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Charles E. Haven Letter to Annie (Earp) Haven

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1865
Abstract Charles Haven begins this letter to his wife, Annie (Earp) Haven, by explaining that he has been compelled to spend Christmas in Memphis, Tennessee rather than is St. Louis, Missouri as he had planned. After missing his intended boat to St. Louis, he boarded another craft that hoped to overtake the first boat. Mechanical problems compelled them to move slowly, and Haven only got as far as the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. While waiting for another boat, Haven encountered an...
Dates: 1846 December 24

Derby Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3221
Abstract

This collection consists of a series of letters written between Colonel George McClellan Derby and his mother, Mary (Coons) Derby. At the time, Mary Derby was living in Chattanooga, Tennessee and George Derby was serving with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers in such places as New Orleans, Louisiana; Smithville, Kentucky; and Louisville, Kentucky. The letters contain family updates and questions about George Derby's life and activities.

Dates: 1894-1902

Henry McCalley Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1054
Abstract

This collection contains a letter written by geologist Henry McCalley to his brother William dated Pleasant View, August 29. The letter details McCalley's travels from Memphis, Tennessee down the Mississippi River and then from New Orleans, Louisiana to eastern Texas. He describes in detail his stays in the cities of Galveston, Victoria, and Goliad, Texas.

Dates: undated

John Thompson Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1271
Abstract

This collection consists of a handwritten diary of John Thompson's with entries dated between 1803-1811. Included is a travel account of Thompson's journey by boat from Nashville, Tennessee, to New Orleans, Louisiana, and his return on land via the Natchez Trace. Other entries include recipes, remedies, and miscellaneous tales. Typed notes about his entries accompanies the diary.

Dates: 1803-1811