H08-1674.1. van Veenschoten, T. Papers, 1855. 1 folder.
T. van Veenschoten was a Dutch immigrant to the Pella, Iowa, area from Arnhem, Gelderland, the Netherlands, in 1855. The collection contains a photocopy of his original letter in Dutch, and an English translation that was printed in the Doon, Iowa, newspaper, the Doon Press, on May 18, 1967, describing the voyage, travel by train, purchasing a farm, farm animals, wildlife, and comments on American life. The newspaper version also includes a return letter, dated 1856, in English, to van Veenschoten from Aalbert van Schothorst (1814-1899) of Lunteren, Gelderland. (Legal-V)
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