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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG2029.AM:  Walker T. Nichols



Letter:  January 29, 1860

Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

Size:  One item



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one letter written from Omaha, Nebraska, by Walker T. Nichols.  Dated January 29, 1860, Nichols writes to his sister and discusses going West to the mines.  He talks about his wife, Amalia, getting very sick with typhoid fever, wishing she could return to the East for her health.  He also discusses having to pay in gold to cover the doctor’s bills and medicine.  Amalia Nichols continues the letter and talks about her health, as well as feeling heartbroken over the death of their baby.



INVENTORY



Letter, January 29, 1860



 



Subject headings:



Mines and mining — West (U.S.)

Nichols, Amalia S.

Nichols, Walker T.

Typhoid fever



 



Revised TMM      09-29-2020