Subject Source: Genreform
Found in 52 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The letter is dated March 24, 1862. It is filled with general news. He talks about that the regiment may be on the way further south. Warner had been sick but felt better. He had stopped at the house of a widow and five daughters who helped him even though all their friends had been in the Confederacy. He reported that the ladies, “…don’t know anything about cooking.” He stated that he had not heard from her in almost four weeks and “…give me at least the scratch of your pen…” The small...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1882-1948
File — Box 2: , Folder: 8
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Letters exchanged between Esther Morris Rasmussen (1914-1991), her immediate family, and friends, 1930-1980. The collection includes correspondence from Leo. Brown, Jr. to Esther, 1934-1939 and letters from Esther’s five brothers, Richard, Edward, Walter G., Robert S. and Harold during their service in the armed forces during World War II. Included are letters exchanged in early 1945 in regards to Robert’s untimely death in an airplane crash, as well as Harold’s abrupt marriage later in the...
Scope and Contents This collection contains a copy of the World Letters, a geography education textbook consisting of correspondence from George F. Pierrot, a well-known Detroit-based TV personality and frequent speaker at the Detroit Institute of Art. Beginning in Northern Ireland and ending in Punjab, India, the correspondence in question served to provide some geographical information about various localities in Europe, Africa, and Asia, in 1937, in the form of a travel narrative written by George Pierrot to...
File — Box 13, Folder: 3
Dates: Other: 1926-1952
Scope and Contents Harry goes into great detail about the pursuit of John Hunt Morgan and his Confederate soldiers who raided Ohio during June and July of 1863. By the time he writes the letter Morgan has been captured by Union troops but he does give information about what his unit did in chasing Morgan and his men. Also mentions General Shackelford and the Battle of Salienville. It is very difficult, without further information, to identify the soldier of this letter. Some searching was done looking at Ohio and...
Scope and Contents The first folder contains a mail-order book promoting two books form from the Women’s Christians Temperance Union along with the envelope that came with it.The twelve letters have been split up into four groups. The first being a letter to Ellen Webster from her father Henry Vansyth (pretty sure that’s what it is) talking about how he had trired to visit her but was not able to find her home.The second group is two letters to James Wilson from his brother Oscar and...
Abstract Correspondence of the poet Howard Hilles and the poet and younger sister of President Theodore Roosevelt, Corinne Roosevelt Robinson. Includes handwritten poems exchanged by the two poets and photographs.
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...