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We are presenting some samples of marvelous historical documents that have come into our possession recently. A few years ago Sister Helen Monday donated a number of interesting documents to the Church Historical Department. Helen Monday is a granddaughter of Lorin Farr and Nicoline Erricksen. It was in Nicoline's home where Lorin kept his many of his business and other personal papers. The previously donated documents included Lorin Farr's travel journals, correspondence and other interesting papers. I have researched those papers and am including the more interesting in the book on Lorin Farr that I am working on.

Earlier this year I discovered that Helen Monday had passed away and they were settling her estate. I was referred to Harold F. Nufer, a nephew of Helen Monday who was to receive some of her personal effects as she had no children. I was particularly looking for pictures of Nicoline and her children for the recent booklet we published on Lorin Farr, his wives, their children and spouses. We were preparing this book containing short biographies and pictures for our reunion. Harold's wife, Marian, was gracious enough to provide copies of a number of wonderful pictures which we used and are in the book. In going through the papers she found a number of documents that she though we should have as an organization. One day I received a box in the mail with these papers. Truly this was a historic find and we so appreciate the generosity of Harold and Marian Nufer in donating them to our organization. These many items are known as 'The Harold F. Nufer Collection.' We prepared a special document of conveyance so that the Winslow Farr Sr. Family Organization would own them and be responsible for the dissemination of the interesting history they convey.

We scanned some of the more striking documents and prepared them for sale at our reunion. We sold individual documents and the whole set at a group discount. We went to considerable expense to reproduce these after spending a good sum on having them scanned. We will also be bearing the expense of having the journals and letters deciphered so that they may be used in various organization publications. The scanned pictures of the documents came out better looking than the original's. They will make an excellent collection for a family display in book form or framed. It is a worthy investment for all interested family members. Please see the attached price list and partial pictures of these items. Those who purchased them at the reunion have a family treasure they can pass on to their family. As able we will be scanning other items and publishing them for your enjoyment. As you can understand we need to protect the organization so that we can receive the income necessary to complete the research project from the sale of the documents. We hope you will enjoy the items you decide to purchase. You can safely deduct about 50% of the price paid as a donation to our tax free organization. Between mailing costs, scanning, copying and other handling charges we estimate our cost at about 50% of the documents for sale.

Best wishes,
David J Farr, President.