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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG1050.AM:  Virginia (Bridger) Hahn, 1849-1933



Letters:  1926-1932

Size:  One folder



BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE



Virginia Knott Bridger, daughter of Jim and Cora (Insala) Bridger, was born at Fort Bridger, Wyoming, on July 4, 1849. She was married to Albert Wachsmann, and after his death in 1883, she remarried. Virginia (Bridger) Wachsmann Hahnpassed away on March 7, 1933. She is buried at Fort Bridger, Wyoming.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consists of one folder containing letters from Virginia Hahn and Helen Mead (Hahn’s granddaughter) to Dr. R.W. Reynolds in Lincoln, Nebraska. The letters date from 1926-1932. They contain brief information about the Bridger family. In the May 4, 1926 letter, Hahn writes about her sister, Mary Carroll, and their upbringing in Missouri. All through her letters Hahn writes of the trouble she has in getting a train pass to Utah and solicits Dr. Reynolds’ for help. While Helen Mead is in New Mexico in 1926, she writes of the Navajo Indians in the Gallup area.



INVENTORY



Letters to R.W. Reynolds, 1926-1932



 



Subject headings:



Bridger family

Bridger, James, 1804-1881

Carroll, Mary (Bridger), 1853-

Frontier and pioneer life

Hahn, Virginia (Bridger), 1849-1933

Indians of North America

Mead, Helen (Lightle), 1899-1976

Navajo Indians

Reynolds, Robert W.



 



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