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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.…

This letter, from S. J. Kirby to his sister Ada, describes the the activities taking place on a prairie farm around the Fourth of July. The process of gathering hay and the price of corn are included.

This letter is about the writer’s illness.

This is a court summons for Luke Eller from J. H. Reves. Two employees owe a sum of $3,503.11. Eller is required to come to court as a garnishee. The two defendants are Ed. L. King, and J.B. Hash.

This is a letter from Emery Kirby to his parents. Emery writes about moving soon to a new location and tells how to address any mail sent to him. Note: the letter was mailed from Salt Sulphur Springs, Virginia which was before the Civil War. Salt…

This letter from Fannie was written in reply to a letter she received from her cousin Bettie Kirby. This letter refers to the imprisonment and death of two men, Brother John and Frank. Fannie also tells Bettie about her church activities.

This is a letter from Samuel to his sister Betty. The letter mentions such things as bad weather; sending stamps to Jeaney in hopes that she will write; and the little amount of food they have to eat.

This letter from Emory Kirby to his father, Joel, discusses recent developments in Greenbrier and surrounding counties after Morgan’s Raid in Ohio. Emory Kirby says that he does not believe that the war will end any time soon, and that the reports…

This is a letter from Emory Taylor Kirby to his brother Millard Fillmore Kirby. This letter makes mention of a turkey and exchange with Lucy Perkins, as well as discusses a possible legal situation that E.T. Kirby is involved with that requires him…

This letter written to Fannie Kirby’s aunt includes a part of a letter to her sister.The portion of the letter written to her aunt Ida deals with Fannie's desire to leave her current location with Bob.

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.

This letter is written by Rosa to her aunt. In it she talks about how she hasn’t been to school in a while, and her grammar is poor. The letter mainly involves catching her aunt up on the events of the winter.

This letter from Robert Kirby to Ada Kirby talks about how he is recovering from illness and a leg condition, and will be returning to school. There is also mention of photographs Robert will have taken to send to his aunt.

This is a letter from Fannie Kirby to her sister Ada. In the letter, Fannie mentions that she most likely cannot travel to see her sister Bettie, though she hopes some of her relatives will come to visit her. She also mentions that Eddie, another…

This letter to Fannie starts with several pages written by Julia Everett, Fannie Kirby's cousin. Julia talks about the weather, which has been -22° Fahrenheit. She goes on to talk about domestic life and marriage, as well as horses. Julia's husband,…

This letter from Julia Everett to her cousin talks about how the house she lives in was moved closer to their store. Julia also talks about events such as a Strawberry Festival in town. Julia describes the weather as being very warm, and says that…

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.

This letter from Aswell Eller to his father, Luke Eller, asks Luke not to come look for land until a later date because of the increased prices. Aswell says that crops are also increasing in price. Aswell has asked his father to pay for the postage…

This short letter to Luke Eller from a son tells of his stay with an uncle on account of bad weather. He also warns his father about the serious condition of the East Tennessee banks.

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.

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

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.

This letter to Ada Kirby from one of her nieces is about going to school, penmanship, and apples. The letter talks about Pa and various other members of the writers family.

This is a letter addressed to "Uncle" and signed "Ann." A vertical section of the pages is missing, making it difficult to decipher. The letter seems to discuss the author's schooling experience.

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.

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.

This is a letter written to Mrs. Bettie Eller by her niece, Emily M. Max. She asks her aunt for scraps of material from family members in order to make a crazy quilt.

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.

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.

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.

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.…

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.

This is an envelope addressed to Elizabeth Eller.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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

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.…

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

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

This is a letter from Mary Kirby, wife of Emory Kirby, to Frances Kirby, her mother-in-law. She talks about how her mother is sick and dying, and how several people in the family have measles. She tells Frances that she will visit once her mother has…

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

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.