Publication Date

8-22-2012

Comments

This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434; mssfa@wku.edu

Abstract

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2574. Letters (2) of George W. Williams, New Albany, Indiana, to Winifred Williams, Paris, Kentucky. He describes the injury and subsequent death of her brother Charles Henry Webb, and the injuries and deaths of other family members, from an explosion aboard the steamboat Lucy Walker on the Ohio River near New Albany. Includes a 1952 typescript letter of a descendant providing family information and relating details of the disaster as told to her by an aunt.

Disciplines

History | United States History

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