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This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2535. Letters of the Rodgers family of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. An 1832 letter written from the Conemaugh Salt Works, Indiana County, Pennsylvania by James Rodgers to his parents describes a destructive flood. Letters of James’ brother Michael Rodgers, a printer in Princeton, Kentucky, written to his mother and another brother, William, describe his health, local conditions, and his business prospects. He also finds Kentucky women to be unsuitable as wives and housekeepers. A typescripted 1881 letter of William Rodgers gives biographical and family details.


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SC 2535 RODGERS Michael typescript item 5.pdf (131 kB)
Michael Rodgers Letter



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