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Manuscripts by Subject - Family / Local History - #10755

 Title:    J. C. and M. J. Boren and John Pennell

Dates:   1884-1899

Collection Number:   10755

Quantity:   .25 feet

Abstract:  Letters from J. C. Boren, Menoken, ND to his wife M. J. Boren in Athensville, IL; from Albert Graves, Menoken (who may have been a hired hand), to J. C. Boren in IL; from her son Roscoe to Mrs. M. J. Boren; and to John Pennell (son of M. J. Boren) in Menoken, Jamestown, and Bismarck from a variety of relatives and friends regarding farming, weather, social life, and education.

Provenance: The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired the Boren and Pennell letters from Wayne Hogue in June 1998.

Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.
Copyrights: Copyrights to this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's
heirs. Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94-553, Title 17, U.S. Code or an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.

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Letters to John Pennell:

Box 1:

Folder 1:
 1.  To John W. Pennell, Menoken, May 18, 1884 from White Hall, IL (empty env)
 2.  To John Pennell, July 28, 1884, from Winneogene King, Menoken
 3.  To Dear Cousin Johnnie, March 15, 1885 from Cousin Dora Piper, Jacksonville, IL
 4.  To My Dear Old Boy June 27, 1886 ‘from your old auntie Lilla Pennell’ White Hall, IL
 5.  To John Pennell, Menoken July 28, 1886 from White Hall, IL (empty env)
 6.  To John Pennell, Nov. 29, 1886 from ‘your dear old auntie,’ White Hall IL

Folder 2:
  1.  To Cousin Johny, Jan. 22 1887 from Dora Piper, Roodhouse , IL
  2.  To Mr. Pennell Apr. 6, 1887 from ‘your dear old auntie’ L. Pennell
  3.  To John Pennell, June 22, 1887 from Mrs. W. S. Pierce ‘your old auntie’, White Hall, IL
  4.  To Cousin John, Dec. 9, 1887 from Dora Piper Wheeler, Pickrell Gage Co., NE
  5.  To J. W. Pennell Dec. 7, 1888 from Lilla Parnell, White Hall, IL
  6.  To John Pennell, Boulder Valley, MT Dec 6, 1889 (empty env)

Folder 3:
 1.  To Mr. John Pennell, March 24, 1890 from White Hall, IL
 2.  To John Pennell, Menoken, Dec. 21, 1890 from David Feagles, Minneapolis
 3.  To John Pennell and his sister, Jamestown, Jan. 28, 1891 from mother, Menoken
 4.  To John Pennell, Jamestown Jan. 30, 1891 from Portland, OR (empty env)
 5.  To John Jan. 26, 1895 from Birdie, Kenosha, WI
 6.  To Johnnie Pennell, Bismarck July 18, 1895 from Carrollton, IL (empty env)
 7.  To John Pennell, Bismarck Dec. 4, 1895 from Bismarck (empty env)
 8.  To John Pennell Dec. 16, 1895 from Bismarck M. J. Falken? [has sewed a dress for his mother]

Folder 4:
 1.  To John Pennell, Bismarck, March 13, 1896 from Elsie Dutton, Bismarck
 2.  To John Pennell, Bismarck March 26, 1896 from Birdie, Kenosha, WI
      ‘do you like your work at the Pen or is it getting tiresome for you? Poor Bismarck – I am beginning to fear for it. If some kind of crops are not raised next year, I do not know what will become of the country.’
 3.  To John Pennell, Bismarck, June 6, 1896 from Birdie [Hannan] in Kenosha, WI “are Mr. Boren and Roscoe going to “batch” while your mother is gone?”
 4.  To John Pennell, Bismarck, August 9, 1896 from Birdie, Minneapolis
 5.  To John W. Pennell, Bismarck, Nov. 5, 1896 from Joseph Walker, Bismarck
 6.  John Pennell, Bismarck, Dec. 1, 1896, from Renville, MN (empty env)
 7.  To Cousin, Dec 30, 1896 from Cora Pennell, Carrollton, IL
 8.   J. W. Pennell May 18, 1889 from ‘your old auntie,’ White Hall, IL
 9.  Dear Brother June 18, 1899 ‘from your sister,’ West Superior, WI

Folder 5:
 1.  To John Pennell, Menoken 189? from White Hall, IL (empty env)
 2.  To John Pennell, Menoken from Grace in Minneapolis (Dec)
 3.  To Mr. John W. Pennell, Menoken (empty env)
 4.  To John from Birdie ‘Does Roscoe attend school this winter? I hope that he is – and did Mr. Boren go to his home in Tenn?’
 5.  To John Pennell, Menoken from IL (empty env)
 6.  To Mr. John W. Pennell, Menoken (empty env)
 7.  To John Pennell, Bismarck, Dec. from Bismarck (empty env)
 8.  accounts, nd
 9.  story fragment Nov. 26, 1889 Mr. A. R. Engliss, N.P. Railroad Camp, MT

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