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Pearce, Christopher Gardner, 1811-1882 : Christopher Gardner Pearce Papers, 1839-1943

Correspondence between Christopher Gardner Pearce, who was a Mississippi steamboat captain, and his wife Jane Ann (Sackett), beginning during their courtship in 1839 and continuing until 1851, the year in which Jane Ann died. The letters discuss a variety of subjects, including Pearce's life on the river, Jane Annís domestic life in Cincinnati, business, religion, politics, and family news and gossip. Also included is Pearceís obituary from 1882, and a 1943 newspaper clipping that reprints a large check that Pearce wrote to a grocer in 1865.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Business, Family Papers, Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Pearce
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The Christopher Gardner Pearce Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).