Mary "Marie" J. Forsyth Correspondence,
1879-1914, and undated
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The collection consists mostly of correspondence which is arranged chronologically. Marie’s correspondence with friends and family includes materials relating to teaching such as lists of students and teachers from Garden, fliers of school supplies, and teaching information. Among her correspondents is Darius Olmsted, who lived in Medora, Billings County, N. D. Their increasingly warm correspondence includes the sending of hugs, kisses, and her near demands that he avoid playing baseball and risking hurting himself. Their correspondence runs from August 1891 to July 1898. The rest of the correspondence includes descriptions of family and social life in Washtenaw County and Garden. Also included is an autograph album given to her on her 12th birthday, July 16, 1886. Miscellaneous materials are filed at the back of the box.