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Collection Number RG0960.AM
Collection Name RG0960 Donner, Tamsen Dozier (Eustis), 1801-1847
Identifier Correspondence
Size and Materials 1 folder
Title Tamsen Donner collection
Date or Date Span 1846, 1912
Year Range from 1846
Year Range to 1912
Scope & Content The collection contains a typescript of a letter that appeared in the Sangamo Journal, Springfield, Illinois, July 23, 1846, written by Mrs. George Donner, from the California Company. She writes of her impressions of the overland journey (as of June 16, 1846), of camp life and of wagon travel. There is also a letter written by her daughter, Eliza P. Donner Houghton of Los Angeles, to George Hansen of Fairbury, Nebraska, dated July 31, 1912. She thanks Hansen for a letter he sent to her concerning her mother, Tamsen Donner, and facts it contained about the Donner Party tragedy.
Creator Donner, Tamsen Dozier (Eustis), 1801-1847
Other Creators Houghton, Eliza Poor (Donner), 1843-1922
Finding Aids Tamsen Donner finding aid.
Related units of description The NSHS library contains various publications about the Donner Party.
Subjects Frontier & pioneer life
People Donner, Tamsen Dozier (Eustis), 1801-1847
Hansen, George W., 1848-1936
Houghton, Eliza Poor (Donner), 1843-1922
Search Terms Donner family
Donner Party
Overland journeys