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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.
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.
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.
- Subject: Mississippi River. X
- Mississippi River -- Description and travel. 3
- Account books. 1
- Chattanooga (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Diaries. 1
- Louisville (Ky.) -- History. 1
- Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions. 1
- Memphis (Tenn.) -- Description and travel. 1
- Mississippi River. 1
- New Orleans (La.) -- History. 1
- Tennessee -- Description and travel. 1
- Texas -- Description and travel. 1
- United States -- Description and travel. 1
- United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. 1 ∧ less