1898 Letters

June 27, 1898 letter to Willis Brown from Josephine Curtiss

June 27, 1898     To: Willis Brown, Chicago, IL From: Josephine Curtiss, Sodus, NY Gives an update on her family and also recounts the earlier deaths of Charles and Sidney Allen and how William Tinklepaugh dishonestly took Sidney’s home away from him. 1898-06-27 Josephine Curtiss to Willis Brown SODUS ACADEMY E. Curtiss, A. M., Principal Sodus,… Continue reading June 27, 1898 letter to Willis Brown from Josephine Curtiss

1890 Letters

December 18, 1890 letter to Hannah Keith from Nancy Brown

December 18, 1890 To: Hannah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Nancy Brown A lady stopped by selling Buddington Charts and Nancy thought Hannah might be interested in it. Christmas is near but there isn’t enough money to buy everyone presents. If some of the family can come by and if she can get some cream she… Continue reading December 18, 1890 letter to Hannah Keith from Nancy Brown

1890 Letters

November 30, 1890 letter to Ethan Keith from Florence Keith

November 30, 1890 To: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Florence Keith, Oakland, CA They are settled in and enjoying their new home. Henry was transferred a few weeks ago to the Portland run making three trips in two weeks and likes it better than the Los Angeles run. Gives an update on her mother and… Continue reading November 30, 1890 letter to Ethan Keith from Florence Keith

1890 Letters

August 16, 1890 letter to Henry Brown from Claude Brown

August 16, 1890 To: Henry Brown From: Claude Brown, Galesburg, MI A very descriptive letter from Claude, complete with a sketch of a train wreck that occurred the day before in which the engineer and fireman were killed. Galesburg, Aug., 16, 1890 Dear Papa,[1] We had another wreck Friday afternoon at Agusta[2] in which the… Continue reading August 16, 1890 letter to Henry Brown from Claude Brown

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