This typescript was copied in November 1926 from Alfred Merritt's original 1915 manuscript. The author described his family's experience on the north shore of Lake Superior from the time of their arrival via steamboat in 1856 until the year 1894, including accounts of pioneers, settlers and land claims, and the discovery of iron ore on the Mesaba Range. Merritt also addressed the creation and demise of the Duluth, Missabe and Northern Railroad.
Handwritten document by Edward George containing information about the character of his father, James George, including military experience in the Mexican War and the Civil War, law practice, pioneer life and politics
A handwritten manuscript written by Richard Coxe (1817-1898) chronicling the journey of Edward and Mary Coxe, parents of Richard Coxe and Robert Coxe, from Waterford, Ireland, first to Boston, Massachusetts, and then New York, New York, where Edward died. Mary remarried and died shortly thereafter leaving her sons in the care of her new husband. The manuscript depicts the conditions and circumstances that separated the brothers, Robert and Richard, until their reunion as adults and ultimately brought Richard north to White Bear, Minnesota, where he died in 1898. The manuscript was written circa 1880.
Martha Dieter describes her childhood including her family's experiences at Fort Ridgley during the Civil War, the Indian Wars, pioneer medicine, her fathers imprisonment at Andersonville Prison during the Civil Was, being vaccinated for small pox, her mother's pension and moving to Rochester.
Martha Dieter describes her childhood including her family's experiences at Fort Ridgley, her fathers imprisonment at Andersonville Prison during the Civil War, being vaccinated for small pox and moving to Rochester.