I especially like the letter at the bottom, which refers to the paper dolls and decisively dates them.
The lovely ink and penmanship is faded, but here's what I can make out. The letter is dated March 26, 1874, with a return (I think) address of Mt. Holyoke (Sem. --Seminary?), South Hadley, Mass.:
Everything here was in an envelope marked, "Nannies Paper Dolls." One can only surmise that Jennie's grandchildren cherished these, too.
Dear Little Jennie:
I am going to write you a little letter, and send you these little paper dolls. I cut them out because I thought you would like to have them all ready to play with. I think they are very cunning.
The little book I thought you could read by this time.
I have been home on a vacation and have just come back to go to school again. Aunty Cooke sent lots of love, and wants to see Jennie very much.
Won't you ask mamma to write to me, and tell me if this comes, all right?
I suppose you go to school, and little Georgie too, by this time and have real nice times. Don't you?
One of my teacher's has been visiting at Hattie Brown's this [term is struck out] vacation. Her name is Miss Spooner. Have you seen her?
I can not write you any more now. So good bye, if you have not forgotten your old friend
Give my love to your mamma and papa, won't you? And a kiss to Jennie and Georgie.