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Minerva S. Austin letters

Creator: Austin, Minerva Smith

Date: 1869 - 1889

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Manuscripts Collection 262

Unit ID: 40262

Abstract: The collection consists of typed transcriptions of letters from Minerva Smith Austin to her family members. Minerva married Henry M. Austin in 1863, and in 1869 they moved from Ohio to Burlingame, Kansas, in the company of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Phelon. Minerva's letters describe life on the plains, farming, her family and social life, and other such topics.

Space Required/Quantity:

  • 1.00 Document case(s), 2.5 inch

Title (Main title): Minerva S. Austin letters

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    Burlingame (Kan.)
    Osage County (Kan.)
    Austin, Minerva Smith
    American letters -- Kansas
    Family life -- Kansas -- History -- 19th century
    Women pioneers -- Kansas

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