1926 child's letter

Christmas report: 1925

A year after we saw a letter from Gibson, here is my almost 10-year-old Great Aunt’s report on her Christmas of 1925, written just after New Year’s, 1926. Of interest, I just read a Bobbsey Twins book to my kids. Can you imagine receiving a dozen handkerchiefs today? I bet Grandpa, who would have been…

1913 letter

1913 letter from Chicago

Today I have another letter to share from my Great Grandmother’s friend, Alma. This one was very pale and difficult to read, dating back 101 years. 34 So St. Louis Ave. Ave. – Ill. Chicago – 15th June 1913 My dear Mary, I presume you are wondering where I am at – all this long…

1904 invitation envelope

1904 anniversary party

One of the older letters I have is this 1904 party invitation to the wedding anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. John Gray, who I don’t know. I wonder what kind of entertainment was planned for the party, which was to last from 7 pm to midnight. My great grandmother, who was still at home in…

1904 letter

1904 letters from Great-grandfather

These two letters were written in 1904 by my Great-grandfather, Clarence Preston Duck (1885-1957) to his future wife, Mary L. Kimmerly (1887-1975). They married in 1909. In 1904, Clarence was 19, and Mary was 17. It seems like these letters were written during some kind of break up between the couple. I wonder who Hazel…

1885 letter

1885 letter, from Chattie to Lem

I came across one of the oldest letters in my collection, postmarked October 20, 1885. I recognized the recipient, Lemuel Coll Jr., as one of the many Coll residents of the area in Morpeth’s early history. I knew they were distant relatives. I did a quick search on the internet and found a record here.…