December 8, 1880 To: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Hiram Crawford, Jr., Chicago, IL Hiram is writing in response to a letter from his sister, Sarah, that their Mother’s general health has declined further. Although not surprised, he had hoped that his mother’s mind would remain clear to the end, but this seems to not… Continue reading December 8, 1880 letter to Sarah Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.
December 1, 1880 To: Nancy Betts, Galesburg, MI From: Hiram Crawford Jr., Chicago, IL It is a beautiful winter morning, very cold but no snow. Prosper and family are as usual and Belle is “up and down.” Hiram has not heard from Henry since August. He wonders if Henry is going to New York to work… Continue reading December 1, 1880 letter to Nancy Betts from Hiram Crawford Jr.
June 13, 1880 To: Oscar & Mary Ann Keith From: Katie Randall, McBride, MI She has been so busy she has not had time to write. They have built a new house farther away from the mill and there is not as much smoke and cinders. She has been feeling better and has not had… Continue reading June 13, 1880 letter to James & Mary Ann Keith from Katie Randall
April 30, 1880 To: James Oscar Keith From: Katie Randall, McBride, MI Received a letter from her brother Harvey who wrote that he was at Uncle Ed’s, but didn’t say whether he intended to stay there or where he was going. She then writes to her two younger brothers telling them they must not do… Continue reading April 30, 1880 letter to Oscar Keith from Katie Randall
April 28 To: Mary Ann Keith From: Harvey Keith, Paw Paw, MI Writes that he has gotten a job, earning $16.00 a month, and would like his mother to send his clothes, not forgetting his shoes, as well as get him some salve and a new bottle of his medicine. Paw Paw April 28 Mother… Continue reading April 28 letter to Mary Ann Keith from Harvey Keith
April 18, 1880 To: Adaline Harris From: Lucena Brockway, Phoenix, MI A lot of news about family and friends. Phoenix P.O. Mich April 18th 1880 My Dear Sister Addie Your long looked for letter came thursday and I was very glad to get it too for I was afraid you were sick or cleaning house… Continue reading April 18, 1880 letter to Adaline Harris from Lucena Brockway