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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

1900 Jan. 12

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

Oquakwa (Ill.) - Louisa fills Sadie in on the town gossip. She encourages Sadie to study harder in Latin and advises her to choose her algebra class sooner rather than later. Louisa asks Sadie to find out the address of the Presbyterian Church Addie attends and also for the name of the pastor--but to do so quietly. She goes on to talk about church attendance and prayer meetings.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1903

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

Oquakwa (Ill.) - Louisa update Sadie on the happenings at home and in town. Also talks about the k-9 school in town, and mentions several new teachers.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1902

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

Oquakwa (Ill.) - Louisa instructs Sadie to have the dresses made as soon as possible. She asks Sadie is the is liking Trigonometry better than Geometry, and inquires about her Greek lessons. She also tells Sadie that it isn't fair to give Nelson false encouragement and adds that she isn't saying anything against him, bur rather in his behalf.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1903 May 4

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

Oquakwa (Ill.) - Louisa jokingly assures Sadie that she and papa are still alive and well. She talks about her horses, and how stubborn "Gyp" is. She also talks about her cats and kittens, and notes how mischievous Priscilla is. Louisa goes on to talk about town gossip. Louisa then informs Sadie that the directors of the local school are interested in having Sadie come teach at their school.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1903 Nov. 7

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

Oquakwa (Ill.) - Louisa stresses that Sadie must take care of her teeth as soon as it gets warm out. She also insists that the next time she has stomach trouble she must send for Dr. Webster. If Sadie doesn't agree, then Louisa will send Mrs. Patterson to see it is done. She tells Sadie not to worry about school as "it isn't grades you are after, it is an education and you are getting that."

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1988 Sept. 5

Chase, Wayland Johnson, 1865-

Letter from Wayland Johnson Chase to Sarah Kessel

Morgan Park (Ill.) - Chase is glad to hear that Sarah plans on sending her daughter to Morgan Park Academy. He believes the courses Sarah has planned for her daughter makes since, and he will register her at once. Chase believes the girl will be successful at Morgan Park Academy and notes he will gladly cooperate with her to make her daughter's year "both profitable and enjoyable in all respects."

Burgett-Irey Family Papers