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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Friend, Andrew, 1835 - 1916. "The Life of Mr. Friend." Autobiography, 1916.
MSU Archives Collection 1353
Friend, Andrew, 1835 - 1916. "The Life of Mr. Friend." Autobiography, 1916. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1353. 1 folder, 4 pages.
This collection consists of a typescript of the autobiography of Andrew Friend, of Garden City, Minnesota. The item is entitled "The Life of Mr. Friend", and was compiled in 1916. In his autobiography, Friend discusses his involvement in building sawmills and gristmills in southern Minnesota, the defense of New Ulm during the Dakota Conflict, and the operation of his flourmill at Garden City.
Andrew Friend was born in 1835 in Etna, Penobscot County Maine. He moved to Blue Earth County, Minnesota in 1957. While in Minnesota, Friend built several sawmills and gristmills. He also served in the defense of New Ulm during the 1862 Dakota Conflict. From 1874 to 1912, Friend operated a flourmill at Garden City, Minnesota. Friend died in Garden City, Minnesota, in November 1916.
Information obtained from the collection and from the Mankato Review, November 7, 1916, p. 5.
There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.
Friend, Andrew, 1835 - 1916. "The Life of Mr. Friend." Autobiography, 1916. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1353, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Penny Banwart donated this collection in June 1979.
Karyn Nester processed this collection in April 1990. Finding aid revised by Robert Russell February 2001.
It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Andrew Friend available elsewhere.
LCSH Subject Headings:
Friend, Andrew, 1835 - 1916.
Blue Earth County (Minn.)-Mills and millwork.
Dakota Indians--Wars, 1862-1865.
Garden City (Minn.)
New Ulm-Local history.