John Cheney [RG0887.AM]

NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG0887.AM:  John Cheney

Letters:  1855
Stockton, California:  Rancher
Size:  1 folder

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection consists of two letters written in 1855 by John Cheney, near Stockton, California, to his parents and his sister, Tabitha Cheney, who lived in Taylorville, Illinois. He writes primarily of his life as a rancher in Sacramento County, California. He also asks about his family and friends. He makes reference to his wagon train meeting a party of about 150 Sioux Indians near the Little Blue River on his way to California.

DESCRIPTION

Letters (and transcripts), 1855

 

Subject headings:

Agriculture -- California
Cheney family
Cheney, John
Cheney, Tabitha
Indians of North America -- Nebraska
Ranchers

 

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