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Collection Number RG1110.AM
Collection Name RG1110 Janney, Martha A. (Brown), 1813-
Identifier Diary
Size and Materials 3 volumes
Title Martha Janney collection
Date or Date Span 1865-1873
Year Range from 1865
Year Range to 1873
Scope & Content The collection consists of three diaries (and transcripts) kept by Martha Janney, wife of a Methodist Episcopal missionary in Cuming County, Nebraska. The diaries date from 1865-1873, and in them Janney writes about her daily life, as well as what is happening with the religious missions in the area, particularly the Dewitt Mission (Cuming County, Neb.) and her husband's part in them. The diaries mention a seminary fire in 1865, her husband going to the Wood River Circuit in 1867, and a "perfect" blizzard in November of 1868. The diaries also include various recipes for home remedies.
Creator Janney, Martha A. (Brown), 1813-
Finding Aids Martha A. Janney finding aid
Subjects Clergy
Methodist Episcopal churches
Mission churches
People Janney, Lewis, 1810-1887
Janney, Martha A. (Brown), 1813-
Search Terms Clergy -- Nebraska
Cuming County (Neb.) -- History
Decatur (Neb.) -- History
Dewitt (Neb.) -- History
Fontanelle (Neb.) -- History
Methodist Episcopal churches -- Nebraska
Mission churches -- Nebraska
Missionaries -- Nebraska
Missions -- Nebraska
Stanton County (Neb.) -- History