Gail, Emma (Emily). Journal, May 1855 - February 1881.
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.
- 1855-05 - 1881-02
- Gail, Emma (Emily) (Person)
1.00 folders (1 Folder in a Half Hollinger Box)
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Marian Town Steinhoff donated this collection in February 1989.
- Gail, Emma (Emily). Journal, May 1855 - February 1881.
- Karyn Nester
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- 2002-02: Jeff A. Jenson developed the finding aid in February 2002.
Part of the Southern Minnesota Historical Center Repository
Minnesota State University, Mankato
PO Box 8419
Mankato MN 56002-8419 US