Mississippi River -- History
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Seth Eastman sketchbook
Sketches made with pen and ink. The materials depict scenes of the Mississippe River and of the Mississippi River Valley and nearby areas. The collection consists of two boxes individually matted and numbered.
Handwritten and signed letter unclearly signed and dated. The item describes the travels of the writer aboard the steamboat "Hickman," a visit to the "Duponts" artesian well in New Albany, Indiana, the flooding of certain areas along the river, and the writer's impressions of the countryside of Kentucky that borders on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.
Joseph Smith Jr. articles of lease
Handwritten lease agreement between Jospeh Smith (1805-1844) and James Adams (d. 1843) and Elezer van Drezer dated 15 Nov. 1841. The manuscript is signed by Joseph Smith. The item leases the right to keep ferries across the Mississippi River from Nauvoo, Illinois to Zarahemla, Iowa for twenty years for the sum of $10,500.