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W. N. Phillips Letter, December 30, 1886
- University of Idaho. Library. Special Collections Dept.
- W. N. Phillips Letter
- December 30, 188618861886
- 0.25 cubic feet
- Collection Number
- MG 5759
- Personal letter from Phillips in Shoshone, Idaho, to Curtis Foster
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
- Access Restrictions
The manuscript group is open to the public. Researchers must use the collection in accordance with the policies of the University of Idaho Special Collections and Archives.
- This collection is in English.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
In his letter, Phillips writes of his experiences as a recent settler in Shoshone, Idaho, established only four years earlier. Shoshone is the county seat of Lincoln County, located within the Snake River Plain that extends over 400 miles in an east-west direction across southern Idaho. Three million acres of farmland on the Snake River Plain are irrigated, with about one-third from wells and two-thirds from canals. Phillips reports having surveyed the area’s “Dams, Ditch, and Canals” with “entire satisfaction.”
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
This collection consists of a single handwritten personal letter from W. N. Phillips, Shoshone, Idaho, dated December 30, 1886, to Curtis Foster.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
W. N. Phillips Letter, MG 5759. Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Foster, Curtis
- Phillips, W. N.