Letters of Love: Archival Remnants of Fathers’ Devotion
· Family and Friends ·
Among the legal documents and receipts, official correspondence, and journals found in the Tudor Place archive, you’ll also find letters of love. Those described in this essay by Archivist Wendy Kail were penned by career military men tied to the estate through marriage to Peter family daughters. Two were the sons-in-law of founders Martha and Thomas Peter, and a third was their nephew by marriage. All three wore the cloak of military civility with grace and honor, but beneath their martial façades sheltered hearts smitten with love … for their sons.