Elise Wærenskjold papers, 1839-2010

Title

Elise Wærenskjold papers, 1839-2010

Identifier

P0683

Date

1839-2010

Description

From the Knut Gjerset papers on women and tNorwegian American Encyclopedia.

Letters and other writings regarding Wilhelm and Elise Waerenskjold. A pastor's daughter, Elise lead a party emigrating to Texas between October 1846 and March 1847. The Waerenskjolds married in 1848, settling at Four Mile Prairie. Her letters and other writings serve as a primary source of information about the Norwegians who settled in Texas. 

Also includes:
  • Photocopies of letters from Elise Waerenskjold to Oscar Reierson, 1883, 1890
  • Books edited by Charles H. Russell
    • Light on the Prairie: New Writings of Elise Wærenskjold (Houston, TX: Shining Brightly Books, 2010)
    • Undaunted A Norwegian Woman in Frontier Texas (College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 2006).

Language

Norwegian

Type

Correspondence
Photocopies
Books
Research

Is Part Of

Knut Gjerset papers, undated

Citation

Gjerset, Knut, 1865-1936, Wærenskjold, Elise Amalie Tvede, 1815-1895, and Russell, Charles H., “Elise Wærenskjold papers, 1839-2010,” Norwegian-American Historical Association , accessed October 27, 2021, https://naha.omeka.net/items/show/15741.

Item Relations

This Item Related Collection Item: Knut Gjerset papers, undated