Gallery view

1892

Frantz family portrait

Caption on back reads: "Jessie, Peach, Virginia, Lillian, Anna Maria, and John Henry Frantz."

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1903 Apr. 20

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

Oquakwa (Ill.) - Louisa talks about all the writing and baking she has been doing. She mentions papas masonic meetings and how late they've been keeping him. Louisa goes on to talk about church and visiting preachers. She also talks about the cleaning she has accomplished since Sadie's last visit home.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1900 Jan. 12

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

Oquakwa (Ill.) - Louisa talks of how proud of Sadie she is because of her grades, but warns Sadie to make sure she does her own work and not to depend upon Miss Adams. She also talks a bit about boys, but reminds Sadie that she does not want her to date until after University. She instructs Sadie not to waste her time with Lewis.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1901 Oct. 3

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

Oquakwa (Ill.) - This envelope contains two letters, the second of which has the first four pages missing. In the first letter, Louisa frets about the muddy condition of the roads and informs Sadie that she may not be able to travel home until they are safe and dry. Louisa talks some about family friends, but explains all the gossip can wait until Sadie arrives home. In the second letter,... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1902

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

Oquakwa (Ill.) - Louisa gives Sadie a hard time for not writing more often. She also warns Sadie of the dangers of driving in "electric cars" and talks about an upcoming boat ride on the river, while noting how low the river has gotten.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1871 Jan. 11

King, Samp

Letter from Samp King to Louisa Gass

Concord (Penn.) - Samp King tells his cousin Louisa Gass about sleigh rides, visiting a spelling school, and the upcoming marriage of Mollie Sterr and Dr. Johnston, which he believes is a bad match. There has been a lot of drama in Perry County because of a house fire that killed a man, his wife and 2 of their children. The oldest son escaped the fire but was a suspect because a bottle of chlorofor... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1885

Frank Boggess Wonderful Art Gallery

Lillian Mae Frantz

Monmouth (Ill.) - Portrait of Lillian Mae Frantz around age 7.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1842 Oct.

American Temperance Union

Youth's Temperance Advocate

New York (N.Y.) - Features a temperance song entitled "Sparkling with Light" by James H. Aikman, as well as several stories concerning temperance and politics and the effects of intemperate men on women and family.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1979 July 21

Birding on a ferry

Gambell (Alaska) - A group of birders, including Ken Irey, bird watching from a ferry.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1877 Nov.

Henderson County Teachers' Institute

Teachers' Institute

Program for the Henderson County Teachers' Institute held at the Universalist Church and Liberty School House. Activities include singing, select readings, and lectures on topics concerning teaching and education. Main lectures include "What shall we teach--how shall we teach it?;" Needs and Supplies in our Common Schools;" Common and Graded Schools: what they are and s... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers