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P-94 Henry Bruce Milroy Diary

ABSTRACT: A manuscript diary written by Henry Bruce Milroy describing a convalescent journey down the Wabash, Ohio, and Mississippi Rivers in 1836.

SCOPE: This diary documents Rebecca and Henry Bruce Milroy’s journey from Washington County, Indiana to Natchez Mississippi, as well as Henry’s return trip after his wife’s death. The 42 page diary includes near daily entries from October 26, 1836 to January 1, 1837. The author describes several towns they pass through, places they stay, steamboats they take passage aboard, people they encounter, and medical treatments Rebecca receives.

EXTENT: 42 page diary.

ACCESS: Due to the fragile nature of this collection, physical access may be restricted. Please contact the library for further information. Information on conducting research with the archival collections of the Library, including current building hours and reading room policies, can be found on our Research page. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building on the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ north campus. The entire collection is available for remote & online viewing on the UMSL Digital Library as the P-094 Henry Bruce Milroy Diary.

Preferred Citation note: The preferred citation for this collection is "From the collections of the Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.”