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January 2, 1900 letter to Luke & Sarah Keith from Oscar Keith

January 2, 1900 To: Luke & Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Oscar Keith, Bloomingdale, MI Congratulating them on their 50th wedding anniversary. Scan of 1900-01-02 Oscar Keith to Luke & Sarah Keith B,dale Jany 2d 1900 C. L. Keith and Wife … Continue reading

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Changes to This Site

This blogsite was originally for letters from the 1920s, however as I have completed my other blogsites containing letters from the 1800s, I am now going to be posting letters and diary entries starting with 1900 here. As the site … Continue reading

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September 10, 1924 letter to Nancy Brown from LaVerne Boyer

September 10, 1924 To: Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL From: LaVerne Boyer, Shelbyville, MI LaVerne’s 40th birthday. She received many nice gifts. Mildred likes her rooms. Carol stayed with her for a few nights. Mamma would like to visit Mildred but … Continue reading

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September 2, 1924 letter to Ethan Keith & Hannah Towne from Nancy Brown

September 2, 1924  To: Ethan Keith & Hannah Towne, Kalamazoo, MI From: Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL Nancy is writing her brother and sister to let them know that the family arrived home safely from their visit to them along with … Continue reading

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August 30, 1924 letter to Nancy Brown from Helen Mueller

August 30, 1924 To: Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL From: Helen Mueller, Galesburg, MI On the way to the Sand Dunes on Michigan Avenue, they saw a girl who threw up behind the taxi she was riding in. At the dunes, … Continue reading

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August 9, 1924 letter to Ethan Keith and Hannah Towne from Nancy Brown

August 9, 1924 To: Ethan Keith & Hannah Towne, Kalamazoo, MI From: Nancy Brown, Crystal Lake, IL She has had trouble with her eyes so hasn’t been able to sew or read. She keeps them covered a good deal and … Continue reading

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August 8, 1924 letter to Jean Mueller from Nancy Brown

August 8, 1924 To: Jean Mueller From: Nancy Brown, Crystal Lake, IL Nancy is sending birthday wishes to her granddaughter, Jean, who turned nine years old, and letting her know she is sorry she couldn’t be with her on her … Continue reading

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July 1, 1924 letter to Nancy Brown from Hannah Towne

July 1, 1924 To: Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL From: Hannah Towne, Kalamazoo, MI Her teeth are a little better but they “grumble and are sore all the time.” She needs new teeth, but doesn’t have the money, or a way … Continue reading

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June 24, 1924 letter to Nancy Brown from Hannah Towne

June 24, 1924 To: Nancy Brown From: Hannah Towne General news about the neighbors. Tuesday 8:20 A.M. June 24 – 1924 Dear sister and all – It is raining hard and has most all night – dont know when Ethen[1] … Continue reading

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May 22, 1924 letter to Ethan Keith & Hannah Towne from Nancy Brown

May 22, 1924 To: Ethan Keith & Hannah Towne, Kalamazoo, MI From: Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL Describes Dorothy’s wedding dress that Bess is making. Claude and Eda will give the wedding. She and Dorothy are going to the flat tomorrow … Continue reading

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