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Letter from H.G. Tangner (Carthage, Missouri) to his wife (Denver, Colorado)

Call Number: RH MS P670


A letter from Carthage, Missouri livery proprietor H.G. Tangner, written July 1900 to his wife Jeanette (Denver, Colorado) while she was enroute to the West with their four children and a photo of the Southern Livery, Sale, Feed and Boarding Stable.


  • Creation: July 1900


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Biography of Herman G. Tangner

Herman G. Tangner was born in Sweden in June 1862. He emigrated to the United States in 1880 and settled in Carthage (Jasper County), Missouri, where he became the proprietor of a livery stable. H.G. Tangner's Southern Livery, Sale, Feed and Boarding Stable was advertised by him in 1900 as the largest exclusive horse and mule market in southwest Missouri. In July 1900, his wife Jeanette took a trip West with their four children.


1 folder (1 page + 1 folder)

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Scope and Contents

This letter from Herman G. Tangner, a Carthage, Missouri livery proprietor, is written in July 1900 to his wife Jeanette at Denver, Colorado, where she was staying while enroute further west with their four young children. Tangner's one-page undated letter is written on his company's letterhead and is written in two hands--the first portion apparently dictated by Tangner, the second apparently written by Tangner himself. He comments on Carthage events and weather as well as his own activities. Tangner's embossed business envelope which accompanies the letter bears a postmark of July 10, 1900 and a Denver postmark of July 12. At RH MS-P P610 is a photo of the Southern Livery, Sale, Feed and Boarding Stable.

Physical Location

RH MS P670

Physical Location

RH MS-P P610

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, John Dunning, Oct. 1988

Separated Materials

Separated from a collection of photographs produced by the Conwell Studio, Altus, Oklahoma, and purchased from John Dunning, October 1988:

Views of Altus, Oklahoma and vicinity, RH PH 111, Kansas Collection, Kenneth Spencer Research Library.

Guide to Letter from H.G. Tangner
Letter from H.G. Tangner (Carthage, Missouri) to his wife (Denver, Colorado)
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Letter from H.G. Tangner (Carthage, Missouri) to his wife (Denver, Colorado), July 1900, Kansas Collection, RH MS P670, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

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