1890 Letters

July 9, 1890 letter to Jim Keith from Cora Meredith

July 9, 1890 To:  James Keith, Chicago, IL From: Cora Meredith, Shelbyville, MI Cora wrote that she did not enjoy the Fourth any more than Jim did. She went to Long Lake but had an awful headache. Cora suggests that Jim work on the passenger trains rather than the freight trains since he likes that… Continue reading July 9, 1890 letter to Jim Keith from Cora Meredith

1882 Letters

August 13, 1882 letter to Nancy Brown from Lois Skinner

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[1], Aug 13th 1882… Continue reading August 13, 1882 letter to Nancy Brown from Lois Skinner

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