Browse Items (202 total)

  • Collection: Kirby and Eller Family Letters

Letter_07_15_1938.pdf
In this brief letter, T.S. Kirby asks Millard Kirby about some land he is interested in buying.

Letter_02_13_1921.pdf
This letter from Ruth to her grandmother, Ada Kirby, discusses how the weather is improving and Ruth hopes to travel soon if the muddy road allows.

envelope_10_26_1920.pdf
This is an envelope addressed to Elizabeth Eller.

Letter_10_24_1920.pdf
In this letter from Mary Eller to her mother, Elizabeth. Mary discusses life on the farm, mentioning her fear of the dry weather affecting their grain. She also talks about church events and her hopes to have a visit from her mother soon.

Letter_02_12_1910.pdf
This is a long letter from Mary Ann Kirby to her sister-in-law Elizabeth Eller. In the letter, Mary Ann talks about the February weather and how she relies on labor sourced from the local African American community to perform duties around the farm.…

Envelope_01_12_1909.pdf
This is an envelope addressed to Elizabeth Eller.

Letter_01_11_1909.pdf
This letter to Elizabeth Eller from one of her grandchildren, seven year old Mona Kirby, talks about what Mona looks like and what Mona is doing. Mona says she wants to visit her grandmother soon.

Postcard_1908.pdf
This postcard postmarked from Blacksburg, Va. to Mrs. J.L. Eller in Clifton, N.C., features a note and photograph of the high school building in Blacksburg, VA.

2012_045_1899_0911.pdf
This is a letter from Emma Baker Martin to her aunt Betty Kirby Eller. The letter discusses maintaining her home and how her baby is. The Martin family has a large house, which Emma finds hard to maintain, and the baby, whom she spoils, takes a lot…

Letter_06_22_1899.pdf
This letter from R.L. Kirby to his uncle, Joseph Eller, discusses how R.L. Kirby has taken over the local newspaper, and mentions a scheme to boost subscriptions by giving some of the profits to people who bring in customers.

Letter_06_11_1899.pdf
• This is a letter detailing to a cousin, Joesph Eller, that the family has just received news about a death within their family. They wish they could be with the other members of the family, but the family isn’t well enough to make the trip, and…

Letter_05_29_1899.pdf
This is the first part of a letter written by R.A. Fan to Mary Eller. R.A. Fan catches up with Miss Mary Eller and inquires about some of her friends.

Letter_1899_0329.pdf
This letter was written to Miss Fannie Kirby by a cousin, Amy, who is in school. She wrote to tell Fannie all about school, the sickness they’ve had and about their new house.

Letter_02_13_1899.pdf
This letter from Hamilton to Elizabeth Eller, a cousin, details family events such as the growth of children, income, and problems with a woman that Hamilton knows. Hamilton asks for a lot of details about people that Elizabeth knows, and mentions…

envelope_Eller_1898.pdf
This is an envelope addressed to Elizabeth "Bettie" Eller.

2012_045_1898_0324.pdf
This is a letter from Emma Baker Martin to Betty Kirby Eller, her aunt. The letter focuses on domestic affairs, such as the household budget, family, and upcoming trips, along with various friends’ correspondence.

2012_045_1898_0117.pdf
This is a letter from Emma Baker Martin to her aunt Betty Kirby Eller. The letter discusses two things primarily, butter and other household items. Betty sent Emma several pounds of butter as part of a long-running exchange of goods they have set up,…

2012_045_1897_1022.pdf
This is a letter from Emma Baker Martin to her aunt Betty Kirby Eller. In this letter, Emma writes about domestic business such as dressmaking and shoes. This is the subject of the majority of Emma’s letters, however, this letter also mentions that…

2012_045_1897_1017.pdf
This is a letter from Emma Baker Martin to her aunt Betty Kirby Eller. The letter opens as usual for Emma, writing about the price of butter, fabric, and postage. Emma also mentions her youngest child, Virginia, who is healthy and playful. The letter…

2012_045_1897_0921.pdf
This is a letter from Emma Baker Martin to her aunt, Betty Kirby Eller. The letter is brief for Emma, and mentions that her daughter Virginia has a cold. The letter also makes references to enclosed photos of Emma’s husband and daughter, however,…

2012_045_1897_0311.pdf
This is a letter from Emma Baker Martin to her aunt Betty Kirby Eller. Emma writes about her loneliness since her husband, whom she refers to as ‘Dr.’, has gone to Baltimore for several weeks for a medical course. She has friends stay with her to…

2012_045_1896_0701.pdf
This is a letter from Emma Baker Martin to her aunt Betty Kirby Eller. The letter discusses butter and its forms and the consequences of shipping lots of butter.

2012_045_1896_0521.pdf
This is a letter from Emma Baker Martin to her aunt Betty Kirby Eller. The letter discusses various affairs such as butter and ham Emma wants to buy or trade with her aunt. She offers her aunt curtains she is sewing for the butter. Emma goes on to…

2012_045_1896_0504.pdf
This is a letter from Emma Baker Martin to her aunt Betty Kirby Eller. The letter discusses many of the things Emma frequently writes to her aunt about. Butter is the main topic, as Emma has received her regular shipment from her aunt. Emma also…

2012_045_1896_0124.pdf
This is an incomplete letter from Emma Baker Martin to her aunt Betty Kirby Eller. The letter focuses on butter and how much is being paid for it and other goods.

2012_045_1895_1125.pdf
This is a letter from Emma Baker Martin to her aunt Betty Kirby Eller. The letter mentions a photo that Emma says she includes in the envelope, but said photo is not present. Emma talks about butter, when she received her regular package of butter,…

2012_045_1895_1117.pdf
This is a letter from Emma Baker Martin to her aunt Betty Kirby Eller. This brief letter discusses how Betty does not need to send any butter to Emma because she already is being sent some from someone else. Emma writes that she is about to go to…

2012_045_1895_1111.pdf
This is a letter from Emma Baker Martin to her aunt Betty Kirby Eller. Emma writes that she would like her aunt to send her more butter, and that she enjoyed her recent trip. She is sad that she was not able to see more of her sickly mother and…

Letter_06_22_1895.pdf
This letter from Nancy, Elizabeth Eller’s aunt (by way of being her mother, Sarah King’s, sister) urged her family to write her and catch her up on their lives. She wrote about her family and their wellbeing. She wishes to see Bettie and Joe but…

Letter_12_30_1892.pdf
This letter from Lillie to her aunt, Elizabeth Eller, talks about the Christmas Holiday, life in Baltimore, and the weather. Lillie also discusses postage and various clothes that Elizabeth wants her to buy.

Letter_11_20_1892.pdf
This letter from Lillian to her Aunt, Elizabeth Eller, is about her life in Baltimore and cooking. She described her living situation and boarders. This letter is largely focused on the subject of food.

Letter_11_12_1892.pdf
This letter from Jas Eller to Joseph Eller discusses a proposition from Jas to work as a teacher at a school that Joseph Eller is involved with.

Letter_05_01_1892.pdf
This letter from Lillie to her aunt talks about a dress pattern that Lillie has sent her aunt. Lillie also talks about the trip they made to get back home to Edgewater, Virginia, and how they will be house sitting for her Uncle Zeke.

Letter_02_28_1892.pdf
This letter from Lillie Young to her aunt, Elizabeth Eller, talks about how Lillie is getting along in Baltimore, where her husband, Staley Young, is going to college. Lillie complains about the amount of people she must see daily, and how she wishes…

Letter_02_11_1892.pdf
This letter from Aswell "A.P" Eller to his brother discusses a trip Aswell plans to make to visit his brother. The letter also mentions the grippe.

Letter_11_28_1891.pdf
This letter from Lillian to her Aunt, Elizabeth Eller, talks about life in Baltimore, and how Lillian is trying to adapt to the big city life. She talks about the price of clothing, a fire she saw, and her concern with her aging.

Letter_10_25_1891.pdf
This letter from Lillian to her Aunt, Elizabeth Eller, is about her moving to Baltimore. She give Elizabeth the details of her trip and tells her what she finds interesting about life in the city.

Letter_12_31_1890.pdf
This letter from Fannie Kirby to her aunt Elizabeth talks about Christmas and events in her and her friends’ and family’s lives.

Letter_07_18_1890.pdf
This letter from Mary Eller to her mother talks about the dry summer weather, crops, gardening, and how the family is faring. Mary also brings up her half-brother A.P. Eller.

Letter_12_09_1889.pdf
This letter from Lillie Young to her aunt, Elizabeth Eller, talks about the death of Irena Phipps Young, Lillie's grandmother, and mentions some of her relatives, including Lucy Ann Young. Lillie also refers to her father, John Tyler Young. The…

Letter_11_27_1889.pdf
This letter from Ada Kirby to a relative talks about domestic affairs, such as hair and gardening.

envelope_09_26_1889.pdf
This is an envelope addressed to Elizabeth “Bettie” Eller, dated 26 September 1889

Letter_09_24_1889.pdf
This letter from Lillie Young to her aunt, Elizabeth Eller, talks about peaches, a new school teacher, and her mother's health.

Letter_08_05_1889.pdf
This letter from Lillian to her aunt, Elizabeth Eller, talks about Lillie’s travel plans, weaving, and men’s looks.

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_10_10_1887.pdf
This is a letter from Laura Kirby to her uncle Millard Fillmore Kirby, and his wife. Laura talks about the farm they live on, and how her brother and father are making hay in the fields. Laura mentions that she was very saddened by the news that her…

envelope_July_1887.pdf
This is an envelope addressed to Millard Kirby and dated 26 July 1887.

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.
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