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Anna Margaret Watson Randolph, diary

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Creator: Randolph, Anna Margaret Watson, 1838-1917

Date: August 17, 1858 - August 22, 1858

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Anna M.W. Randolph Coll. #238 Box 1 Folder 20

Unit ID: 2262

Abstract: This brief diary, kept by Anna Margaret (Watson) Randolph, begins with her move to Kansas in an entry dated August 17, 1858. These six entries at the beginning of her diary provide details about her family's journey from Ohio to Kansas Territory, included a number of interesting accounts of their journey on a riverboat. Their boat ran aground several times and, interspersed among her descriptions of these difficulties, Anna wrote about her sister Mary Jane, the weather, and her personal observances of other passengers. She also filled her diary with her frustrations and concerns during their arduous journey west.

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Local Note: TKO Doc ID 101923