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Correspondence of Elizabeth Means Voris Burgess
Correspondence of Dyer Burgess
Miscellaneous Correspondence
Miscellaneous Items

Correspondence of Elizabeth Means Voris Burgess:

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1. 27 June 1820. Spartanburgh Dist. S. C. Anna A. M___ to Miss Elizabeth Means, Manchester, Ohio.
2. 4 March 1826. West Union. W. M. Voris to Miss Elizabeth Means, Three Mile, Ohio. [Letter in poor condition – fragments, stains.]
3. 4 March 1826. West Union. W. M. Voris to Miss Elizabeth Means, Three Mile, Ohio. [Handwritten transcript of No. 2.]
4. 30 September 1832.

“Chilicotha.” J. W. Means to “Dear Sister.” Receipt to W. M. Voris for taxes paid in Brown County, Ohio, 1845, is attached.

5. 13 April 1837. Clinton, Green Co., Ala. H. Means to Mrs. Elizabeth W. Voris, Manchester, Adams Cty., Ohio.
6. 12 December 1837. Ashland. John E Means to “My Dear Aunt.”
7. 28 January 1838. Clinton, Green Co., Ala. A. F. Barry to Mrs. Elizabeth W. Voris, Manchester, Adams Co., Ohio.
8. 15 January 1842. Red Oak. Saml. Voris to Mrs. Elizabeth Voris, Adams County, Ohio.
9. 16 January 1842. Near Manchester, Ohio. “Mother” Elizabeth W. Voris to Miss Ann C. Voris.
10. 8 October 1842.

“Wt. Union.” Jane S. W[illiamson] to Mrs. Elizabeth W. Burgess, Belpre, Ohio.


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11. 6 May 1844.

“Near Manchester,” Ohio. J. W. Means to Mrs. Elizabeth W. Burgess, Constitution, Warren, Washington Co., Ohio.

12. 10 February 1845. “Near Manchester,” Ohio. J. W. Means to Mrs. Elizabeth W. Burgess, Constitution, Warren, Washington Co., Ohio.
13. 21 January 1846. Hanging Rock, Ohio. James W. Means to Mrs. Elizabeth W. Burgess, Constitution, Washington Co., Ohio.
14. 29 August 1846. Hanging Rock, Ohio. J. W. Means to Mrs. Elizabeth Burgess, Constitution, Washington Co., Ohio.
15. 8 June 1848. Postmarked at Galena, Illinois. Jane ___ to Mrs. Elizabeth W. Burgess, Constitution, Ohio.
16. 5 September 1848. Cincinnati. Dyer Burgess to Mrs. Elizabeth W. Burgess, Constitution P.O., Washington Co., Ohio.
17. 10 August 1850. Buena Vista. Esther Means to “Dear Sister.”
18. 30 April 1851.

Chillicothe. “Lizzie” [Cutler] to “My dear Mother.”


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19. 29 November 1852. Yellow Medicine, Minnesota. Jane S. [Williamson] to “Ever Dear Cousin.”
20. 21 February 1853. Yellow Medicine, Minnesota Territory. J[ane] S. W[illiamson] to Mrs. E. W. Burgess.
21. 12 July 1853 Yellow Medicine, Minnesota Territory. Jane [Williamson] to Mrs. E. W. Burgess, Constitution, Ohio.
22. 29 December 1853. Yellow Medicine, Minnesota. Jane S. Williamson to “Dearest Cousin.” Also a note to Lizzie Poage.
23. 10 July 185[4?]. Minnesota Territory. [Jane Williamson] to “Dearest Cousin.”
24. 11 April 1856. Cincinnati, Ohio. Andrew W. Williamson to Mrs. Burgess. Envelope attached.
25. 13 May 1857. Ashland, Kentucky. W. Means to Mrs. Elizabeth Burgess, Constitution, O.
26. 20 September 1857. Pajutazee, Minnesota Territory. Andrew W. Williamson to “Dear cousin Betsy.”
27. 31 December 1857. Pajutazee, Minnesota Territory. “Cousin Jane” [Williamson] to “Dearest Cousin.”
28. 10 January 1860. Pajutazee, Minnesota Territory. “Cousin Jane” [Williamson] to “Dearest Cousin.”
29. 3 February 1860. Lankton Agency, Dakota Territory. Sarah A. Williamson to Mrs. Burgess.
30. 3 March 1860.

West. Fem. Sem., Oxford, Ohio. Nannie J. Williamson to “My dear Cousin.”


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31. 24 April 1862. Pana, Illinois. “Maggie” [Voris] to “My dear Mother.” Envelope attached.
32. 9 May 1862. Ashland, Kentucky. Hugh Means to “Dear Sister.”
33. 24 October 1862. Travers des Sioux. [Jane Williamson] to “Dearest Cousin.”
34. 13 January 1871. Ashland, Kentucky. [Hugh Means] to “Dear Sister.”
35. 13 September 1871. Ashland, Kentucky. Hugh Means to “Dear Sister.”
36. 17 October 1871. Chicago. [Margaret Voris Humiston] to “My dear Mother.”
37. 9 May 1873. Athens, Ohio. Douglas Reid to Mrs. Burgess. Envelope attached.
38. 28 November 1873. Greenwood, Dakota Territory. Unsigned to “My very dear Aunt.”
39. 4 September [1875]. Marietta. “Lizzie” Voris Cutler to “My dear Mother.” Fragment.
40. 7 January 1879. Saint Peter, Minnesota. [Jane Williamson?] to “Dearest Cousin.” Envelope attached.
41. 20 October 1879. Lerna, Illinois. Written by Nannie McDonald for her mother-in-law, Nancy Means McDonald, to Mrs. E. W. Burgess, Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio.
42. 5 March [1880?].

Aiken, South Carolina. Mary W. Means to “Dear Aunt Burgess.” Envelope attached.


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43. 5 August 1880. Saint Peter, Minnesota. Jane [Williamson] to Mrs. E. W. Burgess, Marietta, Ohio. Envelope attached.
44. 25 December 1880. Paris, [Illinois?]. J. C. Means to “Dear Cousin.”
45. 14 March 1881. Saint Peter, Minnesota. Jane S. Williamson to Mrs. E. W. Burgess, Marietta, Ohio. Note attached, dated 30 March 1881, from Mary E. Walton, Lincoln, to “Dear Grand-ma.” Envelope attached.
46. 12 February 1883. Bloomington Ferry. J[ane] S. Williamson to Mrs. E. W. Burgess, Marietta, Ohio. Attached is a letter dated 12 February 1883, from Jane S. W. to Miss Winnie Williamson. Envelope attached.
47. 21 July 1886. Intervale, New Hampshire. William Addy to Mrs. Burgess.
48. 25 January 1887. Santee Normal Training School, American Missionary Association, Santee Agency, Nebraska. A. L. Riggs to Mrs. E. W. Burgess, Marietta, Ohio.
49. 22 August _____ (between 1827 and 1842). Lac qui Parle, Minnesota. Thos. Williamson to Mrs. E. W. Voris, Near Manchester, Adams Co., Ohio.
50. Undated, probably about 1842. E. M[eans] to Mrs. Elizabeth W. Burgess (“Dear Sister”). [Possibly written by the wife of Mrs. Burgess’ brother John;.]
51. Undated. Jane [Williamson] to Mrs. E. W. Burgess. Fragment.
52. Undated.

“Lizzie” Voris Cutler to “Dear Mother.”

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Correspondence of Dyer Burgess:

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53. 20 October 1831. New York. Henry Dana Ward to Rev. Dyer Burgess, Cincinnati, Ohio.
54. 22 January 1836. Holland, County of Erie, 23 miles South East of Buffalo. Hervey Johnson to Rev. Dyer Burgess.
55. 13 February 1836. Vincennes, Indiana. Nathaniel Preston to Rev. D. Burgess.
56. 16 February 1836. New Orleans. James Warren to Rev. Dyer Burgess, West Union, Adams Co., Ohio.
57. 13 October 1837. West Union, Ohio. George Dyer Burgess to “Uncle Dyer Burgess,” West Union, Ohio. (Receipt.)
58. 5 September 1844. Buckeye Station. John Ellison to Mr. Dyer Burgess, Washington Co., Ohio.
59. 18 April 1849. Washington, D.C. G. Bailey to Rev. Dyer Burgess.
60. 28 August 1849. West Union, Ohio. James Hood to Rev. Dyer Burgess.
61. 18 April 1863. Ashland, Kentucky. H. Means to “Brother Burgess.”
62. 28 July 1865. Skowhegan, Maine. “Maggie” Voris to “Dear Father.” Envelope attached.
63. 18 March 1868. Dedham, Massachusetts. E. Burgess to Rev. D. Burgess, Constitution, Ohio. Envelope attached.
64. Undated. Dyer Burgess to Joseph Riggs. Receipt. Attached is a transcript copy of a contract dated December 1839, between Dyer Burgess of Adams County, Ohio, and Joseph Riggs of Scioto County, Ohio.
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Miscellaneous Correspondence:

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65. 16 November 1822. West Union, Ohio. T. S. Williamson to Mr. William M. Voris, Lexington, Kentucky.
66. 26 April 1825. Chestnut Level, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. Lindley C. Rutter to Dr. Wm. M. Voris, Ohio Brush Creek Forge, Adams County, Ohio.
67. 2 November 1834. Hart Co., Kentucky. James W. Means to Dr. William M. Voris, Ohio Br. Cr. Forge, Adams County, Ohio.
68. 17 December 1834. Havanna, Alabama. J. W. Means to Dr. William M. Voris, Brush Creek Forge, Adams Co., Ohio.
69. 15 April ____. Ripley. T. S. Williamson to Dr. W. M. Voris, West Union, Ohio.
70. 3 May 1831. Cincinnati, Ohio. Dan. Drake to “the physicians residents in the Fifth Medical District of Ohio.”
71. 29 August 1836. Steubenville Female Seminary. Charles C. Beatty to Mrs. Jane G. Ellison, West Union, Adams County, Ohio.
72. Undated. Maggie J. Ellison to _____. Fragment.
73. 13 September 1929. Ashland, Kentucky. Isabelle Seaton Humphrey to Miss Sarah Cutler, Marietta, Ohio. Attached is a contract dated 29 March 1829, signed by Wm. Williamson, David Ellison, Wm. Roe, and John Means.
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Miscellaneous Items:

Folder 8
74.

“A visit to a school.” Composition No. 1 by M. S. Voris.

75. “Modern degeneracies.” No. 2, by A. E. Voris.
76. “The Nice Young Man.” Verse; author unidentified.
77. 13 October 1863. Marietta, Ohio. “Dear Madam, You, who are skilled in affectations . . .” Verse written in letter form; signed “Your True Friend And sympasizer Vallandgingham.”
78. Unaddressed, unsigned note regarding the purchase of fabric.
79. Note entitled “Warren Church In acc. With Mr. A. Smith.” Lists payments on his salary for the year 1848.
80. “Hebrews 2.19. Which hope we have an anchor of the soul . . .” Probably notes for a sermon.
81. 21 January 1881. Chicago address of Robbie Ross.
82. Handsewn, handwritten booklet listing bible verses and notes.
83. Notes on Civil War losses in battle; recipe for cooking pears.
84. Hallie Humiston’s spelling list.
85. 31 March 1876. Receipt from O. S. Darrow, Dealer in Dry Goods, 73 Front Street, to “Mrs. Daws,” for sewing supplies.
86. Undated, unidentified newspaper clipping entitled “Head-work.” Features puzzles.
87. 1824 September 7. West-Union, Ohio. Newspaper clipping of the “Adams county Bible Society.”
88. Seven empty envelopes addressed to the Burgesses.

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