Bring Warm Clothes: Letters and Photos from Minnesota's Past

Peg Meier, Bring Warm Clothes: Letters and Photos from Minnesota's Past,  © 1981, Neighbors Publishing, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Soft cover, 330 Pages, 0-932272-06-1, 977.6'04. 


  1. Minnesota -- Social life and customs -- addresses, essays lectures.  Letters, diary entries
  2. Minnesota -- Description and travel -- Addresses, essays, lectures.  Letters, diary entries
  3. Minnesota -- Biography -- Addresses, essays, lectures.  Letters, diary entries.

Book Description

The earliest European visitors to Minnesota marvel at the area's flora and fauna. A soldier at Fort Snelling contemplates deserting. Swedish settler Andrew Peterson makes a daily record of his haying schedule, dropping in, without comment, a note of his marriage. Sarah Christie pleads with her father in the 1880s for a chance to go to college. Turn-of-the-century accountant Walter T. Post keeps his family informed of his saving and spending habits. In the 1920s, the Pioneer Press publishes recommendations for young ladies seeking a spouse.

These stories and more emerge from select diary and journal entries, from published accounts and business records–the experiences of ordinary Minnesotans. Matched with drawings and photographs that capture a way of life at a particular moment, these impressions offer a telling history of the state in the words of its people.

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

LC Control Number: 81011236
Type of Material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
Main Title: Bring warm clothes : letters and photos from Minnesota's past / collected by Peg Meier.
Published/Created: Minneapolis, Minn. : Minneapolis Tribune, [1981]
Related Names: Meier, Peg, 1946-
Description: 324 p. : ill.; 23 x 28 cm.
ISBN: 0932272061 (pbk.)
Subjects: Minnesota--Social life and customs--Addresses, essays, lectures.
Minnesota--Description and travel--Addresses, essays, lectures.
Minnesota--Biography--Addresses, essays, lectures.
LC Classification: F606 .B837
Dewey Class No.: 977.6/04 19
Geog. Area Code: n-us-mn


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