Virginia (Bridger) Hahn [RG1050.AM]


RG1050.AM:  Virginia (Bridger) Hahn, 1849-1933

Letters:  1926-1932

Size:  One folder


Virginia Knott Bridger, daughter of Jim and Cora (Insala) Bridger, was born at Fort Bridger, Wyoming, on July 4, 1849. She was married to Albert Wachsmann, and after his death in 1883, she remarried. Virginia (Bridger) Wachsmann Hahnpassed away on March 7, 1933. She is buried at Fort Bridger, Wyoming.


The collection consists of one folder containing letters from Virginia Hahn and Helen Mead (Hahn’s granddaughter) to Dr. R.W. Reynolds in Lincoln, Nebraska. The letters date from 1926-1932. They contain brief information about the Bridger family. In the May 4, 1926 letter, Hahn writes about her sister, Mary Carroll, and their upbringing in Missouri. All through her letters Hahn writes of the trouble she has in getting a train pass to Utah and solicits Dr. Reynolds’ for help. While Helen Mead is in New Mexico in 1926, she writes of the Navajo Indians in the Gallup area.


Letters to R.W. Reynolds, 1926-1932


Subject headings:

Bridger family

Bridger, James, 1804-1881

Carroll, Mary (Bridger), 1853-

Frontier and pioneer life

Hahn, Virginia (Bridger), 1849-1933

Indians of North America

Mead, Helen (Lightle), 1899-1976

Navajo Indians

Reynolds, Robert W.


TMM     02-01-2017


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