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Fragment of a letter addressed to Elizabeth Rees from her son Corwin Pottenger Rees. The beginning of the letter has been lost, but the parts that are available are about life in the Naval Academy. Corwin has made friends there and speaks of fun…

Letter addressed to Elizabeth Rees from her cousin Mary Maria Linn who has had poor health the last year. She writes a short letter talking about the family in Pennslyvannia and happy for the good health of most of her family. She unfortunately has…

Report card of Corwin Pottenger Rees from the Naval Academy. This is one item from the Rees Family Correspondence Collection, which includes many letters between family members in Oregon and Ohio.

Letter addressed to Elizabeth Rees from James F. Griffin who is writing this letter from Chicago. James is Elizabeth's brother and had originally written her letter to her father regarding an advertisement for the heirs of the Griffin family. James…

Letter addressed to Willard Hall Rees from his mother Elizabeth Rees. Apologizes for such a late response, but was waiting for the cold to go down so she could take a trip to get her photo taken with Ellen to send to him. Elizabeth hopes to see…

Letter addressed to Elizabeth Rees and Libbie from unknown. Letter talks about Elizabeth's children with great appreciation for them and their great personalities. A section of the letter was addressed to Libbie apologizing for not writing back…

Letter addressed to Elizabeth from her cousin Sue who lives in Philadelphia. Cousin Sue talks about when Olivia Rebecca Rees visited her, and was pleasantly surprised about the information she learned about her family that lives in other states.…

Letter addressed to Willard Hall Rees from his brother Corwin Pottenger Rees. Corwin has never met his brother Willard, but has been wanting to for some time. Even though they have never met, Corwin wishes to connect with his brother because he too…

Letter addressed to Grandmother Rees from her granddaughter Lora A. Lora expresses her gratitude for her grandmother's letters; they were the first letters she has ever received from a grandparent. Lora has never met her grandmother, but still…

Letter addressed to Elizabeth Rees from Cousin Sue who lives in Philadelphia. Cousin Sue talks briefly about Elizabeth's children and other family gossip. She ends the letter short because of the time she is busy and it is late at night. This is one…