1881 Letters

November 6, 1881 letter to Hannah Keith from Mary Plank

November 6, 1881 To: Hannah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Mary Plank, Grand Rapids, MI Apologizes for not writing sooner but she had been sick with the ague. She is working at the Shirt Factory. Her brother Will’s baby is five months old and weighs 19 pounds. They had a pleasant visit with Hannah’s mother and… Continue reading November 6, 1881 letter to Hannah Keith from Mary Plank

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July 26, 1881 letter to Sarah Keith from Louese Keith

July 26, 1881 To: Sarah Keith From: Louese Keith, Chicago, IL Louese is writing her mother to tell her that her Uncle Prosper Crawford was fired after fighting with a street car engineer and that her Aunt Kate had gone to visit Aunt Belle, Prosper’s wife, and that she was in miserable health. Louese is… Continue reading July 26, 1881 letter to Sarah Keith from Louese Keith

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March 15, 1881 letter to Sarah Keith from D. C. Crawford

March 15, 1881 To: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: D.C. Crawford, Alma, CO D.C. writes that he is extremely busy with operations in several districts and headquarters in Alma. He is expecting to run for County Clerk in the fall. He is glad to hear that Mother is living with Sarah. Amanda and Ida are living… Continue reading March 15, 1881 letter to Sarah Keith from D. C. Crawford

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March 2, 1881 letter to Sarah Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.

March 2, 1881 To: Sarah Keith From: Hiram Crawford, Jr., Chicago, IL Hiram is sending a brief note along with $9.00. They are all well although Prosper and Belle are “complaining some.” They have just hired a new girl after the previous one departed following a disagreement with his wife, Kate. He is hoping that… Continue reading March 2, 1881 letter to Sarah Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.

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January 21, 1881 letter to Sarah Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.

January 21, 1881 To: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Hiram Crawford Jr., Chicago, IL Hiram writes about the levels of small pox, pneumonia and diphtheria being experienced in Chicago. Prosper and Bell had visited recently and were well. Sarah, Robert’s daughter, has left her husband and is living in Milwaukee. This letter was originally posted to… Continue reading January 21, 1881 letter to Sarah Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.