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Gail, Emma (Emily). Journal, May 1855 - February 1881.

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0186

Overview

The Emma Gail collection contains a typed copy of a journal written during the Gail family's move from Waupan, Wisconsin to Mankato, Minnesota in 1855. The first section of the journal contains Gail's accounts concerning the family's trip to Mankato. The second half of the collection contains her description of Mankato and her life in 1881. By this time, she had married Benjamin T. Town in 1860, and by 1874, the couple were raising three sons: Benjamin, Warren, and Ray. The journal is not complete and there are some discrepancies in dates. Additionally, a map of the family's journey is included.

Dates

  • 1855-05 - 1881-02

Creator

Extent

1.00 folders (1 Folder in a Half Hollinger Box)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Marian Town Steinhoff donated this collection in February 1989.
Title
Gail, Emma (Emily). Journal, May 1855 - February 1881.
Status
Completed
Author
Karyn Nester
Date
1989-02
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 2002-02: Jeff A. Jenson developed the finding aid in February 2002.

Repository Details

Part of the Southern Minnesota Historical Center Repository

Contact:
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Memorial Library
PO Box 8419
Mankato MN 56002-8419 US
507-389-1029