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Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday

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Creator: Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900

Date: September 26, 1855 - September 30, 1855

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Cyrus Kurtz Holliday Coll. #386 Box 1 Folder 2

Unit ID: 2778

Abstract: Cyrus K. Holliday wrote twelve pages from Topeka, Kansas Territory to his wife, Mary Holliday, in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Anxious to have her and their young daughter, Lillie, with him, and unable to come for them himself, Cyrus gave detailed business and travel instructions. He suggested that I. H. Lenhart go to New York to exchange their bonds for gold or bills from the State Bank of Missouri. Mary was to keep the money close and beware of thieves. He also gave instructions concerning route, railroads and steamboats, tickets, baggage, and escorts. Cyrus suggested that Mary travel with F. R. Foster of Spring Corners, Pennsylvania or an agent of an Express Company. Her safety and ease during the nine day journey was his main concern. (Mary and Lillie did not join Cyrus in Topeka until March 1857.)

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Title (Main title): Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday

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Local Note: TKO Doc ID 101553