Growing Up with Southern Illinois, 1820 to 1861: From the Memoirs of Daniel Harmon Brush

Growing Up with Southern Illinois, 1820 to 1861: From the Memoirs of Daniel Harmon Brush

Growing Up with Southern Illinois, 1820 to 1861: From the Memoirs of Daniel Harmon Brush

Growing Up with Southern Illinois, 1820 to 1861: From the Memoirs of Daniel Harmon Brush

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The publishers feel fortunate that, in spite of the shortage of paper, binding cloth, and craftsmen during the war it has been possible to maintain the continuity of the annual issue of The Lakeside Classics these forty-two years.

For the first time an unpublished manuscript furnishes the subject matter. The manuscript is the memoir of Daniel Harmon Brush who, at the age of 8, migrated from New York state to southern Illinois in 1820. The memoir was apparently written during his old age for the younger members of the family and their descendants, and not for publication. There is no information as to how the manuscript drifted out of the possession of Brush's descendants. All that is known is the statement of the dealer in rare books from whom it was purchased that it had been in their stock for the past dozen or more years. The manuscript is far too long for our format, and many deletions have been necessary. The method followed in deleting was to preserve all portions that told of the activities of Brush personally, and . . .

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