M-330 :The Seely Letters
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: David and Hiriam Seely were
brothers. David spent time employed at the Seven Rivers Mine in Galena
[Illinois], while Hiriam was more itinerate, travelling between
Galena, St. Louis, and New Orleans. An 1829 letter has David’s place
of residence listed as Green County, perhaps in Kentucky, or referring
to Greene County, Missouri.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: The collection contains 14
letters, mostly between the brothers David and Hiriam Seely. Three
letters are written by other people; Gilbert James, Phinehas James, and
James C. H., all of who appear to be friends or acquaintances of the
Seely brothers. The letters span from 1825 – 1829 cover facets of life
in St. Louis, MO., Galena, IL., and New Orleans, LA. The letters
cover work, family matters, money-making schemes and money problems.
HOLDINGS: 0.5 linear feet
ACCESS: Some of the material in Special Collection M-322 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition.
M-330 The Seely Letters(.rtf)
M-330 The Seely Letters(.pdf)
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