1903 Apr. 20
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.
1900 Jan. 12
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.
1901 Oct. 3
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
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.
1871 Jan. 11
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
Henderson County 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
1924 Aug. 14
Monmouth (Ill.) - Mary tells her mother about the difficulty she had with the horses, explaining how they had wandered two and a half miles down the road. Luckily, June and their father were able to go after them, but the horses (Katy, Letty and Prince) did not want to come home. She also notes the trouble she has had with all the ongoing ironing and the lack of time she has to complete it due to th... more
Gill Hall (Pa.) - The unidentified correspondent writes that she has been very busy, but she will try to begin where she left off. She spent the day at camp meeting which was very dusty and warm with 300 hundred tents and many people. She went to church in Middle Spring with Lizzie McGinley, but she did not like the preacher at all. They went back to camp meeting, but on Sunday Annie wouldn't go because ... more
1867 Sept. 28
Duncannon (Penn.) - Samp King's letter to his cousin Louisa is mostly on behalf of Jane, who has a hurt finger and cannot write the letter herself. She and Charley had a good trip to Niagara Falls before they picked up Harry to bring him home with them. His sister was in Philadelphia and is now visiting Ickesburg. Samp was travelling in the West and noted how warm and dry it had been around the country... more
1903 Feb. 1
Oquakwa (Ill.) - Louisa offers words of comfort to Sadie, and instructs her not to worry so much. She inquires about the amount of silk needed to fix Sadie's skirt. Louisa also notes the amount of housework she has left to do, but admits she rather spend her time writing letters to Sadie than straightening up the kitchen. Louisa then talks about how she always longed to own a book of "Synonyms and ... more