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Collection Number RG0896.AM
Collection Name RG0896 Conkling, Alice Mercy, 1877-1968
Identifier Personal papers
Size and Materials 3 items
Title Alice Mercy Conkling letters
Date or Date Span 1893, 1980
Year Range from 1893
Year Range to 1893
Admin/Biographical History Alice M. Conkling, daughter of James Cook Conkling and Fannie A. (Lowry) Conkling, was born in Springfield, Illinois, on July 19, 1877. The family settled in Nebraska and Alice spent the rest of her life in Franklin, Franklin County, Nebraska. She attended Franklin Academy and then worked in her father's real estate/insurance office for many years. Alice Conkling died at Franklin, Nebraska, on August 31, 1968.
Scope & Content The collection consists of two letters. One letter, written May 19, 1893, to Alice Conkling by Charles E. Bessey, botany professor at the University of Nebraska, identifies plants in Conkling's garden in Franklin, Nebraska. The second, undated letter written by Conkling to Bessey lists various plant names.
Creator Conkling, Alice Mercy, 1877-1968
Other Creators Bessey, Charles Edwin, 1845-1915
Finding Aids This is the only finding aid for the collection.
Subjects Gardening
Gardens
Plants
Botany
People Conkling, Alice Mercy, 1877-1968
Bessey, Charles Edwin, 1845-1915
Search Terms Gardening -- Nebraska -- Franklin
Horticulture -- Nebraska -- Franklin