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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 Mar. 16

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

Oquakwa (Ill.) - Louisa informs Sadie of all the sicknesses everyone has in town.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1902 Oct. 20

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

Oquakwa (Ill.) - Louisa describes the nice umbrella she found in the hall next to the sitting room and asks if Sadie had ever noticed it before. She discovered that Sadie's papa had bought it, and she continues to describe how nice it is and how she plans to use it whenever it rains. Louisa wants to know what Sadie is reading in Greek.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1903 Feb. 25

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

Oquakwa (Ill.) - Louisa informs Sadie of all the ironing she has been doing. She notes that she has been unable to find the dress piece Sadie is looking for, and asks her to send her a sample of fabric so she knows what it should look like.

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 June 1

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

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.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1902 Dec. 3

Chalfant, Frank C.

Letter from Frank C. Chalfant to Sadie Kessel

Oquakwa (Ill.) - Frank asks why Sadie won't write to him.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1903 Mar. 28

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

Oquakwa (Ill.) - Sadie Kessel forgot to pack her union suit and her mother, Louisa Gass is sending it with Mis Findley, who will be visiting Monmonth in a few days time. Louisa goes on to talk about recent happenings in town. She notes that her pen is giving her trouble and spilling ink all over the letter. She ends the letter by wishing Sadie well and admits she is envious that Sadie i... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1901 Oct. 24

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

Oquakwa (Ill.) - Louisa informs Sadie about recent happenings in town and updates her on all the house work she has accomplished. Louisa notes that she keeps burning the sweet potatoes that she cooks, and can't figure out how it is happening. She also notes that Fred has been getting very drunk.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1896 June 26

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

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.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers