November 19, 1872 To: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Nancy Betts, Omro, WI Reports that she is feeling well, as are Louisa and the children. Robert is away overseeing lumber for “Mr. Siman.” She doesn’t expect him home before Christmas. Mentions that she has seen Prosper and his wife and had received a letter from Hiram… Continue reading November 19, 1872 letter to Sarah Keith from Nancy Betts
November 13, 1872 To: Sarah Keith From: Hiram Crawford Jr., Chicago, IL Glad to hear that Sarah’s family was comparatively well, that Mr. Brown’s health had improved and that he and Nancy had married. Received a visit from Eugene, who was on his way to visit Mary Crawford, his stepmother, and was hoping for work in… Continue reading November 13, 1872 letter to Sarah Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.
November 4, 1872 To: Nancy Brown From: Alice Crawford, Glen Haven, WI Has been away for several weeks which explains why it has taken her a while to respond to Nancy’s last letter. Has received letters from Nancy, her grandmother, and Eugene. Not sure whether this letter should be addressed to Miss Keith or Mrs. Brown.… Continue reading November 4, 1872 letter to Nancy Brown from Alice Crawford
October 8, 1872 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI Should have answered sooner, but had been working at the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad. Writes that Henry is thinking of starting a jewelry store, Lucy’s baby died of water on the brain, Eugene Crawford is going to work scaling logs for $30.00 a… Continue reading October 8, 1872 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith
September 22, 1872 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Henry Keith, Galesburg, MI His plans to go west fell through as his friend has lost or is likely to lose his property. He will try to start a business in the fall. Scan of 1872-09-22 Henry Keith to Frank Tomlinson Galesburg Sept 22nd 72 Dear Cousin You… Continue reading September 22, 1872 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Henry Keith
September 17, 1872 To: Nancy Keith From: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI Tells Nancy that Pa does not feel well enough to pick her up; however, if she comes on the 4:00 train tomorrow he will meet her in Kalamazoo. He had been at Oscar’s in Deerfield and they had a baby boy, who was five… Continue reading September 17, 1872 letter to Nancy Keith from Sarah Keith
August 5, 1872 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Henry Keith, Buffalo, NY He has made up his mind to strike out on his own. He will be going home for two weeks and then will leave for Utah. He expects to have some rough times but is willing to put up with whatever comes. Scan of… Continue reading August 5, 1872 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Henry Keith
July 25, 1872 To: Sarah Keith From: Hiram Crawford Jr., Chicago, IL Provides a general description of a potential job should Ethan wish to come to Chicago and work for Hiram’s company. Mentions that he received a short note from Henry indicating that Henry’s shop had burned down. This letter was originally posted to the Crawford/Comfort… Continue reading July 25, 1872 letter to Sarah Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.
June 15, 1872 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI Writes that he was offered a position as a streetcar conductor in Chicago but that he isn’t well enough to try it. The Plank family is living in part of their house for the summer while Mr. Plank looks for land in several states.… Continue reading June 15, 1872 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith
May 7, 1872 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Henry Keith, Buffalo, NY Would like Frank to send the Bryant & Stratten textbook to Frank Kelsey by express as soon as possible. Scan of 1872-05-07 Henry Keith to Frank Tomlinson Buffalo May 7th 72 Cousin Frank I have sold my Bryant & Stratten text book which is… Continue reading May 7, 1872 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Henry Keith