The Monforte Letters: Correspondence
of Historical Interest 1837-1919 Over 300 pages, including index. "Includes randomly selected copies of original letters with photos and pedigree charts."
Written more than a century ago, The Monforte Letters is a collection of letters written amongst family and friends from 1837-1919. The letters, originally kept by Harriet Monforte and her eldest daughter, Martha Mattie Monforte Andrews, were felt to be important enough to be treasured by succeeding generations. The Monfortes were not wealthy or noted, but surely give us a glimpse into the daily lives of ordinary people of the times.
Some Often Mentioned Surnames: Volckman, Rogers, Monforte, Moore, Hill, Andrews, Bath, Burchard, Cure, Darbee, Dicken, Dunlop, Farnsworth, Fenton, Gee, Grojer, Harlow, Humphrey, Jefferson, Jenkins, Kents, Kidder, Lahr, Morey, Pixley, Taylor, Tucker, Williams, Wilson
Some Locations Mentioned: Buffalo, NY; Cowlesville, NY; Darien, NY; Bridgewater, NY; Brant, NY; Brooklyn, NY; Kirkland, NY; Rochester, NY; Winfield, KA; Augusta, KA; Kenosha, WI; Salem, MA; Sparta, PA; New Orleans, LA; San Francisco, CA; Summit Mines, CO; Dixie, OK territory; Cleveland, OK; Tusla, OK; St. Joseph, MO.
The letters were transcribed and printed generally as written without any correction of spelling or punctuation keeping to original as much as possible, however, some sentence periods and new paragraphs were added when needed for clarity.