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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG1502.AM:  John Edward Walton, 1857-



Reminiscence:  1939

Size:  One folder



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consists of one folder containing a nine page, typescript reminiscence written by John Edward Walton, August 1, 1939.  Entitled, “Memories as a Child,” the account deals with early childhood memories before and during the Civil War.  Included are details about a steamboat journey up the Missouri River in 1865, including information about the sinking of the steamboat Bertrand.  Walton also mentions an Indian attack.  The reminiscence was published in The Superior Express newspaper at Superior, Nebraska, on April 2, 1981.  A copy of the newspaper clipping is included in the collection.



INVENTORY



“Memories as a Child,” by John Edward Walton, August 1, 1939

Newspaper clipping



 



Subject headings:



Bertrand (Steamboat)

Indians of North America — Wars, 1865

Reminiscences

Steamboats — Missouri River — History

Steam-navigation — Missouri River — History

United States — History — Civil War, 1861-1865

Walton, John Edward, 1857-



 



Revised TMM      02-26-2020