John Edward Walton [RG1502.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG1502.AM:  John Edward Walton, 1857-

Reminiscence:  1939
Size:  One folder

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection consists of one folder containing a nine page, typescript reminiscence written by John Edward Walton, August 1, 1939.  Entitled, "Memories as a Child," the account deals with early childhood memories before and during the Civil War.  Included are details about a steamboat journey up the Missouri River in 1865, including information about the sinking of the steamboat Bertrand.  Walton also mentions an Indian attack.  The reminiscence was published in The Superior Express newspaper at Superior, Nebraska, on April 2, 1981.  A copy of the newspaper clipping is included in the collection.

INVENTORY

"Memories as a Child," by John Edward Walton, August 1, 1939
Newspaper clipping

 

Subject headings:

Bertrand (Steamboat)
Indians of North America -- Wars, 1865
Reminiscences
Steamboats -- Missouri River -- History
Steam-navigation -- Missouri River -- History
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Walton, John Edward, 1857-

 

Revised TMM      02-26-2020

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