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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG1128.AM:  James Kennedy, 1836-



Reminiscences:  1836-1903; mainly 1856-1887

Kansas City, Missouri:  Riverboat captain

Size:  One folder



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection contains a letter dated January 10, 1903, from James Kennedy of Kansas City, Missouri to A.E. Sheldon, director of the Nebraska State Historical Society, along with a copy of an undated newspaper interview of Kennedy. The article relates Kennedy’s life as a riverboat captain on the Missouri River from 1856-1879. He mentions ships’ names, their working history, ship accidents, pilots’ names, etc. He reflects on the causes of the demise of Missouri River navigation. Kennedy’s sister Ellen is mentioned as having escaped from an 1858 ship fire.



INVENTORY



Letter and interview



 



Subject headings:



Ballantine, Ellen Kennedy

Kennedy, James, 1836-

Missouri River — Navigation

Riverboats

Shipping

Steamboats



 



Revised TMM         04-21-2008