Carolyn Gay Taft Farm Letter - December 31, 1938

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Title

Carolyn Gay Taft Farm Letter - December 31, 1938

Subject

Old Mission Peninsula (Mich.)
Agriculture
Farmers
Crops and climate

Description

Carolyn Gay Taft (1873-1952), was the owner of a small cherry farm on Old Mission Peninsula in the early 1900’s. While she spent her summers on the Peninsula, her primary job as a teacher at the Illinois State School for the Deaf required hired hands to run the farm in her absence. These farmers, and their families, lived on the farm and sent frequent written reports to Ms. Taft. Most letters are written by the farmer’s wives, and provide a record of both agricultural and social history.

Creator

Ralph Kitchen, Joseph Kitchen, Essie Kitchen, Max Gilmore, Hazel Gilmore

Source

Collection donated to Peninsula Community Library by the surviving members of the Taft family.

Publisher

Peninsula Community Library

Date

1938-12-31

Contributor

Mary T Morgan

Relation

None

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

LHC 010

Coverage

Traverse City, Peninsula Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Scripto

Transcription

To Miss Taft We had a steady week of snow fall and wind. it's not been so cold but one day. Are front room isen't so comfortable know that winter has come. you need he stove in one room your sitting in we had a fair xmas. So many in family sick with grippe. Ronald sure liked your package. he making good use of stocking ever nite & morning going up stairs. and down. Thanks a lot Alberta send him a package of pure milk chocolate. which is favorite candy. The new house that being build is right next to Frank James house So guess the west bay resort starts at forks of road. There a new house just to the right of forks of road that went up this fall. in corner of wood's it was and aladi?? house went up in sections. (to be continued)

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