HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG3917.AM: William Harvey Read
Letter (transcript): April 19, 1871
York County, Nebraska: Settler
Size: One item
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
This collection consists of one item, a typed transcript of a letter written by William Harvey Read to his wife, Sarah Ann. William writes from York County, Nebraska, on April 19, 1871. The letter describes looking for suitable land to settle on in York, Seward and Fillmore Counties in Nebraska. William discusses the high cost of railroad lands, the lack of access to water and lumber, and the probability of having to live in a sod house.
Note: See the photo component [RG3917.PH] for a portrait of William Harvey Read and two photographs of the Read House in Geneva, Nebraska.
Letter (transcript), April 19, 1871
Frontier and pioneer life — Nebraska
Land settlement — Nebraska
Read, William Harvey
Weather — Nebraska — Fillmore County
Weather — Nebraska — York County