Books and Documents
A collection of books and documents, many with family ties
- History of the West and Mitchell Families, by Benjamin
J. West, Jr., Minneapolis, Minn. 1898: This is a 37 page family
history with illustrations. It is available on this site as both
an HTML file and a
1.4MB PDF. Both were build using
ABBYY FineReader 5.0 and may still have OCR errors.
- Memoirs of Edward T.
Flanagan: Edward Flanagan was the son of John Flanagan
and Frances Ann West, and he was the brother of John (who married
Frances West), Louisa (who married James Frederick Krafft), Mary,
and Charles. He was born about 1838, in Belleville, Illinois.
This copy of his memoirs is taken from an undated typescript.
- The Funeral Sermon of
Mrs. Ann Mitchell, wife of Reverend Edward Mitchell, by
Rev. William Walton Mitchell, delivered at Gaywood, St. Clair
County, May 30, 1852. Transcribed from a published copy of the
- Two Volunteer Missionaries Among the Dakotas, or the Story
of the Labors of Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond, by S. W. Pond,
Jr., Congregational Sunday-School and Publishing Society, Boston
and Chicago, 1893. This is a book of some 278 pages detailing the
lives of these early missionaries to the Dakota Indians in the
area that is now Minneapolis, Minn. This is available as either a
1MB HTML file or a
22MB PDF. The HTML file is a not
fully corrected OCR of the original page images. The PDF combines
OCR-recognized text and images of unrecognized words. Eventually
a more fully corrected version should be available.