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1856: Robert H. Magill to William Clark

This letter was written by Robert H. Magill (1832-1921), the son of Mathew Magill (1802-18xx) and Lucinda Mervyn (1807-18xx) of Ireland. TRANSCRIPTION Marietta, Georgia 4 October 1856 Friend Bill or … Continue reading

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1833: Theodore Howard McCaleb to Otis Baker

This letter was written by Theodore Howard McCaleb (1810-1864)  to his former chum and classmate, Otis Baker (1804-18xx). They graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1825 — Theodore at the age … Continue reading

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1843: E. Lee Reynolds to Henrietta (Reynolds) Sutton

This letter was written by E. L. Reynolds, the Mail Agent between Richmond, Virginia, and Washington City, District of Columbia. An 1846 notice in the Richmond papers stated that “Mr. … Continue reading

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1862: Henry Short Montgomery to Mary Montgomery

This letter was written by Henry Short Montgomery (1841-1914), the son of Daniel Montgomery (1806-1894) and Mary Short (1804-1890) of East Pharsalia, Chenango County, New York. Henry enlisted in August 1862 … Continue reading

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1847-50: Letters to Ann Elizabeth Hinton

These two letters were both written to Ann Elizabeth (“Bettie”) Hinton (1829-1852) of Greene county, Illinois. Ann was the daughter of John Henry Hinton (1792-1842) and Anna Puckett (1792-1845), both natives of … Continue reading

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1833: Charles Martin to Gen’l. George H. Griswold

This letter was written by Charles Martin (1795-1858) of Chillicothe, Ohio. Charles was the son of David Martin (1745-1805) and Jane Jean Leech (1752-1814) of Juniata County, Pennsylvania. Charles was … Continue reading

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1839: Samuel W. Pierce to E. W. Watson

This letter was written by Samuel W. Pierce (Abt1800-1853), a lawyer and editor/publisher of the Ulster Palladium (anti-Masonic journal) of Kingston, Ulster County, New York. Samuel began his law practice in … Continue reading

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1848: William Robinson Smith to Anne Woodrow Kirby

These two letters were written by 25 year-old William Robinson Smith (1822-1900), the son of Samuel Smith (17xx-1875) and Sarah Galloway (1804-1875). William attended Miami University and became a doctor … Continue reading

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1852: Hannah Mandaugh (Stanton) Keyes to Nancy Clark Stanton

This letter was written by 33 year-old Hannah Mandaugh (Stanton) Keyes (1819-1883), the daughter of Hatevil Knight Stanton (1785-1854) and Nancy Clark (1791-1858). Hannah married William H. Keyes (1817-1860) and … Continue reading

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1871: Rev. Evan Jones to John B. Jones

This letter was written by Evan Jones (1788-1872) to his son, John Buttrick Jones (1824-1876). Evan Jones, a native of Breconshire, Wales, was appointed as a Baptist Missionary to the … Continue reading

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