Letter from Santa Claus, Amsterdam
Staff Person: Lynette Lundin
William H. and Araminta Guilford Tripp were married in 1853 and lived on Mount Hope farm on the Pamlico River in Beaufort County. William H. Tripp was a member of the North Carolina House of Commons from 1850 until 1852. During the Civil War he served as a captain in Co. B of the 40th Regiment of N.C. Troops.
The collection consists chiefly of correspondence (1849-1911). The letter below is from Santa Claus, Amsterdam, to “Master Dick,” and was dated, December 24th (no year was given). The identity of the recipient is unknown. An unrelated poem was written in pencil in the opposite direction on the back of the letter.
The collection can be found at http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/special/ead/findingaids/0614/