George Washington Cook Correspondence, 1857-1860

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Cook, George Washington, 1823-1883; Cook, Electa Caroline (née Perkins), 1822-1863; Cook Family
Cook, George W. and Electa C. Cook to Sarah E. Cook, April 3, 1859
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Cook, George Washington, 1823-1883; Cook Family
Cook, George W. to Friends, October 9, 1859
George writes of the move of Iowa College from Davenport to Grinnell, and reports that one of the buildings is nearly finished. He also discusses the location of the planned railroad depot and the building of a bridge across the Iowa River. Land and building in the town of Grinnell is also discussed.
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Cook, George Washington, 1823-1883; Cook Family
Cook, George and Electa C. Cook to Sarah E. Cook, October 23, 1859
Electa writes about how she misses the family, asks for news of family members, and gives updates on those in Iowa. George writes that the College railroad business are completed.
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Cook, George Washington, 1823-1883; Cook Family
Cook, George W. to Friends, December 18, 1859
In the first part of the letter, George writes of people in town, the weather and crops and livestock. In the second part he writes about some wells being dry, crops, the railroad, and land prices. The names Ezra Grinnell, Fred Taylor, and someone by the last name Monroe.
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Cook, George Washington, 1823-1883; Cook Family
Cook George W. to Sarah E. Cook, February 28, 1860
George writes that at the first good opportunity, they are going to leave Grinnell and move back East. He asks her to be on the lookout for property. He also details local crop prices. The Congregational Church is mentioned.
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Cook, George Washington, 1823-1883; Cook Family
Cook Correspondence - Loose Envelopes
Two envelopes, unclear which letters with which they belong. One addressed to Collins Cook, one addressed to Sarah E. Cook.
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Cook, George Washington, 1823-1883; Cook Family
Cook Correspondnece - Loose Envelopes - PDF
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Cook, George Washington, 1823-1883; Cook Family
Cook Correspondnece - Loose Envelopes - PDF
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Cook, George Washington, 1823-1883; Cook Family
Cook, George W. to Collins Cook, April (?) 1857
Map of township land.
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Cook, George Washington, 1823-1883; Cook Family
Cook, George W. to Collins Cook, Undated
George sends Collins a lock of the dog's hair and sends greetings to the animals.
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Cook, George Washington, 1823-1883; Cook Family
Cook, George W. to Unknown, 1857
Cook writes about land sales in the town.
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Cook, George Washington, 1823-1883; Cook Family
Cook, George W. to Unknown, Undated
This letter is probably part of another letter. George gives a description of his property, and seems to be explaining portions of a map. Mortgages are also discussed.
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Cook, George Washington, 1823-1883; Cook Family
Cook, George W. to Unknown, Undated
Part of some other letter, clearly dates from somewhere between April 1857 and December 2, 1859. George writes that John Brown, eleven slaves, and a group of men came through town. The fact that there is an Underground Railroad stop is mentioned. Mentions various churches and settlers.
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Cook Family
Unknown to Unknown, January (?), 1859
The letter seems to be a fragment. The first paragraph discusses the where the writer lives, and details of the surrounding area. The second paragraph discusses information concerning state government and jurisdiction districts. Also mentioned is the State University [later University of Iowa].

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