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Charles T. Harvey Papers - GLMS 17

Introduction | Biographical Sketch | Scope and Contents | Series Description | Chronological Index of Items

Introduction

The Charles Thompson Harvey Papers consist principally of the personal correspondence between Charles Thompson Harvey (1829-1912), engineer-inventory, and his wife Sara Van Eps Harvey (1838-1916). He was responsible for both the construction of the St. Mary's Falls Ship Canal, connecting Lake Superior and Lake Huron (1853-1855) and the first elevated railroad in New York city (1868).

This collection of correspondence, dating between 1858 and 1872 was loaned to the Center for Archival Collections in 1979 through the cooperative efforts of Dr. Richard Wright, Director, CAC, William Jeffrey Welsh, doctoral candidate, Bowling Green State University, and Harvey's grandchildren, Mr. William C. Johnson of Hiram, Ohio, and Ms. Charlotte Voorhis of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ms. Voorhis has consented to the microfilming of these letters for the purposes of scholarly research. This collection was processed and the register completed by Rebecaa A. Harkema, Graduate Assistant, Department of History, Bowling Green State University.

Property, literary and duplication rights for the microfilm of the Charles Thompson Haravey Papers, in the custody of the Center for Archival Collections, have been dedicated to the public.

Biographical Sketch

Charles Thompson Harvey was born in Westchester, Connecticut, on June 26, 1829, the son of Reverend Joseph Harvey and Catherine Desire Selden. After attending various academies near Thompsonville, Connecticut, he began his business career as a salesman for the Fairbanks Scales Company, becoming general agent as Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, in 1852. During his residency, he served as superintendent of construction and engineer for the St. Mary's Falls Ship Canal (1853-1855). During the 1855 and 1856 sessions of Congress, Haravey advocated federal support of railroads to Lake Superior, which ultimately secured ten million acres of public lands for that purpose. In 1858, he married Sarah Van Eps; they had seven children.

Harvey became general agent for the Northern Iron Company (1859), and was responsible for the construction of an iron fence on the southern shore of Lake Superior. The town of Harvey, Michigan, consequently developed this enterprise.

From 1863 to 1864, Harvey served as chief engineer in the construction of the Peninsula Railroad, which was the first railroad to reach Lake Superior, extending from the headwaters of Green Bay, Wisconsin, to Marquette, Michigan.

One of Harvey's major achievements was the construction of an experimental section of the world's first elevated railroad (1868), located in New York City. His rights to expand the project were suppressed by the "Tracy Clique," which acquired a majority of the stock and thus forced Harvey out of the enterprise. Subsequently, Harvey spent over twenty-five years appealing his case in an effort to gain compensation for this elevated railway scheme. Two bills (1891 and 1892) were passed by the New York legislature for compensation in this matter, and both were vetoed.

Harvey died in New York in 1912, at the age of eighty-three.

Biographical Notes

1829 Born in Westchester, Connecticut, and attended various schools near Thompsonville, Connecticut.
1838 Sarah Van Eps born in Vernon, New York
1848 Employed by Fairbanks Scales Company
1852 General Agent, Fairbanks Scales Company in Sault Ste. Marie
1853-1855 Superintendent of construction and engineer of the St. Mary's Falls Ship Canal
1855-1856 In Washington, advocated federal support of railroads in the Northwest
1857 Involved with Pioneer Iron Furnace, located in the iron mining hills on the southern shore of Lake Superior
1857-1858 Village of Harvey, Michigan, developed around the Northern Iron Furnace
1858 Married Sara Van Eps in Utica, New York
1859 Van Eps Harvey is born
General agent, Northern Iron Company
Patents coal kiln
1861-1862 Construction of the first wagon road extending from Marquette, Michigan, to Green Bay, Wisconsin
1862 Richard Seldon Harvey is born
1863-1864 Construction of Peninsula Railroad; first railroad to reach Lake Superior
Business loss, consequence of Peninsula Railroad "scandal"
1864 Patents combination flue and chimney
1864 Charles H. Harvey is born; dies five months later
1866 Construction of branch railroad to Harvey, Michigan
1866 Anna Emily Harvey is born
1867 Walter Underhill Harvey is born
1868 Completed experimental section of world's first elevated railroad, New York City. Sarah shared her husband's enterprise by becoming first female passenger
1869-1875 Rights to expand elevated railroad are suppressed, consequence of the "Tracy Clique"
1870 Sarah Evangeline Harvey is born
1874 Emily Lillian Harvey is born; died about eight months later in 1875
1877 Walter Underhill Harvey died, age 9
1889 Member, Advisory Board of Engineers, Maritime Canal Company of Nicaragua
1891 "Harvey Bill" vetoed (legislation for compensation for services rendered for the elevated railroad)
1892 Second "Harvey Bill" vetoed
1895 Acting chief engineer, Sault Ste. Marie and Hudson's Bay Railroad Company
1897 Manager and chief engineer, Hudson's Bay and Yukon Railway and Navigation Company
1912 Died, age 83, New York
1916 Sara Van Eps died, age 78

Scope and Content

The Charles Thompson Harvey Papers mainly consist of the personal correspondence between Harvey and his wife, Sarah Van Eps Harvey spanning the years 1858 to 1872. The bulk of the collection deals with the period 1858 to 1865, which followed the construction of the St. Mary's Falls Ship Canal, and was prior to the construction of the first elevated railroad in New York City. Between these two major achievements, Harvey served as general agent for the Northern Iron Company. He was responsible for building an iron furnace on the southern shore of Lake Superior near Marquette, which developed into the town of Harvey, Michigan. Also during this period, Harvey was involved with the construction of the first railroad to reach Lake Superior.

This collection provides information concerning family matters and Harvey's extensive business travels. Harvey often confided in Sarah about evolving business transactions, allowing some insight into his various enterprises.

Included in the correspondence between Harvey and his wife are miscellaneous items, including several poems, broadsides, photographs, and correspondence with immediate relatives and various business associates.

Series Description

CORRESPONDENCE

SARAH VAN EPS HARVEY CORRESPONDENCE
March 1858-August 1872
Arranged chronologically
Letters received from Charles Harvey, relatives and friends. Miscellaneous items include a family crest, a broadside, poem, newspaper clippings and unidentified photographs.

CHARLES THOMPSON HARVEY CORRESPONDENCE
May 1858-February 1867
Arranged chronologically
Letters received from Sarah Harvey, relatives, friends, and business associates. Miscellaneous items include poems, a small map, a valentine, and a broadside.

Miscellaneous Correspondents

  1. Camp, Mary - friend of Sarah
  2. Corning, Mr. - business associate of Charles
  3. Crandall, W. I. - business associate of Charles
  4. Fairbanks, Franklin - heads Fairbanks Scales company
  5. Gau___(?), Isabella D. - friend of Sarah
  6. Harvey, Catherine - sister of Charles
  7. Harvey, Emily - sister of Charles
  8. Harvey, Joseph - father of Charles
  9. Jenkins, Flora - friend, bridesmaid for Sarah
  10. Kellogg, Anna - sister of Sarah
  11. Kellogg, Charles - brother-in-law of Sarah, Anna's husband
  12. Montgomery, I. V. - cousin of Sarah
  13. Stark, J. A. - business associate of Charles

Chronological Index of Items

Charles Harvey to Sarah Harvey

1858

  1. Mar 24 Guidebooks
  2. Mar 29 Describes Negaunee, Albany legislature
  3. Apr 6 Opposition to mine bill
  4. Apr 13 Mine bill "up in the air"
  5. Apr 15 Bill passed
  6. Apr 20 Recent correspondence
  7. Apr 22 Send diamond and emerald rings
  8. Apr 26 From New England
  9. Apr 30 Will visit Sarah
  10. May 3-4 Visited parents' former home
  11. May 5 Tentative rolling mill, wedding plans
  12. May 14 Progress at Negaunee
  13. May 15, 17 Prospective harbor improvements - Lake Superior
  14. May 17, 19 Feasible railroad from Ontonagon to copper mines
  15. May 20 Lack of mail
  16. May 22 Examined Pioneer Iron works
  17. May 28 Discussed wedding date
  18. May 29 Date set: June 10, 1858
  19. Jun 21 Travel outline

1859

  1. Jan 13 Northern Iron Company formed
  2. Jan 20 Purchased vessel
  3. Jan 27 Applied for seat in the legislature
  4. Feb 5 Pioneer directors attacked ability to manage
  5. Feb 8 Coal kiln patent
  6. Feb 9 Found competent, appointed general agent of new furnace
  7. Feb 11 Purchased steam dredge
  8. Apr 17 New Iron Company matters
  9. Sep 23 Company in a "bad way"
  10. Sep 24 Director of Pioneer Company
  11. Sep 29 Possible sale of pine lands
  12. Oct 4 Possible sale of pine lands
  13. Oct 7 Search for buyers
  14. Oct 19 Van mentioned
  15. Oct 21 Optimistic for the future
  16. Oct 27 From Detroit
  17. Nov 24 Planned railroad line without Canadian aid
  18. Dec 21 Canal Company Directors met

1860

  1. Jan 7 Church
  2. Jan 11 Future plans concerning Northern Furnace
  3. Mar 10 Mr. Ogden, mail route via Green Bay
  4. Mar 20 Journey from "Harvey" to lumber camp
  5. Mar 24, 26 Continued log of journey
  6. Apr 2 Business for next season
  7. Apr 9 Business at Pioneer
  8. Apr 14 Discipline from family separations
  9. Apr 30 Going to Cleveland
  10. Sep 7 Business encouraging
  11. Sep 19 Accident at the Chocolate (Chocolay)
  12. Sep 22 Viewed road in Pennsylvania, hopes to copy for the Chocolate (Chocolay)
  13. Sep 26 Type of railroad in mind
  14. Oct 4 Financial backing for Canadian road
  15. Oct 8 Ore (?) Company proposition for road
  16. Oct 13 Business "bright"
  17. Dec 31 St. Johnsburg; Boston; New York

1861

  1. Jan 2 Looked for more financial backers
  2. Jan 14 Seward's speech
  3. Jan 17 Unsuccessful fundraising
  4. Jan 19 Mail route, "Old Abe"
  5. Feb 8 Mr. Reed
  6. Feb 11 Harbor, Lake Superior
  7. Feb 14 Edwards Company lawsuit
  8. Mar 22 "Freedom" steamer
  9. Mar 24 Deed transaction
  10. Apr 1 Steamer for mail delivery
  11. Apr 2 Business "splendid"
  12. Apr 9 Pioneer Company, miserable mail service
  13. May 23 Mail route
  14. Jun 20 Departed from "Harvey"
  15. Jul 2 Home decorating
  16. Jul 8 Goods to be sent by steamer
  17. Jul 12 Leaving for Chicago
  18. Aug 11 Hurricane
  19. Nov 1-10 Thriving village
  20. Nov 10 Pioneer and Northern Furnaces
  21. Nov 18 Sarah in Utica
  22. Nov 22 House-hunting in Chicago
  23. Nov 23 House in Chicago
  24. Dec 6 White House, Washington, DC

1862

  1. Mar 29 Uncertain mail contract
  2. Apr 2 Mail route
  3. Apr 4 Met Lincoln
  4. May 2 Express package
  5. Jun 3 State officials, Lansing
  6. Jun 7 State officials met
  7. Jun 10 Iron kiln
  8. Jun 12 From Chicago
  9. Jun 14 Green Bay mail route
  10. Jul 15 "Sarah Van Eps" steamer
  11. Jul 18 Business going well
  12. Jul 20, 21 Edwards Saw Mill
  13. Aug 11 Church
  14. Aug 31 Across the country
  15. Oct 11 "Harvey" route improvements
  16. Oct 12 "Sarah Van Eps" steamer
  17. Dec 12 Northwest Railroad directors
  18. Dec 22 Business promising
  19. Dec 25 Raising funds
  20. Dec 30 Marquette to Portage steamer

1863

  1. Jan 11 "Harvey" railroad project
  2. Jan 13 Railroad company organized
  3. Jan 17 Opinion of Charles' father's letter
  4. Jan 18 Scarlet fever
  5. Jan 22 Railroad matters
  6. Feb 1 Mrs. Lincoln
  7. Feb 2 Lansing legislature
  8. Feb 9 Telegram; "Meet at Windsor"
  9. Feb 10 Telegram; "Meet at Windsor"
  10. Feb 11 Telegram; "Awaiting arrival"
  11. Mar 9 Northern Iron Company
  12. Mar 12 Opposition to Harvey's bill
  13. Mar 16 Lansing House passed bill
  14. Apr 13 Railroad matters were splendid
  15. Apr 19 Irritable, pregnant Sarah
  16. Apr 19 Railroad matters
  17. May 10 Sabbath
  18. May 13 Peninsula Road
  19. Jun 28, 29 Southern termination for road
  20. Jun 30 Chicago to Harvey, Michigan
  21. Jul 2 L. D. Harvey's business
  22. Jul 5 Charles' father demanded deeded land
  23. Jul 7 Charles' father in Marquette
  24. Jul 24 Unscrupulous P. H. Smith
  25. Jul 27 Railroad matters
  26. Jul 29 Confronted Mr. Ogden
  27. Aug 2 Charles was ill
  28. Aug 4 Mr. Ogden
  29. Aug [4] Telegram; "business concluded"
  30. Sep 3 Land sale
  31. Sep 17 Railroad soon within twenty miles of Harvey
  32. Sep 27 Forest fire near Harvey
  33. Oct 1 Invites Sarah to Manistique
  34. Oct [4] Manistique
  35. Oct 29 "Sarah" Van Eps" steamer
  36. Oct 30 From Gena
  37. Nov 1, 2 Accident in Marquette
  38. Nov 8 Resolution for the New Year
  39. Nov 12 Closing business for winter
  40. Nov 14, 15 Mineral depoits

1864

  1. Jan 20 Jackson, Michigan
  2. Jan 25 Railroad accident
  3. Jan 25 Railroad accident
  4. Jan 26 Ontonagon County bonds
  5. Jan 30 Business matters
  6. Feb 2 Northern Iron Company
  7. Feb 5 Named general agent of Northern Iron Company
  8. Feb 7 Business going well
  9. Feb 7 Mr. Case at Harvey
  10. Feb 10 Business transacted in Washington, DC
  11. Feb 14 Governor Mr. Thaddeus, Franklin Fairbanks
  12. Feb 17 Birth of third son
  13. Feb 18 Photographs
  14. Feb 19 New heating invention
  15. Feb 19, [20] Mr. Ogden
  16. Feb 21 Third son
  17. Feb 23 Business progressed
  18. Feb 25 Business complete soon
  19. Mar 1 Patent combination flue and chimney
  20. Mar 3 P. H. Smith broke promise
  21. Mar 4 Pioneer Company directors met
  22. Mar 6 Exciting Pioneer Iron company meeting
  23. May 14 Meeting decisions
  24. May 15 More meeting decisions
  25. Jul 26 Railroad matters
  26. Aug 21 Head east in the fall
  27. Oct 17 Escanaba River

1865

  1. Jan 19 Richie had the mumps
  2. Jan 20 Mr. Tilden, Tarrytown house
  3. Jan 24 Mr. Tilden and Mr. Ogden
  4. Jan 25 Tarrytown, New York
  5. Jan 27 To Boston to publish article
  6. Feb 5 Coping with Sarah's depression
  7. Feb 20 Mr. Stark, Mr. Tilden
  8. Feb 21 Clapp House, Tarrytown
  9. Feb 21 Clapp House, Tarrytown
  10. Mar 5 Sabbath
  11. Mar 7, 8 Sarah was ill
  12. Mar 9 From Detroit
  13. Mar 10 Business meeting
  14. Mar 12 To Marquette by sleigh
  15. Mar 13 To Escanaba and Manistique
  16. Mar 19 Tarrytown
  17. Apr 16 Lincoln's assassination
  18. Apr 18 Annual meeting of Pioneer Iron Company directors
  19. Apr 20 Tarrytown
  20. Apr 21 Business
  21. May 2 Brooks account
  22. May 3 Furnishings for house
  23. May 7 Manistique enterprise
  24. May 10 Suit at Milwaukee
  25. May 13 Ogden, Tilden, P. H. Smith and Crandall
  26. May 14 Mr. Manner
  27. Sep 21 Expecting visit form Anna and Charles Kellogg
  28. Sep 23 Shipped the pony to the East
  29. Sep 27 Sent Mr. Stark to New York
  30. Sep 28 "A delightful trip up the Bay"
  31. Oct 23 Money transactions
  32. Oct 23 Sermon
  33. Oct 26 Business very bright
  34. Oct 29 Branch to "Harvey" to become a reality
  35. Nov 2 Charles' father sold Marquette farm
  36. Nov 5 Necessity for long trips soon over
  37. Nov 12 Business in Escanaba
  38. Nov 13 Bank transactions
  39. Nov 14 To Marquette
  40. Nov 15 Ground broke for branch railroad
  41. Nov 18 Railroad construction
  42. Nov 20 Railroad should be completed by summer
  43. Nov 23 Charles' father invited himself for Thanksgiving

1866

  1. Jan 31 Business satisfactory
  2. Feb 2 Bank transactions and relevant letter to Charles' father
  3. Feb 2 Letter press copy of Charles' father's letter
  4. Apr 10 A senator who opposed the bill
  5. Apr 11 Bill may pass Senate
  6. Apr 17 Bill passed by New York House

1872

  1. Jul 30 Mr. Stone, new railroad
  2. Jul 30 Requests maps of Harvey
  3. Aug 9 Escanaba
  4. Aug 11 Escanaba

No dates

  1. Business going well
  2. "Sarah Van Eps" steamer
  3. Mr. Adams, Mr. Crearer, Chicago
  4. Must secure house at Tarrytown prior to going West

Miscellaneous Items in Sarah Harvey Letter Box

  1. Feb 28, 1861 Broadside; Railway Festival
  2. Jul 8, 1862 W. I. Crandall to Sarah: Charles arrived in Gena
  3. Jan 10, 1863 Charles to J. Harvey: never mailed--see Charles to Sarah, January 17, 1863
  4. Feb 14, 1863 J. Harvey to Sarah: state of the country's affairs
  5. Sep 7, 1863 Emily Harvey to Sarah: gossip
  6. Nov 7, 1863 J. Harvey to Sarah: family matters
  7. Aug 3, 1864 Governor Fairbanks to Sarah: family matters
  8. Oct 24, 1864 I. V. Montgomery to Sarah: request to stay with the Harveys
  9. Mar 12, 1865 Charles to Van: Tarrytown
  10. Oct 3, 1865 J. A. Stark to Sarah: meet with Charles
  11. Nov 11, 1865 Charles to Van: storytelling
  12. Nov 17, 1865 J. Harvey to Sarah: invited himself for Thanksgiving
  13. Dec 9, 1865 Anna Kellogg to Sarah: recipe request
  14. Feb 5, 1866 Anna Kellogg to Sarah: Father B. (?) had died
  15. Jul 25, 1866 Anna Kellogg to Sarah: newborn child
  16. no date Governor Fairbanks to Sarah: extracts from Charles' letters
  17. no date Van Eps family crest
  18. no date poem: "The Countersign"
  19. no date newspaper clipping: "Revelry by Night"
  20. no date three unidentified photographs of children
  21. Feb 22, [n.d.] Mother C. Walton (sp) to Sarah: family matters

Sarah Harvey to Charles Harvey

1858

  1. May 10 Wedding plans
  2. Jun 22 Trip to Linton Falls
  3. Sep 5 Upcoming presidential election
  4. Nov 18 Separated for Thanksgiving
  5. Dec 12 Wished Charles would grant her an independent purse

1860

  1. Apr 25 Van was ill, but improving
  2. May 8, 9 Van had the mups
  3. May 9 Northern Railroad Company business

1861

  1. Jul 10 Depressed over separation
  2. Aug 27 Frank the stage driver
  3. Nov 23 Relieved about Charles' favorable journey

1862

  1. Oct 12 E. L. Baker inquired about iron business
  2. Oct 17 Lack of hardwood for the fireplace
  3. Dec 22 Richie had the measles
  4. Dec 24 Millie Bacon's funeral
  5. Dec 24 Matteson wedding

1863

  1. Jan 1 New Year's greetings
  2. Jan 3 Note of thanks for New Year's gift
  3. [Jan 4] Possibly settle in Chicago soon
  4. Jan 6 Reed house, Chicago
  5. Jan 8 New short haircut
  6. Jan 12 Photographs of Richie
  7. Jan 15 Charles' enemies
  8. Feb 1 Reed House, Chicago
  9. Feb [9] Replied to Charles' telegram
  10. Mar 10, 11 Richie's first birthday
  11. Mar 15 Legislature at Lansing
  12. [Mar 17] Papers of Northern Iron company
  13. [Mar 18] New housekeeper
  14. May 4 Letters received referring to business
  15. May 6 Letters received referring to business
  16. [May 8, 9] Shawl
  17. [May 14] Shawl
  18. May 27 Fire loss
  19. May 29 Fire loss
  20. May 31 Upcoming fifth wedding anniversary
  21. Jun 29 Mrs. Jones searched for her husband
  22. Jul 2 Suggested renting Jone's house
  23. Jul 2 Mrs. Jones searched for her husband
  24. Jul 5, 6 Dejected about business
  25. Jul 10 P. H. Smith reaction to railroad
  26. Jul 20 Dejected about Charles
  27. Jul 21 "Feared for father's mind"
  28. Jul 31 Mr. Stark anxioux to see Charles
  29. Aug 2 Charles discouraged
  30. Sep 18 Sarah was ill
  31. Sep 20, 21 Charles' father requested to rent Crandall house
  32. Sep 22 Send wood
  33. Sep 28 Sarah still ill
  34. Oct 4 Van's burn
  35. Oct 29 The Fair
  36. Nov 1 Sunday sermon
  37. Nov 2 Buggy recovered after theft
  38. Nov 6 Canning and preserving
  39. Nov 9 Success of the Fair

1864

  1. Jan 21 Missed Charles
  2. Jan 28 Richie was ill
  3. Jan 29 Mr. Stark and deed
  4. Jan 30 Deed arranged
  5. Feb 1 Ill effects of pregnancy
  6. Feb 3 Mr. Goodrich visited
  7. Feb 5 Richie still was ill
  8. Feb 7, 8 Richie improved
  9. Feb 9 Baby to be born soon
  10. Feb 17 Telegram "Keep informed about business"
  11. Feb 29 Two week old baby
  12. Mar 1 Deed arrived
  13. Apr 18 Utica
  14. Apr 19 Carriage house fire
  15. May 11 The "Michigan" steamer
  16. May 13 Letter from Fairbanks
  17. May 15 Charles' mother was failing
  18. May 18 Upcoming birthday
  19. May 27 Home furnishings
  20. May 28, 29 Van and the baby were ill
  21. [May 30] The baby was ill
  22. May 30 The baby was ill
  23. May 31 The baby improved
  24. Jun 26 Domestic help problems
  25. Jul ? Railroad branch to new mine planned
  26. Aug 2 Thrown from horse
  27. Aug 21, 22 Grief from death of baby
  28. Oct 16 Sabbath
  29. Dec 24, 25 New maid
  30. Dec 27 Ill in Utica

1865

  1. Jan 1 Happy New Year
  2. Jan [17] Richie has the mumps
  3. Jan 18 Richie's mumps
  4. Jan 21 Two sick sons
  5. Jan 22, 23 Sell B. R. R. R. stock?
  6. Jan 26 Mumps may be a cold
  7. Jan 27 Considered boarding in Utica
  8. Jan 31 Enjoyed Charles' visit
  9. Jan 31 Mr. Ogden conflict
  10. Feb 3 Boys are well
  11. Feb 5, 6 Anna Kellogg's party
  12. Feb 7 Will visit Flora Jenkins
  13. Feb 7 Strain of Utica
  14. Feb 9 Tarrytown house secured
  15. Feb 18 Returned to Utica
  16. Feb 19 Clapp house
  17. Mar 3 Aunt Abby willing to sell house
  18. Mar 5 Aunt Abby's failing health
  19. Mar 6 Moving to Tarrytown
  20. Mar 10 Moving to Tarrytown
  21. Mar 12 Moving to Tarrytown
  22. Mar 15 Richie's birthday
  23. Mar 19, 20 Mohawk flooding
  24. Mar 21 Anxious to see Charles
  25. Mar 24 Flooding contained
  26. Apr 2, 3 Anxious to see Charles
  27. Apr 4 Good news from Army
  28. Apr 17 Tarrytown
  29. Apr 21 Tarrytown/Sarah ill
  30. Apr 22 Sarah was ill
  31. May 4 Tarrytown house renovation
  32. May 5 Tarrytown house renovation
  33. May 7 New church pew
  34. May 11 Tarrytown house renovation
  35. Jul 30 Charles' mother was feeble
  36. Sep 20 Anxious to see Charles
  37. Sep 22 Tarrytown house renovation
  38. Sep 25 Kelloggs visited from Utica
  39. Sep 26 American Institute Fair
  40. Sep 28 Bessie (horse)
  41. Oct 19 Tarrytown house renovation
  42. Oct 22, 23 Sabbath
  43. Oct 25 Cow
  44. Oct 26 Home for Thanksgiving?
  45. Oct 29, 30 Hired stable boy
  46. Nov 1 Tax due Nov. 7
  47. Nov 4 Tax matters
  48. Nov 5, 6 Sabbath
  49. Nov 7 Tax due date extended
  50. Nov 9 French class
  51. Nov 14 Unpaid bills
  52. Nov 16 Hired help
  53. Nov 17 Branch railroad
  54. Nov 18, 20 Charles' father invited himself to Thanksgiving
  55. Nov 21 Home decorating
  56. Nov 23 Ambition towards "pet town"
  57. Nov 27 Yardwork
  58. Nov 29 Father/Thanksgiving problems

1866

  1. Jan 29 Missed Charles
  2. Jan 30 Van's sledding accident
  3. Jan 30 The "aerial railroad"
  4. Mar 29 Progress in Albany
  5. Apr 10 Picnic
  6. Apr 12 Charles' success
  7. Apr 17 Yardwork
  8. Oct 28 Parlor plans

1867

  1. Jan 9 Mrs. Todd
  2. Jan 30 Referred to baby girl
  3. Feb 5, 6 Anxious to hear of success
  4. Feb 7 Children's Bible instruction
  5. Feb 11 Church lecture
  6. Feb 13, 14 Radical Horace Greeley favored elevated railroad

No dates

  1. Christmas gifts
  2. Stock dividends
  3. Arrived safely
  4. Seasick on board "Sarah Van Eps" steamer
  5. Caring for Richie
  6. Sleigh rides
  7. Van hinted for new sled

Miscellaneous Items in Charles Harvey Letter Box

1862

  1. Jan 26 Catherine Harvey to Charles: birthday greetings
  2. Mar 22 Emily Harvey to Charles: congratulations on Richie's birth
  3. Sep 1 Authorization for Harvey to travel to Vermont, by Chicago police
  4. Dec 10 Franklin Fairbanks to Charles: sent hat

1863

  1. Jan 10 J. Harvey to Charles: letter press letter
  2. Feb 20 Mr. Corning to Charles: invitation
  3. Sep 23 J. Harvey to Charles: must fulfill promise to deed land
  4. Oct 16 Henry E. Fervett (sp) to Charles and Sarah: the children are well
  5. Dec 11 Charles Kellogg to Charles and Sarah: pride in Utica's growth

1864

  1. Feb 18 J. Harvey to Charles: requested payment
  2. Feb 20 Pater (sp) Familiar Company to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harvey: shipment to arrive
  3. Feb 21 Mary Camp to Charles: birth of child
  4. Feb 22 Flora Jenkins to Charles: birth of child
  5. Feb 24 Mary Camp to Charles: the baby
  6. Dec 7 Emily Harvey to Charles: family news

1865

  1. Jan 12 Anna Kellogg to Charles: Richie's mumps
  2. Jan 15 Emily Harvey to Charles: family matters
  3. Apr 15 Anna Kellogg to Charles: Lincoln assassination
  4. Apr 17 Anna Kellogg to Charles: Sarah's illness
  5. Apr 19 Anna Kellogg to Charles: Sarah improved
  6. Apr 19 Isabella D. Gau---(sp) to Charles: Sarah is ill
  7. Apr 21 Anna Kellogg to Charles: Sarah improved

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