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Scope and Contents Most of the letters are addressed to Harriet M. Ashley and her husband Jerome B. Ashley. Harriet was born in Ohio in 1841. Jerome was also born in Ohio in March of 1837. He and Harriet were married in 1858 and then moved to Michigan a year later. He was a farmer and was drafted to the Civil War in 1863. Harriet and Jerome remained in Michigan with their two children, Hattie and Frank. Harriet became a widow in 1906 until her death in 1922.Harriet’s parents Ambrose and Abigail...