Skip Redundent Navigation
Territorial Kansas Online 1854-1861 Explore Topics Territorial A-Z Map Lesson Plans  
Back to search results

Item Description
  Diary
Author: Trego, Joseph Harrington
Date: July 25, 1858 - December 9, 1859

Joseph Trego first came to Kansas in June 1857. He lived near Mound City (originally Sugar Mound), Linn County, Kansas Territory. These diary entries started on July 25, 1858 and are a continuation of an earlier diary (portions of which were also digitized as part of this project). He described various daily activities including the operation a sawmill in partnership with Thomas Ellwood Smith (Ell in the diary entries) and his brother Edwin Smith. The diary entries provided information on the efforts of making a living and settling on a frontier. They documented some of the border disputes and related activities. Trego was a free state supporter and this was reflected in some of the entries.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Joseph Trego Collection, # 523
Item Number: 101261              Number of images: 102
Keywords: Diaries; Free state cause; Free state settlers; Linn County, Kansas Territory; Little Sugar Creek, Kansas Territory; Montgomery, James, 1814-1871; Mound City, Kansas Territory; Sawmills; Smith, Edwin; Smith, Thomas Ellwood; Sugar Mound, Kansas Territory; Trego, Joseph Harrington
 
 

Transcript available

page 1
pg. 1
page 5
pg. 5
page 6
pg. 6
page 7
pg. 7
page 8
pg. 8
page 9
pg. 9
page 10
pg. 10
page 11
pg. 11



Full document metadata
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

The current URL is http://www.territorialkansasonline.org/~imlskto/cgi-bin/index.php?SCREEN=show_document&document_id=101261&S
CREEN_FROM=keyword&selected_keyword=Montgomery,%20James,%201814-1871&startsearchat=0.
This file was last modified September 12 2013 04:09:26 PM.