Major family papers

Abstract

The Major family papers (dated 1815-1895, undated; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) primarily consist of letters written by and to members of the Major family of Frankfort, documenting their political, social, and family lives. The majority of the letters were written to Samuel Ire Monger Major II or his father Samuel Ire Monger Major, I.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Major family papers
Extent
0.23 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Family archives.
Letters.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Journalism -- Kentucky
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically and individually described.
Finding Aid Author
Archives staff
Preferred Citation
2010ms010: [identification of item], Major family papers, 1815-1895, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Samuel Ire Monger Major II (1830-1886) was born to Samuel Ire Monger Major I (1791-1855) and Martha Hipkins Bohannon in Frankfort Kentucky. He married Mary Brown Scott, the daughter of Robert W. and Elizabeth Scott, in 1862. He ran the Frankfort Yeoman as the editor starting in 1852 until it ceased publication in 1886. He served as a Kentucky legislator, as the mayor of Frankfort (served four terms starting in 1867), and as Kentucky's long-time Public Printer and Binder.
Scope and Content
The Major family papers (dated 1815-1895, undated; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) primarily consist of letters written by and to members of the Major family of Frankfort, documenting their political, social, economic, and family lives. The majority of the letters were written to Samuel Ire Monger Major, II or his father Samuel Ire Monger Major I. Notable correspondents include John B. Major, William E. Eimms, William Preston, Joseph P. Foree, S. Hodges, Mary Scott Major (wife of SIM Major II), W. L. Sutton, John Hanna, Patrick U. Major (brother of SIM Major II), D. Swigert, Robert W. Scott, and Elizabeth Scott. The papers include an 1865 letter from E. M. Major as a prisoner-of-war at Camp Chase, Ohio, during the Civil War; a letter from William E. Simms concerning a speech he made in Congress in 1859; and a letter concerning politics from Congressman William Preston in 1858.

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Contents of the Collection

John Hopkins letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major I, 1815 June 23

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Letter transmitting unspecified documents with a request to copy them.
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William White letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major I, 1817 October 26

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Letter seeking information about a trunk coming from Pittsburg that he would like forwarded to Harrodsburg.
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William White letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major I, 1817 November 3

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Still awaiting the trunk mentioned in previous letter and encloses a note to be cashed at the bank.
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William White letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major I, 1817 November 14

  • Box 1, folder 1
Wants to know if the trunk arrived yet and, if so, please keep it as he is now returning to Frankfort.
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Letter from John Hanna, 1817 November 15

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Terms for a gold watch and chain pawned by Ralph Pyle for $60.54.
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Letter from George W. Thompson, 1817 November 17

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List of items to be delivered to Harrodsburg for Ralph Pyle & William White (includes bed curtains and large glass).
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James Y. Love letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major I, 1818 December 24

  • Box 1, folder 1
There are letters but he is sending him razors by the boy and indicates that John Hanna has gone to Lexington.
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James Y. Love letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major I, 1819 January 10

  • Box 1, folder 1
States that Granville Crockett said there were no letters for him at the office; Major Odens had a Ball on Friday and his house caught fire on Saturday.
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Chapman Coleman letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major I, 1819 May 21

  • Box 1, folder 1
Coleman appears to be debt collector; refers to his marshalling business and says that Major and Robert Branham both have claims against Alsop that he can collect in St. Louis.
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Thomas W. Jones letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major I, 1819 June 28

  • Box 1, folder 1
States he is unable to repay a loan due the Bank because of sickness in the family and requests a new note.
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Cyprian F. Wells letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major I, 1819 July 8

  • Box 1, folder 1
The land they were looking at is in Trusteeship but is probably a bonafide purchase.
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Charles W. Edwards letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major I, 1819 August 21

  • Box 1, folder 1
Very long letter about drugs and medicine being bought and sold; includes a long passage about his sexual adventures in New Orleans and states that he has not seen finer Ramparts than at Orleans.
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Joseph Weisiger letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major I, 1819 August 24

  • Box 1, folder 1
Requesting assistance on getting information on various tracts of land in Hardin, Washington, Greenup, and Christian counties.
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Cyprian F. Wells letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major I, 1819 September 21

  • Box 1, folder 1
Mentions that Major was indisposed while in Tennessee and should take a course of Medicine; asks about a friend from Baltimore and mentions the Players [a group of actors] traveling to Frankfort.
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Nicholas Lafon letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major I, 1819 November 29

  • Box 1, folder 1
Bearer of this note, Mr. Miller, wishes to leave some money with you for me.
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Joseph Kinnaird letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major I, 1820 January 29

  • Box 1, folder 2
Discusses his horse going blind, various family members and friends, and asks if Mr. Butler might want to combine schools and if it would be profitable.
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Cyprian F. Wells letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major I, 1820 July 11

  • Box 1, folder 2
Business, congratulates Major for thinking about marriage, mentions a fine barbecue and ball.
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Thomas H. Mosby letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major I, 1820 July 17

  • Box 1, folder 2
Writes to Major as clerk of the Bank of Kentucky requesting dividends and giving him power of attorney. Letter includes copy of Major's reply.
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Mary Ann Gayles letter to Dr. Patrick Major, 1826 March 23

  • Box 1, folder 2
Went to ball, friends and family - addressed to Mrs. Martha Major.
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John Gayle letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major I, 1827 April 7

  • Box 1, folder 2
From a cousin who gives news of fishing on the Ohio River at Henderson, he is continuing his education, other family news and says he has been right halthy (sic).
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Charles Chowning letter to Chowning, Tillitha, et.al., 1832 September

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Chowning's 1830 will copied by Daniel B. Price, Jessamine County Clerk; details distribution of his plantation and other assets including slaves named Lucy, Peter, Henry and Linda.
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Joseph P. Foree letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1840 June 4

  • Box 1, folder 2
Cousin to Major, travelling to Tennessee, please meet in Frankfort if you can.
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Georgia A. Blackburn letter to Patrick U. Major, 1849 August 9

  • Box 1, folder 2
From his cousin who gives news of St. Louis society, staying in the country, and family and friends.
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Dr. Patrick Major letter to Patrick U. Major, 1849 August 12

  • Box 1, folder 2
Gives cures for bowel problems.
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Joel Scott letter to [James B.] Waller, 1853 March 23

  • Box 1, folder 2
Took possession of Ned, he was in jail, once paid, you are authorized to give up the negro.
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Samuel Ire Monger Major I letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1854 January 24

  • Box 1, folder 2
Need day book after transcription.
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B. F. Johnson letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1854 May 16

  • Box 1, folder 2
A very long letter discussing his views on politics of the time including temperance, black suffrage, and states that us true bludded Kentuckians will not be dictated to by an Ohio master.
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Jonathan B. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1855 April 20

  • Box 1, folder 2
Returns signed notes, asks why letters are too short, and requests a visit.
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E. C. Blackburn letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1855 May 27

  • Box 1, folder 2
Know Nothings, emigrants, ballots, fraud, politics, ethics, talks about the death of Samuel Ire Monger Major I.
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Joseph Bohannan letter to William Bohannan, et.al., 1855 December 28

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Bohannan's 1815 will copied by James Roy Micou, Essex County (VA) Clerk; details of the distribution of his estate including $500 in "negroe property" and on which Patrick Major has noted "My Great Grandfather. P.U.M."
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Patrick U. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1856 June 11

  • Box 1, folder 2
Discusses the possible purchase of Albert, a slave, by Mr. Taney.
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C. C. Rogers letters to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1856 June 25

  • Box 1, folder 2
Wrote to Jeptha Dudley to form a committee, organize district.
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W. D. Reid letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1856 July 19

  • Box 1, folder 2
Agrees with his Yeoman article on Fugitive Slave Law, Wilmot Proviso, Jacksons Resolution, Kansas Nebraska Bill and discusses local politics and upcoming elections
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F. Major letter to Patrick U. Major, 1857 January 11

  • Box 1, folder 2
No objection to price of tuition for his son Tom and thanks Patrick for offer to board him.
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Lizzie Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1857 June 30

  • Box 1, folder 2
Invites Major and several others to a picnic on Friday [July 3] near Eminence - includes envelope.
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Jonathan B. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1857 September 25

  • Box 1, folder 2
Demands immediate answer to previous letter, wants to know if remaining here would be of service.
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Joseph P. Foree letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1858 March 9

  • Box 1, folder 2
Asks him to help R. R. Russell get the job at the Shelbyville Post Office, in confidence as the other applicants are also friends.
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Jonathan B. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1858 April 18

  • Box 1, folder 2
Demands that notes be sent immediately.
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Jonathan B. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1858 May 6

  • Box 1, folder 2
Asks if letter to South was written, no news, seeks to know value of Col. Hayes's establishment.
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Jonathan B. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1858 May 7

  • Box 1, folder 2
Asks him if he can bring mother home, reminds him to send letter to South.
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Jonathan B. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1858 May 10

  • Box 1, folder 2
Assures Major he can raise enough for him, questions H.'s business maneuvering.
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Jonathan B. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1858 May 21

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Asks if letter to South has been written, why he's working in 5 weeks, and which propositions he intends to take.
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Jonathan B. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1858 May 28

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Must take care of establishment while Heath and Howard are away, have everything arranged so bills can be paid.
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R. P. White letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1858 May 29

  • Box 1, folder 2
General news, politics, Judge McKee, slavery and Black Republicans, family.
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Jonathan B. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1858 July 11

  • Box 1, folder 2
Will leave D.H.& Co. in August, plans to canvass the state to drum up business, asks for more letters, asks if he's heard from South, send $100.
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Jonathan B. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1858 July 25

  • Box 1, folder 2
Complains that Major left for home unexpectedly, requests a letter informing him of Majors's business dealings.
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William Preston letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1858 September 25

  • Box 1, folder 2
Discusses political scene in Kentucky and his prospects of running for some unspecified public office (probably Governor).
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William E. Simms letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1858 October 9

  • Box 1, folder 2
Says that Preston is appointed to Spain which means an old line Democrat will be nominated for Governor and discusses the race at length as well as venting against the Know Nothings.
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Martha H. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1858 December 10

  • Box 1, folder 2
Hopes that he will be home from the Convention by Christmas, his paper is suffering from his absence.
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William Preston letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1858 December 14

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U.S. government land acquisition plans including Cuba, noted as Private and written from Willard's Hotel, Washington, DC.
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Jonathan B. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1858 December 18

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Enclosed letter from James B. Clay, mentions political articles about Stephen A. Douglas and others, business matters, visit from gentlemen from Harrison
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Patrick U. Major letter to Alexander Major, 1858 December 20

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A lengthy letter about Alexander withdrawing as a candidate for delegate to the Convention from Henderson, gives many reasons including the fact that his brothers are printers to the State and his actions might jeopardize that.
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W. L. Sutton letter to Jonathan B. Major, 1859 January 24

  • Box 1, folder 2
Has received the proof of a report being published by the Yeoman Office and gives a very lengthy description of how the tables should be formatted.
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William E. Simms letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1859 May 26

  • Box 1, folder 2
Says he will be speaking at Bald Knob in June and talks about the Know Nothings and that the Louisville Journal found the principles of the Republicans less objectionable than those of the Democratic Party.
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J. L. Gibbons letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1859 May 30

  • Box 1, folder 2
Needs to stay in Louisville to oversee repairs to a cemetery lot and discusses several women they know and some local politics [probably Gibbons, J. L., Louisville, president second national convention of journeymen printers, 1851].
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Thomas J. Porter letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1859 July 16

  • Box 1, folder 2
Discusses local politics of Woodford and Franklin counties and believes the Opposition can be checkmated.
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S. N. Hodges letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1859 October 5

  • Box 1, folder 2
Wants the card he encloses printed in the Yeoman, asks that Pat write to him or stop by the next time he passes through Louisville and his circuit, business.
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Robert S. Forde letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1859 October 31

  • Box 1, folder 2
Francis McChesney has asked him to become a candidate for the Assistant Clerk of the House and wants his support as well as sending an announcement in the Yeoman to all Democratic candidates.
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G. A. Gordon letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1859 November 21

  • Box 1, folder 2
He is preparing to go South and wants the $375 owed him by Jonathan B. Major and John's Colt revolver.
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William E. Simms letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1859 December 18

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Sends a copy of the Congressional Globe containing his remarks, see John C. Breckinridge as the next candidate for President and thinks the present discussion in the house has had a good effect on the Northern States.
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Robert S. Forde letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1860 November 14

  • Box 1, folder 3
He sent him a letter addressed to the Committee to be returned if his request was turned down to return the letter, he wants the letter back now.
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Patrick U. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1862 November 23

  • Box 1, folder 3
Thanks him for the money as he was clean out of rye and indian and discusses several other money matters as well as someone wanting to borrow his gun but that he does not want to loan it and is using Sam as an excuse.
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D. M. Payne, Jr. letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1863 June 16

  • Box 1, folder 3
Enjoyed the visit to your house, left revolver, please send it express as soon as practicable.
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Robert W. Scott letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1863 July

  • Box 1, folder 3
Talks about several notes due the bank, heard of a military disturbance in town has 200 acres of wheat and Major should send Toby out if thinks he will be more secure here than at home.
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Patrick U. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1863 July 26

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Mostly discuses personal money matters, asks that J.D. Pollard, secretary of their Lodge, send a draft for $30 and mentions that the people here (Louisville) will probably vote for Wickliffe.
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Patrick U. Major letter too Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1863 August 17

  • Box 1, folder 3
Needs $25 to settle debts in Louisville before he goes to Carroll County where he is owed $800.
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Noah F. Flood letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1863 August 28

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Please send the Yeoman, Missouri enrollment officer needs protection from bushwackers (refers to the Enrollment Act of March 3, 1863) and mentions that the counties on the border with Kansas have been devastated.
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Patrick U. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1863 September 24

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Needs advice because he is thinking of an office and paddling his canoe in Louisville, discusses the pros and cons and is afraid their mother will not be happy if he decides to move to Louisville.
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Patrick U. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1863 September 27

  • Box 1, folder 3
Still awaiting advice on the move to Louisville, will be in Frankfort next Saturday and needs another $25.
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Patrick U. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1863 October 29

  • Box 1, folder 3
Send books and bedding to address below.
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Patrick U. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1863 November 8

  • Box 1, folder 3
Asks him to send several pieces of furniture, needs $50 and is trying to live on the cheap boarding at $3 per week and doing my own bed making, boot blacking, etc.
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Patrick U. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1863 November 16

  • Box 1, folder 3
Has received a letter from Kate but has not received an answer or the things requested in his previous letter.
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Patrick U. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1863 November 20

  • Box 1, folder 3
Mostly talks about family and also says that he has not received any letters in two weeks but is still very much in need of a Stanton Code of Practice, some chairs and some money…
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Patrick U. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1863 November 27

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Received the table chairs abd book rack but need a half dozen cheap split bottom chairs, mentions that the Rebs do not believe the newspaper accounts of the late fight at Chattanooga.
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Patrick U. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1863 December 3

  • Box 1, folder 3
Dr. Elliott wants a copy of Dumas' Progress Of Democracy and says that his health is still improving.
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Patrick U. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1863 December 5

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Received the money and his health is still improving, says that when writing about friends in Dixie don't leave him in the dark, he has joined the Louisville Club and has money owed him all over his Circuit but can't get it.
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Patrick U. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1864 January 25

  • Box 1, folder 3
Wants a letter and news from home, asks about several friends and says that Louis was here and "he looks and says he is quite well.
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Patrick U. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1864 April 20

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Says that Louis has left on a steamboat for Pittsburg, is getting promissory notes for good fees but not much funds, wants family news and will be in Owenton week after next.
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Patrick U. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1864 July 14

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Has found lodging for their sister with Dr. Weems in Jeffersonville, he says an order may compromise that because Reb General Alfred Vaughan's family is there and Union Gen. Jeremiah T. Boyle told him yesterday the order would certainly be issued.
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Joseph P. Foree letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1864 August 20

  • Box 1, folder 3
Was detained yesterday at Eminence but released on his verbal parole 'not to give aid and comfort to the Rebellion' and says he has never done so.
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E.M. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1865 January 16

  • Box 1, folder 3
Letter from a cousin who is a Confederate prisoner writing from Camp Chase, Ohio, discusses weather and requests money for tobacco, etc.
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Joseph P. Foree letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1865 September 15

  • Box 1, folder 3
Wants him to bring a copy of Stanton's Codes & Revised Statutes when he comes to visit, everyone arrived safely and other family news.
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Samuel Ire Monger Major II letter to Mary B. Major, 1866 February 24

  • Box 1, folder 3
Mostly family news and some mention of finances including a settlement with Noel & Co.
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Mary B. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1866 June 25

  • Box 1, folder 3
Why did you not scold me… friends, family, acquaintances, social news, thank you for long letter.
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E. Hunsley and R.C. Williams letter to G. W. Craddock, 1866 September 19

  • Box 1, folder 3
Business commission to Mr. Major from Major Williams - G.W. Craddock was KY Secretary of State, 1872-75.
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R. W. Woolley letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1867 February 28

  • Box 1, folder 3
Wants the detailed vote for Attorney General from the last Democratic convention.
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S. N. Hodges letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1867 May 22

  • Box 1, folder 3
Discusses Major running for the Legislature and is offering his assistance, also suggests that he talk to old man Galt if you see him. He was strong for you…
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S. N. Hodges letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1867 June 4

  • Box 1, folder 3
Discusses Major's running for office as a Democrat, talks quite a bit about avowed radicals.
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Mary B. Major letter to Samuel ire Monger Major II, 1867 June 30

  • Box 1, folder 3
A long letter from Louisville with news of her health problems and family as well as mention of SIM being elected.
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D. Swigert letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1867 July 4

  • Box 1, folder 3
Says Alex bought and a Shetland pony from him and said that you would pay for it, $150…
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Martha Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1867 August

  • Box 1, folder 3
She is staying with Annie and Alex but will come back to Frankfort anytime, Alex has to watch his farm hands constantly so that they do him justice, and other family news.
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Mary B. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1867 October

  • Box 1, folder 3
You see I do not weary in well doing talks about her love for him, the weather, family news and travel to Louisville [envelope and newsclipping attached]
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Mary B. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1867 November 1

  • Box 1, folder 3
Letter states that she is feeling better, is sending him shirts via Mr. Lane and omorrow is Fathers - fifty-nine years old. [Robert Scott was born 2 Nov 1808]
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Patrick U. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1868 May 15

  • Box 1, folder 3
Talks about his health, requests money, will attend Odd Fellows lodge.
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R. C. Sanders letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1868 September 26

  • Box 1, folder 3
Very long letter regarding friends, family, politics and business, talks extensively about raising goats, includes a long paragraph about Radicals in the party and the Negro element in North Carolina that is controlling elections, including magistrates and constables.
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Lafayette Green letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1869 January 5

  • Box 1, folder 3
Sends a petition for him to present to the governor for remission of some fines, possibility of new county, business and family news.
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Y. Yersten letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1869 July 22

  • Box 1, folder 3
Privileges of the Reading Room of YMMLA association.
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Jackson McClain letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1874 November 12

  • Box 1, folder 4
Alex's accounts, all past due, he is constantly being sued for them.
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M. Lindsay letter to Samuel Tilden, 1876 September 20

  • Box 1, folder 4
Lindsay was Chief Justice of KY Court of Appeals, letter of introduction for Samuel Ire Monger Major II - includes envelope addressed to Tilden at Albany, NY.
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Robert W. Scott letter to Mary B. Major, 1880 May 3

  • Box 1, folder 4
Very long letter mainly about family, friends, the weather and gardens but also mentions that he thinks Sam deserves much credit for the union of north and south Frankfort, and for bringing an abundance of water from Cave Spring to the city.
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L. Major letter to Mary B. Major, 1881 January 1

  • Box 1, folder 4
Niece of Samuel Ire Monger Major II. Asks why did Uncle Sam not send a box at Christmas, family news.
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Mary B. Major letter to Patrick U. Major, 1881 July 24

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Promises to send sick dog, Samuel Major III proud to be wearing pants.
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R. S. Major letter to Mary B. Major, 1881 October 14

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Robert W. and Elizabeth W. Scott letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1881 October 20

  • Box 1, folder 4
Reflections on our fiftieth Nuptial Day.
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Judge William Lindsay letter, 1882 April 20

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Funeral notice for his wife, Henrietta Lindsay.
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Samuel Ire Monger Major II letter to Mary B. Major, 1882 September 17

  • Box 1, folder 4
A letter expressing his love for and their son and how much he misses t, swears to never drink any ardent spirits of any kind without a prescription and her knowledge and says that he had to take morphine for two days because of the chills.
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Samuel Ire Monger Major letter to Mary B. Major, 1882 September 24

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Long letter about missing her and their son, talks about several family members and card parties where they play whist, mention that The Sanders' have discharged Edmund for slowness of motion… perhaps when you get back we can economise [on] servants.
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Robert W. Scott letter to Mary B. Major, 1882 October 7

  • Box 1, folder 4
Discusses cattle breeding, pedigrees, and the fact that pure Durhams are thriving here.
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Elizabeth W. Scott letter to Mary B. Major, 1883 January 24

  • Box 1, folder 4
Describes thumb injury, purchase of oranges for making wine, social news, Mr. Scott goes to church, making a quilt for Sam.
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Robert W. Scott letter to Mary B. Major, 1883 February 11

  • Box 1, folder 4
Long letter about his health, the family there in Florida, his fruit groves and other crops, the last page is written by his wife because he is not well enough to finish and mentions that we are still determined on selling out all in Kentucky.
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Robert. W. Scott letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major III, 1883 March 13

  • Box 1, folder 4
Poem written for SAmuel Ire Monger Major III by grandfather Robert Scott.
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Camie Bacon to Samuel Ire Monger Major III, 1883 March 28

  • Box 1, folder 4
Thanks him for the Easter present and talks about Easter doings, asks Did the Easter hare take many eggs to Frankfort?
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Robert W. Scott letter to Mary B. Major, 1883 April 28

  • Box 1, folder 4
Talks about coming to Kentucky and how much he misses them and the boy, also a page by Elizabeth Scott that discusses more family news, just had a dinner of cucumbers, tomatoes, and new Irish potatoes… squash, rutabaga and onions...finished with peach pie.
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Robert W. Scott letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1883 August

  • Box 1, folder 4
List of cattle purchased and breeding information.
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Robert W. Scott letter to Mary B. Major, 1884 May 23

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Thanks Mary for writing to mother, compliments her for attending to duties, asks for a visit, mentions poor health.
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Robert W. Scott letter to Mary B. Major, 1884 August 20

  • Box 1, folder 4
Glad to hear of Col. Major's return, asks for more Public Documents, expects visit from photographer.
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Elizabeth W. Scott letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major III, 1885 February 4

  • Box 1, folder 4
Wants to know if he misses her, tells him about family and friends, and says that Uncle Preston is going day and night to see the sick people… (on mourning stationery).
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Samuel Ire Monger Major II letter to Mary B. Major, 1885 March 18

  • Box 1, folder 4
Talks about their sons love for her, he calls her pud and wishes she was well and back home. Contains lots of other family news and about politics says Dinner has just come… and one of the 'sovereigns' who wants an office has just been boring me with his petitions.
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Samuel Ire Monger Major II letter to Mary B. Major, 1885 March 22

  • Box 1, folder 4
Another long letter about how much she is missed and gives lots of news about Sambo - they appear to be covering up her illness because she is not where everyone thinks and he says can't I write you more directly than by way of Louisville? - see letter from March 18.03/18
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Ella Tinsley letter to Mary B. Major, 1885 March 27

  • Box 1, folder 4
Asks for Ettie's address in Florida.
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List of calls made, [1885] March 30

  • Box 1, folder 4
List of calls made week beginning Monday 30 March [1885], on American Embassy Paris stationary.
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Lizzie Major letter to Mary B. Major, 1885 June 11

  • Box 1, folder 4
Wants her to take care of herself, talks about various family members, their health and general family news, she talks about her husband, Harry, and the move to Christian County.
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Camie Bacon letter to Mary B. Scott, 1885 July 1

  • Box 1, folder 4
Please pay us a visit, description of all they could do.
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M.T. Runyan letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, 1886 January 22

  • Box 1, folder 4
Tuition bill for Greenwood Female Seminary.
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Samuel Ire Monger Major III letter to Patrick U. Major, 1895 April 9

  • Box 1, folder 4
Passed examination but cannot go to West Point; discusses classes, teachers, and classmates; includes Greek translation.
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Abraham Brinker letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major I, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
My old friend when I arrive at home… addressed from Mine-A-Breton, Washington, County, MO Territory.
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Samuel Ire Monger Major II letter to Mary B. Scott, 18[?] August 15

  • Box 1, folder 5
I send a whole post office of notes with this… Letter discusses friends and family visits and pledges undying loyalty.
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E. Rumsey Wing letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
I enclose a copy of the oath usually taken in 1862…
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Nora M. Major [Leonora Mississippi Towns Major] letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
Please send me three or four dollars… needs help to feed the children and is having mental troubles.
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Mary B. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
I've had a pleasant trip to Louisville… talks about friends, health and family, appears to be in Mary B. Major's hand.
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Mary B. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
When you come to your dinner, please bring me my last weeks allowance…
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Mary B. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
Your letter was received yesterday - a most unexpected pleasure… Friends, family, business, local excitement.
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Mary B. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
By this evening - or at any rate by tomorrow morning you will have returned from Louisville… hopes he found his visit profitable and speaks of her love for him.
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Mary B. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
Ma has taken the boy away from me, so I can write to you. discusses her ill health and the baby's health as well as mentioning that Dr. Price said he was a magnificent boy.
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Mary B. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
Mother has just come in for me… news of family and friends as well as a reference to some people who were killed or wounded.
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Mary B. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
A letter with many loving sentiments and says My darling… I do not believe I have long to live, and you must not wonder if I want to be with you entirely.
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Mary B. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
Give my love to Nora and John… discusses family, okra in old paper bag, tell Nora I will write.
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Mary B. Major letter to Preston B. Scott, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
It indeed seems hard, to me… seems to be discussing personal items from her father's estate - appears to be in Mary B. Major's hand.
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Mary B. Major letter to Preston B. Scott, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
Our old home was filled with mementos… seems to be discussing personal items from her father's estate - appears to be in Mary B. Major's hand.
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Mary B. letter to unknown, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
I send you a list of the things sent Sambo. appears to be in Mary B. Major's hand
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Letter to Mary B. Major from unknown, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
I love you so dearly for sending me that pretty ring… it appears to be addressed Auntie and closes with I am going home with you and Sam and Uncle Sam.
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Etta [Mrs. Henrietta Lindsay] letter to Mary B. Major, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
My dear sweet sister, I am so sorry to hear your fingers hurt… , other news of friends and family, health.
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Mary Elverts letter to Mary B. Major, 18[?] April 20

  • Box 1, folder 5
Your welcome message found me in the very midst of the dust and confusion of housecleaning. Letter discusses friends and acquaintances.
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Patrick U. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
Lewis came to see me last night… is employed at the Nashville depot by the USQM Department for $30 a month, states that Lewis is boarding with other negro slaves and left Galt House because they only paid $12.50 a month and he could not live on it.
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Patrick U. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
Please send me some funds… discusses money, no news, and family.
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Letter to Patrick U. Major, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
I received your message by Catherine respecting the expectorant medicines for Mr. Allen. Gives dosages and other recommendations for the use of balm, catnip, mint and beech leaves.
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Pyle letter to Dr. Patrick Major, 18[?] November 24

  • Box 1, folder 5
In winding up my business in Harrodsburg… His business included pledged items for security.
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Joseph P. Foree letter to Patrick U. Major, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
Discusses military charges that may relate to officers in 45th KY Mounted Infantry (Union) [he only uses last names but they are probably: Col. John Mason Brown, Lt. Col. Lewis M. Clark and Lt. Milton J. Smith.
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Martha H. Major letter to Patrick U. Major, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
I certainly hope my boys have had nothing to do with that dirty paper - Mr. Sayre and Dr. Blanton were here this morning after Sam…
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Martha H. Major letter to Mary B. Major, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
We were all so glad to see Maj. Williams… other news of friends and family.
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Martha H. Major letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
Bring Kate a paint box.
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Elizabeth W. Scott letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
Have you any old boxes without tops… need old boxes to make chicken houses, please select seal and wax for me.
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Elizabeth W. Scott letter to Mary B. Major, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
My dear child, your postal was received…, discusses expenses in Florida, kid gloves, worsted wool, news.
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Letter to Lizzie Scott, 18[?] March 21

  • Box 1, folder 5
I wrote to yesterday & sent you by… mentions oranges and books, and discusses a number of family members.
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Robert W. Scott letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major II, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
Business, accounts, Yeoman, Mary B., beginning Dear son, please cash the within check…
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Robert W. Scott letter to Samuel Ire Monger Major III, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
My dear, dear Grandson. We heard the other day… talks about Sam coming to Florida next winter and about health issues.
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M. P. Pope letter to Robert W. Scott, 18[?] June 12

  • Box 1, folder 5
I have been from home for two days, and found your letter awaiting me… Letter talks about Mary and Lizzie.
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Elizabeth (Lizzie) Major Foree to Margaret Porter Major, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
I have not written lately because there is always letter ready… addressed y Dear Mother, and signed L.
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Cochran, Wasson & Talbutt Commission Produce Merchants, Copper Whiskey business card, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Letter from S. B. Thune, 18[?] March 12

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Letter written by L., undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
I wrote Lizzie that as soon as I could straighten up my affairs… she has opened dear Rumsey's trunks and found a mess [may refer to E. Rumsey Wing, a family friend who died in Ecuador in 1874 while serving as U.S. Minister in Residence]
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Letter written by sister., undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
…great warm spot or love spot in his heart for Kate… wants letters from Lizzie, Liza and Kate.
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Unidentified letter concerning a Mr. Green, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Eric Reports, Byron poem fragment, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
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