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Reverend Charles D. Herbert letters, 1846-1848

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 43
Identifier: C-Misc 51

Scope and Contents

Includes two handwritten letters sent by Reverend Charles D. Herbert from Parkville, MO, and Harmony Mission, MO to his mother and sister, Charlotte Herbert, in Ellsworth, ME. The 1846 letter includes a copy of a letter to Mrs. Morgan, dated November 12, 1846. The letters describe missionary life on the Missouri Frontier in the 1840s, whch includes various hardships such as ague, open cabins, and long rides on the prarie, as well as encounters with the Osage Indians.


  • 1846-1848

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restrictions

Biographical / Historical

The Harmony Mission was founded in 1821 by the American Board of Home Missions, and worked with the Osage Indians until they were forced to move west by the United States government in 1837, after which time the mission dissolved.


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