MSS Finding Aids

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


Finding aid and several representative photographs for Manuscripts Collection 48. Photographs and informational material collected by Courtney M. Ellis relating to steamboats which operated in the Ohio and Mississippi River Valleys, including correspondence with other collectors and steamboatsmen, and publications of steamboating. To see a copy of "History of Steamber, J.C. Kerr, Chaperone, Choctaw" click on "Additional Files."


History | United States History

Baton Rouge - wreck at Hermitage, LA.jpg (279 kB)
Steamer Baton Rouge - Wreck

Kate Adams - 2nd.jpg (218 kB)
Steamer Kate Adams

Longfellow.jpg (481 kB)
Steamer Longfellow

MSS 48 ELLIS, Courtney B1 F4a.pdf (689 kB)
History of the Steamer J.C. Kerr, Chaperone, Choctaw by Ellis