Description: This collection contains items ca. 1832-1880s submitted to the Liberty (Mo.) Tribune for publication in the newspaper. They cover a variety of topics. Of particular interest are letters written from California during the Gold Rush as well as letters sent from along the trails to the west. Items pertaining to Liberty, Missouri, and the surrounding Clay, Ray, and Platte Counties provide a glimpse of life in western Missouri during the mid-nineteenth century.
Creator: Robert A. Miller
Subject: Newspapers; Frontier & pioneer life; Gold rushes; Trails & paths; Liberty, Missouri; Liberty Tribune; Gold Rush; Clay County, Missouri
Publication: 1800-1880s, bulk 1830s-1860s
Item Type: sm_modsTypeFinding Aid