Each transcribed letter will appear with thumbnail images of the original letter accompanied by research notes.


4 responses to “Letters

  • George bresnik

    I have been doing much the same as you, on an informal basis by contacting people who post public family trees on Ancestry.com. Interestingly, I have a letter written July 10, 1836 from Solomon S. Kimball from New York City to his father Nathanial Kimball in Charleston Four Corners, NY, that appears to be the letter immediately preceding Nathaniel’s letter of September 1836 that you have posted. I would be happy to transcribe and send it to you. I would be interested in collaborating with you on some of this work, as I believe that we must be kindred spirits.

    • Griff

      George. I would be very happy to post a transcript of the letter, along with scans of it, on the same blog page as the other Kimball letter if you wish to share. As far as collaborating in the dissemination of historical information that benefits historians and family researchers, I am open to any suggestions, offers, or ideas you may have. — Griff


    I would like to use a quotation from the 1842: Mary Macomber (Haines) Eastman to Julia (Eastman) Stubbs letter in my genealogy. how do I credit you? Rosemary

    • Griff

      Rosemary, I believe it is customary to simply cite the source as follows: 1842 Letter from Mary Macomber (Haines) Eastman to Julia (Eastman) Stubbs,Spared & Shared 3 Blogsite (posted date). You need not give me any credit. I am pleased the content of this letter has been useful to you. — Griff

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