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Papers, 1879-1899 [Translations]


Hagen family; Sende, Elling Anderson
Papers, 1879-1899 [Translations]

Hagen Family Papers, 1879-1899 (EAU CLAIRE) - Family histories and typed translations of letters from several Norwegian immigrants to the Eau Claire, Wisconsin area: Anders (Andrew) P. Solem, maternal grandfather of the collection's donor, Harold Hagen; Elling (Erling) Andersen Sende, Hagen's paternal great-grandfather; and Anders Lian (also known as Andrew Lee), Hagen's maternal grandmother's cousin. Letters by Anders P. Solem are directed to his grandfather in Norway. In them he describes his experiences working in sawmills and lumber camps, comments on labor conditions, including a strike for the ten-hour day, and offers various observances regarding life in America. Letters by Elling Anderson Sende and his wife Guruanna relate family matters and further detail life in Eau Claire. Letters written to Anders Lian and his family concern arrangements for bringing him to America. The largest group of letters in the collection are written by Anders Lian to his family in Norway. They also document work in the lumber industry and discuss current events, and the economic and political climate in 1890s America. Also of interest are Lian's experiences enlisting in a military training camps as a volunteer soldier at the time of the Spanish-American war. The family histories in the collection were written by Genevieve Hagen and include biographical details as well as genealogical information for each of the correspondents. 89 pages of typed translations from the original Norwegian and original family histories.

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Hagen/ Biography of Elling Andersen Sende

Translations of Elling Andersen Sende letters

Eau Claire, 25. 4. [18]83

From Guruanna Sende/ Eau Claire the 13th Dec. 1886

From Elling/ Erling Sende, but with last portion missing./ Eau Claire, 14th November 1887

Eau Claire the 4th of March 1888

Eau Claire Wis dec 19. 1888

From Elling and Guruanna Sende/ Eau Claire Wis Oct. 22nd 1889

From Guruanna Sende/ Eau Claire the 12th Feb. 1890

Eau Claire Wis. Mar 1st

From Elling Andersen (Sende)/ Meelye Camp 2 March 1890

From Elling Sende/ Eau Claire the 27th May 1890

From Elling Sende/ Eau Claire 17 July 1890

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