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Information about Sylvia's mother, Rose Bein, and her death in 1960. Includes letter correspondence between Leo and friends and papers about the inheritance money.

Papers kept by the Asheville Lions Club that give an account of Leo in his old age.

A hand-written copy of an interview of Leo Finkelstein explaining the various places he went and people he met during his service in World War II.

A scrapbook of letter correspondence between Leo and his friends in Asheville and photos from the war. An article by David Schulman tells about Leo's status as an unofficial historian of Asheville and the incredible impact he had on the community.

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 is a letter from W.R. King to his brother and some friends. King mentions how his family is doing very well and talks about camp meetings.

This letter is about the writer’s illness.

This is a letter written by Mary C. Baker. In the letter, Baker describes funeral arrangements for her mother and adjustments within her family life caused by her mother's death.

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 letter was written at Rose Cottage in Virginia to Daniel by an old friend, A. Ba[illegible], who is missing his company. The writer discusses visiting her Aunt in Franklin, as well as mentioning friends such as Grayson, Judy, Sally, and Fannie.

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 is an undated, unaddressed, and incomplete letter. The letter describes the sale of the writer's horse, as well as a possible purchase of land.

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 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.

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 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 fragment mentions that the writer's uncle is very sick and old, and that their new home is very nice.

This letter fragment talks about letters that the writer has to write to various people.

This is the second part of a letter written by R.A. Fan to Mary Eller. In this letter, R.A. talks about a friend of hers, Blanch, who is dating Earl Ashley, and R.A. disapproves of this relationship.

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 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…

This is a note from Fannie Kirby to her mother. In the note, Fannie says that Bruce will be visiting Fannie's mother that day. Fannie asks for some seeds and beans and says she is doing well, though she is ill.

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 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…

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 note documenting Ashe County's restringing of several grants. The reverse of the note shows part of a page that resembles legal documents related to land holdings.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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…

• 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…