G. W. Cook Correspondence, 1857-1860

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Cook family; Cook, George Washington, 1823-1883; Cook, Collins, 1824-1886
Cook writes about land sales, the building of the railway, and Westward emigration.

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Cook, George Washington; Cook Family
George writes to his brother Collins about the railroad in Iowa and Illinois, and speaks about Henry Farnum [Farnam]. Land plots and lines of credit are discussed.

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Cook, George Washington, 1823-1883; Cook Family
George writes to his brothers about the bond vote for the railroad. He sends money for the purposes of purchasing a deed. He also writes that a vote was taken to move the College from Davenport to Grinnell.

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Cook, Electa Caroline (née Perkins), 1822-1863; Cook Family
Electa writes to her sister-in-law Sarah about how much she misses Sarah and their family. She also writes about the clothing she owns, and what is owned by a woman she knows in town.

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Cook, George Washington, 1823-1883; Cook, Electa Caroline (née Perkins), 1822-1863
Electa thanks Sarah for the dress pattern, and briefly discusses their family. George writes about the District Court, the weather, buying a farm in Massachusetts, and the injury of an acquaintance.

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Cook, George Washington, 1823-1883; Cook, Electa Caroline (née Perkins), 1822-1863; Cook Family

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Cook, George Washington, 1823-1883; Cook, Electa Caroline (née Perkins), 1822-1863; Cook Family
George writes to Sarah that he has little to write, and reports that he and many others in town have been sick. The weather has been poor. He gives a report of the progress on the building of the railroad. Electa asks to be sent [clothes] patterns.

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Cook, George Washington, 1823-1883; Cook Family
George writes because he forgot to send money to Collins and Henry and has found out some further information concerning the deeds they want to purchase.

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Cook, George Washington, 1823-1883; Cook Family
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
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
George writes to Sarah to discuss the purchase of a deed. Other topics include land, lumber, the Baptist Church, the railroad, and prices of goods.

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Cook, George Washington, 1823-1883; Cook Family18
George writes to his sister, Sarah, concerning the receiving of a check and a mortgage deed.

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