Clara
Harry
Ann
Dr. Harry Porter Jr., Clara Porter Cavett, and Ann Porter Davis have donated these letters (written from 1840 to 1939) to the AFAOA Archive. Dr. Porter transcribed the original letters.
 

 

 
 
AFAOA Archive Series
THE DALL-TARDY LETTERS
Clara Austin was the daughter of Horace and Elizabeth (Richards) Austin. Clara, orphaned at the age of seven, was raised by Horace's sister Henrietta Austin and her husband James Dall. Clara later married Balthazar Tardy, moved with him to Mobile, Alabama and had five children (see Relationship Chart).
LINKS TO TRANSCRIPTIONS OF DALL-TARDY LETTERS
LETTER DATE
AUTHOR
RECIPIENT
NOTES
James Dall in Baltimore
Clara Tardy in Mobile
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James Dall in Baltimore
Clara Tardy in Mobile
James Dall in Baltimore
Clara Tardy in Mobile
James & Henrietta Dall in Baltimore
Clara Tardy in Mobile
Henrietta Dall in Baltimore
Clara Tardy in Mobile
Caroline Austin
Clara Tardy in Mobile
James Dall in Baltimore
Clara Tardy in Mobile
James & Henrietta Dall in Baltimore
Clara Tardy in Mobile
Charles Dall in Boston
Clara Tardy in Mobile
Charles, Unitarian minister, was son of Henrietta & James Dall
James Dall in Baltimore
Clara Tardy in Mobile
Henrietta Dall in Baltimore
Clara Tardy in Mobile
James Dall in Baltimore
Clara Tardy in Mobile
James Dall in Baltimore
Clara Tardy in Mobile
Charles Dall in Toronto
Clara Tardy in Mobile
Charles Dall in Toronto
Clara Tardy in Mobile
Charles H. Austin in St. Louis
Clara Tardy in Mobile
Charles was son of William James Austin, Clara's brother
Henrietta (Dall) Whitridge in Baltimore
Clara Tardy in Mobile
Henrietta was a married daughter of James & Henrietta Dall
Henrietta (Dall) Whitridge in Baltimore
Clara Tardy in Mobile
James Dall in Baltimore
Clara Tardy in Mobile
A. J. Tardy in New Orleans
Balthazar Tardy in Mobile
From Balthazar's brother regarding the death of Clara, Balthazar's wife
Alexis H. Tardy (?) in Mobile
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Clara Tardy's son's account of his mother's dying words to family & servants
Alexis H. Tardy in Mobile
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Another account of Clara's dying words
C. E. Girardey
Balthazar Tardy in Mobile
Re: death of Balthazar’s wife Clara
Ella Chester in Perth Amboy, NJ
Alexis Tardy in Mobile
Re: death of Clara, mother of Alexis (now age 14)
Henrietta Whitridge in Baltimore
Alexis Tardy in Mobile
Re: death of Clara
Phrezene Pomeroy in Mobile
Balthazar Tardy in Mobile
Thanking Balthazar for “ "valuable tokens of regard" ” following Clara's death
Caroline Morand in Plaquemines Parish, LA
Balthazar Tardy in Mobile
From Balthazar's sister re: death of his wife Clara
“"Inaccie"” (?) in Mobile
Henrietta Cecelia Tardy
From girlfriend to Henrietta, daughter of Balthazar & Clara
Balthazar Tardy in Mobile
Henrietta Cecelia (Tardy) Matthews in Hnutsville
From father to daughter upon her marriage and leaving home
Alexis Tardy in Mobile
Henrietta Cecelia (Tardy) Matthews in Hnutsville
From Henrietta's older brother re: death of her husband John Nathaniel Matthews
Henrietta “(Austin) Matthews in Camden, ME
Clara Burton Matthews in Huntsville
Re: death of Clara Burton Matthews' father.
Hallie Austin Alderich
Henrietta Matthews in Huntsville
From the daughter of Austin Dall, son of James and Henrietta Dall
Carrie Matthews in Huntsville
Lucien Tardy Matthews
Letter from sister to brother, children of Henrietta Cecelia (Tardy) Matthews