1877 Letters

January 19, 1877 letter to Sarah Keith from Henry Crawford

January 19, 1877 To:  Sarah Keith & Nancy Betts, Galesburg, MI From: Henry Crawford, South Bend, IN Henry is sending a brief note along with $2.50. The shop reopened on the 2nd, but it was so cold during the first week that not much was done. The children have not been well. Henry hopes to visit… Continue reading January 19, 1877 letter to Sarah Keith from Henry Crawford

Luke's 1877 Diary

Luke Keith’s diary entries of January 1-19, 1877

1877 DIARY OF CHARLES LUKE KEITH JR.[1] Jan 1 – At Tomlinson House.[2] Very blustring. Frank[3] and I took a ride out East in afternoon. Mercury 14 Abz.[4] Jan 2 – Snows some. George[5] gone over to Mount Morris after Nell.[6] Bot this Diary in Perry.[7] Nell came home about two oclock. Went over to… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of January 1-19, 1877

1876 Letters

December 10, 1876 letter to Sarah Keith from Luke Keith

December 10, 1876 To: Sarah Keith From: Luke Keith, Perry, NY Luke is staying at the Tomlinson house. George received a telegram informing them that his sister Susan was dead. The funeral will be on Monday but the weather is so bad that they are unable to go. Luke is concerned with how things are… Continue reading December 10, 1876 letter to Sarah Keith from Luke Keith

1876 Letters

December 2, 1876 letter to Luke Keith from Sarah Keith

December 2, 1876 To: Luke Keith From: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI Recounts happenings at home while Luke was away visiting relatives. Between ailments that Alfleda and Ethan had she hadn’t gotten much sleep the last two nights. Fills him in on the rest of the family. Galesburg Dec 2d/76 Luke I received your letter last… Continue reading December 2, 1876 letter to Luke Keith from Sarah Keith

Luke's 1876 Diary

Luke Keith’s diary entries of November 30 – December 2, 1876

Nov 30 – Mercury 18 Abz in morning. All well. Eight oclock Engine fireing up for the usual trip to Gainesville, leave nine fifteen A.M. arrive Eleven thirty 11.30 AM. Dec 1 – Helped Scren Beans. Very cold, mercury 4 Abz in morning. Sent letter home to day. Dec 2 – Screened Beans in forenoon.… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of November 30 – December 2, 1876