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 IOWA WOMEN’S ARCHIVES

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES

IOWA CITY, IOWA

 

 

 

 

 

SHALE AND WOLF FAMILIES

NORTHN

LETTERS, 1878-1999

1 linear inch

 

 

 

 

 

ACQUISITION:

The» letters (donor no. 620) were donated» by Nita McLaughlin in 1999.

ACCESS:

The letters are open for research.

COPYRIGHT:

»Copyright has not been transferred to the University of Iowa.

PROCESSED BY:

Doris Malkmus, 1999.


 

»Biography

            Sophia Shale, Wisconsin-born, farm woman, married Henry Wolf and moved with him to Hampton, Iowa.  One of her sisters, Mary Shale, married David Wolf, a brother of Henry Wolf; another sister Lizzie Shale married a cousin of David and Henry Wolf named William Seipp.  The Wolf family had moved to Wisconsin in 1849 and their sons, in turn, moved with their wives to Iowa and the Dakota Territory between 1849 and the 1880s.  The sisters continued to write to each other and to their parents, Christian and Margaret Shale, who remained near Baraboo, Wisconsin.  A biographical sketch of the family members, written by the donor, is included in the collection.Begin text here:»

 

Scope and Content Note

 

            The Shale-Wolf letters were written between 1878 and 1892 and measure one linear inch.  The collection consists of typescript copies of the correspondence between the sisters and their kin, discussing important events in farm life in northern Iowa and the Dakota Territory—agricultural production, child rearing, family interactions, household chores, farm prices, and climate—primarily from a farm woman’s perspective. 

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