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Amos F. Barnes Letters

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Amos F. Barnes Letters



Descriptive Summary

Creator Barnes, Amos F.
Title Amos F. Barnes Letters
Dates: 1848
Abstract Letters from Connecticut businessman Amos F. Barnes to his wife describing his travels across land by stagecoach and then down the Mississippi River aboard the steamship General Lafayette.
Extent 1/2 in.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Letters from Connecticut businessman Amos F. Barnes to his wife describing his travels across land by stagecoach and then down the Mississippi River aboard the steamship General Lafayette.

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Amos F. Barnes Letters, 1848, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Amos F. Barnes Letters

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3C63 Letter describing Barnes' trip across the mountains from Cumberland, including his illness and conditions aboard the stage, November 26, 1848
Letter from Louisville as Barnes waits to board the steamship Mohegan for passage to New Orleans, November 29, 1848
Letter from New Orleans with detailed description of the river journey aboard the steamship General Lafayette, which replaced the disabled Mohegan, December 8, 1848
Letter from New Orleans describing the city as "a miserable dirty hole" and expressing Barnes' strong desire to return home to his family and friends. Includes mention of business and social affairs, as well as the menace of cholera, December 17, 1848
Letter to Amos Barnes from his niece, Mary, and his wife, Nancy, describing life in Connecticut, December 19, 1848
Transcripts of the letters above from Amos Barnes to his wife.

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