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Title Gustav Olson Collection
Call Number MSS 10
Extent 3 folders
Dates of Creation 1902, 1988
Creator Olson, Gustav
Scope & Content Contains a letter in original Norwegian and an English Translation from Gustav Olson to his father Olhaus Knavelsrud shortly after settling in the Hawley area. His letter details his trip between Norway and Clay County.
Admin/Biographical History Gustav Olson immigrated to the Hawley area from Norway in 1902. He and his wife settled in Trail Minnesota where they lived until their deaths. Gustav made arrangements with someone in the United States who sponsored him, Christian (Grani) Olson) who helped pay his way across the ocean. This was common practice at the time he details his initial agreement of $20 per month for five months and then that he would have to make a new agreement for the winter. It is not mentioned how long it took to pay him back for the ticket.
People Olson, Gustav
Subjects Immigration -- Norway
Hawley (Minn.)
Access Conditions There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.
Copyrights The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright of the state of Minnesota which may be involved in the use of this collection.
Language of Material English, Norwegian
Archival History Donated by Martin Lund in 1988
Containers Gustav Olson's Letter to his Uncle Olaus Knavelsrud – English Translation, 1988
Gustav Olson's Letter to his Uncle Olaus Knavelsrud – Original Norwegian, 1902 (Photocopied in 1988)
Letter from Martin Lund explaining letter between his uncle and his uncle's father, 1988