1903 June 1
Oquakwa (Ill.) - Louis lets Sadie know that she has been ill with eye pain and headaches. She has had to wear an eye sling and does many eye treatments. Louisa admits she hasn't been to any church meetings. She talks of how much she has missed Sadie.
1896 June 26
Oquakwa (Ill.) - Louisa informs Sadie their neighbors' new babies and how much they cry. She talks about all the baking and house cleaning she has accomplished and tells Sadie an amusing anecdote about a kitten overseeing the ironing. Louisa frets about Sadie's health and insists she go to a doctor.
1873 May 17
Weakley, J. B.
Carlisle (Penn.) - J. B. Weakley begins his letter with apologies, expressing concern for family members who are ill as well as family and friends who have died. He tells the story of how his church was established, the division of the Board of Trustees over payment for the church, and the difficulties that arose. Payment was finally made and the church was out of debt. His writes about the cost of... more
1867 July 21
Letter from Sallie Boden to her sister discusses daily life, family and house work. Sallie begins by talking about German and Dutch hired help who work in Jeff's store and do laundry for her. She notes that her neighbors from New Orleans who own a furniture store are very nice people. Sallie misses the farm, especially the fresh milk and butter. Sallie describes preserving food, ma... more
1878 Feb. 20
Greenwell, B. S.
Stockton (Calif.) - B. S. Greenwell begins his letter with sincere apologies for not writing sooner. He is now living in the San Joaquin Valley in California where it is flat and recently very rainy. Out his window he can see the peach trees which are in bloom and the wheat waving in the breeze . The Sierra Nevadas and Mt. Diablo of the Coast Range are covered in snow. The current rainy season makes him ... more
1903 Apr. 7
Oquakwa (Ill.) - This envelope includes two letters from Louisa to her daughter Sadie. In the first letter, Louisa describes how depressed and worried she has been concerning Sadie's health. Their friend thought Sadie could be sick from uterine trouble, not her stomach. In the second letter, Louisa acknowledges Sadie's letter and tries to answer all of her questions. She instructs her d... more
1871 Oct. 29
Hagerstown (Md.) - Samp King opens the letter to his cousin Louisa Gass talking about health, Sis's toothache, and her visit to the young dentist who broke off her tooth, making matters worse for her. Charley is going to school, but Samp doesn't think the schools are very good. He tells of his visit with Mr. Beck and five young ladies at his boarding house in Chambersburg. He calls Mr. Beck a "q... more