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Collection Number RG1065.AM
Collection Name RG1065 Harris, William M. and Laura (Hughes)
Identifier Personal papers
Size and Materials 1 folder
Title William M. and Laura (Hughes) Harris papers
Date or Date Span 1884-1938
Year Range from 1884
Year Range to 1938
Scope & Content The collection contains a diary kept by Laura and William Harris on their trip from Illinois to South Dakota (via Iowa and Minnesota) from August 19, 1889 to October 2, 1889. Another manuscript entitled, "Illinois to Nebraska by Covered Wagon, 1889," recorded by L. Mildred Harris, contains reminiscences by William and Laura Harris. It includes their observations about South Dakota and North Dakota becoming states that year. They also mention raising mules. Included are copies of maps marking their route. They eventually settled near Central City, Nebraska. One final item is an account by William Harris of an experience he had with Indians while he was living in Kansas in 1884 or 1885.
Creator Harris, Laura (Hughes), 1867-1959
Other Creators Harris, William
Harris, L. Mildred
Finding Aids William and Laura Harris finding aid
Subjects Diaries
Domestic life
Indians of North America
Reminiscing
People Harris, L. Mildred
Harris, Laura J. (Hughes), 1867-1959
Harris, William M.
Search Terms Diaries and journals
Domestic life
Harris family
Illinois
Indians of North America
Kansas
Kingman (Kan.)
Nebraska
North Dakota
Overland journeys
Reminiscences
South Dakota