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1862 Oct.

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Rebecca Boden

Hookstown (Penn.) - Louisa Gass writes to her mother about the country school in which she thought she would be teaching. It turns out she was given bad information and she may not teach there at all. She is worried about what it might be like to teach in a country school in the winter. Louisa tells her mother about a horrible accident that happened to Grandfather McCready and a woman named Betsy. While he wa... more

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

1879 Jan. 15

Lyman, Joseph, 1851-1883

Letter from Joseph Lyman to Frank Lyman

New York (N.Y.) - Advises brother on studying in Germany, and describes fire on Broadway, in New York City, fireworks, social engagements, and fencing competitions.

Lyman Family Papers

1885 Feb.

Lovell, J. L. (John Lyman), 1825-1903

Ruins of South College, Massachusetts Agricultural College, caused by the fire of Feb. 4, 1885

Amherst (Mass.) - View of students outside the burned shell of Old South College.

University Photograph Collection

1905

The Barn, Mass. Agl. College, Amherst, Mass. Destroyed by fire, Nov. 16, 1905

Amherst (Mass.) - View printed boldly in red of fire consuming barns on Massachusetts Agricultural College campus.

University Photograph Collection

1907 Apr.

Scott, George L. (George Lewis), 1868-1952

Ruins of the fire at Lake Pleasant View down road of the ruins

Lake Pleasant (Mass.) - From a series of images of the aftermath of the fire at Lake Pleasant.

Lake Pleasant Collection

1907 Apr.

Scott, George L. (George Lewis), 1868-1952

Ruins of the fire at Lake Pleasant Image of ruins and scorched trees

Lake Pleasant (Mass.) - From a series of images of the aftermath of the fire at Lake Pleasant.

Lake Pleasant Collection

1907 Apr.

Scott, George L. (George Lewis), 1868-1952

Ruins of the fire at Lake Pleasant Family members and horse-drawn cart among the ruins

Lake Pleasant (Mass.) - From a series of images of the aftermath of the fire at Lake Pleasant.

Lake Pleasant Collection

1907 Apr.

Scott, George L. (George Lewis), 1868-1952

Ruins of the fire at Lake Pleasant Image of scorched trees and rubble

Lake Pleasant (Mass.) - From a series of images of the aftermath of the fire at Lake Pleasant.

Lake Pleasant Collection