Thursday, August 27, 2009

Benton Barracks, Missouri 1862

Letter from James Burnett, Benton Barracks, Missouri., Dec 14, 1862. Says he has had some problems with boils, but is fit as a fiddle now., we are all under marching orders ., some of the paroled men have arrived., a great many have been exchanged and many have gone seems we will be having some good battles soon..he plans on sending up a photograph of himself, once the weather has cleared.

Ebay Item number:300340812673

Monday, August 10, 2009

Edith and Marie Lorimer

A batch of 17 letters home from Edith and Marie Lorimer to husband/father Edward D. Lorimer, Philadelphia, PA sent during their vacation trip to the historic Eatons' Ranch on Wolf Creek in 1926. It was founded by the Eaton Brothers and considered the first real dude ranch in the West. Twelve letters with illustrated stationery -letterhead and covers; plus five letters en route, incl. railroad and Northern Hotel, Billings, Montana.
Although the content is mostly brief, the vast majority of the letters have multiple pages and there is an array of interesting mentions -- riding to the Canyon with Uncle Will [Eaton] (2pp description); Custer Battlefield; trout fishing on the trail; cowboys; Wild West Show, Dexter, Montana; and more.

This fantastic batch of letters is for sale on Ebay Item number: 230364069640

Monday, August 03, 2009

Polley Anthony of Portsmouth

A 3 page letter from Polley Anthony of Portsmouth to Mary Mann in Wrentham, Massachsuetts regarding the health of the family, the death of children and an upcoming visit in the summer.

Ebay Item number: 380137149878

Letters & Postcards on E-Bay