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Collection Number RG1128.AM
Collection Name RG1128 Kennedy, James, 1836-
Identifier Reminiscence
Size and Materials 1 folder
Title James Kennedy reminiscences
Date or Date Span 1903
Year Range from 1903
Year Range to 1903
Scope & Content The collection contains a letter dated January 10, 1903, from James Kennedy of Kansas City, Missouri to A.E. Sheldon, director of the Nebraska State Historical Society, along with a copy of an undated newspaper interview of Kennedy. The article relates Kennedy's life as a riverboat captain on the Missouri River from 1856-1879. He mentions ships' names, their working history, ship accidents, pilots' names, etc. He reflects on the causes of the demise of Missouri River navigation. Kennedy's sister Ellen is mentioned as having escaped from an 1858 ship fire.
Creator Kennedy, James, 1836-
Finding Aids James Kennedy finding aid
Subjects Navigation
Shipping
Steamboats
People Ballantine, Ellen (Kennedy)
Kennedy, James, 1836-
Search Terms Missouri River -- Navigation
Riverboats
Shipping
Steamboats