Michael John Neill's weekly genealogy how-to column.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Reading the Flip Side of the Page
This is part of a letter that was in the application file for George Drollette when he was applying for a job in China with the consulate at the turn of the 20th century. We've discussed Drollette before in Casefile Clues. These records are from when he was employed by the US government in China in the 1900s. The problem was that the National Archives did not copy the back of this letter. Fortunately with a scanner it was easy to alter a scan of the image in order to see what it said.With a litle work one can read between the typed letters.