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1924 Aug. 12

Burgett, Mary

Letter from Mary Burgett to Sarah Kessel

Monmouth (Ill.) - Mary is pleased to hear that her Grace's surgery was a success. She informs her mother that she successfully made five pounds of butter and updates her on how the other children are doing. Mary also talks about town gossip and who has been dating who.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1924 Aug. 8

Burgett, Mary

Letter from Mary Burgett to Sarah Kessel

Monmouth (Ill.) - Mary gives her mother an update on the housework she has accomplished since her mother has been away and informs her that the kids have been good. She talks about town gossip and notes popular hairstyles. Many of her friends are now wearing their hair bobbed. Mary informs her mom that a friend dropped off a book entitled "Tetherstones" by Ethel M. Dell. Mary closes by assuring ... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1867 July 21

Boden, Sallie

Letter from Sallie Boden to Sarah Boden

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

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1934 Apr. 17

Irey, Katherine

Letter from Katherine Irey to Gracie

Katherine's letter to Gracie begins by talking about how tired she is from doing housework and climbing up and down the stairs multiple times. She goes into detail about the furniture and other items in Junie's room. Junie has a new sandbox which she and Susie love to play in but the sand makes an eyesore in the yard. Katherine is anxious to know whether or not Dad Irey won the primaries. S... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1933 July 25

Irey, Katherine

Letter from Katherine Irey to Sarah Kessel

Katherine writes to her mother with birthday wishes and sends her some money to spend on herself. She has some material for June and Betty's dresses. Katherine writes that she is disgusted with the world and with her part of the country in particular. The cost of renting a house is too high and she is surprised that anyone could afford to buy a house, yet they do. She would like to move a... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1936 Mar. 23

Irey, Katherine

Letter from Katherine Irey to Janet MacDowell

Katherine writes to her sister Janet thanking her for sending two letters. She praises Janet's letters, but scolds her for not writing enough about two-month old Anne. Katherine writes about clothing that she has sent for Connie, and other items she has made for Junie. She and Kennie drove up to Tenafly to see some new houses that have been built. One is set up as a... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1933 Mar. 14

Irey, Katherine

Letter from Katherine Irey to Sarah Kessel

United States - Katherine begins her letter to her mother Sarah by thanking her and the kids for their letters. She expresses excitement about her upcoming trip home. Katherine writes about payday, but laments the fact that she hasn't been able to cash any checks due to the bank crisis. The bank only allowed them $10 a week from their account which is not enough to live on. They also cannot deposi... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1933 Mar. 8

Irey, Katherine

Letter from Katherine Irey to June Kessel

United States - Katherine Irey begins her letter to June Kessel explaining the reason she enclosed only two photographs: daughter Junie got a hold of the film in her purse and unrolled it. The two pictures sent were the only two left unexposed. While she was rather upset with Junie, she couldn't scold her because she wouldn't understand what the fuss was about. Katherine then writes about ... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1933 Mar. 27

Irey, Katherine

Letter from Katherine Irey to Janet MacDowell

Katherine writes to her sister Jan about various family members and their whereabouts. She commends Rex for writing very satisfyingly newsy letters and mentions that Donnie only writes short notes about school and Mrs. Irey writes about church and murder cases that Mr. Irey is working on. Katherine asks Jan about the new living room furniture that the Ireys' purchased for their new house. S... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers