Scope and Contents
The collection contains two handwritten letters from 1845 as well as transcripts typed in 1969. These letters contain topics such as disease, farming, mutual family and friends, and steamboat travel. The collection's two letters were sent to Abraham Miller of the Wisconsin Territory in 1845. One, sent by his father Samuel, details the sickness prevalent amongst the settlers, the revivalist Methodist congregations, and the annual crop. The second letter written by B.F. Keith, accounts the...