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Letter from Fort Harker, Kansas

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P826

Overview

This 8-page letter from J. M. Forshee, a Northern Pacific Railroad operator at Fort Harker, Kansas is written to a friend on August 11 [circa 1867] approximately two weeks after Forshee's arrival at the fort. Forshee describes his previous grueling work schedule while at Junction City, the state of the cholera threat at the fort, the extent of the railroad track and its use as far west as Ellsworth, the Indian threat, and the anticipated arrival of Indian Commissioners on October 1 to seek peace with tribal chiefs.

Dates

  • August 11, approximately 1867

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Extent

1 folder ; 25 x 38 cm

Physical Location

RH MS P826

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, William J.B. Burger, 2003
Title
Guide to the J. M. Forshee Letter
Subtitle
Letter from Fort Harker, Kansas
Author
Finding aid prepared by mh, 2007; Finding aid encoded by mh, 2007
Date
2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/5187713339
Preferred citation
Forshee, J. M, Letter from Fort Harker, Kansas, Kansas Collection, RH MS P826, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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