David L. Keiser [RG1118.AM]

NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG1118.AM:  David L. Keiser

Correspondence:  1902
Booneville, Missouri:
Size:  1 item

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection consists of one letter dated December 29, 1902 from David L. Keiser of Booneville, Missouri to A.E. Sheldon, director of the Nebraska State Historical Society. Keiser writes of his (and his family's) association with navigating on the Missouri River from 1839-1870. He writes about the names of boats and their years of service, captains' names, etc. He also gives impressions of early Nebraska towns and how they grew due to the river trade.

Note:   This letter was published in its entirety in the article, "Steamboat Captain David L. Keiser's Recollections of Life on the Missouri," edited by Carl Hugh Jones, Nebraska History, vol. 74, no. 2, Summer 1993, pp. 82-86.

 

ADDED ENTRIES:

Keiser Family
Keiser, David L.
Keiser, Ino W.
Missouri River -- Navigation
Nebraska -- Description and travel
Riverboats
Shipping
Steamboats

 

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