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Object ID RG0887.AM
Collection RG0887 Cheney, John
Object Name Personal papers
Extent of Description Two letters and two typed transcripts.
Title John Cheney letters
Dates of Creation 1855
Year Range from 1855
Year Range to 1855
Scope & Content The collection consists of two letters written in 1855 by John Cheney, near Stockton, California, to his parents and his sister, Tabitha Cheney, who lived in Taylorville, Illinois. He writes primarily of his life as a rancher in Sacramento County, California. He also asks about his family and friends. He makes reference to his wagon train meeting a party of about 150 Sioux Indians near the Little Blue River on his way to California.
Creator Cheney, John
Subjects Agriculture
Ranchers
Indians of North America
People Cheney, John
Cheney, Tabitha
Search Terms Cheney family
Agriculture -- California
Indians of North America -- Nebraska