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Collection Number RG1050.AM
Collection Name RG1050 Hahn, Virginia (Bridger), 1849-1933
Identifier Correspondence
Size and Materials 1 folder
Title Virginia (Bridger) Hahn collection
Date or Date Span 1926-1932
Year Range from 1926
Year Range to 1932
Admin/Biographical History Virginia Knott Bridger, daughter of Jim and Cora (Insala) Bridger, was born at Fort Bridger, Wyoming, on July 4, 1849. She was married to Albert Wachsmann, and after his death in 1883, she remarried. Virginia (Bridger) Wachsmann Hahn passed away on March 7, 1933. She is buried at Fort Bridger, Wyoming.
Scope & Content The collection consists of one folder containing letters from Virginia Hahn and Helen Mead (Hahn's granddaughter) to Dr. R.W. Reynolds in Lincoln, Nebraska. The letters date from 1926-1932. They contain brief information about the Bridger family. In the May 4, 1926 letter, Hahn writes about her sister, Mary Carroll, and their upbringing in Missouri. All through her letters Hahn writes of the trouble she has in getting a train pass to Utah and solicits Dr. Reynolds' for help. While Helen Mead is in New Mexico in 1926, she writes of the Navajo Indians in the Gallup area.
Creator Hahn, Virginia (Bridger), 1849-1933
Other Creators Mead, Helen (Lightle), 1899-1976
Finding Aids Virginia (Bridger) Hahn finding aid
Associated Material The Kansas City Public Library holds various materials relating to Virginia (Bridger) Hahn and the Bridger and Wachsmann families in their Missouri Valley Special Collections.
Subjects Frontier & pioneer life
Indians of North America
People Bridger, James, 1804-1881
Carroll, Mary (Bridger), 1853-
Hahn, Virginia (Bridger) Wachsman, 1849-1933
Mead, Helen (Lightle), 1899-1976
Reynolds, Robert W.
Search Terms Bridger family
Frontier and pioneer life
Indians of North America
Navajo Indians