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Henry Martyn Blossom Journal, 1851-1853

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Identifier: A0138

Title: Henry Martyn Blossom Journal, 1851-1853


Henry Martyn Blossom was born in Madison, New York, in 1833, and came to St. Louis in 1852. He became second clerk on a steamboat of which his brother Captain C.D. Blossom was first clerk, and later purchased his brother's interest. In 1860, he entered the insurance business, for which he was best known.

The journal comprises a daily record of the work and social life of Henry Martyn Blossom. It commences in Hamilton, New York, continues with an account of Blossom's journey to St. Louis, and concludes with accounts of Blossom's life as a Mississippi and Missouri River steamboat employee on board the Polar Star.

1 volume

Cite as: Henry Martyn Blossom Journal, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1851-1853

Type(s): Journal

Maker/Creator: Blossom, Henry Martyn, 1833-1917

Subjects: Diaries
River life


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