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Collection Number RG1118.AM
Collection Name RG1118 Keiser, David L.
Identifier Letter
Size and Materials 1 item
Title David L. Keiser letter
Date or Date Span 1902
Date 12/29/1902
Year Range from 1902
Year Range to 1902
Scope & Content The collection consists of one letter dated December 29, 1902 from David L. Keiser of Booneville, Missouri to A.E. Sheldon, director of the Nebraska State Historical Society. Keiser writes of his (and his family's) association with navigating on the Missouri River from 1839-1870. He writes about the names of boats and their years of service, captains' names, etc. He also gives impressions of early Nebraska towns and how they grew due to the river trade.
Creator Keiser, David L.
Finding Aids David L. Keiser finding aid
Related units of description This letter was published in its entirety in the article, "Steamboat Captain David L. Keiser's Recollections of Life on the Missouri," edited by Carl Hugh Jones, Nebraska History, vol. 74, no. 2, Summer 1993, pp. 82-86.
Subjects Navigation
Shipping
Steamboats
Travel
People Keiser, David L.
Keiser, Ino W.
Search Terms Keiser Family
Missouri River -- Navigation
Nebraska -- Description and travel
Riverboats
Shipping
Steamboats