skip to content
Nellie Brown letters, 1856-1865. Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Nellie Brown letters, 1856-1865.

Author: Nellie Brown; Benjamin Jones Brown
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Summary:
Seven letters with typed transcriptions written by Nellie Brown and her husband Benjamin Jones Brown from Saint Anthony (Sept. 28, 1856), Swan River (Jan. 8, 1857), Crow Wing (Apr. 26, 1858), Rosemount (Apr. 18 and 21, 1863), Mendota (Jan. 20, 1864), and Minneapolis (Aug. 1, 1865) to her sister-in-law Polly Brown in China, Maine. The letters tell about their marriage, children, health, weather, and work. The letters
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Personal correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Polly Brown; Polly Brown
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Nellie Brown; Benjamin Jones Brown
OCLC Number: 313864138
Description: 1 folder, containing 7 letters

Abstract:

Seven letters with typed transcriptions written by Nellie Brown and her husband Benjamin Jones Brown from Saint Anthony (Sept. 28, 1856), Swan River (Jan. 8, 1857), Crow Wing (Apr. 26, 1858), Rosemount (Apr. 18 and 21, 1863), Mendota (Jan. 20, 1864), and Minneapolis (Aug. 1, 1865) to her sister-in-law Polly Brown in China, Maine. The letters tell about their marriage, children, health, weather, and work. The letters also express thanks for gifts sent by Polly and inquire about family members and acquaintances.

Noteworthy sections describe the attendance of Indian women at the birth of their second child, a neighbor's grief over the death of her husband, Nellie's prospects as a teacher, Indian raids during the spring of 1863 at Devils Lake and near Mankato, Benjamin's illness and his warehouse work at Fort Snelling, increased immigration into "Indian Country," and the return of soldiers to farming following the Civil War.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.