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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG1241.AM:  Miller, William H.



Letter/reminiscence: December 2, 1911

Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska; Brooklyn, New York

Size: One item



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consists of one item, a letter dated December 2, 1911, from William H. Miller to C.S. Paine at the Nebraska State Historical Society.  In the letter Miller describes his experiences on a steamboat trip up the Missouri River on the “Asa Wilgus” and returning on the “Gus O’Lynn.”  A brief account of time spent in Nebraska City is also included.  Miller mentions the Peake Family Bell Ringers traveling on the steamboat as well.  They were a popular musical group traveling the country at the time.  Miller also mentions his mother, Flora (Hopkins) Miller, who was a writer in Cincinnati, Ohio. 



INVENTORY



Letter, December 2, 1911



 



Subject headings:



Asa Wilgus (Steamboat)

Gus O’Lynn (Steamboat)

Miller, Flora Ann (Hopkins), 1824-1910

Miller, William H.

Missouri River — Navigation

Nebraska City (Nebraska) – History

Steamboats — Missouri River — History



 



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