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Finding aid of the Emma Frances Dugan Memoirs C057907
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Description
The memoir is a twenty-one page typewritten account of a wagon train journey taken by Emma Frances Dugan - including 3 photographs (most likely herself and her husband), along with her husband and three small children. They travelled from Corydon, Iowa to Walla Walla, Washington - leaving Iowa on May 7, 1862.
Background
Emma Frances Dugan left on her journey in 1862 - while a young wife and mother. As she writes her memoir in 1893, she notes it has been 41 years since her journey. From the memoir, it appears that her husband was a lawyer, because along the way he sells his law books to lighten their load in Omaha - all she kept was a Bible given to her by her father. No other information is given in her memoir about herself, or even names of her husband and children.
Extent
1.0 folder (1 typescript, 21 pages and 3 photographs)
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Availability
Colletion open for research.