Aaron R. Russell Papers, 1880-1967
Russell, Aaron R.
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Correspondence, and copies of several personal reminiscences including an 1884 trip to Egypt to pilot a boat up the Nile River to relieve General Gordon's British troops and his autobiography "Memories and life of A.R. Russell" in two typed copies. One copy (14 leaves) is single spaced and fairly complete, the second copy is double-spaced (77 leaves) but is incomplete. Includes mention of his brief schooling, his first job as a steamboat pilot, working as a hired man in Missouri, his wedding, teaching Indians not to steal his wood, birth of his first daughter, boat piloting experiences on the Mississippi River and the Saskatchewan River, traveling from Winnipeg to the Northwest Territory and from Edmonton, Alberta to Lake Winnipeg. Copyright