MsC 9

  Manuscript Register


Collection Dates: 1856 -- 1876
11 letters

This document describes a collection of materials held by the
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Phone: 319-335-5921
Fax: 319-335-5900

Posted to Internet: January 1998

Acquisition Note: These papers were purchased by the University of Iowa Libraries in 1952.

Access and Restrictions: These papers are open for research.

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Biographical Note

Charles Albertson was a soldier during the Civil War who pioneered in Iowa and Montana.

Scope and Contents

The papers of the Albertson family consist of eleven letters, spanning twenty years (1856 -- 1876). Charles Albertson is the primary correspondent, writing to his parents, siblings, and cousins. In December 1865, he was helping to set up telegraph lines in Boone, Iowa. His next letter, dated April 29, 1866, found him working in Algona, Iowa, and building a house. By September 1866, he had moved to Bannack City, Montana. From there he wrote of antelope herds, buffalo hunts, Indian raids, and his improving financial status.


Letters describing pioneer life in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Montana sent and received by several members of the Albertson family, 1856 -- 1876.



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