Herbert Babcock letters  1863-1867 (bulk 1866-1867)
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Herbert Albert Babcock was born in Westerly, Rhode Island, on July 5, 1848, and attended school in Adams, New York, while living with his uncle, James M. Cleveland. After receiving an education, he returned to Westerly, where he worked as a printer. He married Fanny E. Watrous (1854-1924) of Stonington, Connecticut, on September 14, 1875, and they had one daughter, Mary Esther (b. 1880).