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1873 June 4

Gass, Sarah

Letter from Sarah Gass to Louisa Gass

Sarah Gass writes to Louisa thanking her for a recent letter she sent. She updates Louisa on the health of various family members, noting that her Aunt is limping because of rheumatism. Mr. Stewart is not doing well, he looks like someone dying of consumption. The doctors say it is his liver. Further describing the health of friends and family, Sarah tells of a friend's baby who died o... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1871 Aug. 6

King, Samp

Letter from Samp King to Louisa Gass

Clearfield (Penn.) - Samp King tells his cousin Louisa Gass about traveling, ending up in Democratic Clearfield, Pennsylvania and attending a Presbyterian Church sermon. He talks about his distaste for bigotry, for instance when the Lutheran, Baptist and Presbyterian churches along the West Branch protest a camp-meeting by the Methodists because it violated the Sabbath. Samp asks about Nort's wife and if ... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1900 Jan. 12

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sarah Kessel

Oquakwa (Ill.) - Louisa expresses how pleased and proud she is that Sarah is "one of the Academy Scholars." She asks if Sarah will be able to get another scholarship for the following quarter. Louisa discusses church activities and prayer meetings, and asks Sarah which church she is going to. She talks for some time about the well-being of the family cats and thinks that one of them misses Sara... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1865 Dec. 25

Weakley, Marion

Letter from Marion Weakley to Louisa Gass

Marion writes to Louisa letting her know that just because he is now married does not mean that he will no longer write a Christmas letter. He hopes that she will write back. It has been eight years since they spent Christmas together and he writes how much things have changed. He writes of how people have changed as well as their opinions of people. Over the eight years he has learned to ... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1871 Oct. 29

King, Samp

Letter from Samp King to Louisa Gass

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

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1877 Apr. 5

Marshall, Tom

Letter from Tom Marshall to Louisa Gass

Kansas City (Mo.) - Tom's letter to Louisa is cheeky and good natured, beginning with a joking mention of the weather and then a quip about not flirting with all of the women that he saw in the street that day. He goes on to say that he would rather write to any of the other girls that he corresponds with because they would not pick up on all of his mistakes like she does. And Louisa never has any mistakes in h... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers