Sunday, July 12, 2009
Rose Graham Camfield, Aug 13, 1899?
South Bend Aug 13 (1899)
Dear sister and all of you we arrived home all safe met Mrs Sligley and Nellie Boyd in niles and we all came home togather they stayed to dinner and supper and went to Elkhart in the Evening
Pearl carried the kitty in her arms all the way home it was very well contented to travel and it was as much at home here as possable untill night before last
about dark some one stole it we havent seen it since but we may find it again
the baby is better
how is Ashley is he at his Job yet Belle is not sick yet from eating at your house as I supposed she would be no letters from home yet and no rain
well as I must Iron towels yet to night I will close so good by and write soon love to all of you the children wanted to go back to aunt anns the next day after we got home
Mrs J H Camfield
The year 1899 was added by someone else. The references to Belle traveling with the family and to Pearl carrying home the kitty make me believe it was actually written before 1898 when Mabel "Belle" was married. If the baby refered to is Rose's youngest child, Leroy who was born 24 March 1890, then the letter was written much earlier.
Rose was ironing towels for Joe's barber shop.
For more see:
Camfield Family Letters
Descendants of Sarah Ann Wisner
Camfield, Rose Graham (South Bend, IN) to “Dear Sister and all of you”
[Anna Camfield Carlisle]. Letter. 13 Aug 1899. Digital Images 1-2.
Privately held by Apple, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,]
Snowville, New York. 2009.
[Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, Apr - Dec 1899,
Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. 2008.]