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John McConihe, Correspondence

Identifier: MS-0308

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 121 letters and miscellaneous items relating to McConihe's business in Nebraska Territory. The majority of letters are those McConihe sent to his business partner and friend, John B. Kellogg, in Troy, New York. McConihe's letters touch upon topics such as land sales, currency, railroads, and the development of the territory and the city of Omaha. He writes about the expedition against the Pawnee and his opinions about the Civil War. Included among the correspondence is a letter from J. Sterling Morton dated 2 May 1861. The final letter in the collection is to Kellogg from Byron Reed, written on 20 March 1865, after McConihe's death. The collection includes financial records of warranties purchased and sold by McConihe for Kellogg. For contextual information about the McConihe papers and transcriptions of the letters in the collection, see digital exhibit "Speculating on the Frontier: The John McConihe Correspondence."


  • 1856-1865



0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Morton, J. Sterling (Julius Sterling), 1832-1902. "Illustrated History of Nebraska; a History of Nebraska from the Earliest Explorations of the trans-Mississippi Region, with Steel Engravings, Photogravures, Copper Plates, Maps, and Tables." Lincoln, J. North, 1905-13

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