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Collection — Box: 79
Scope and Contents Letter to Joseph Roby discussing farm business including Roby's request for "1 shepherd, 2 laborers, 2 lads under 16 but over 14 years of age and 1 girl for household work" and discussing the terms of employment. Also discuss the problem of fences, with a suggestion for fences of "buckhorn or the osage orange", disliking sod fences that are "temporary and not always a protection against stock". Discusses article in "Prairie Farmer" on smut in which the author "snears at the idea ... of a...
Dates: Created: January 18, 1846
Collection — Box: 70
Scope and Contents Handwritten memoir. At the age of 92, recalls trip from New York via covered wagon and passing through Chicago "one house only", building their house on the prairie, problems getting supplies, what they ate, maintaining a tinder to start fires, and starting a prairie fire by accident, making candles, stage coaches passing by, and seeing the first passenger train.
Dates: Created: March 27, 1918
Collection — Box: 57
Scope and Contents Letters of Rev. George Marsh, 1820-1859, include mainly letters from New York giving news of the family and church activities. Several letters of reference from ministers. Letters from his brother in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1850 discuss his time in California and the general immorality there. He returned to California. Letters from George, Jr. to his brother during his war service, discuss family, his experiences and news of others in the regiment. Letters from Washington, D.C. discuss his life...
Dates: Created: 1820 - 1915
Collection — Box: 80
Scope and Contents Notes to "Messers. P. Pruyne, Merchants" re: orders and payments sent from Enterprise, Ottawa and Chicago.
Dates: Created: 1835 - 1836
Collection — Box: 70
Scope and Contents Letter, mailed from Ottawa, Ill. to his wife in Pittsburgh, Pa. giving her an update on properties in Illinois, his itinerary for travel in the state and plans to see her in Pittsburgh, instructions to her on payments to be received from someone in Pittsburgh, and mention of friends in Pittsburgh.
Dates: Created: July 30, 1841
- Subject: LaSalle County (Ill.) X