Sunday, August 20, 2017

14 September 1904 Letter from Robert H. Wilson to Orpha May Spencer

This letter was written in Chicago, Ill. by Robert Wilson, and was sent to Orpha Spencer, who was living in St. Louis, MO.  Click here to see more items that relate to Chicago.  Click here to see more items that relate to St. Louis, MO.  Click here to see the full collection of Robert and Orpha.

          CHICAGO,ILL
                 SEP 14
                 830AM
        LAKE VIEW STA.
                               1904

Miss Orpha Spencer
6158 Ella Ave
St Louis






            Chicago Ill
             Thursday
             Sept 14 04
My Dearest Sweete heart
it is now 10 minute
to 12 Oclock this the
latest i have ben
up Since i was
with you i went
out to spend the
Eavening with my
Boarding Lady and
family this is the
first visite i maid
Since i came to the
City i have not had
aney dezire to make







aney aquaintence
hear, i hope you
went to the fair
and had a Pleasant
time to Day, Dearest
i did not get aney
letter from you
to Day i hope you
are not sick and
unable to wright
maby your letter
has got delayed on
the way Sweete
heart i mist Your
You letter so mutch
Dearest i Expect to
leave Chicago one
weak from to night
you dont know how





ancious i am for
the time to come
when i can give
you a good big
hug and lots
of kisses if i could
do that right now
i think i could
sleap better for
it Sweete heart i
Can Keepe my Eyes
open to wright this
letter i will close
with a good night
hoping you are
having sweete dreams
at this verry time
Love and Kisse to
my Dear girl
            Love
                  Bob





13 September 1904 Letter from Robert H. Wilson to Orpha May Spencer

This letter was written by Robert Wilson in Chicago, and was sent to Orpha Spencer in St. Louis.  Click here to see other items that relate to Chicago, Ill.  Click here to see other items that relate to St. Louis, MO.  Click here to see the full collection of items Orpha saved.

       CHICAGO,ILL
           SEP13
           830AM
    LAKE VIEW STA.
                            1904
Miss Orpha Spencer
6158 Ella Ave
St Louis
                  MO






            Chicago,
                       Ill
            Tusday
             Sept 13 04
My Dear Sweete heart
You dont Know how
glad i will be when
i dont have to wright
letters aney moor
it seams as if i
wright the same
thing over & over a
gain it is hard
work for me to
wright Every Day
but Dearest i dont
minde it so mutch
Knowing you get so





mutch pleasure out
of them i Enjoy
your letters Everry
one of them i would
be lost with out
them i never wrote
so many letters in
Sutch a short space
of time i am
glad our letter
wrighting in near
an End Uncle Sams
Recipts will fall off
considerable you say
in your letter that
it is coald in
St Louis well it
is like winter hear at
this time Dearest i






am glad to hear you
Say or at least to
Know that you are
fealing better i
am as well as
i can be no caus
to complain Boils
all gon.  i Should
think your Sister
would wright you
and let you know
if she intended
Coming to the
fair and not keepe
you all in suspense
i hope She will
waite untill i
Come then i can
get to see her




Sweete heart yesterday
was coald dreary
and lonesome Day
i did not have
mutch work to do
the Day drages
when i dont have
mutch to do.  Dearest
i will close for
this time hoping
this letter will finde
you enjoying good
health Sweete heart i
will have a big lot
of hugs & kisse for you
when i come Your Bob

Ps
I sapose
this is what
i look like
in my
Panama Hat








12 September 1904 Letter from Robert H. Wilson to Orpha May Spencer

This letter is part of a personal collection that was originally saved by Orpha May Spencer. Click Here to see the rest of the collection.  Click here to see more items that relate to Chicago, Ill.  Click here to see more items that relate to St. Louis, MO.
             CHI & MIL
               SEP
                12
              1904
                TR 4
             R P O.
Miss Orpha Spencer
6158 Ella Ave
St. Louis
              MO







                  Chicago
                             Ill
                       Monday
                    Sept 12 - 04
My Dearest Orpha i
Recieved Your letters
of Saturday & Sunday
and am sorry to
hear that you are
having so mutch
trouble with your
Eyes i was in
hopes that Glasses
would help your
Head aches they
may be better
now that you
have them chainged





Sweete heart i got
a letter from
Mr Berry this
Eavening he said
i would have to
apply in person
then he would
be glad to consider
my application
my preasent Boss
is a particuler friend
of his on that
account he would
not Imploy me
intill i had
Resigned my present
possition hear
i will hand in
my Resignation at




once to take affect
on the 20 that
will be Pay Day
and will Expect
to be in St Louis
on the Morning of
the 23 Sweete heart
You dont Know
how glad i will
be to get back to
You Dearest as i
can not be with
you on St Louis
Day at the Fair
I will include
$1.00 for admission
and your dinner
at the Fair i
want You to go





and injoy your
self you pleasure
is my pleasure
Sweete heat i cant
spair moor than
one dollar at this
time if i could
i would Send you
moor so you could
see the fair propper
You know Rays
Expenses falls on
me until he
gets a pay Dearest
i will say good night
                   top


with Love
and Kisses
to you from
Your Loving
              Bob
Ps
dont tell
Grosmans
that i
am coming
for he will have
it all over the ???
it all over the shop







11 September 1904 Letter from Robert H. Wilson to Orpha May Spencer

This letter was written in Chicago, Ill by Robert H. Wilson, and was sent to Miss Orpha May Spencer in St. Louis, MO.  Click here to see more items that relate to Chicago, Ill.  Click here to see more items that relate to St. Louis MO.  Click here to see the full collection saved by Orpha.

                 CHICAGO,ILL
                       SEP 11
                     1130A
                       1904
                  RAVENSWOOD
                     STATION
Miss Orpha Sencer
6158 Ella Ave
St Louis
           MO



                Chicago
                          Ill
                 Sunday
                 Sept 11 /04
My Dearest Orpha i
have ben so lonesom
to Day i dont Know
what to do with
my self it has
ben cloudy & coald
all Day and no
letter that is Enough
to give a fellow the
Blues Sweete heart
You said in your
letter that you would
be glad when i
would set a cirten
 time to come to
you well deasrest i
cont stand it mutch
longer if Mr Berry
dont give me a
call be for Oct 8
i will come aney
way at that time
and take chances
in getting work
i Just cant stand
to be a way
from you mutch
longer Sweete heart
i hope you are
fealing better by
this time i hope
when i come to
you i will be a






Hoodo to all Your
pains & aches and
Drive them all a
way i dont like
to hear of my
Dear Girl Suffering
all the time
Dearest now that
Your an Missourian
i think the Russels
fats aught to begin
to Shoe you something
i know it did help
me a great deal
Sweete heart the
work girl brought
a great big boquett
up to my Boom
to day it is fine i




wish you could see
it they have flowers
in the Garden the
Lady of the House
has a fine big
wax plant and
when i leave hear
i am going to
ask her for a
slip of it for you
sweete heart i am
going to take a
bath now and then
i am going to
bed to Dream of you
                        (top)


Sweet heart
i will say
good night
with all
my Love
and Kisse
to the ondley
Girl i Love
Yours Bob
Regards to
all



10 September 1904 Letter from Robert H. Wilson to Orpha May Spencer

This letter was written in Chicago, Ill, by Robert H. Wilson, and sent to Orpha May Spencer in St. Louis, MO.  Click here for more items relating to Chicago, Ill.  Click here for more items related to St. Louis.  Click here for the full collection of Orpha and Robert.

 CHICAGO, ILL
        SEP10
        830AM
LAKE VIEW STA.
                          1904
Miss Orpha Spencer
6158 Ella Ave
St Louis
          MO







             Chicago
                         Ill
                Saturday
               Sept 10 /04
My Dear Sweete hart
i am glad to hear
that you are some
better and i hope
you dont have aney
moor of them old
pains & aches for a
long time to come
i am sorry to
hear that your
Sister is not coming
up to see you i
think like you
do about Willard





i think it shoes
that he does not
think verry mutch
of his wife & family
if he did not
have the means
to bring them it
would be different
i would like
verry mutch to be
in St Louis if
Your sister should
come i feal that
i know her already
at aney rait we
will go and see
them some time
if possible be for
we go a way




Sweete heart you
say in you letter
that you think
of me by Day
and Night it is
the Same case
with me i think
we are both
afected a bout the
Same i verry
often Dream of
you so you see
my time is taken
up a wake or a
sleepe Dearest
You speak about
having your next
Ring Ingraved it
will be as you wish




Sweete heart i am
ancious to hear
from Mr Berry
i hope he will
wright soon them
i will know what
to expect, Dearest
you say you would
contend with me
in Chicago or aney
place i am shure
of that but i would
not stay in Chicago
i dont like it at all
Sweete hear have a (top)


little patience
good thing
come slow
but i will
Shurley
cometo
you as soon
as i can
good by
for this
time with
Love & Kisses
all for You
Your Bob









9 September 1904 Letter from Robert H. Wilson to Orpha May Spencer

This letter was written in Chicago, Ill. by Robert Wilson, and sent to Orpha May Spencer in St. Louis, MO..  Click here for other items that relate to Chicago, Ill..  Click here for other items that relate to St. Louis, MO..  Click here for the private collection of Orpha and Robert.

             CHICAGO, ILL
                     SEP 9
                 830AM
            LAKE VIEW STA.  
                               1904

Miss Orpha Spencer
6158 Ella Ave
St Louis



                                 Chicago
                                            Ill
                                        Friday
                                    Sept 9/04
My Dearest Orpha i
am Sorry to hear
that you have them
old Head Aches a gain
and hope it they dont
Stay long,   Dearest my
Boils are about gone
they dont bother
me now they was
not very big ones
big enough to Suit
me, i sapose Your
Aunt Marry Said hard
things a bout me






for not going to
See her i would
have called on her
but Hattie thought
i had better not
i did see Nate and
talk with him but
i did not Say
aney thing to him
about wanting to
come back i never
worked aney place
yet that i could
not get back if
i cared to go.
Sweete heart i am
ancious to hear
from Mr Berry i
hope he dont keepe



me waiting long
for an answer
i feel lonesome to
night how i wish
i was with you
at this time i
would feal moor
contented to be
with you i dont
go out mutch i
think that makes
the time drage
and i get lonesome
how glad i will
be when i get
back with you
then the time
will not drage
so we will not have




time to get lonesome
i think July (Julius- Orpha's brother) is
doing fine making
sutch big Pays it
will take all of
my pay to pay
Rays and my expenses
my Pay is ondley
$35.00 not as big
as Julys pay will
have a pay this
time then he will
pay me back then
i will have a start
to save some








           Part 2
if i dont come
to St Louis be
for that time
as i hope i will
i will send you
what i can spaire
i hope it will
not be long be
for i can come
to you i dont
want to Stay in
Chicago very long
for i dont like
it hear i would
have to have an
Extra good possiton
to keepe me hear
i would for rather
be in New York


than Chicago no
place will Suit
me until i See
California Sweete
heart i will close
now and go to
bed Love and Kisses
to you and best
wishes to all
from Your Bob














Saturday, August 19, 2017

8 September 1904 Letter from Robert H. Wilson to Orpha May Spencer

This letter is part of a private family collection.  It was saved by Orpha May Spencer.  Click here for more items that relate to Chicago, Ill.  Click here for more items that relate to St. Louis, MO.  Click here for the full collection of Orpha and Robert's letters etc.

CHICAGO, ILL
SEP8
830AM
LAKE VIEW STA.

Miss Orpha Spencer
6158 Ella Ave
St Louis MO








Ps
you never
told me how
you liked B. Bell
Performing at
the garden
            Chicago Ill
          Thursday
              Sep 8/04
My Dearest Orpha                                
i know that you                                  
will be glad to                                    
learn that i wrote
to Mr Berry last
Night he will get
it when you get
your wensdays letter
i mailed them
both at the Same
time i told him
Aney thing he would
do for me would
apreaicated and that







I would look for
a favorable Reply
in the near
future i will
be anciously a
waiting for a letter
from him Dearest
i would be glad
if he can give
me my old job
back i dont feal
contented hear aney
moor, i am fealing
mutch better hear
than i did in St
Louis i think the
reason my stomach
bothered me so mutch
is from eating so



 mutch pork i dont
think i ate it once
in Chicago when
i come back you
will have to strike
the pork from my
Bill ofair i hope
it will not be
long untill i am
back in St Louis
with you Dearest
i am just as
ancious to come as
you are to have
me, sweete hart i
often think if i
did not come to
St Louis at the
time i did i would




 lost you for Ever
but that was not
to be so you dont
know how glad i
am that things turned
out as they have
and i hope we
both will be Happy
in the future for
it sweete hart it
is bed time now
i go to bed Earleyer
than i did when
i was with you i
have no body to keepe
me up dear  
(top)

Sweete heart
will say
good night
and sweete
dreams to
you and
Love and
Kisse all
for my
Deares Girl
Yours Bob



7 September 1904 Letter from Robert H. Wilson to Orpha May Spencer

This letter was written in Chicago, Ill by Robert Wilson, and sent to Orpha May Spencer of St.Louis, MO.  Click here for more items that relate to Chicago, ILL.  Click here for more items that relate to St. Louis, MO.  Click here for the full collection of Orpha, and Robert.
                 
                  Chicago Ill
                   Wensday
            Sep 7/04
My Dear Sweete hart
I dont get your
letters until Eavening
now i have to go
all Day be for i
hear from you
you must have
changed the time
of mailing your
letters i like to
get them in the
morning Dearest i
am glad to hear
that you are fealing






and looking better
how i would like
to see you now
so i could tell you
how you look you
must keepe up
the Russels fats
i think it will
build you up
it helped me a
great deal i am
Sorry to hear that
your mother is
Complaining a gain
but i am glad to
Know that She is
not cross with
you sweete hart i
did not mean that



you should go to
Bessis House to
see her for i know
that her mother
would not welcome
you i do feal Sorry
for poor Bessie
Sweete hart you must
not get your self
worked up so it
makes you nervous
you have no caus
to worry about me
i am well as i can
be and will come
to you just as
Soon as i can
You can rest ashured
that i will never




 wright you and
declair thing off
as i did be for
nothing in this
world could persuaid
me to do that
i love you to mutch
for that you are
all i have to love
for now all my
future is in your
hands you can make
it what you will i
am satisted that
you will make it
Happy (top)







Dearest i
bought me
a Panama
Hat this
eavening
and i am
a fraid  i
will not
like i Paid
$ 3.90 for it!
it is a
bargain as
you would
say i will
close with love & kisses

1904 Labor Day Parade Badge A. A. of S. and E. R. E. of A. Division 241

This Labor Day Parade ribbon belonged to Robert H. Wilson who worked for them at the time, in Chicago.  Click here for more items related to Chicago, Ill. Robert mailed the ribbon to his sweet heart Orpha 6 September 1904.  He stated in the letter that each union member received one.
The ribbon is so delicate that it starts to crumble when shifted or touched at all. I is currently in a page protector next to the letter it was enclosed it, in a private collection.

6 September 1904 Letter from Robert H. Wilson to Orpha May Spencer

This letter was from Robert Wilson, to Orpha May Spencer.  Click here for more items that relate to Chicago, Ill.  Click here for more items that relate to St. Louis, MO.  Click here to see Orpha's full collection of letters.  

                    CHICAGO, ILL
                       SEP6
                    830AM
                  LAKE VIEW STA

Miss Orpha Spencer
6158 Ella Ave
St. Louis MO
Chicago Ill
Tusday
Sept 6/04
My Dearest Orpha  I
got both your
Dear letter from East
St Louis this Eavening
i was a fraid
you had for gotten
me i usuley get
Your letters in the
moorning Sweete hart
i am glad to hear
that you had a good
time in E St Louis
i am always glad
to hear that You







are injoying Your
Self it always makes
me Happy when
i know my Darling
Girl is Happy it
makes me Happy to See others Hapy
You must go over
and visite the
Jones Girls and
have a good time
i think it will do
You so mutch good
Dearest i have to
work Sundays and
Every Day that i dont
minde that i would
not know what to
do with my self




it i had a day
off if i was with
you it would be
diferent Sweete hart
i long to be with
you just as you
do to have me
i am going to
wright to Mr Berry
now that Rsay is
working and i
do hope he can
do something for
me the sooner
i can be with
you the better
i will like it.
they had a big
Parade hear Monday





Ps
i forgot to say that
i have two Boils
one on my setter
and Pickwicks at
all the Summer
Gardens Inclosed.
You will finde a
Badge of our labor
order Every member
got one whether
they praided or not
Sweete hart i am
Sleepy to night i am
going to bed now
maby i can Dream
of you i do Dream
of you once in a
while good night Love
and kisses
Yours Bob



LABOR
 -DAY-
1904

A.A. OF S. & E.
   R.E. OF A.
DIVISION
  241




The ribbon is so fragile, it falls apart as you touch it.
The company was a street car trolley electric railroad.

5 September 1904 Letter from Robert H Wilson to Orpha May Spencer

This letter was written by Robert H. Wilson who was living in Chicago at the time, to Orpha May Spencer, who was living in St. Louis.  Click here to see more items that relate to Chicago, Ill.  Click here to see other items related to St. Louis, MO.  Click here to see the full collection of Robert, and Orpha.

                Chicago, Ill
                Sep 5
               12 - M
               1904
Miss Orpha Spencer
6158 Ella Ave.
St. Louis
             MO







                                             Chicago  Ill
                                       Labor Day
                                                 Sept 5/04
My Dear Sweet hart
I Recieved your dear letter
this morning i was
so glad to get it
for i was lonesome
all Day Sunday with
out aney letter Sunday
is a dul Day for
me, i hope you
had a nice visite
Sunday i would
like so mutch if
i could have been
with you, Sweete hart






I am glad to Know
my letters are so
Comfurting to you
their is nothing
that please moor
than to know that
you are Happy
Dearest i never did
hear of aney body
wrighting letters on
a St Car it would
be a hard job for
me to wright on
a car it is a hard
job for me to wright
 on the Table it is
easyer for me to
wright to you than
aney body, i ever
corosponded with it
is a pleasure for
me to wright to
you, i have not
heard from Jean
Since i Saw you
i have ben looking
for a letter from
her for a long time
if i had to wait
as long for a letter
from you i would
be down to See
what was rong







Sweete hart i will
wright to Mr Berry
this weak and See
what he can do for
me i will let
you know just as
soon as i hear from
him i hope he
can give me my
old job back i dont
know if i told you
or not that he
Sent me a good
letter, Dearest i hope
this letter will finde
you well and Happy
will close for this
time with all my
Love and Kisses to You
Yours Bob