1861 Letters

October 11, 1861 letter to Sarah Keith from Platt & Nancy Betts

October 11, 1861 To: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Platt & Nancy Betts, Omro, WI Platt Betts writes the first part of the letter. Mentions David, Robert & Prosper. Henry’s wife had a boy 9 weeks old when he wrote. Wishes Luke would get a home by them. Added a kitchen to their house this… Continue reading October 11, 1861 letter to Sarah Keith from Platt & Nancy Betts

Luke's 1861 Diary

Luke Keith’s diary entries from August 22 – October 11, 1861

Aug 22 – Rainy morning. Went over to Fathers. Sent letter to Omro[59] 3¢. Bot violin string 15¢. Gillis & Oatman here. Aug 23 – Nice day. Worked in shop on buggy gearing. B. Hartwell called. Went over to Fathers. Bot map of D. K. Rogers 10¢. Aug 24 – Sawed out buggy gearing. Went… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries from August 22 – October 11, 1861

1861 Letters

August 21, 1861 letter to Luke Keith from George & Marion Tomlinson

August 21, 1861 To: Luke Keith From: George & Marion Tomlinson, Pavilion, NY Would like Luke to sell the house to Babcock. If he can make the trade he should send the deed and George will sign it. He is in want of funds as his collections have dried up. Marion writes of the political… Continue reading August 21, 1861 letter to Luke Keith from George & Marion Tomlinson

1861 Letters

Luke Keith’s diary entries from June 30 – August 21, 1861

Jun 30 – Pleasant. Went over to Fathers. Nancy & Hannah went up to Wesleys. Heavy shower in the night. Jul 1 – Pleasant. J. York called. Worked on Bronsons wheels. B. Vosburg brot cradle to repair. Jul 2 – Pleasant. Worked in shop some. Got out seat rails. Bot pants for Ethen 40¢ Bot… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries from June 30 – August 21, 1861

1861 Letters

June 29, 1861 letter to Luke Keith from George Tomlinson

June 29, 1861 To: Luke Keith From: George Tomlinson, Pavilion, NY George received the package with the money in it; however, Western money can’t be used. Remittances should be made in drafts or in Eastern money. Times are hard as wool is not selling at any price. John Page took all his livestock over to… Continue reading June 29, 1861 letter to Luke Keith from George Tomlinson

Luke's 1861 Diary

Luke Keith’s diary entries from April 25 – June 29, 1861

Apr 25 – Pleasant. Cleared out shop. Bot glass 44¢ violin string 15¢. Tenant got stove. Apr 26 – Pleasant. Worked in yard. Mrs Rexford called here. Extracted tooth for Del Pond (25¢. Apr 27 – Rainy morning. Scraped my trunk. Bot carpet hook 15¢ & put down carpet. Apr 28 – Pleasant. At home… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries from April 25 – June 29, 1861