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In an informative and lengthy letter, Julia corresponded with her brother, Darius Gilmore, in Fairview, Illinois. She hardly has time to write because Will and Christine Gilmore's baby cries so much. Christine gave six music lessons today. She reported on the Holland fire, writing that Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte "has lost very heavy." Will Gilmore, Dirk Van Raalte, and Ben Van Raalte have also lost heavily. Dirk said that he was a ruined man because he lost so much timber.
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Gilmore, Julia, "In an Informative and Lengthy Letter, Julia Corresponded with Her Brother, Darius Gilmore, in Fairview, Illinois" (1871). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 71.