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Storer, Sidney A. : Letters, 1907-1910


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These letters were donated to the Archives and Special Collections Department of the Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston by Joan Krizack, archivist at Northeastern University, Boston.


These eight letters contain the personal correspondence between Williams B. Brooks of Dorchester, Massachusetts to Sidney A. Storer of Brooklyn, New York. Storer seems to be a former resident of Dorchester and neighbor of Brooks. Brooks appears in the letters as an older advice giver to a younger Storer, addressing them to, "my dear Sidney," and signing them, "sincerely, your friend." Brooks writes such lines as, "now I have not intended this as a lecture - I am only expressing my interest and best wishes for your future prosperity and happiness which I feel sure will come to you in goodly share." He also notes, "I would not advise you to add to your living expenses for a while until you get ahead of the game - you will also find there will be more temptations to spend money in New York which you must consider." Subjects in the correspondence encompass: advice to Storer regarding his work for "S & W" in New York and a farm project in 1910, his family back in Dorchester and references to Robert (perhaps a brother) and mutual friends. Other topics are Storer's visits back home with Brooks and his wife, and personal details of Brooks' life.

Scope and Content

The correspondence contains eight letters and their envelopes and are mostly four pages in length each. Two letters are single pages. The correspondence came to the Healey Library Archives with no biographical information. The letters are in excellent condition and clearly legible.


The dates on the letters are as follows:

Mar. 17, 1907

Nov. 10, 1907

Dec. 13, 1907

Dec. 26, 1907

Jan. 26, 1908

Feb. 02, 1908

Jun. 10, 1909

Mar. 16, 1910