Publication Date

7-18-2016

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 3032. Letter, 21 January 1849, of William T. Dean, Jr. to J. C. Stedman, Athens, Ohio, describing his journey west to Van Buren County, Iowa, where he is teaching. He reports seeing 7-foot-8-inch Jim Porter, the “Kentucky Giant,” while in Louisville, Kentucky, and remarks on his size and on his gun and cane.

Disciplines

United States History

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