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  Letter, E. D. G. [Ellen Goodnow] to My Dear Sister Harriet [Goodnow]
Author: Goodnow, Ellen
Date: May 18, 1856

Ellen Goodnow, wife of Isaac Goodnow, wrote to her sister-in-law, Harriet, in New England. In this mostly personal letter, Goodnow reports on the joys and limitations of life in Kansas Territory, stating "I can say truly that I enjoy life as well here as I ever did anywhere." She did not anticipate trouble from border ruffians in their area, as her family's settlement was "too far from Missouri, too near Fort Riley", telling Harriet she would be "enraptured. . .in this country"; Ellen looked forward to a visit from her.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Isaac Goodnow Collection, #357, Box 1, Folder 47
Item Number: 102332              Number of images: 2
Keywords: Crops; Fort Riley, Kansas Territory; Goodnow, Ellen; Goodnow, Harriet; Military roads; Riley County, Kansas Territory; Shannon, Kansas Territory
 
 

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