Arthur Wald



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Excerpt from Foreword:

In the impressive collection of newspapers, letters and documents in the Augustana College Archives pertaining to Swedish pioneer history is found a considerable number of immigrant stories and biographies, which aside from their importance to scholars as research sources, have extraordinary human interest. In years past, the Bulletin of the Augustana Swedish Institute has published a number of these pioneer stories, but it remained for a Swedish clergyman, Kyrkoherde Gosta Soderberg from L. P. Esbjorn's parish of Ostervala, while engaged in research in the Archives, to come upon and recognize the value of one such document previously overlooked. It is a small notebook containing a unique story of pioneering adventure with a fascinating account of the trek of a group of Jansonists to Bishop Hill, of the writer's meeting with the Prophet, and of life in the early days of the colony.

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Augustana Historical Society


Rock Island, Illinois


Bishop Hill (Ill.), Travel


History | Scandinavian Studies


Digitized in memory of Frank Telleen. Digitization sponsored by Nancy Califf.

Pioneering adventures of Johan Edvard Lilljeholm in America, 1846-1850



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