This message announces to the Aleshire Family Geneaolgy Forum the online publication of letters written by the Reuben Aleshire family during the mid-1800s. There are scans of each letter, as well as transcriptions. The site contains letters written by Reuben Aleshire, and six of his children: Charles, Edward, Joseph, Reuben, Jr., Mary, and Harry. There are letters written by Charles and Edward during the Civil War. Many of Mary's letters were written when she attended the Ohio Female College in the 1860s. Reuben and Joseph's letters pertain to the family business--The R. Aleshire Co., a wheat and flour milling operation. These letters are part of a larger Aleshire Collection. The site also includes a register of the entire collection. I hope you enjoy the letters. The URL is http://www.marshall.edu/library/speccoll/digital_coll/AleshireCollection/default.asphttp://www.marshall.edu/library/speccoll/digital_coll/AleshireCollection/default.asp We would like to put more biographical information about the family on the site. If you have any information on this family, inlcuding photographs, please contact me.