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  Letter, James [R. Mead] to Dear Father and Folks at home
Author: Mead, James R.
Date: November 7, 1859

In this letter, James R. Mead wrote his family and friends about his first buffalo hunt. He had just recently returned from this adventure and apparently he was extremely successful, having killed 30 buffalo. He wrote a rather detailed description of a buffalo's appearance so his friends and family would have a mental picture of this magnificent animal. Mead also mentioned other wild animals, such as prairie dogs and rabbits, commenting on their plumpness.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: James Mead Collection, #438, Box 1, Volume 1
Item Number: 101953              Number of images: 1
Keywords: Bison; Firearms; Hunting; Kansas Frontier; Mead, James R.; Natural resources

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