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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Kiester, Jacob Armel, 1832 - 1904 "The History of Faribault County, Minnesota" Volume II, Manuscript, 1880 - 1904

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Thayer, Frank C., 1852 - 1911. Journal, 1875 - 1880.
MSU Archives Collection 189

Thayer, Frank C., 1852 - 1911. Journal, 1875 - 1880. SMHC Manuscript Collection 189. 1 folder.


The Frank C. Thayer collection contains one journal composed between 1875 and 1880. In the journal, Thayer wrote about everyday life, planting trees on his property, the weather, and his jobs while he was at the following locations in southern Minnesota: Kasson, Dodge County; Holly Township and Shetek, Murray County; Oshawa, Nicollet County; Tracy, Lyon County, New Ulm, Brown County, Rochester and Eyota, Olmstead County. Besides the daily notations, the journal contains letters, receipts, a mortgage, and historical notes written by Thayer's descendents.


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.

Collection Citation:

Thayer, Frank C., 1852 - 1911. Journal, 1875 - 1880. SMHC Manuscript Collection 189, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


The Minnesota State Historical Society transferred this collection in 2001.

Processed By:

Jeff A. Jenson developed the finding aid in February 2002.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Frank C. Thayer available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Thayer, Frank C., 1852 - 1911.
Frontier and pioneer life--Minnesota.
Dodge County (Minn.)--History.
Olmsted County (Minn.)--History.
Brown County (Minn.)--History.
Lyon County (Minn.)--History.
Murray County (Minn.)--History.
Nicollet County (Minn.)--History.