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Walker Letter

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 3 Mar 2015

Biographical History

Nothing is known about the author or recipient of this letter other than what can be gleaned from the item itself.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Walker Letter consists of a manuscript letter dated 15 November 1843 from a woman identifed only as "friend Walker" of Palmyra, New York, to Mrs. Frances S. Colony of Keene, New Hampshire, concerning a trip from New Hampshire to Palmyra partly on the railroad and partly on the Erie Canal.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Erie Canal (N.Y.) -- Description and travel.
Railroads -- New York (State) -- 19th century.
Travel -- New York (State)
Travel -- New York (State)


New Hampshire -- Description and travel.
New York (State) -- Description and travel.

Genres and Forms


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Walker Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2014.

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