MS 42 Frantz Family Letters

Correspondence. Contains letters mailed to Esther C. Frantz and Andrew M. Frantz from their daughter Letitia Frantz and son C.L. Frantz plus Esther’s sister, Elmina Landis, and brother, Henry Landis.  Also included are letters from a friend Mary A. Long. Letters describe their travels and family life at home from June 24 to Oct. 21, 1883.  Includes letters from Philadelphia, Reading, and Bedford, Pa., and from Waynesboro.

Andrew M. Frantz was an attorney and school administrator from East Lampeter Township, Pa.  He is believed to have attended local schools and academies.  He passed the Lancaster bar in 1861 and began to practice law soon afterwards.  He served as Secretary on the Board of Trustees of Millersville State Normal School and as Chairman of the Committee on Grounds and Buildings from 1861 to 1911.

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