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Letter_nd_023.pdf
In this letter to Bettie, Barbara talks about various aspects of domestic life. There is mention of some illness, cloth Bettie has been expecting, fruit growing and other crops, and children.


Letter_03_11_nd.pdf
This letter talks about work done on Ada’s house, domestic life, and the lives of close family friends. There is mention of raising horses, marriages, and rules for growing tomatoes.


Letter_nd_019.pdf
This is a letter to Elizabeth "Bettie" Eller from her sister Ada. Ada says that their father is ill and mentions she has not heard from her sister Fannie in some time.


Letter_nd_013.pdf
This letter from one of Elizabeth Eller’s cousins asks Elizabeth to come down and visit them in Rural Retreat. The letter asks Elizabeth not to show it to anyone.


Letter_nd_011.pdf
This letter from Elizabeth Eller talks about a possible trip Elizabeth may make to take some company she has had back home.


Letter_nd_010.pdf
This letter from Mary Eller to Bettie discusses illness and heaven, as well as upcoming family visits. The letter begins with a statement on the place of a mother as being domestic.


Letter_nd_007.pdf
This is a letter to Elizabeth "Bettie" Kirby from a cousin. The author writes near the start of the letter that they do not want Bettie to share the letter with anyone else. The letter tells of the author's daily life and mishaps, such as dropping a…


Letter_nd_001.pdf
This is a letter written by Elizabeth “Bettie” Kirby to a friend letting them know that she is doing well and asking the friend to visit and write soon. This letter also informs the friend about an illness that is about.


Letter_Eller_1898.pdf
This is a letter to Elizabeth "Bettie" Eller from her cousin M. (Martha) Hamilton. This letter informs Bettie about the family’s well-being and where they are living. Hamilton inquires how Bettie’s family is doing and what many of his relatives are…


Letter_10_14_nd.pdf
This is a letter from Barbara Francis "Fannie" Young (nee Kirby) to her sister Elizabeth "Bettie" Eller. Barbara's daughter Lillian also writes a brief note at the top of the first page. Fannie discusses the plans for Lillian's visit to Bettie.


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


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.


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.…


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.


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


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


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_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…


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_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_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_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_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_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_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_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_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_06_05_1887.pdf
This letter from Elizabeth Eller to her sister, Frances Kirby (Young) discusses Lillian, who Elizabeth Eller appears to be raising, and Sunday School. Elizabeth mentions the horses and mules they have, and the foods they are eating for dinner,…


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


Letter_10_18_1886.pdf
This letter from Ada Kirby to her sister Bettie talks about various events in Ada’s domestic life, including the burial of a young boy after his death of diphtheria, and the weather.


Letter_07_27_1885.pdf
This letter from Ada Kirby to her sister, Elizabeth Eller, talks about the dresses Ada is sending to Elizabeth. This letter is a response to “Letter from Elizabeth Eller to Ada Kirby, 16 July 1885.” Ada tries to calm Elizabeth’s concerns at the…


Letter_07_16_1885.pdf
This letter from Elizabeth Eller to her sister Ada talks about the outbreak of scarlet fever in the area that Elizabeth lives. Elizabeth has three children, and so she is worried that they might get sick. Children of people she knows have died from…


Letter_02_01_1886.pdf
This is a letter from Ada Kirby to her sister Elizabeth Eller. Ada talks about the family's health, the weather, and her hopes for getting visits from relatives.


Letter_01_15_1886.pdf
This letter from Elizabeth Eller to her sister Ada Kirby talks about how Kirby Luke Eller, Elizabeth's son, has caught pneumonia and is extremely ill.


letter_01_11_1885.pdf
This letter from Elizabeth Eller to her sister Ada discusses domestic happenings in Elizabeth’s life. Elizabeth talks about her children going to school, the cold weather, her nephew Emery, and a funeral.