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Esmont Inn, Esmont

Esmont Inn, Esmont

Name:  Esmont Inn

Date:  ca. 1920

Image Number:  Yancey Collection, Esmont Inn postcard

Comments:   In the early 1900's, the Esmont Inn operated adjacent to C.C. Steed's store in Esmont village.  This postcard of the Esmont Inn was postmarked in Esmont and sent by Harriet Yancey to her daughter, May E. Yancey, in New Jersey to let May know that she had safely arrived back home in Esmont.

Following are the address and postmark details on this postcard:

To:  Miss May E. Yancey
       208 Spooner Ave.
       Plainfield, New Jersey

Postmark:  Esmont, VA, SEP 10, [missing text], 10 AM

Following is the transcription of the letter:

Friday Evening
Dear daughter,
We arrived all ok.  Had rain from Plainfield to Washington.  Stop over night there.
Hope you all ok. R send love.

Love to all,

Scottsville Museum wishes to thank Maxwell Johnson for his research and photographs on this Esmont community business!

1)  "Esmont Inn postcard sent by Harriet Yancey to May E. Yancey," ca. 1920, Papers of Benjamin Yancey Family, (MSS 11599), Alderman Library, University of Virginia. 
2)  Alexander, Frances, et al.  "From the Monacans to Monticello and Beyond:  Prehistoric and Historic Contexts for Albemarle County, Virginia."  Garrow & Associates, Inc., May 1995; p. 104.
3) "Full Text of Virginia Business Directory and Gazetteer,"  Internet Archive, The Library Shelf.  Published in print, 1917.

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Image Located On:  Yancey Collection, UVA, Esmont Inn postcard.



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