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Migration, Internal--United States--History--19th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Mina Barnhouse Diary

Identifier: SC 00820
Scope and Contents Diary titled "Covered Wagon Days, As Written by Mina Barnhouse," documenting a family's 1895 move from Kansas to Flathead Valley near Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana as part of a larger wagon train. The diary was written in 1945 and it is not clear whether it is a transcription of a 1895 document or whether it was composed 50 years after the event based on memory or oral histories. The diary begins on June 13th with a summary of the wagon train members and continues as day-by-day account...
Dates: 1945

Rev. Thomas Wilmer Dorman Letter to Rev. Henry Furlong, 17 May 1836

Identifier: SC 01685
Scope and Contents Three (3) page letter from Methodist minister, Thomas Wilmer Dorman to fellow clergy member, Henry Furlong. Dorman writes from Middleburg, Virginia to Furlong in Abingdon, Maryland. Dorman has recently returned from the “Southern Country” and expresses his desire to permanently move to Montgomery, Alabama. He mentions “black and Indian populations” and the “savage warfare” during the Second Creek War in Alabama. Though he expresses some concern about the violence, Dorman expresses his desire...
Dates: 17 May 1836