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Hollington Family Papers - MS 983

Hollington Family Papers - Correspondence 1876

March 1, 1876

To Friend Hollington from George Wise, March 1, 1876 (written on back of business card)

March 1st 1876

Friend Hollington
Tell Mr Boles to consider the six hundred dollars as taken on the terms you mention in your letter of 28th and that no better security can be found in this end of our county. I am engaged in hearing one attachment case March 1st and another jury trial before me the 2nd so unless continued I will be down the 3rd if not the 2nd of March when your kindness will be duly appreciated

Your Friend
Geo Wise

[on reverse]

Justice of the Peace Notary Public
George Wise
Real Estate, Insurance, and Collecting Agent
Proprietor Wise Hotel,
Opposite New Depot, Millbury, O.

March 12, 1876

To Joseph Hollington (Bowling Green) from Lill and Will [Maria and William Frederick] (Tiffin), March 12, 1876

Tiffin Ohio
March 12th 1876

Dear Father
We received your letter and was sorrow to hear that Molly was sick but was glad that she was getting better and we hope She is nearly well by this Time - also we was glad to learn that BG came out victorious on the county seat question - I Should think the Perrysburg folks would feel greatly ashamed over their defeat after acting in the way they did - I suppose the B.G. folks feels much encouraged now, and will take more interest in Building up the place; I have not written to Kinney yet but I intend to write to him today - as for our work here we are finishing up as fast as we can get the material, we have the Brown coat all on our country job - and tomorrow we are going to commence Wm Ziglers and when we get the first coat on it then we are going to the country to finish that job - we have a bout 3 weeks work yet before we close Business here - Marie's Health has been good since she has been here and talks of coming home soon She is coming home this week but just what day we can not say But we will write and let you know so you can meet her at the depot - We send our love and kisses to you all - and ever remain your dutiful children
Lill and Will

April 23, 1876

To Mary Hollington (Bowling Green) from Rodolpho Lamb (Toledo), April 23, [18]76

Air Line Junction
April 28th 76

Dear Cousin Mary
I will try and write you a short letter hopeing that you will not get afendid with it. Well Mary I was a trying to think today if I knew of a young Lady by the name of Mary Hollington The name sounds familliar but it has been so long since I heard from you or seen you that I could not hardly make out whether I knew of such a person or not I presume to say that it is the same with you Well Mary I am acomeing out to Bowling Green in a month or so and we will renew our acquaintens I am still a stopping at the junction yet I saw Mr Getman go by a few days ago on one of the passenger trains but I did not get a chance to speek to him. They have got a Boy over at Charleys house I suppose you have heard of it before now I got a letter from Father a few days ago he says his health is good since he went to Texas Have you seen Mother yet lately or do you know where she is I wrote a letter to her a few weeks ago but have not received no answer yet this is all at present give my love to Maria when you write to her and my regards to your Father and Mother

From your Cousin
Rudolpho S. Lamb

Air Line Junction

October 15, 1876

To Libbe and Children [Elizabeth Hollington] (Bowling Green) from Joseph Hollington (Philadelphia) [October 15, 1876] [cover address to Mary Hollington]

Philadelphia 15th Sunday 3pm

Dear Libbe and Children we dinnot start from Toledo untill 6 oclock PM on Wednesday we bought our tickets by way of the Cannada Southern to Buffalo and by way of the Lehi Valley to Philladelphia from here to Washington and back and then to New York and home by way of Hudson River and New York centrull to Buffalo or Suspension Bridge and from there to Toledo by way of Cannada Southern we got to Buffalo Just at daylight Thursday morning and Rode all next day till a bout 10 oclock at night and then we stoped at a place called Wilkesbarrie at the foot of the mountain I had the sick head acke all the afternoon and we were all tired out but started next morning and was wratched around curves in the mountain and valleys till I was quite Dissy and sick a gain we got here about 3 oclock Friday afternoon went out to centenniall grounds Saturday morning and walked all day and we were desperateley tired again my Bowels troubbled me a good deal the first night but I have got that stoped now and feel quite well Ambrose has been quite sick with chill and feever He and Froney had to leave the gronnce at noon but he is better to day so that he went with us to church to day Mary an Winters is with us I do not know when we shall leave here there are an immense amount of people here and the citty is quite full I hope you are all quite well and geting a long well with one another and the chores I wish you would write to me by re turn mail and let me know how you are geting a long you will direct you Letter to no 845 North 16th Street Philladelphia

Mr Joseph Hollington
No 845 North 16 Street
Love and Kisses to all of you and 2 for Ma

November 24, 1876

To Lill, Papa and Will [Maria Frederick, Joseph Hollington, and Will Frederick] (Bowling Green) from Mollie [Mary] Hollington (Tiffin), November 24, 1876

Mich Nov 24 1876
John Shelt Tiffin City Ohio

Dear Lill Papa and Will
I thought I write and tell you that we will start from here next Monday and will stay all night at Charlies and you tell Papa to write to Uncle Ambrose to meet us at the Island house on the 28 in the morning and start for home on the 29 Grand Pa hante very well this morning well I must close for I have not got time to write any more as we are going away tell you the news when we come home

Love and kisses to all
Mollie H.

November 26, 1876

To Uncle Joe (Joseph Hollington, Bowling Green) from Matilda Brink[er] (Larned, Kansas) November 26, 1876

Larned Nov 26th 1876

Dear Uncle Joe
It has been some time since I received your last letter and in the mean time you have been seeing the sights and wonders of the world. Well is it not truly wonderfull the inventions of man. This centennial exposition has been a great benefit to the world and these United States especialy. Mother writes us such glowing accounts of her trip I am greatly rejoiced to know that she had the pleasure of going and with her Brothers, for that added to the pleasure greatly of course we would all liked to have gone but were not so fortunate as many of our friends and as it is past, there is no use "crying over spilt milk", or over a matter that cannot be helped. I am very glad to think you have not forgotten your niece and that you think of her in her western home where she is leading such a happy life with the Husband of her choice. Although I should greatly prefer living nearer my dear Parents yet if it were necessary I would go twice the distance with dear Henry. I think that William Henrys pretty good fellows. Ask Maria if she does not coenside with me. I think she will hold up both hands to that It will be so nice for her having her home in the same town with her Parents

Larned is still growing although not as rapidly as last spring still emigration has increased the last month and in the spring the indications are for a much larger one. Let them come we have room for them yet we are having lovely weather the Roads are like a floor so hard and smooth, in fact we never have bad roads so you see we can crow over you there. I received some very fine centennial views f rom mother this week. I prize them very highley. I enjoy looking at them and imagine I see you all walking around looking at the wonders of the nineteenth century oh is it not nice to travel. I think it is to bad I was not a boy. Had I have been I assure you I should see something of this world Me thinks I hear you say " You have seen your share" well I suppose I have. But then you know we are never satisfied the more we have the more we want. I expect to go home some time this winter do not know just when and Henry will come for me and if nothing happens to prevent shall visit you in Bowling Green

With love and good wishes from us both
To you all I remain your loving niece
Matilda Brink[er]

December 14, 1876

To Cousins and all (Bowling Green) from Ellen and Mary Lamb (Mason) [Michigan] December 14, 1876 [cover address to Mary Hollington]

Mason Dec 14th 1876

Dear Cousins and all
Grandpa received you kind and welcome letter and as you wanted ma and us to write we could be sure to have you get it before Christmas and New Years. Ma said she would answer your letter and we asked her if we could write and she said yes I was going to get excuse that day that you went home and come up to the depot but the train went before it was time they change time I gess they change time. It is real cold to night the wind blows very hard. Hettie is getting better but gains sloly. Ma thinks Harrie's children has got the Whooping cough Little Harrie has been very sick Edie and Carrie looks pretty pail, Minnie dont like it because you said Grandpa had better come out there when Harrie come and not to cry but I gess she dont feel so very bad. Carrie and Edie was awful mad they said when they came out there they would stay to you house jest as many times as you did there but Nate Claflin told them you wanted to stay with Grandpa the most. There was a large fire in town Teausday night it burned it eight buildings the corner where Harrie's office was all that Harry saved was his legger and it would have went clear down one streat where that corner that we turn to come up there by that large Hotel if it hadent been for Mr Darling he tore down his meet market and that was what saved it from being burned clear down to the corner they saw the fire clear out to Lamberts and ma waked us up. You must excuse the mistakes and bad writing and answer my letter It will soon be Christmas and New Years. Minnie wants to write and so I will let her have the other half sheet I wrote the first and I gess Minnie the second I wish you all would write to us. So Good Night

Write Soon
From your Cousin Ellen L.
I took that recept up to Mrs Claflin to day noon

Mason Dec 14th 1876

Dear Cousins & all We received your cind letter and as you wanted us to write I hope you are all well was Uncle Will I did not know who you ment by saying Uncle Wilam. How is Charley folks get a long. And how is that little babby birtie get a long. Our folks are all well as usual. They was a grate fire in Mason it burnt 8 block it burnt the postofic and Where Harrie's office was all that Harrie saved was the Leggar. I dident like what you put in about me be It made me mad. I have been cross all day. Grampa hasta walk with his kain yet. I supose you dont think that he has got well I wish he was well. Grampa cant get a rountmuch. I guess you cant read this writing and I sent Libbie out Libbie well I have not got over my cough yet tell Aunt Libbie how you seen Uncle Steven since you been home Little Harrie is as pryttie as ever he has got the Whooping cough Mamma Think I done fore to nite so good night write soon. From Mary Lamb of Mason send a kiss fore you all

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