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March 3, 1907 letter to Nancy Brown from Jim Keith

March 3, 1907 To: Nancy Brown From: Jim Keith, Shelbyville, MI Writes of how he will try to send her the money that he owes her. He is not going to raise potatoes any more as he failed at doing … Continue reading

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February 28, 1907 letter to Hannah Towne from Louese Harris

February 28, 1907 To: Hannah Towne, Galesburg, MI From: Louese Harris, Shelbyville, MI Is sending some ointment for Hannah’s back. Mentions that LaVerne has been sick and writes about Floyd’s poems. Wishes he could spend more time writing his poetry … Continue reading

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November 26, 1905 letter to James Keith from Nancy Brown

November 26, 1905            To: James Keith, Shelbyville, MI                       From: Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL It is Dorothy’s birthday and Nancy mentions some of the gifts that Dorothy received. Is anxious to see Wilma’s picture. Talks about her brother-in-law Will Brown’s family. … Continue reading

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May 17, 1905 letter to Cora Keith from Ella Francisco

May 17, 1905 To: Cora Keith, Shelbyville, MI From: Ella Francisco, Scotts, MI The weather has been so rainy that it has made it difficult for the farmers to get their crops in. They have a small patch of early … Continue reading

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April 28, 1905 letter to James Keith from John Heiner

April 28, 1905 To: James Keith, Shelbyville, MI From: John Z. Heiner, Chicago, IL Nancy has a badly cut hand which she received from one of Bess’ stepsons. He was sent to Reform School because of it. The rest of … Continue reading

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September 30, 1904 letter to James Keith from Ray Keith

September 30, 1904 To: James Keith, Shelbyville, MI From: Ray Keith, Ithaca, NY Ray is attending school at Cornell and was able to find very good accommodations and also a job waiting tables earning $3.50 per week, working less than … Continue reading

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October 29, 1902 letter to Nancy Brown from Ethan Keith

October 29, 1902 To: Nancy Brown From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI Is writing after returning from a visit and thanks them for everything. He went to Kalamazoo on Monday to sign the patent papers which will be sent to Washington … Continue reading

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October 12, 1902 letter to Sarah Keith from Harriet Plank

October 12, 1902 To: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Harriet Plank, Grand Rapids, MI Harriet Plank is writing Sarah about a visit from Jim Keith and inquiring about the welfare of Sarah’s family. She had greatly enjoyed his visit and … Continue reading

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October 5, 1902 letter to Nancy Brown from Louese Harris

October 5, 1902 To: Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL From: Louese Harris, Shelbyville, MI Reminisces about Nancy & Henry’s wedding 30 years ago. General news about family and friends and the canning she has done. Is scheming on how to get … Continue reading

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April 16, 1902 letter to Louese Harris from Sarah Keith

April 16, 1902 To: Louese Harris, Shelbyville, MI From: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI Writes about the deaths of some former neighbors and also how upset she is regarding her granddaughter Lela’s fiancé, who is ignoring Lela and makes it appear … Continue reading

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