in an earlier post about a women who contacted me through my website (thesteelpen.com), wanting to find out more about her great-great-grandfather Edson Healy. Originally, we thought there was some connection with Lyman Potter Spencer, but recently she found, and sent me a scan of, a letter from A. J. Spencer while he was posted at Fairfax Station, VA July 15th, 1865.

I don't know that much about the Spencer family, but I've not found a reference to A.J. Spencer yet. I know Lyman was in the civil war, and the family had stories about Edson's relationship with Lyman, but I don't know A.J.

It's interesting because A.J. opens the letter

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It seems not only good, but soul-cheering to once more have the privilege to witness those beautiful, and gracefully formed "lines", as they were neatly formed by my old "School mate" and "companion in office" once at Gallipolis.


More work needs to be done to untangle this, but in the meantime, the letter is quite interesting in it's style, and obviously of the Spencerian school.

Any more knowledge, suggestions, etc... would be greatly appreciated.

Andrew

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Re: Who is A.J. Spencer?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 10:55:54 AM »
@AAAndrew
Perhaps Andrew Jackson Spencer?

This article from the Cleveland Dealer, 28 Feb 1899.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2020, 10:59:25 AM by AnasaziWrites »

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Re: Who is A.J. Spencer?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2020, 12:28:08 PM »
Interesting. A good possibility.

Thanks!
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