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Collection Number RG0970.AM
Collection Name RG0970 James, Arabella Jane (Dunn), 1906-2003
Identifier Correspondence
Size and Materials 1 folder
Title Arabella (Dunn) James collection
Date or Date Span 1926
Year Range from 1926
Year Range to 1926
Scope & Content This collection consists of correspondence written to Belle Dunn in 1926 regarding the history of Blaine County, Nebraska. The letters contain reminiscences of settlement in the area, mostly describing events from the 1880s. Early settlers, the organization of towns, weather phenomena, postal service, schools, and homes are among the topics discussed.
Creator James, Arabella Jane (Dunn), 1906-2003
Other Creators Ackerman, J.G. (Mrs.)
Cox, Homer W., 1879-1964
Field, Floyd H., 1851-1944
Greenland, Mary A. (Harvey), 1865-1938
Greenland, Richard R.
Johnson, Grace (Purdum), 1876-1933
Manderville, John
Norris, Dan Clifford, 1864-1943
Purdum, George F.
Riggs, Edwin Harvey, 1859-1935
Finding Aids Arabella (Dunn) James finding aid.
Related units of description The photo component [RG0970.PH] consists of photographic prints and negatives, 1887-1902, and undated. The photographs relate to the early history of Blaine County and Purdum, Nebraska. Included are photographs of area settlers, children in front of a sod schoolhouse, and Purdum's post office and bank. Two photographs related to hunting and trapping are also included.
Subjects Blizzards
Coyotes
Dugout houses
Education
Frontier & pioneer life
Grassland fires
Post offices
Postal service
Ranches
Sod buildings
People Ackerman, J.G. (Mrs.)
Cox, Homer W., 1879-1964
Field, Floyd H., 1851-1944
Greenland, Mary A. (Harvey), 1865-1938
Greenland, Richard R., 1853-1933
James, Arabella Jane (Dunn), 1906-2003
Johnson, Grace (Purdum), 1876-1933
Manderville, John
Norris, Dan Clifford, 1864-1943
Oldham, Ruth E., 1850-1926
Purdum, George F.
Riggs, Edwin Harvey, 1859-1935
Wolcott, Marion
Search Terms Blaine County (Neb.) -- History
Blizzards
Brewster (Neb.) -- History
Coyotes
Dugout houses
Dunning (Neb.) -- History
Education -- Nebraska
Frontier and pioneer life -- Nebraska
Grassland fires
Oldham Family
Pioneers -- Nebraska -- Blaine County
Post offices -- Nebraska
Postal service -- Nebraska
Purdum (Neb.) -- History
Ranch life -- Nebraska
Ranches -- Nebraska
Sod buildings