Guide to the Line Kallesoe Correspondence

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0042
Creators:
Anderson, Poul
Kallesoe, Line
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life
Dates:
1866
Languages:
Danish
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Physical Description:
0.15 Cubic feet
1 folder; 2 letters
27.5 cm. x 22 cm.
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Two letters from Line Kallesoe, a Danish immigrant in Philadelphia, to her sister Emma in Denmark, discuss Line and her children's poverty after the death of her husband.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
According to Poul Anderson, the donor and translater of the letters, apparently Peter Kallesoe, a sailor, left Denmark to seek his fortune in the United States, his wife and children to join him later. Family tradition says that he became involved in contraband running, was caught, and died in prison. Not knowing of his death, his wife Line and children arrived in the United States, and encountered the poverty which she describes in the letters. On the voyage to the United States, the ship's mate, named Anderson, fell in love with Line's daughter Techla, and eventually married her, becoming the donor's ancestor.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Robert Harding, 1983
Author
Robert Harding
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Poul Anderson, 1977, July.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Line Kallesoe Correspondence, 1866, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Collection transferred from the Division of Domestic Life (now Division of Cultural and Community Life) on, 4/13/83.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Inventory available; contact the Archives Center for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Letters (correspondence) -- 1860-1870 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Domestic relations -- 19th century -- U.S. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Emigration and immigration -- 19th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Family papers -- 1860-1870 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Poverty -- 19th century -- U.S. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Denmark -- emigration -- 19th century Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Domestic Life Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives