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Title A book for the married and single, the grave and the gay: and especially designed for steamboat passengers
Author Archibald, Ann
Date 1850
Document Type Rare Book
Region Iowa; Ohio; Missouri
Places Mississippi River, Cincinnati, St. Louis
Keywords travel, railroad, steamboat, Native Americans
Theme Homesteaders, Overland Travel and Early Settlements
Publisher Office of the "Practical Preacher"
Place of Publication East Plainfield, Ohio
Additional Information From the Colton Storm catalogue: "Miss Archibald traveled alone in the 1840s on Ohio and Mississippi steamboats, by buggy across Indiana, Illinois and Missouri, and into Kansas, and by stage in several states. While she condemns the actions and morals of some of her fellow passengers (for dancing, swearing, tipling and incivility), she presents a good description of public behaviour, attitudes, manners and customs of her time. Her travels eventually brought the author to the Old Shawnees [Methodist] Mission School, near the present town of Turner, in Wyandotte County, Kansas. There she taught in 1848 and 1850, and there she gathered materials for her sketches of Indian customs, scenes and activities."

(Graff 77, sold, Ayer 128.3 .A67 1850, substituted).

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana
Reference Graff 77
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue