1872 Letters

June 15, 1872 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

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

1867 Letters

November 22, 1867 letter to Nancy Keith from Henry Keith

November 22, 1867 To: Nancy Keith From: Henry Keith, Pavilion, Michigan Henry is letting Nancy know they arrived home safely and rode home on the train with Mr. Starr. Pavilion Nov 22nd /67 Dear Sister[1] I thought I would write you a few lines to let you know that we wer safe at home. When… Continue reading November 22, 1867 letter to Nancy Keith from Henry Keith

1863 Letters

August 24, 1863 letter to Luke & Sarah Keith from Lucy Lee

August 24, 1863 To: Luke & Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Lucy Lee, Pavilion, NY Is writing to let them know that they arrived safely at Aunt Patty’s in Pavilion, New York; however, they were detained in Buffalo for about five hours as their train derailed while it was on the drawbridge over the river.… Continue reading August 24, 1863 letter to Luke & Sarah Keith from Lucy Lee

1861 Letters

November 24, 1861 letter to Luke Keith from George Tomlinson

November 24, 1861 To: Luke Keith, Galesburg, MI From: George Tomlinson, Pavilion, NY He has not heard from Luke in response to his previous letter, has not received any payments from Babcock and is very much in want of money. He has had to borrow money to pay what he agreed to. They finally have… Continue reading November 24, 1861 letter to Luke Keith from George Tomlinson