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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Jefferson, Leo Edward, 1882 - 1974. Biographical Sketches, ca. 1955.
MSU Archives Collection 1305
Jefferson, Leo Edward, 1882 - 1974. Biographical Sketches, ca. 1955. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1305. 1 folder, 10 pages.
This collection consists of two biographical sketches written by Leo Edward Jefferson, of Mankato, Minnesota. The sketches highlight the lives of his parents, Adam and Mary Jefferson, of Mankato. Jefferson speaks about his parents' childhoods in Bavaria and Lorraine, their lives in Wisconsin, and their move to Minnesota. Jefferson also discusses his father's role in the building of Fort Ridgely, pioneer life in Mankato, and in passing mentions some events of the Civil War and the Dakota Conflict.
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Jefferson, Leo Edward, 1882 - 1974. Biographical Sketches, ca. 1955. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1305, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.
The Minnesota Historical Society donated this collection in February 1980.
Karyn Nester processed this collection in February 1988. Finding aid revised by Robert Russell January 2001.
It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Leo Edward Jefferson, or his parents available elsewhere.
LCSH Subject Headings:
Jefferson, Leo Edward, 1882 - 1974.
Jefferson, Adam, 1832 - 1923.
Jefferson, Mary, 1836 - 1919.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Dakota Indians--Wars, 1862-1865.