Downing and Whinrey Families Papers, 1837-1929 (R0049)

0.25 cubic foot (11 folders)

 Finding Aid

The Downing and Whinrey Families Papers contain photocopies of receipts and correspondence of the Downing and Whinrey families of southwestern Missouri. Both families had members who went to California to mine gold in the 1850s, some of whom remained to settle in the West. Most of the collection consists of letters written to relatives in Missouri.