1803 Apr. 2
Carlisle (Penn.) - Brief letter written by Robert Davidson as a letter of reference for Abraham and his wife Rebecca Holms. He writes that they have been members of the church since birth and are of unblemished character. He recommends that they be admitted to any other congregation.
1832 July 10
Memphis (Tenn.) - James Holmes writes to his mother Rebecca from the Chickasaw Nation. He tells of his recent journey home on a North River steamboat which was nearly 2,000 miles long and took about 2 weeks time. The modes of transportation and the scenery were so varied that the trip seemed to go by quickly. James details the various places he visited or passed through and the family that he saw. His wife ... more
1834 Jan. 29
Covington (Tenn.) - James Holmes writing to Andrew Boden (his father or step father?) after hearing the news that his mother died. James laments the fact that he was not there to be with her on her death bed. Being a Presbyterian missionary, James talks about the comfort of religion for both his dying mother and for himself as he is grieving her loss. He asks about all of the details of his mo... more
1834 Oct. 31
Manchester (Penn.) - George Stevenson begins this letter by comparing Samuel Gass to a bruised snake writhing in the agonies of death, which he would like to kill but instead will leave so that he can watch him stick out his forked tongue to poison everything around him. George mentions an unnamed book which is a source of tension between the two men. He insists that Samuel cannot judge the contents of the ... more
American Temperance Union
New York (N.Y.) - Features a temperance song entitled "Sparkling with Light" by James H. Aikman, as well as several stories concerning temperance and politics and the effects of intemperate men on women and family.
1859 Feb. 27
Beaver (Pa.) - Emma, Louisa's school friend, discusses town gossip and describes the activities of other young people in town. She insists that Louisa give her more details about the man she wrote about, who is "wealthy, good looking, graduate from Jefferson, and fond of travel." Emma jokes that she is in love.
1859 Oct. 30
Beaver (Pa.) - Emma, Louisa's school friend, discusses town gossip and describes the activities of other young people in town. She talks of going to a lecture given by a female Mormon and wonders if men "would be as willing for their wives to have an equal number of husbands." She goes on to discuss the men she has been seeing.
1859 Dec. 25
Beaver (Pa.) - Emma, Louisa's school friend, discusses town gossip and describes the activities of other young people in town. She informs Louisa about a good Methodist school that her friends Louise and Mary have been enjoying. She admits to not being interested in marriage, though quickly steers the letter to a different topic. Emma insists that Louisa write back on New Years Day.
1861 Mar. 12
Pamela Floyd writes to her friend Louisa Gass, reminding her that none of her friends have forgotten her and that she was a true friend unlike some others who were deceitful. Pamela misses her greatly and asks Louisa's forgiveness for not writing sooner. Her father had typhoid fever and she did not think that he would live. He was contagious so not many people came by and she was left to do... more