Monday, May 5, 2014

Amanuensis Monday – 1901 Gruissy, Morrison Letter

From Geneabloggers: An Amanuensis is a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. Amanuensis Monday is a daily blogging theme which encourages the family historian to transcribe family letters, journals, audiotapes, and other historical artifacts. Not only do the documents contain genealogical information, the words breathe life into kin – some we never met – others we see a time in their life before we knew them. 

This letter was written to my great grandmother,
N. Regina (Gruissy) Mark 1879 OH – 1959 OH

To: Miss Regina Gruissy, Leroy, Medina Co., OH
From: E. Morrison, Sullivan, OH
Postmarked: 17 Jan 1901, Sullivan, OH

Dear friend regina I suppose you will think strange to get a letter from me But I am worrying aBout [about] seths[1] I have lookt [looked] and lookt [looked] But I ant heard one word from them since they went away I don’t know what is rong [wrong]  I allways [always]  tride [tried]  to do all I could for them wall if you have heard eny [any] thing from them will you plas [please] let me no [know] if you pleas [please]and I will do as much for you if ever Can I hope to find you all well excuse mis taks [mistakes] and poor wrightin [writing] from a friend E Morrison[2] to regina Ancer [answer] soon and all the news goodby [goodbye]
Anser [answer] soon as you can
My love and Best wishes for you

Note: This letter was written in pencil on lined paper. There are many spelling errors & no periods in this letter.

[1] Regina’s half sister was Margaret Jane Gruissy b 26 Dec 1861. Margaret married Seth Morrison. In 1900 they were living in Sullivan Twp., Ashland Co., OH. In 1910 they lived in Medina County. This letter may refer to their move.
[2] E Morrison was most likely Emily Morrison, b 1867, sister of Seth B Morrison.

1 comment:

Wendy said...

She sounds very worried. Do you know the back-story of this letter?