Charles Foster was born in Walpole, New Hampshire, the son of Henry Prentice Foster. Charles Foster was the uncle of Frank H. Foster. He was apparently an attorney or a law clerk, and he refers many times to "court business" in his letters. A number of his letters are written on stationary from the Office of the Attorney General. Charles' mother and sister Katie continued to live in Walpole New Hampshire and he wrote them often, describing things of interest in early Topeka.

The letters were provided by Janice Rioux, and transcribed by Teresa Lindquist from xeroxes of the originals. All spelling and punctuation is as in the original; any words that could not be deciphered are indicated by brackets. This is a work in progress; please check back!

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This page last updated 30 July 2000

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