Guinn Family Papers
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Scope and Contents
This small collection consists of legal documents and some correspondence, much of it having to do with the Benson family. Included are two versions of a history of Guinnville and a ledger book containing the possessions in the estate of H. Guinn, which provides a thorough record of the materials required to operate a farm in Iowa in the late nineteenth century.
Settlers near Belle Plaine, Iowa.
- Creation: 1880-1924
- Guinn family (Family)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.
0.25 Linear Feet
Photographs: Box 1 other_unmapped
Language of Materials
The Guinn family moved to Iowa from Tennessee beginning in 1846 to settle near Belle Plaine. This collection includes legal documents, correspondence, a photograph, and a ledger book made up at the time of the sale of the estate of H. Guinn.
Method of Acquisition
These papers were collected for the University of Iowa Libraries by George Sheets in the late 1950s.
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