This collection is composed of the single handwritten journal pages of Robert Lindsey's trip to visit Friends in Iowa. Entries describe the journey, including descriptions of the weather, travel by horse and wagon over the prairies, the dangerous crossing of the frozen Mississippi River, the history of the Quakers in Iowa, Quaker Meetings attended, and Lindsey's various travels throughout Iowa to visit various Iowa Quaker families.
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Robert Lindsey (1801-1863) was born May 18, 1801, near Leeds, England the son of Richard and Mary Lindsey. He was educated at Ackworth School and after leaving, he entered his father's business. He was later apprenticed in a Friend family. At the age of 21, he started in business on his own as a draper. In 1828, he married Sarah Crosland. Lindsey first spoke as a minister in 1840 and three years later was recorded a minister by Brighouse Monthly. In 1850, Robert Lindsey travelled with Benjamin Seebohm from Michigan to Iowa as part of a five-year-long tour in the U.S. After returning briefly to England, he then left again for Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. He returned in 1856, but traveled to the U.S. again in 1857. During the winter of 1862-1863, Lindsey became ill, and he died on June 20, 1863.
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Robert Lindsey journal, 1850 (HC.MC.975.01.042), Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, Haverford, PA. http://archives.tricolib.brynmawr.edu/repositories/5/resources/742 Accessed December 07, 2019.