Monthly Archives: June 2016

Nancy Brown’s diary entries for November 16 – 23, 1923

Nov 16 – Joe and Anna in from Sycamore. Nov 17 – Lela, Joe and Anna down town all day. Joe bought dining room furniture for new home. Nov 18 – Lela, Joe & Anna went to Elgin, found Lou … Continue reading

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November 11, 1923 letter to Nancy Brown from Hannah Towne

November 11, 1923 To: Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL From: Hannah Towne, Kalamazoo, MI Writes about the fire at the Gates’ farm which killed Will Schuyler. Some think it was an accident, but others think it was suicide. Will’s wife, Ina, … Continue reading

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Nancy Brown’s diary entries from October 26 – November 9, 1923

Oct 26 – Lela gone to Sycamore to night. Lela went to Sycamore this A.M. goes to Davenport. Miss Gordon, Helens music teacher, fell in Lake Mich about 6-30 p.m. was rescued. Oct 28 – Dodo and I had such … Continue reading

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October 24, 1923 letter to Ethan Keith and Hannah Towne from Nancy Brown

October 24, 1923 To: Ethan Keith & Hannah Towne, Kalamazoo, MI From: Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL They ordered 250 candy boxes with the new name of “Nancy Keith.” Business is picking up and the girls made 150 pounds since last … Continue reading

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Nancy Brown’s diary entries from October 2 – 25, 1923

Oct 2 – Winifred and Wilma came on 1-15 P.M. train. Met me at Fields. Claude stayed and had lunch with us. They brought three chickens, box of Coras cookies, backet of peaches. Oct 3 – We stayed home. Girls … Continue reading

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Nancy Brown’s diary entries from August 31 – September 30, 1923

Aug 31 – At Wills. Called on Mr & Mrs Ford. Mrs Tierney was there. Sep 1 – Cloudy. Charley Clark came this A.M. stayed all night. Mr Brodrick & Ethan went to Burg for groceries. Henry Ford & Ethan … Continue reading

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Nancy Brown’s diary entries from August 5 – 30, 1923

Aug 5 – Emma Allen here to lunch this evening Mr & Mrs Stodderd, daughter Jan, Mrs Latham & sister called. Lou, D, Jim & Cora at Walters for the day. Aug 6 – Hot. Mrs Henry Sherwood here all … Continue reading

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August 5, 1923 letter to Nancy Brown from Edith Sissle

August 5, 1923 To: Nancy Brown, Kalamazoo, MI From: Edith Sissle, Chicago, IL Is thanking Nancy for the birthday gift and apologizes for the lateness of this thank you. Chicago, Sunday August 5. 1923. Dear Mrs. Brown: Your charming attentions … Continue reading

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Nancy Brown’s diary entries from July 18 – August 4, 1923

Jul 18 – Cortland Reese[100] married. Bess went to Claudes & decorated cake for wedding. Got over home about five. She & Lela made candy. Worked till 11-45 P.M. I went home with her in taxi. Jul 19 – Bess … Continue reading

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July 17, 1923 postcard to Ethan Keith from Nancy Brown

July 17, 1923 To: Ethan Keith, Kalamazoo, MI From: Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL Hasn’t heard from anyone and Dorothy is afraid that they don’t want them to come for a visit; however, Nancy said if that were the case someone … Continue reading

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