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Name Freight and freightage

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Image of RG0707.AM - RG0707 Dunn, William, 1842-1919

RG0707.AM - RG0707 Dunn, William, 1842-1919

This collection consists of one item, a diary from 1865 entitled, "An account of a trip from Nebraska City to Denver with the Ingham and Christy train in the spring of 1865." This typescript of William Dunn's diary records the difficulties faced by traveling in midwinter, including muddy, mushy, or frozen roads; ice-caked stream crossings; blizzard conditions; and exhaustion from being "too cold to sleep." Biographical information on Dunn from published sources is also provided.

Image of RG0880.AM - RG0880 Central Overland California and Pike's Peak Express Company

RG0880.AM - RG0880 Central Overland California and Pike's Peak Express Company

The collection consists of the bonding articles (a handwritten copy and a typescript) which were filed December 2, 1861, for the Central California and Pike's Peak Express Company, Atchison, Kansas. The articles were delivered to Benjamin Holladay. The articles lay out many of the particulars for the set up of the company.

Image of RG0891.AM - RG0891 Coad Brothers

RG0891.AM - RG0891 Coad Brothers

The collection consists of one folder containing papers relating to Mark M. Coad, John F. Coad, and the Coad Brothers cattle company. There is an original and typescript copy of a contract between Bay State Livestock Company and the Coad Brothers in which the former would purchase the Coad ranches in 1883. There are also several accounts by witnesses to an Indian attack of Wisconsin Ranche, Weld County, Colorado, in 1865. The Wisconsin Ranche was owned by the Coad Brothers. Miscellaneous other items include copies of two speeches given by Ralph Coad, "History of Irish Americans settling in Nebraska," and one about his father's and uncle's cattle and freighting business; a list of Nebraska

Image of RG0905.AM - RG0905 Munn, Eugene Campbell, 1836-1919

RG0905.AM - RG0905 Munn, Eugene Campbell, 1836-1919

The collection consists of a typescript reminiscence entitled, "Reminiscences of My Life - From Boyhood," by Eugene Munn, Otoe County, Nebraska. The reminiscence documents his life up to 1891. It mostly describes his career as a freighter to Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and Montana from the late 1850s to the mid-1860s. Munn worked for the Russell, Majors & Waddell Company as well as others. He writes about many details of his journeys: daily life; relationships with Indians and with Mormons; weather (including the blizzart at Fowlers Bluffs on April 12, 1862); the land; and the wagon train encounters with buffalo. He also writes about a confrontation with a Claim Protecting Club in 1857 w

Image of RG0907.AM - RG0907 Platt Family

RG0907.AM - RG0907 Platt Family

This collection is arranged in six series: 1) Lester W. Platt, 1843-1848; 2) Elvira Gaston Platt, 1853-1914 and undated; 3) Elizabeth Ricketts Whaley Lehman, 1857-1876 and undated; 4) Samuel Platt Ricketts, 1858-1862; 5) George H. Whaley, 1891 and 1955-1962; and 6) Miscellany. This material relates primarily to the missionary and teaching work of members of the Platt, Gaston, and Ricketts families. Also included is information about the Lehman Family, and settlement in and around Tabor, Iowa, just north of Nebraska City, Nebraska. The Lester W. Platt materials of Series One, 1843-1848, consist of copies of documents nominating him as School Teacher and Assistant Agriculturalist for the Paw

Image of RG1123.AM - RG1123 Kelley, Michael, 1854-

RG1123.AM - RG1123 Kelley, Michael, 1854-

This collection consists of an account, written in March of 1936, of freighting experiences of M. Kelley in the 1880s and during the Black Hills Gold Rush of 1876. Meetings with General Custer and outlaw "Persimmon Bill" are described.