November 18, 1882 To: Hannah Keith From: Carrie Wiseman The crops were very good; her husband thinks he picked 1,000 bushels of corn. She and her mother have been busy canning and drying peaches and canning preserves, jelly and pickles as well as peaches and apples. Writes of her sister Ella’s family and asks for… Continue reading November 18, 1882 letter to Hannah Keith from Carrie Plank
September 17, 1882 To: Hannah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Mary Plank, Grand Rapids, MI Did not write sooner as she and her sister had had the measles and then after they recovered they went to Anoka, Minnesota, to visit family members. Carrie is teaching and she works at the Shirt Factory. Wants Hannah and Ethan… Continue reading September 17, 1882 letter to Hannah Keith from Mary Plank
September 10, 1882 To: Luke Keith From: B. Perkins, Adrian, MI Regarding the note he holds against Luke on behalf of the School District, he will come by to pick it up the first of February. Adrian Sept 10th 1882 Mr Keth Dear Sir The note I hold against you in behalf of your school… Continue reading September 10, 1882 letter to Luke Keith from B. Perkins
August 29, 1882 To: Hannah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Delphia York, Vicksburg, MI Vicksburg, Mich., Aug. 29 /82 Dear Cousin – I meant to have written you yesterday, but I had so much fitting to do that I could not do so. Are you coming out to the picnic Thursday? I shall look for you.… Continue reading August 29, 1882 letter to Hannah Keith from Adelphia York
August 13, 1882 To: Nancy Brown From: Lois Skinner, Ceresco, MI General letter about daily life and inquiring about news of family and friends. Refers to a letter from Charles Rice who indicated that his grandmother was alive, but her brother who lived in Barry County was buried a week ago. Ceresco, Aug 13th 1882… Continue reading August 13, 1882 letter to Nancy Brown from Lois Skinner
July 29, 1882 To: Sarah Keith From: Hiram Crawford Jr., Chicago, IL Hiram has just put Jessie on the train, but forgot to give her lunch. Wants Sarah to write and let him know if she arrived safely and whether she had to use some of her spending money for her ticket. This letter was originally… Continue reading July 29, 1882 letter to Sarah Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.
July 24, 1882 To: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Kate Crawford, Chicago, IL Kate is writing to inquire whether Jessie can come visit Sarah while Kate is on a trip home. Harry is hoping to start work soon for Marshall Fields. This letter was originally posted to the Crawford/Comfort Family Letters and can be viewed here.… Continue reading July 24, 1882 letter to Sarah Keith from Kate Crawford
July 9, 1882 To: Hannah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: D.D. Harris, Phoenix, MI D.D. was answering the letter that Hannah had written two months ago and included a diagram of the rooms where they were living. Phoenix July 9/82 Sister Hannah A thought struck me to day that there was a letter received from you… Continue reading July 9, 1882 letter to Hannah Keith from D.D. Harris
July 6, 1882 To: Nancy Betts From: Mary Wickersham, Waukegan, IL Sorry to hear Nancy is not well. They are both getting old and they have to deal with these afflictions and be thankful for what they have. Hasn’t heard from their brother Stephen. The only relatives she has are Louisa Spaulding, Jane Nelles and Nancy.… Continue reading July 6, 1882 letter to Nancy Betts from Mary Wickersham
June 2, 1882 To: Sarah Keith From: Hiram Crawford Jr., Chicago, IL They sold their home and are looking for a place to live. Kate wants to go home in the summer. Prosper and family are living at 3750 Dearborn. Wants to know if Henry and D.C. send her money regularly. This letter was originally posted… Continue reading June 2, 1882 letter to Sarah Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.