This collection contains one letter written by W.C. Harris on August 22 and 24, 1860 to his friend Joseph W. Gray. In the letter, Harris writes about his health, his life in Iowa, farming, the weather, and Iowa's crop of corn and wheat that year. He also discusses slavery, Abraham Lincoln, and the upcoming presidential election. Harris wrote this letter from Osprey, Iowa, a town in Monroe County, Iowa which only existed for a few years.
The Library purchased this collection in 2017.