John Montgomery Diary
Scope and Contents
Diary, 1860, of John Montgomery of Wheeling, Virginia. Diary primarily concerns Montgomery's travel on various steamboats from Wheeling to Hennepin, Illinois and includes stops in St. Louis, Missouri, and Cincinnati, Ohio. Includes information on the public reaction to John Brown, crime on steamboats, animals seen while on the river, and observations about the relationship between rivers and the economy, among many other topics.
- Creation: 1860
- Montgomery, John (Person)
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Accessioned and minimally processed by Benjamin Bromley in June 2012.
- Guide to the John Montgomery Diary
- Finding Aid Authors: Benjamin Bromley, Public Services Archives Specialist.
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- The collection description/finding aid is written in English