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Collection Number RG1033.AM
Collection Name RG1033 French, William M. DeCoursey
Identifier Reminiscence
Size and Materials 1 folder
Title William M. DeCoursey French collection
Date or Date Span 1909
Year Range from 1909
Year Range to 1909
Level of description Fonds/Coll
Scope & Content The collection consists of reminiscences of William M. DeCoursey French of Omaha, Nebraska. The reminiscences describe his life as an assistant enrolling clerk in the State government in Lincoln in 1869; his efforts to have a school for the deaf built in Omaha (1869-1871); and a history of railroads being built in Nebraska in the 1860s as well as rail travel to and from Omaha. As he discusses the deaf school, French mentions various men who were instrumental in getting the school built, including David Butler, James Bonner, and Edward Rosewater. He also writes about a news item concerning the marriage between Charles Cook and Matilda Reed, which was written by James Bonner and Stanley Livingston (all of Omaha). Included in the collection is a drawing of "Linnie Haguewood, the deaf, dumb and blind girl of Iowa. Age 11 years."
Creator French, William M. DeCoursey
Finding Aids William M. DeCoursey French finding aid.
Subjects Deaf persons
People Bonner, James
Butler, David Christy, 1829-1891
French, William M. DeCoursey
Haguewood, Linnie, 1879-1967
Rosewater, Edward, 1841-1906
Search Terms Burlington Railroad (Neb.)
Deaf -- Institutional care -- Nebraska
Deaf -- Education -- Nebraska
Government officials -- Nebraska
Lincoln (Neb.) -- History
Nebraska Institute for the Deaf and Dumb (Omaha, Neb.)
Omaha (Neb.) -- History
Railroads -- Nebraska -- History
Union Pacific Railroad (Neb.)