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W.B.G. Letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P881


This collection consists of a letter from W.B.G. of Elwood, Kansas Territory to his brother dated September 2 and 3 1860. The letter implies that W.B.G.'s family lives in the east and his brother is currently visiting New York. The letter discusses daily events including the effect of weather and drought on the crops in Kansas and Missouri. He also details the cost of vegetables and fruits in Kansas and suggests cultivating fruit in Missouri. W.B.G. clarifies a conversation in previous letters about his father moving west. He also describes differences between eastern and western farms. W.B.G. also mentions politics and assumes his family will vote for Douglas in the upcoming election. W.B.G. also mentions news from other states about admitting Kansas to the Union, miners looking for gold, and his nearly going on a buffalo hunt.


  • September 2-3, 1860


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1 folder

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Physical Location

RH MS P881

Guide to the W.B.G. Collection
W.B.G. Letter
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W.B.G. Collection , Kansas Collection, RH MS P881, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

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