Scope and Contents
This collection includes correspondence sent or received by Anna "Annie" Witmer Meyers between January 1, 1866 and August 28, 1888. Her correspondents include family members and friends. Within these letters, Anna, her family members and her friends write about every day life after the Civil War, the health of loved ones, the weather and other events that occurred.
Two of the three letters not related to the Witmer and Myers families are written in German to George Kern (1860-1952), one while he is attending Eden College in St. Louis, Missouri and the other when he is the assistant pastor at The German United Evangelical Salem Church in Rochester, NY. The third letter is a draft of a letter to Professors Blackwell and Sharp inquiring about a “teacher of drawing, painting and calisthenics” position at Danville College, Danville, Virginia; it is unsigned.