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T.D. Heed letter to his sister, Susanna Mercy Heed

Call Number: RH MS P783
Overview This photocopy is of a July 1, 1867 letter from merchant Thomas Dougherty Heed, written from Fort Harker, Kansas, a military post along the Santa Fe Trail in Ellsworth County. Heed, a native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, addresses his 3-page letter to his sister, Susanna Mercy Heed of Bucks County, describing the traffic on the Santa Fe Trail, the Indian threat, buffalo herds, and the local gambling and violence. Included is a photocopy of an 1867 promotional circular issued by the Kansas...
Dates: July 1, 1867

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  • Subject: Frontier and pioneer life -- Kansas X
  • Names: Heed, T. D. (Thomas Dougherty), 1832- X