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May 19, 1912 letter to James & Cora Keith from Nancy Brown

May 19, 1912 To: James & Cora Keith, Shelbyville, MI From: Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL These are sad anniversary days for Nancy as it has been 11 years since her husband, Hank, died. Lela is going to be married soon, … Continue reading

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December 2, 1908 letter to Cora Keith from Nancy Brown

December 2, 1908 To: Cora Keith, Shelbyville, MI From: Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL Is thanking them for the food they sent and recounting the visit they had with Jim, Walter and Mr. Pratt. Scan of 1908-12-02 Nancy Brown to Cora … Continue reading

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December 13, 1907 letter to Lela Brown from Essie (last name unknown)

December 13, 1907 To: Lela Brown, Chicago, IL From: Essie ???, Kalamazoo, MI Doesn’t blame Lela for not wanting to go to Shelbyville for Christmas and would love to have her come by her instead. Scan of 1907-12-13 Essie to … Continue reading

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October 24, 1907 letter to Jim & Cora Keith from Nancy Brown

October 24, 1907 To:  James & Cora Keith From: Nancy Brown Another letter concerning Lela, LaVerne and Doc. Nancy is scolding Jim for blaming Lou and D for the fact that LaVerne became pregnant by Doc and is trying to … Continue reading

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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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