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Title Letter [manuscript]: Chicago, [Ill.], to Thomas Wigglesworth, Boston, Mass., 1839 Aug. 9
Author Wigglesworth, Samuel
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Aug. 9, 1839, letter from Samuel Wigglesworth to Thomas Wigglesworth, of Boston, regarding the former’s trip from St. Louis to Chicago. Wigglesworth, who travelled by steamer up the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers to Peru, and by stage from there to Chicago, describes the St. Louis water system, Mississippi River water clarity, luxuriant vegetation and wildlife along the Illinois River, fevers prevalent among Illinois citizens, Kickapoo and Peoria, prairie expanses, and Joliet local elections pitting Americans against Irish. Wigglesworth also mentions travel arrangements for his return to Boston via the Great Lakes and Buffalo.
Names Wigglesworth, Thomas
Places Boston, St. Louis, Misouri, Chicago, Mississippi River, Illinois River, Peru, Joliet, Great Lakes, Buffalo, United States
Keywords travel, ship, observation, epidemic, health, government, election
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 3203
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue