Last week, on Amanuensis Monday – Letters from the Past, I shared a letter with you that my great-grandmother Dona (Williams) Higginbotham had written to the New Orleans Post Office making an inquiry into the whereabouts of the family of Elizabeth (Williams) Boullemet and her husband Stephen Boullemet.
This week, they replied!
United States Post Office
New Orleans, LA
November 10, 1917.
Respectfully returned to Inquiry from Mrs. R F Higginbotham, re Stepehen Boullimet or Miss Elizabeth Williams et ale.
Mrs. R F Higginbotham
R F D 3, Box 45
In reference to your communication herewith, I beg leave to advise that our city directory shows the following: Mrs. S C Boullemet or Mrs. Nettie B Boullemet, 2695 St. Charles. Mrs. Libby Bartell, 2126 St. Thomas. Mrs. Ada Bartell, 2315 Banks St. Mrs Rusk’s name is not shown in directory.
She also received this letter, apparently around the same time according to the postmarks.
2625 Saint Charles Avenue
Mrs. R. F. Higginbotham
You letter of inquiry about Mr. Stephen Boullemet’s family was recv’d this afternoon – will mail your letter to Mrs. Bartels whose address is 3506 Camp Street.
Very Truly Yours,
N B Boullemet
Nov 15 – ’17
Well, now she has found them! Will Dona get the response and answers she hopes for? Has she found her father’s family?
Next week, I will share the next letter.