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The Resource James G. Crow Letter

James G. Crow Letter

Label
James G. Crow Letter, 1857
Title
James G. Crow Letter
Inclusive dates
1857
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The four page letter is a copy of the original which was in the possession of Paul Edward Armstrong, grandson of Mrs. Isabelle Fields Murray. Isabelle's daughter, Mrs. Mary Murray Armstrong of Lynn, Indiana, donated the copy in 1969
Biographical or historical data
James G. Crow wrote this four page letter to his mother Elizabeth Crow, who was listed in the federal census as a farmer in 1850 at age 53 and again in 1860 at age 64. Elizabeth Crow was born in Kentucky, but the other family members were all born in Indiana. James G. Crow went by wagon train with a group from Knox County, Indiana, to Oregon. The letter has "Rogue River, May 29, 57" across the top. Rogue River is in Oregon. James tells his family to write to him at Jacksonville, Oregon Territory. He said that he saw Robert, his brother, last week, and to write to Robert in Eureka, California. James Crow is listed in the California Voter Registers for 1867 in Sutter, California, and in 1872 and 1874 in Sacramento. He says in his letter that he lives alone. Part of page four is devoted to giving advice to his nephew, Daniel Webster Catt.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Letters
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Knox County (Ind.)
  • Oregon Territory
  • Sacramento (Calif.)
Label
James G. Crow Letter
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/1891
Instantiates
Note
Processing information: Collection processed completed 2013/09 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20247442
Extent
1 folder
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn881285788
  • (OCoLC)881285788
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Label
James G. Crow Letter
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/1891
Note
Processing information: Collection processed completed 2013/09 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20247442
Extent
1 folder
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn881285788
  • (OCoLC)881285788
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

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