One of the treasures included in the family letters that I've been going through is a handwritten genealogy of my Graham line. I had been stuck on this line for some time. In some cases I had made educated guesses that are confirmed and there are also several family members recorded that I had no idea about. I'm anxious to enter all of the information into FTM but I'm unsure how to record the source.
The genealogy was included with a letter that was in this envelope:
It is postmarked Windsor, Ontario, Mar 27, 1931, 9:10 PM. Addressed to Mrs. D. M. Carlisle, 803 Main St., Buchanan, Michigan. Written on envelope: Tells of location of Grandpa Grahams farm also family tree.
The letter was written by Mabel Camfield Marsh and addressed Dear Sister. Written at the very top of the page is: Would you mind sending this Jan. 22, 1933 to Pearl? On closer inspection I believe that the letter was dated Jan 22, 1933 and the request to forward it on to Pearl ran into the date.
The letter doesn't appear to belong in this envelope. Mrs. D. M. Carlisle was Pearl Camfield Carlisle. Mabel and Pearl had only one other sister, Ruby Camfield, so I assume that this letter was sent to her. The letter rambles on about day to day life and mentions someone referred to as A. B. which I believe stood for Aunt Belle (Xenia Belle Graham Gallup, 1847-1933).
Also in the envelope is a genealogy. Only Page 1 is numbered and the other pages in the file appear to be out of order. There are several pages of information on various family groups.
Mixed in with the family group pages was this sheet which says, "Don't loose these sheets as page one especially is the "record" and the other pages have some information on that I had not figured out before."
For posting here the source is:
Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, 1929 - 1939, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
I would like something more specific for my file. Perhaps:
Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, 1929 - 1939, Graham genealogy written by Mabel Camfield Marsh, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
Should my source include information about the envelope even though the papers must have been put with it at a later date?