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  Letter, I. T. G. [Isaac Goodnow] to My Dear Ellen [Goodnow]
Author: Goodnow, Isaac T., 1814-1894
Date: August 20, 1857

Isaac Goodnow wrote from his travels in Ohio to his wife, Ellen, in Shannon, Kansas Territory. This letter serves as a good example of the many than Goodnow sent home to his wife during his travels in the States, as he fundraised for the construction of Bluemont College and a non-denominational church in Manhattan. In this instance, Goodnow answers the request of his friend, Joseph Denison, to return to the Territory early, without raising the remaining $500; Goodnow replied that is would "diminish his self respect" to do so, but asked his wife her opinion. He also gave her instructions for maintaining their land and homestead, imploring that she contract out as much work as possible, in order to ease her own duties.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Isaac Goodnow Collection, #357, Box 1 Folder 49
Item Number: 102352              Number of images: 4
Keywords: Bluemont Central College; Business enterprises; Churches; Daily life; Goodnow, Ellen; Goodnow, Isaac T., 1814-1894; Shannon, Kansas Territory; Travel; Universities and colleges; Women
 
 

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