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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

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

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

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

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 Feb. 22

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

Oquakwa (Ill.) - Louisa talks about town gossip and informs Sadie of the church members and encourages her to write them letters of congratulations. She goes on to talk about new babies and provides Sadie with an update on the wellbeing of Sadie Huff. Louisa is afraid that Sadie Huff is "traveling the downward road."

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1902 June 4

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sarah Kessel

Oquakwa (Ill.) - Louisa talks about how she had her mother's wedding dress died black, and explains that she is not ready to give it to Sarah. She goes on to talk about her house keeping duties and church activities and attendance. She talks about a sermon that especially spoke to her, and tells Sarah to refer to John 12:32 to get an idea of it.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers