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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG3917.AM:  William Harvey Read



Letter (transcript):  April 19, 1871

York County, Nebraska:  Settler

Size:  One item



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one item, a typed transcript of a letter written by William Harvey Read to his wife, Sarah Ann.  William writes from York County, Nebraska, on April 19, 1871.  The letter describes looking for suitable land to settle on in York, Seward and Fillmore Counties in Nebraska.  William discusses the high cost of railroad lands, the lack of access to water and lumber, and the probability of having to live in a sod house.



Note:  See the photo component [RG3917.PH] for a portrait of William Harvey Read and two photographs of the Read House in Geneva, Nebraska.



INVENTORY



Letter (transcript), April 19, 1871



 



Subject headings:



Correspondence

Frontier and pioneer life — Nebraska

Land settlement — Nebraska

Read, William Harvey

Weather — Nebraska — Fillmore County

Weather — Nebraska — York County



 



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