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Fayette Friday – Eugene B. Scofield, 7 July 1905

Letter transcription:

Indianapolis 7.7.05

Dear Sister Lena:

I am just in receipt of a note from Ralph Eugene Scofield, Kansas City, stating that he has traced our “line” back to Daniel Scofield who came to Stamford, Conn. 1641, and farther back to Sir Cuthburt Scofield, Scofield Manor, Rochdale, England. He will soon have his work in

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I spent all last week in Illinois. Am spending this at home. Was with George and May at Mt. Summit, (together with Etta, who is still there) over the Fourth of July. Never enjoyed myself better.

 

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With love, and with best to Brother John
Your brother
Eugene

Presume you knew of the death of Bro. J.M. Land. I held him in highest esteem and Christian love.
E.B.S.

 

 

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Fayette Friday – Balzora Scofield

Letter transcription:

McComb Miss, Sunday—P.M.

My Dear, Dear Brother:—

Your interesting letter with enclosures would have been answered some days ago—but in the midst of house-cleaning, a union revival & a sick cook—a near neighbor was taken violently ill and had to be taken to New Orleans for treatment. It fell upon Mabel to take her. As Will is away upon a several days business trip—it kept me busy to push things in the house—see that George went to school—and did not stay out after revival services. Also had to look after lady who is wearing

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magnetic goods, etc. In the midst of it all came a three hours call from Bro. Fares (Fa-rees) Christian minister here. He is young and very earnest. Said he had heard of you since his early boyhood and finally had the pleasure of hearing you speak at a St. Louis Con. La is his state but he has spent several years preaching in Tenn. & Ky. Was State Evangelist of Miss. several years. Is the most popular minister in McComb. I have not been out to hear him as all the pleasant weather has been devoted to this revival. Conducted by Rev. Jones of

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Colorado Spring, Colo. He is a Columbian Pres. and a Englishman. Very eloquent but not of sound doctrine. Such meetings are too sensational for me so I have his news second hand.—The past week has certainly put me in sympathy with Etta’s house cleaning experience. 6 rooms—besides hall bathroom, storeroom lumber room & servants room—you can fancy the confusion & work. Mabel re-gilded all her large picture frames, enameled two frames—an iron bed & inside of bath tub, and inside of refrigerator. She sent to Chicago for new iron bed for my room—with best

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steel-framed bed-springs. This with an Ost[?] mattress makes the best bed I ever [?truck] & I’ve slept in some fine ones. An electric storm last night kept us awake from 1 a.m. til almost 5 a.m. so I’m very nervous & unable to use pen today. Do you hear from Celia or her family? I am glad you have such satisfactory ministerial work for I know you do great good in that field as well as elsewhere with many thanks for you constant kindness to me. I must say goodbye for this time. Look for Mabel home tonight. Love to Etta Will & Guy—Most lovingly Zora

The letter was enclosed in this envelope, however it may not have been the original. Perhaps Eugene sent the letter on to Lena.

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Fayette Friday – A Wedding

Letter transcription:

Elwood, Ind., Jan 23 1894

Dear Sister Lena:

I understand by your letter of yesterday that you fixed the hour for Thursday morning February 8th.

If I am still here I will come the day before, if at Thorntown I will arrive at Connersville at 5.17 a.m. Thursday, & return to Indianapolis on 10.25 train.

I do not have any idea that Etta can come but I will write her.

We have had over 30 added and great crowds every night. We had a meeting for men only last Sunday and the house was full.

With love to all

(You will hear further) Eugene

Connersville Daily Examiner, 1894-02-08, p. 4, cols. 2 & 4

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Lena’s Postcards #86 – Eugene B. Scofield

[Postmark: Lafayette, Indiana, 29 December 1923, 6 PM]

Address: Mrs. J. H. Hackleman, Fayette St., Connersville, Ind.

12.29.1923
Dear Lena:
We are quite well
and have been busy
getting ready for
winter since Etta’s
return
Much love
Eugene
Written at Lafayette

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Fayette Friday – Eugene B. Scofield, 21 November 1887

Letter transcription:

Middletown Ind Nov 21, 1887

Dear Sister Lena:

I am here holding a series of meetings. Commenced Saturday evening under very unfavorable circumstances there being very few in attendance. Last night, however, the house was full. I am using a new fangled pen, and as you see, with varied effect. Am quite well, as was Ettie Saturday when I saw her last.

Desiring to try the metal of a horse I wished to buy I loaded Ettie into a bugy and drove to Summit on Saturday afternoon. Drove six miles, somewhat hilly, in 45 minutes. Drove back after half an hour in same time. Unhitched the horse—ran two squares carried two doz. cans of fruit=a doz. each trip down seller—also a box of onions—packed my valirse—hurried four squares to depot—saw the train moving out but succeeded in stoping it, and was on the cars all in 25 minutes from the time I drove up to Saffles stable.

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We expect to move next week. We will pack up and ship our goods on Friday and will go down and have the floors scrubed Saturday—haul in our goods and on Monday Ettie will go down, and in a few day we will be all right.

I was called to Greenfield and preached Thursday & Friday & Sat. evenings to large audiences. Had a very pleasant time. Saw their gass wells and sat by my first gas fires. I will not try to tell of the conveniences of natural gas as you have heard so much about it. There is gas now burning in the grate behind me as write in the pleasant home of Bro. J.P. Shoemaker.

I am in a historic community—this being the home of the family of Franklin’s who have produced so much discord on the organ question. I remain ofer 27th

Enclosed find clipping that will arouse old memories. Place in one of my books after you read it.

With kisses for little ones and love to all I am your Brother E.B.

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Fayette Friday – Eugene B. Scofield, 6 June 1886

Letter transcription:

Sexton, Rush County, Ind., June 6 1886

Dear Sister Lena:

Ettie wanted me to write to you Friday last but as I was very busy I failed to do so, and as I have been from home every since I had to put it off until now. I am on my way home from the Hannagan and am waiting for my train.

I write this expressly to urge you to come up and visit us as soon as you can arrange to do so. Ettie would like for you to come the last of this week and remain as long [as] you can. I am at home most of the time and can be with you.

Can you not spend several days with us before harvest?

Yesterday was quite rainy.

Love to all—Drop us a card that you will come. Write soon.

Lovingly E. B. Scofield

 

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Fayette Friday – Eugene B. Scofield, 15 March 1886

Letter transcription:

New Castle, Ind. March 15, 86

My Dear Sister:

You ask why I do not write, and my humble reply is I have no excuse. However, I have been from home so much, and my time has been so occupied when at home with my professional labors that I have little time or disposition to write.

Last Friday Ettie and I went to Summit where she will remain for some ten days during my absence at Cadiz for a week or so. I returned from S. next day, and spent Sunday at Millville, and have just got home. Am all alone. I go to Cadiz this 2 p.m.

We met Bro. Wiles on the train Frid— on his way to Marion. Said he had just heard from folks west. Said the church at Connersville are going to remodel their house to the turn of $3,000. He was

 

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much elated at the idea. Says it will be.

Now my dear sister you have about all the news I can impart.

Dr. Booe, our good neighbor and brother, has been sick, but is some better.

A Mrs. Kinsey, who was visiting her daughter, on the opposite side of the street from us died this 7 a.m. two hours ago.

Bro. D. K. Van Buskirk is to be here next week and the week after.

The death rate is rather high this Spring in this county.

Thanks for C.[Connersville] papers, they are always welcome.

Give my love to all, and accept much yourself. Would be glad to have you come up as soon as you can make it convenient.

Your Brother in much love
E.B. Scofield

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