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Letters, 1835-1847.

Author: Narcissa Prentiss Whitman
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Letters (1835-1847) written by Narcissa Prentiss Whitman describing missionary duties and personal matters. Topics include: overland journey from New York to Fort Vancouver in 1836; birth of daughter; daily activities at Waiilatpu mission; the difficulty of communicating with the Indians; the necessity of missionary reinforcements; drowning of daughter; Indian education; medical duties of Dr. Marcus Whitman; events  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Letters
Correspondence
Archives
Named Person: Narcissa Prentiss Whitman; Marcus Whitman; Prentice family
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Narcissa Prentiss Whitman
OCLC Number: 31911964
Description: Originals: .10 cu. ft. microfilm: 1 reel.

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Letters (1835-1847) written by Narcissa Prentiss Whitman describing missionary duties and personal matters. Topics include: overland journey from New York to Fort Vancouver in 1836; birth of daughter; daily activities at Waiilatpu mission; the difficulty of communicating with the Indians; the necessity of missionary reinforcements; drowning of daughter; Indian education; medical duties of Dr. Marcus Whitman; events related to "maternal association" formed by the missionary wives; Catholic missionaries; orphaned Sager children; and desire to have Prentiss family migrate to Oregon.

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