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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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December 26, 1905 letter to Claude Brown from Willis Brown

December 26, 1905 To: Claude Brown, Chicago, IL From: Willis Brown, Lawton, OK Describes Oklahoma. Geronimo is quartered at the fort. Will is now able to tell an Apache from a Comanche but not a Kiowa from a Comanche. Scan … 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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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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June 12, 1901 letter to Sarah Keith from Nancy Brown

June 12, 1901                              To: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI                 From: Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL Writes how everything is so strange and nothing is right since Henry’s death. It has been three weeks since he … Continue reading

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Nancy Brown’s diary entries for 1901

Nancy’s handwriting is extremely hard to read, especially names. Scan of 1901 Diary of Nancy Brown Apr 10 – Lou & Mildred[1] to Pas[2] to day. Apr 11 – Aaron[3] came to Jims[4] to day. Apr 13 – Pedro club[5] … Continue reading

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1901 Diary of Bess Brown

Scan of 1901 Diary of Bess Brown IDENTIFICATION MY NAME IS Bess Brown MY ADDRESS IS 736 Hoyne ave Chicago, Ill. IN CASE OF ACCIDENT OR SERIOUS ILLNESS PLEASE NOTIFY J. Recoschewitz 659 N. Robey st. [This was crossed out … 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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Nancy Brown’s diary entry from April 22, 1924

Tuesday Apr 22nd [19]24 – Will and Lizzie[12] moved to Elmherst.[13] Charl Scott Towne[14] died to day. Operated on yesterday for absess of gall bladder. Apr 22 – 1924. ——- [12] Her brother-in-law and his wife, Willis and Elizabeth (Ogden) Brown … Continue reading

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February 29, 1924 letter to Ethan Keith & Hannah Towne from Nancy Brown

February 29, 1924 To: Ethan Keith & Hannah Towne, Kalamazoo, MI From: Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL Writes about Lou’s condition and how a recent visit from his sister Alice and his mother upset him so much that the nurse had … Continue reading

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