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1903 Apr. 20

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

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.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

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

1902

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

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.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1924 Aug. 14

Burgett, Mary

Letter from Mary Burgett to Sarah Kessel

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

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1901

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sarah Kessel

Oquakwa (Ill.) - Louisa tells Sarah not to write so often, explaining it is "an awful lot of bothering" having to write to Sarah every fifteen minutes. She gives Sarah permission to buy the cloak she wants.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1924 Aug. 13

Burgett, Mary

Letter from Mary Burgett to Sarah Kessel

Monmouth (Ill.) - Mary tells her mother about all the entertaining she has had to do and describes one guest as being a "hippo." She clarifies that she is not trying to be disrespectful, but there is no other word to describe the woman who is "rather short but she makes up for all that in other dimensions." Mary goes on to tell her mother about gossip and who is dating who and notes that... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1902 Nov. 4

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

Oquakwa (Ill.) - Louisa frets about loosing her pocketbook and not being able to call Sadie as a result. She advises Sadie to get a lecture course ticket and then apologizes for not having sent the dress Sadie requested. She inquires about Sadie's health and asks if she has recovered from her cold. Louisa then informs her daughter that their little yellow kitten died, but that the other... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1898 May 11

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

Burlington (Vt.) - Louisa talks about her eye trouble and how her trip in Burlington is going. She instructs Sadie that if she has any fruit, to pout off the juice into a clean jar and put it in the cellar.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1901 Sept. 25

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

Oquakwa (Ill.) - Louisa feels as though she is going mad, as Will is driving her insane. She informs Sadie that Will is refusing to take medicine and has been drinking (which is what made him sick in the first place). Will denies this fact and threatens to take arsenic.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1902 Feb. 18

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

Oquakwa (Ill.) - Louisa went to visit Mrs. Brooks, who is suffering from cancer. She tells Sadie that Mrs. Brooks may travel to Ohio to visit a cancer specialist.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers