HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG1241.AM: Miller, William H.
Letter/reminiscence: December 2, 1911
Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska; Brooklyn, New York
Size: One item
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
The collection consists of one item, a letter dated December 2, 1911, from William H. Miller to C.S. Paine at the Nebraska State Historical Society. In the letter Miller describes his experiences on a steamboat trip up the Missouri River on the “Asa Wilgus” and returning on the “Gus O’Lynn.” A brief account of time spent in Nebraska City is also included. Miller mentions the Peake Family Bell Ringers traveling on the steamboat as well. They were a popular musical group traveling the country at the time. Miller also mentions his mother, Flora (Hopkins) Miller, who was a writer in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Asa Wilgus (Steamboat)
Gus O’Lynn (Steamboat)
Miller, Flora Ann (Hopkins), 1824-1910
Miller, William H.
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