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Harp Family Correspondence - Wilbert to Dora, 1903

Feb 27, 1903 (a.m.)

Marion O. 2/27 [93]

Dear Wife
I received your sweet letter and was indeed very glad to get it; this is the first time I have been here since Tuesday morning I was in the country and could not get mail to you. I am well and have sold 360 rds this week and expect to sell about that much more this week. But to day it is raining and I may not go out; I am feeling good & I hope my honey is feeling fine to. Was sorry to here Lew was having a time with [Jaw] I got a letter from Fritz this morning. he said the machine was running fine, that is a mighty good sign I hope they succeed. I had a time this week. There was a fellow here selling fence that followed me around for days & [stopped] where ever I did I wanted to run him out of the country & I thought [illegible]. He got one order I got 3. He has give me up for a bad job, we was both at one man's house tuesday from 11 o'clock untill 9 that night. I got the order He Got [nocked] out. How is dis I fool im yet [wont it]. Well Honey I could write 4 pages yet but must go to work. Hoping you keep well and Be good I am. I close untill [you] [illegible]. Kisses all reddy.

Your loving Husband.
Bert: over

[drawing of two men talking]

Feb 27, 1903 (p.m.)

[stationery heading]

Free Sample Rooms First Floor      Baths and Steam Heat
A MODERN HOME FOR TRAVELING MEN
When in Marion Stop with
J.C. HEMMETER
AT THE
NEW REBER HOUSE

RATES $2.00
ROOMS WITH BATH 50c EXTRA.

Marion, O., 2/27 1903

Dear Wife

I did go out today and got another order. It was indeed a bad day, Rained all day and oh my the roads are terrible I won't go out tomorrow but stay here and see how many I can get in town, as there is to be a big [Harse] sale in town tomorrow. I am at a swell place tonight intend to go to bed early and have a good rest tonight and then I can talk to all the old [guis] that come to town. I was in Waldo today and got your letter. I like to get letters from my sweet little honey when I am a way. I am tired & sleepy so I will close, and go to bed. Hoping my dear little honey is feeling well, so here are a barrel of
kisses all for my baby
[drawing of a barrel] so good night honey
from your Hubby. Bert.

[drawing of a man in a horse and cart next to a barn]

Mar 5, 1903

[stationery heading]

Ed. T. Everett & Co.,
Livery and Feed Stable,
250 North Main Street
Phone Bell 97

Marion, Ohio, 3/5 1903

Dear Wife
After another long weary rainy day I seat my self with pleasure to let you know I am O.K. I got a letter from Fritz tonight he is going to Cleveland tomorrow he is going to be an agent there. I will enclose the letter, I wish I was home tonight with my dear sweet wife Oh honey I wish I had a good job whare I could be at home I am getting sick & tired of being a tramp of this kind I have a big notion to do something when I come home I do know not what every day today seems like yesterday tomorrow. Well I am going to be early tonight and send my honey many kisses [drawing of a barrel] (a hole barrel) to baby. Hoping you are well I am [illegible] Bert I sold another order today.

[drawing of a man at a desk]

Mar 27, 1903

[stationery heading]

Ed. T. Everett & Co.,
Livery and Feed Stable,
250 North Main Street
Phone Bell 97

Marion, Ohio, 3/5 1903

Dear Wife
After another long weary rainy day I seat my self with pleasure to let you know I am O.K. I got a letter from Fritz tonight he is going to Cleveland tomorrow he is going to be an agent there. I will enclose the letter, I wish I was home tonight with my dear sweet wife Oh honey I wish I had a good job whare I could be at home I am getting sick & tired of being a tramp of this kind I have a big notion to do something when I come home I do know not what every day today seems like yesterday tomorrow. Well I am going to be early tonight and send my honey many kisses [drawing of a barrel] (a hole barrel) to baby. Hoping you are well I am [illegible] Bert I sold another order today.

[drawing of a man]
Our landlord
Chatfield Hotel[drawing of a man at a desk]

Oct 15, 1903 (a.m.)

[stationery heading]

[picture of a hotel]
HOTEL SACKRITER
Traveling Men's Headquarters

FIRST-CLASS ROOM FOR COMMERCIAL MEN
MRS. H. SACKRITER, Prop.
Porter at All Trains

Monticello, Ill., Oct 15 1903

Dear Honey.
It is 5 minutes to 12 now & I just got up I did not get here untill 15 minutes to 5 this morning was up all night Gee but I was tired when I got here.

Well honey did it make you mad because I bought the machine, I got the best one they had with attachments complete. A drophead & etc. I paid $1.00 down & you will have $15.70 to pay when it comes & the Freight. I will come via B & O R.R. & you will have to get some one to bring it out to the house Let Lew look after it for you. You can get Myers to hall it out or Chas Sproc call him by phone you can find his number in the Phone directory

Pay at Freight House

My [rute] is like this from here to Springfield Ill you can write to me here at once & I will get it as I have two trips to Springfield you can send the money there then you can write to Taylorville Christian Co then to Altamon Ellingham Co. Write to Springfield & I will let you know whare to write next. Well honey I have to go to work now so By By Baby & a X to you.
Be good Honey.
Bert

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