Virginia (Bridger) Hahn [RG1050.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

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

Letters:  1926-1932
Size:  One folder

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

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.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

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.

INVENTORY

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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