Personal and Family Life

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Letter from Romeyn B. Ayres to Horatio Collins King
April 10, 1885

Civil War General Romeyn Beck Ayres writes to Horatio Collins King, acknowledging the latter's invitation to attend the reunion of the Society of the Army of the Potomac in Baltimore.

Location: I-BeachW-1975-2

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Susie Howard
October 14, 1886

Harriet Beecher Stowe writes several months after her husband's, Calvin Ellis Stowe, death and and declines Susie Howard's invitation for a visit Stowe also shares other family news.

Location: MC 1999.9, B2, F5

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Edward Buchanan to Clement Butler
November 3, 1886

Rev. Edward Young Buchanan, son of President James Buchanan, writes to his friend Rev. Clement Moore Butler. Buchanan mentions one of his brothers, who Butler is growing more fond of: "time and the subsidence of party spirit...have begun to do him justice."

Location: I-Friends-1986-1

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from William Harvey to Horatio Collins King
May 30, 1887

Civil War veteran William S. Harvey writes to Horatio Collins King, declining the latter's invitation to attend the reunion of the Society of the Army of the Potomac. "Advanced age must plead my excuse from undertaking such a long journey," Harvey writes.

Location: I-BeachW-1975-7

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from John Corse to Horatio Collins King
June 16, 1887

Civil War veteran John Murray Corse writes to Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858), sending regrets that he cannot attend the annual reunion of the Society of the Army of the Potomac due to a prior engagement.

Location: I-BeachW-1974-2

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Harriet Lane Johnston to Lily Macalester
August 14, 1889

Harriet Lane Johnston writes to Lily Macalester while on holiday in England. Addressed to "Dear Lily", Harriet chronicles her travels through the English countryside; encountering acquaintances from home, seeing icebergs, and attending a royal wedding. Transcript included.

Location: MC 1998.10, B4, F16

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Susan Howard to Horatio Collins King
August 19, 1889

Susan Howard, wife of John T. Howard, writes to her son-in-law Horatio Collins King regarding family and church affairs.

Location: I-HartC-1981-2

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Moncure Conway to Unknown Recipient
May 15, 1890

Moncure D. Conway (class of 1849) thanks a friend for the "encouraging letter" regarding Conway's deliberation on whether "to print the discourse" or to wait and publish "a more complete statement" at a later date.

Location: I-Friends-2001-1

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Frank Hamlin
February 11, 1891

Horatio Collins King writes to Frank Hamlin, declining the latter's invitation to a Sons of Maine banquet. Collins reminisces of his days as editor of The Jeffersonian and of his old friends, most of who are no longer living. Transcript included.

Location: I-BeachW-1975-8

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Alfred Sinnett to Esther Windust
November 21, [1891?]

Alfred Sinnett responds to Mrs. Esther Windust's question regarding a portrait of Madame Blavatsky. While he does "not possess any portraits of Madame Blavatsky taken during her youth," Sinnett suggests that Annie Besant, Bertram Keightley, and Mrs. Cooper-Oakley are "the people most likely to...

Location: I-Friends-1973-8

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Essie King
May 10, 1892

Harriet Beecher Stowe writes Essie King and thanks her for sending her pitctures of King's daughter. "God bless them and you and your husband," as Stowe notes. 

Location: MC 1999.9, B1, F4

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Unknown Recipient
January 24, 1893

Harriet Beecher Stowe discusses her feelings about life in her old age, stating "I tell you that life to me now is but an afterglow. My sun has set. The time of work for me is over. I have written all my words, and thought all my thoughts." She also reminisces about her deceased brother, and...

Location: MC 1999.9, B1, F4

Subject: Health and Medicine, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Laura Windust to Esther Windust
November 10, 1894

Laura Windust writes to her sister, Esther Windust, about George Mead's departure to the Northern Federation. Laura also comments on the division and notes that only time will heal it.

Location: I-Friends-1973-11

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Horatio King to Horatio Collins King
April 3, 1896

Horatio King writes a personal letter to his son, Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858), and comments on a Mr. Phelps, "John Bull" and the Monroe Doctrine, President Grover Cleveland, as well as events in Mexico and Oregon.

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Luther Marsh
November 27, 1896

Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) writes to Luther R. Marsh saying he will send additional reports about the Society of the Army of the Potomac. While King admits looking forward to retirement and being able to "play marbles," he is also "still at the bar - hard at work - doing very well and...

Letter from Laura Windust to Esther Windust
April 19, 1897

Laura Windust writes Esther Windust and tells her about Isabel in Rome as well as plans for going to Sweden in July.

Location: I-Friends-1973-12

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Harriet Lane Johnston to Frances Cleveland
November 4, 1897

Harriet Lane Johnston writes to former First Lady Frances Cleveland about the birth of her son, Richard Folsom Cleveland. "I have waited until I thought you as well as the President might be able to receive any congratulations upon the arrival of the young gentleman who we are all so glad to...

Location: I-Friends-2008-2

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Luther Marsh
December 7, 1897

Horatio Collins King writes to Luther R. Marsh, reminiscing about an enjoyable reunion they had had and discussing the value and interest of the Annual Reports. A postscript adds that he voted for William McKinley.

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Luther Marsh
December 19, 1897

Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) writes to Hon. Luther R. Marsh commenting on the politics and corruption of the legal bench and bar. Judges purchase their nominations at a high price and, as King explains, "we are overrun with pettifoggers." 

Location: I-SpahrB-1962-2

Subject: Legal Affairs, Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Luther Marsh
September 12, 1898

Horatio Collins King writes to Hon. Luther R. Marsh, sharing his appreciation for Marsh's work and to sort out an issue referred to as "Niagara."

Location: I-SpahrB-1962-3

Subject: Legal Affairs, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Laura Windust to "Piet"
March 30, 1899

Laura Windust instructs Piet to take care of herself and hopes that she recovers soon. Windust also notes that George Mead has overworked himself and is leaving for a vacation.

Location: I-Friends-1973-11

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Laura Windust to Esther Windust
May 12, 1899

Laura Windust writes Esther Windust and asks her to contradict rumors that Annie and Col. Olcott had any differences. Laura also mentions Piet's malaria and shares the news of Mr. Oakley's death.

Location: I-Friends-1973-12

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Laura Windust to "Piet"
June 2, 1899

Laura Windust informs Piet that the section will be taking over the house in order to free Annie Besant entirely from monetary responsibilities. In addition, Laura adds that she will be marry George Mead in order to prevent ill-natured tongues from wagging if they live together.

Location: I-Friends-1973-11

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Luther Marsh
January 20, 1900

Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) shares a poem with Luther R. Marsh to celebrate his 88th birthday.

Location: I-SpahrB-1962-4

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Luther Marsh
August 14, 1900

Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) shares with Luther R. Marsh thoughts on aging.

Location: I-SpahrB-1962-4

Subject: Health and Medicine, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

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