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William H. Ingham Papers

Identifier: MsC0018

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Scope and Contents

The papers of William H. Ingham consist of six items. Five letters are from William to his brother Erastus and one letter to Erastus from their brother Samuel. William's letters describe life in Iowa in the 1850s. He tells of the plentiful wildlife, the new areas being surveyed, and of the business opportunities available to settlers.


  • Creation: 1844-1856


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.25 Linear Feet (1 file folder.)

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Pioneer in Iowa and early settler in Kossuth County. Letters written to his brother Erastus about Iowa in the 1850s.

Method of Acquisition

These letters were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Alice A. Guller in 1959.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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