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  Letter, James R. Mead to [Father]
Author: Mead, James R.
Date: December 25, 1859

In this letter, Mead informed his father, who still lived in Davenport, Iowa, that he had established a trading post along the Saline River in order to trade with the Indians. Mead, along with his business partners, had stored up meat for the winter and had built a comfortable house. Apparently, times were still very difficult in Kansas, although Mead seems to have fared quite well. The letter ended with personal advice to his father about a mare who was no longer worth keeping.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: James Mead Collection, #438, Box 1, Volume 1
Item Number: 101954              Number of images: 1
Keywords: Business enterprises; Businessmen; Horses; Indian traders; Kansas Frontier; Mead, James R.; Native Americans; Ottawa County, Kansas Territory; Saline River, Kansas Territory; Trading posts
 
 

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