Letter from Mary Walker to her husband, Cyrus Walker, on cutting the wheat for hay

Title

Letter from Mary Walker to her husband, Cyrus Walker, on cutting the wheat for hay

Description

Cyrus Walker was the oldest son of the early Oregon Territory missionaries Elkanah and Mary Richardson Walker. He grew up at Tshimakain in the 1830s-40s, where he learned the native Spokane language. After joining the U.S. army during the Civil War and then attempting to make a living as a farmer, he became a teacher at the Warm Springs Indian Agency. These letters, documents and clippings shed light on his experiences as a missionary, a soldier, a pioneer and a teacher at Warm Springs. This collection was donated to Pacific University by Betty Thorne, a descendant of the Walkers.

Creator

Walker, Mary Wheeler

Is Part Of

Cyrus Walker Binder 2

Identifier

PUA_MS102_1896_28.pdf

Provenance

Donated by Betty Thorn, Walker Family descendant.

Collection