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Letter_nd_32b.pdf
This letter, from Alice Kirby to M. F. Kirby, is written from Kingsville, Kansas. She addresses M.F. Kirby as "Mr." and "Brother." Alice talks about family life, farming and the Fourth of July in Kansas. The towns mentioned include Maple Hill, St.…

letter_10_10_1884.pdf
This letter from Laura Kirby to her aunt, Ada, talks about land Ada wants to buy in Kansas. Laura also tells Ada that a horse has been killed, and that they do not know if the company responsible for the horse's death will pay for a new horse or not.…

Letter_06_23_1887.pdf
This letter from V.A. Kirby to Elizabeth Kirby talks about her time in North Topeka, Kansas. She wrote that the crops were doing extremely well and that she wished they could come on a visit.

Letter_04_02_1889.pdf
This letter from Alice Kirby to her Aunt, Ada, talks about dresses for some family members and work around the farm.

Letter_03_22_1887.pdf
This letter from Alice to her aunt, Ada Kirby, talks about the goings on in and around the Kansas farm on which Samuel Kirby and his wife are currently living.

Letter_10_11_1886.pdf
This letter from Alice to her aunt, Ada, talks about the poor corn harvest that they are expecting. Alice says the weather has been very dry, and she is concerned about the winter freezes. She also talks about Guy, who was helping move some hay with…

Letter_10_10_1886.pdf
This letter from Laura Kirby to her aunt, Ada, discusses how Laura is going to be living with a family a few miles away for several months to make a little money. Laura mentions that Ed has been working on a railroad near Topeka, so he has not seen…

letter_04_19_1885.pdf
This letter from Alice Kirby to Ada Kirby, her aunt, talks about the farm they live on in Kansas, and the process of plowing. Alice mentions that she is sad to hear that some of her aunt Fannie's children have died.

letter_03_15_1885.pdf
This letter from Alice Kirby to her aunt, Ada Kirby, discusses the farming life that Alice leads in Kansas, where her father, Samuel Kirby, moved the family to. Alice says she is late in responding to the letter from her aunt because they had moved…