Tamsen Dozier (Eustis) Donner, 1801-1847 [RG0960.AM]

NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG0960.AM:  Tamsen Dozier (Eustis) Donner, 1801-1847

Correspondence:  1846, 1912
Size:  1 folder

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection contains a typescript of a letter that appeared in the Sangamo Journal, Springfield, Illinois, July 23, 1846, written by Mrs. George Donner, from the California Company. She writes of her impressions of the overland journey (as of June 16, 1846), of camp life and of wagon travel. There is also a letter written by her daughter, Eliza P. Donner Houghton of Los Angeles, to George Hansen of Fairbury, Nebraska, dated July 31, 1912. She thanks Hansen for a letter he sent to her concerning her mother, Tamsen Donner, and facts it contained about the Donner Party tragedy.

ADDITIONAL OR RELATED MATERIALS

The NSHS library contains various publications about the Donner Party.

 

ADDED ENTRIES:

Donner Family
Donner Party
Donner, Tamsen Dozier (Eustis), 1801-1847
Hansen, George W., 1848-1936
Houghton, Eliza Poor (Donner), 1843-1922
Overland journeys

 

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