This letter was written by Edward Tillman Branch on April 3, 1902, to his young daughter, Mamie Branch. As the letterhead on the stationery indicates, Mr. Branch was receiving medical treatment at The Electro-Chemic Institute in New Orleans. Also mentioned in the letter is another daughter, Callie. According to available family information, Mr. Branch suffered from colon cancer, a disease that took his life later that same year. Edward Tillman Branch II was born in 1850 to Edward Tillman Branch and his wife Winiford Ragland Branch, my great-great-great-grandparents.
Source: Electronic copy of scanned copy of original letter. Original is privately held by The Descendants of E. T. Branch.