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Box 4257.002

 Container

Contains 35 Collections and/or Records:

John Johnson Letter, 1871 February 17

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents One letter from John Johnson of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, to Reverend John Stockton of Crosscreek Village, Pennylvania, discussing business and a message from Johnson's wife about Jonathon Allison's wife having twin boys.
Dates: 1871 February 17

C. H. Robinson Letter, 1873 May 5

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents A letter from C. H. Robinson of Charlestown, New Hampshire, to her brother and sister discussing daily life, church activities, a visit in the future, and maple syrup.
Dates: 1873 May 5

William Eliott Allard Letter, 1874 July 31

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents Two letters written by William Eliott Allard of Haverhill, New Hampshire, on one sheet of paper to Mr. John Currier and Mrs. Laisey Purkins. Both letters ask about friends. He asks Currier about how the haying went and then cryptically explains that he would have liked to help but that he is in jail. He then asks Currier for fifty cents to get some tobacco. In the letter to Mrs. Purkins, he asks her to tell someone named Allan that he will pay "him all up if he will wate [sic]." On the back of...
Dates: 1874 July 31

M. L. Baller Letter, 1874 November 16

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents A letter from M. Baller of Townshend, Vermont, to his parents about running a boarding house. He notes that there are already two "table" boarders paying $6.00 each per week, and that he could take at least two more. He explains that the arrangement with the current boarders is "we let them have the room, and they furnish it, we take care of it, they get their own washing done."
Dates: 1874 November 16

A. Wakefield Letter, 1875 March 17

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents Letter from A. Wakefield of Bangor, Maine, to Hollis Bowman in San Francisco, California, concerning some business and legal affairs that were delayed as a result of his serious illness.
Dates: 1875 March 17

Mary M. Shepard Letter, 1875 May 10

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 6
Scope and Contents The letter from Mary M. Shepard of Pittsfield, Pennsylvania, to her friend Dora E. Durkel of Conneaut, Ohio, discusses of the weather and mutual friends.
Dates: 1875 May 10

Luella Smith Letter, 1875 August 30

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 7
Scope and Contents One letter from Luella Smith of Readfield, Maine, to her cousin Cora B. Smith, giving her news of deaths in the family, her sorrow and loneliness, as well as other family news.
Dates: 1875 August 30

B. F. McAtee Letter, 1876 January 18

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents A letter written by B. F. McAtee of Reading, Pennsylvania, to A. O. Hewitt of Bainbridge, Ohio, about his share of the inheritance of Ms. Pepple. He claims to be entitled to 1/7 of her property in the amount of $731 plus interest and gives instructions for settling the estate. A note written on the envelope states that the letter was answered in 1877 with an offer of $375.
Dates: 1876 January 18

Virginia Barns Letter, 1876 March 10

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 9
Scope and Contents One letter from Virginia Barns, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvanis, to her uncle, updating him on her marriage, children, and other family.
Dates: 1876 March 10

Letter from Jennie to Clara, 1876 May 30

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 10
Scope and Contents Letter from Jennie of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Clara, reminiscing about the first Decoration Day and the upcoming Centennial.
Dates: 1876 May 30

Lucinda Jenks Letter, 1877 June 5

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 11
Scope and Contents Letter from Lucinda Jenks of Pottersville, to her brother, detailing the number and age of their animals as well as news about about friends and family.
Dates: 1877 June 5

Letter from Mary to Mother, 1878 March 16

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 12
Scope and Contents Letter in which Mary discussed daily life, fabrics, dyeing a dress she was making, and the health of family members.
Dates: 1878 March 16

Letter from Mary to Her Cousin, 1879 May 21

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 13
Scope and Contents Contains news from Mary to her cousin concerning "Dr", who is very ill and expected to pass away, and news of other family members including a new baby.
Dates: 1879 May 21

Mrs. Rowe Letter, circa 1880-1889

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 14
Scope and Contents Letter from Mrs. Rowe of Freemont, Pennsylvania, to her son, D. Watson Rowe in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He has left home for school and s She admonishes him to write often and to avoid "bad company.".
Dates: circa 1880-1889

Albert A. Hartzell Letter, 1882 May 17

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 19
Scope and Contents This collection contains a letter to Albert A. Hartzell, a student at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, from his mother in Alstead, New Hampshire, telling him about a young man who asked for a copy of one his father's sermons to be used in an oration competition.
Dates: 1882 May 17

Mrs. H. M. Clapp Letter, 1882 June 9

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 20
Scope and Contents Letter written by Mrs. H. M. Clapp of Albany, New York, to Mrs. E. B. Rogers wishing her well though they may never meet again. There is also a note card pasted inside the letter that appears to be a birthday wish from Mrs. Clapp to Mrs. Rogers on her 84th birthday (1887 November 11)
Dates: 1882 June 9

Letter from Frank to Louisa Voss, 1883 February 8

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 21
Scope and Contents A letter written in 1883 by Frank of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Louisa Voss of Cincinnati, Ohio, discussing the news of various friends and family members.
Dates: 1883 February 8

H. Holden Letter, 1887 August 9

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 22
Scope and Contents Letter from H. Holden of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to a cousin about the happenings in the community and her health.
Dates: 1887 August 9

Rosa Schumpp Letter, 1887 September 2

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 23
Scope and Contents Letter to Lula from her sister Rosa Schumpp at St. Joseph's Academy (probably a boarding school) discussing her namesday gifts from her aunt, her pleasant afternoon, and her upcoming first confession in English. Aunt M. De Sales also writes that Rosa is doing fine.
Dates: 1887 September 2

Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Ford Letters, 1889-1893

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 24
Scope and Contents Two letters written to Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Ford, from Mrs. Ford's mother and another friend, filled with typical gossip, with one letter describing the rumor regarding an African American man at a local woman's house.
Dates: 1889-1893

J. E. Burnham Letters, 1889

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 25
Scope and Contents Two letters, written by J.E. Burnham in New York City, New York, to his wife in Saco, Maine. In the first letter he tells her that the doctor holds out no hope for his mother, and in the second, written after his mother's death, expreseses how sad he is.
Dates: 1889

M. E. Stapleton Letter, 1890 August 11

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 26
Scope and Contents Letter from M. E. Stapleton of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to daughters Nellie and Hattie saying she would send money and then bring them some Chinese silk and other necessities on her next visit ending the letter with proposed travel arrangements.
Dates: 1890 August 11

Letter from Eva to Her Cousin Flora Dover, 1890 September 13

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 27
Scope and Contents Letter from Eva of Waterbury Center, Vermont, to her cousin Flora Dover of Andover, Vermont, discussing various friends and family members.
Dates: 1890 September 13

Ira W. and Flora Peabody Letters, 1890-1900, 1890-1907

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 28
Scope and Contents A collection of letters sent to Ira W. and Flora Peabody of Lebanon, New Hampshire, from friends, family, and others from 1890 to 1907, dealing mainly with the lives of the writers and mutual aquaintances.
Dates: 1890-1907

Ira W. and Flora Peabody Letters, 1901-1907, 1890-1907

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 29
Scope and Contents A collection of letters sent to Ira W. and Flora Peabody of Lebanon, New Hampshire, from friends, family, and others from 1890 to 1907, dealing mainly with the lives of the writers and mutual aquaintances.
Dates: 1890-1907

Celeste Bussell Letters, 1891-1902

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 30
Scope and Contents Letters written to Celeste Bussell, of Ballston, Saratoga County, New York, and Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, discussing friends and family.
Dates: 1891-1902

Charles Smith Letter, 1892 April 20

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 31
Scope and Contents A letter from Charles Smith to his friend Will, telling of his recent move to Lexington, Massachusetts, to attend business school.
Dates: 1892 April 20

Max Schloss Letters, 1892-1893

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 32
Scope and Contents Papers and letters of Max Schloss of New York City, New York, including a poem about President Grover Cleveland's reelection, a letter from President Cleveland's private secretary, and two drafts or copies of letters written to the president on different occasions.
Dates: 1892-1893

Fannie Fagler Letters, 1893-1909

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 33
Scope and Contents Two letters written to Fannie by her mother and father discussing their daily lives, farming, and society issues including deaths.
Dates: 1893-1909

Augustus and Nelia Merriman Letters, 1894-1900

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 34
Scope and Contents Letters to and from Augustus and Nelia Merriman, talking of family news, the couple's children, and news of the farm.
Dates: 1894-1900

Katharene Peirce Allen Letter, 1895 March 22

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 36
Scope and Contents Letter from Katharene Peirce Allen of Jamaica, Vermont, to her granddaughter Minnie, with news from family and friends at home. She also tells Minnie about family members going to the sugar house and predicts that there may only be "a little sugar."
Dates: 1895 March 22

W. Eager Letter, 1895 August 10

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 37
Scope and Contents Letter written from The Quincy Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, by W. Eager to Elsie, sending his condolences on the death of her mother.
Dates: 1895 August 10

Hayes Family Letters, 1896-1919

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 38
Scope and Contents Letters written to various members of the Hayes family of New York City, New York, Bennington, Vermont, and Coalton, Ohio.
Dates: 1896-1919

Letter from Jessie to Alice, 1898 February 8

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 39
Scope and Contents Letter from Jessie in Franklin, Pennsylvania, to Alice about her mother's illness, a paper she read at a club meeting, and news about mutual friends.
Dates: 1898 February 8

Letter from Molly to Dr. Henrietta P. Johnson, 1899 December 20

 File — Box: 4257.002, Folder: 40
Scope and Contents Letter written by Molly, a governess in Haverford, Pennsylvania, to Dr. Henrietta P. Johnson of New York City, New York, talking about her Christmas plans and saying that she is nearly through with her Christmas shopping. She also says that her employers are very considerate and "do everything to make my position easy."
Dates: 1899 December 20