These letters and the following postcard show that my "Aunt Belle" was researching her family history (the Adsit line) 115 years ago!
I only have the correspondence received by my second great aunt (not what she sent). After exchanging a couple of letters in early March 1898, where her cousin shared with her the Adsit family genealogy, she received this postcard:
|Mrs. Belle A. Wheeler|
#400 Dearborn Avenue
[postmarked at Chicago, Mar 18, 8 AM]
I have succeeded in finding the
Adsit family record in England
Petworth + North Chapel, Sussex Co.
So I think the question of origin of
the family is settled.
For further particulars inquire of
Allen C. Adsit
Grand Rapids, Mich.
3/17 '98