Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: https://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85002415
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
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 65
Scope and Contents Letter, sent from Circleville, Ill., to Thabius Bancroft in Grafton, Vermont from where he had just returned from a visit. Describes his trip back and the quality of land along the way. Describes the fertility of his land in Illinois and its superiority to Vermont. Mentions problems with the British Fur Company in Oregon Territory and the Russians in the west. Also discusses talking with [Thomas J.] Farnham re: his expedition to California.
Dates: Created: September 27, 1840
Collection — Box 78
Scope and Contents Letters to Chandler Johnson in Vermont discuss the family news, his children, the death of his wife, the farm and the town. Gives account of his crops, the orchards, the yield and selling prices. How many cheeses they have made and the selling price. Always tells how and what his children are doing. Discusses the growth of Woodville and the railroads being built in Illinois.
Dates: Created: 1848 - 1855
Collection — Box 68
Collection — Box 71
Scope and Contents Letters mostly from Stephen to the Moores. A few from James and Nancy to the Moores. One letter from Mary Moore to "sister" Elizabeth Flanders re: the death of sister Ellen Martin and "Stephen Richey is the executor". One letter from Charles Moore to Stephen Richey, "aunt and uncle", re: a letter from James telling of a man being stabbed and the real perpetrators blaming him. The letters from Stephen and James mostly discuss family news and business. Discuss crop prices and land sales. Some...
Dates: Created: 1831 - 1844
Collection — Box 67
Scope and Contents Letter to his father, Joseph Pitkin in Oswego, New York, telling him of life in Quincy. Describes the land, the crops, and livestock of the farmers, business at the mill, illnesses in the town, Sabbath school where he teaches and his own health. Makes reference to trouble in South Carolina and hopes "Old Hickory" will "redeem himself". Discusses news he has of the family back east. Includes a hand drawn map of Quincy made for his father to get an idea of the town.
Dates: Created: January 13, 1833
Collection — Box 78
Scope and Contents Short handwritten entries giving daily activities. Most pertain to work such as plowing, planting and harvesting the crops. Refers to livestock care. Trades livestock for various needed items or services. Visits to local Decatur and other towns in the area. Occasional reference to social activity.
Dates: Created: 1871 - 1878