Letters to Ella Lee Goode: A Collection of Turn-of-the-Century Correspondence from Loudoun County, Virginia, 1896-1900 - Meridee Orndorff Mucciarone. Ella Lee Goode left her family farm near Purcellville, Virginia, and worked as a seamstress in Washington, D.C. Relatives and friends would come and go, visiting or looking for work themselves. Others would write of the news of home. Ella saved many of the letters written to her from family and friends during this time, most of them from Loudoun County, Virginia. These letters portray the day-to-day life of the time in a rural area, complete with road conditions, illnesses, gossip, church activities, births, deaths, marriages, and weather reports. The letters are supplemented by as many old photos and relevant material as could be found. Family trees are presented in the back of the book, along with accounts of later times. Finally, an index of names and places is included for anyone searching for information about these families or ancestors from Loudoun County. (2003), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 224 pp.