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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…

Letter_02_22_1886.pdf
This is a letter from Alice Kirby to her aunt Ada. In the letter, Alice talks about how her father and brothers have been very busy making hay, and are so driven by their work that they camp out in the fields where they are baling. Alice says that…

letter_02_21_1885.pdf
This letter from Laura Kirby to her aunt Ada talks about Samuel J. Kirby's moving the family to a new farm. Laura says that she and her sister Alice have left school and discusses the winter weather.

letter_02_07_1885.pdf
This is a letter from Laura Kirby to her aunt Ada Kirby. The letter discusses how Laura no longer plans on attending school and how the weather has been some of the coldest they have ever had in Kansas. Laura talks about a fair they attended and says…

Letter_01_09_1886.pdf
This letter from Alice Kirby to her aunt Ada discusses life on the Kansas farm that Alice’s father, Samuel Kirby, is renting. Alice says that they had a rough Christmas and that the weather is very bad. She talks about how Samuel Kirby intends to…

letter_12_06_1884.pdf
This letter from Alice Kirby to her aunt Ada Kirby comes from the Kansas farm which Alice’s father, Samuel J. Kirby, rents. Alice complains about the weather and family problems, saying “I don’t think there is another family in the world that has to…

letter_10_16_1881.pdf
This letter from Alice Kirby to her aunt Ada Kirby talks about life on the Kansas farm where Alice and her family live. Alice talks about going to school, fairs, and other sources of entertainment, but her letter is focused on the price of various…

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…

letter_08_28_1881.pdf
This is a letter from one of Samuel J. Kirby’s children to their aunt. The letter is a fragment, and talks about selling some of the farm animals they have.

letter_05_09_1883.pdf
These are two letters written to Ada Kirby from her nieces, Laura and Alice Kirby, who live in Kansas. Alice writes about the weather and friends she wants to visit with, while Laura talks about life at home and how she enjoys having company.

letter_02_04_1882.pdf
These letters from Laura Kirby and Alice Kirby to their Aunt Ada Kirby discuss life on the farm in Kansas that their father, Samuel J. Kirby rents. Laura talks about going to school, while Alice discusses various domestic events and the price of…

Letter_11_17_1867.pdf
This is a letter from Emmitt McEwan to Mollie Eller, his cousin. Emmitt talks about how there are very few women in his area. He asks about an upcoming wedding and mentions he might attend, and he wants to marry someone from Ashe County and not…

Letter_08_09_1868.pdf
This is a letter from B.F. Dickson to his friend Mollie (Daniel). In this letter, Dickson mentions how there has been a drought in his part of Kansas, leaving them without rain for over a year. Dickson also writes about how he wants to marry, but he…

Letter_07_28_1867.pdf
This is a letter from Emmitt McEwen to Mollie Eller, whom he describes as an acquaintance. Emmitt writes about how he hopes to get married soon and that he worries he will not be able to marry any of the women who live in Ashe County because they…
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