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Albertson Family Papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
msc0009

Dates

  • 1856-1876 (Creation)

Extents

  • 11.00 letters (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    Correspondence reflecting pioneer life in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Montana.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

  • Method of Acquisition

    These papers were purchased by the University of Iowa Libraries in 1952.

  • Preferred Citation

    Albertson Family Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.

  • Scope and Contents

    The papers of the Albertson family consist of eleven letters, spanning twenty years (1856-1876). Charles Albertson is the primary correspondent, writing to his parents, siblings, and cousins. In December 1865, he was helping to set up telegraph lines in Boone, Iowa. His next letter, dated April 29, 1866, found him working in Algona, Iowa, and building a house. By September 1866, he had moved to Bannack City, Montana. From there he wrote of antelope herds, buffalo hunts, Indian raids, and his improving financial status.

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