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Joseph Harrington Trego to Alice Trego

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Creator: Trego, Joseph H. (Joseph Harrington), 1823-1905

Date: Around September, 1857

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Joseph Harrington Trego Coll. #523 Box 1 Folder 1

Unit ID: 5642

Abstract: Joseph H. Trego, en route via steamboat to Kansas City, wrote to his wife Alice in Rock Island, Illinois. Trego commented on the unpredictable and perilous conditions of steamboat travel on the Missouri River due to snags and sandbars, but despite these, admitted that the journey itself had "little to claim his attention." He feared that his wife might have an accident in his absence, and asked her to wait until he returned to "indulge her spirit." Trego, though he missed his family, was comforted by their miniatures (small portraits).

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Title (Main title): Joseph Harrington Trego to Alice Trego

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Local Note: TKO Doc ID 102618