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Solomon E. Peterson Letters, 1887-1934

Collection Overview

Title: Solomon E. Peterson Letters, 1887-1934

ID: OGLMC/1357

Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Correspondence is arranged chronologically within each folder.

Date Acquired: 02/03/1998

Languages: Swedish [swe], English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Correspondence to Solomon (Sam) E. Peterson from family members in Sweden and America. Many of the letters are from his father, Peter Olofsson, and from his siblings. Most of the correspondence took place between 1887 and 1892. The letters have not been translated. Much of the content seems to pertain to everyday life and local news from Sweden.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.

Acquisition Source: Agassiz Collectibles, Hensel, North Dakota

Acquisition Method: Purchase; 98-2178

Preferred Citation: (Description of item). Solomon E. Peterson Letters. OGLMC 1357. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Processing Information: Materials processed and information added to Archon in January 2020.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence from Ida Björklund, July-November 1892Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence from Peter Olofsson, 1887-1892Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence from Carl Johan (Charley) Peterson and his wife Matilda, 1887-1892Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence from Frans E. Petersson and his widow Augusta Palmskog, 1887-1934Add to your cart.
The latest two letters are from Augusta. Stationery with black borders was typically used in Sweden to notify family members of a death.
Folder 5: Correspondence from Frithiof E. Petersson, 1888-1891Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence from Jenny Petersson, 1890-1893Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence from Nils G. Petersson, 1888-1891Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence - Various, 1887-1893Add to your cart.

one letter from sister Tekla

two letters from maternal uncle Carl Johan Andersson

two letters from cousin Johannes Edvard Karlsson

one letter from paternal uncle Salomon Olofsson

one letter from sister Emma (Emilia)

two letters to sister Emma (one from sister Jenny)

two letters from friends (John Johnson in Nebraska and August Andersson in Boarp)

Swedish poetry

Folder 9: Receipt for purchase of letters from Agassiz Collectibles, February 1998Add to your cart.