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Object ID RG0948.AM
Collection RG0948 Donnell, Amos Edwin, 1859-1921
Object Name Correspondence
Extent of Description 1 folder
Title Amos Edwin Donnell collection
Dates of Creation 1884-1960
Year Range from 1884
Year Range to 1960
Scope & Content This collection contains the edited letters written by Amos Edwin Donnell and his wife, Ettie, of Sherman County, Nebraska, to their family in Missouri. The letters date from 1884-1888 and in them Donnell describes his life as a homesteader; of finding a wife; financial matters; and the railroad coming to Loup City, Nebraska. There are also letters (1959-1960) written by Charles Wilkerson, Donald Danker, W.D. Aeschbacher, Max Wall, and Meroe Owens discussing additional Donnell family history, including some land record information along with suggestions on editing the letters for publication. A newspaper clipping tribute to Donnell, who died October 14, 1921, is also included.
Creator Donnell, Amos Edwin, 1859-1921
Other Creators Danker, Donald Floyd, 1922-2005
Aeschbacher, William Driver, 1919-1998
Wilkerson, Charles J., 1906-1979
Wall, Max
Owens, Meroe Jayne, 1889-1961
Finding Aids Amos Edwin Donnell finding aid.
Related units of description See the photo component [RG0948.PH] for related images.

See: Wilkerson, Charles J., "The Letters of Ed Donnell, Nebraska Pioneer," Nebraska History, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 123-151.
Subjects Domestic life
Frontier & pioneer life
Homesteading
People Aeschbacher, William Driver, 1919-1998
Danker, Donald Floyd, 1922-2005
Donnell, Amos Edwin, 1859-1921
Donnell, Charles I., 1866-1950
Donnell, Lee Etta (Terhune), 1867-1919
Long, Charles
Owens, Meroe Jaynes, 1889-1961
Wall, Max
Wilkerson, Charles J., 1906-1979
Search Terms Arcadia (Neb.) -- History
Balsora (Neb.) -- History
Frontier and pioneer life -- Nebraska -- Sherman County
Loup City (Neb.) -- History
Sherman County (Neb.) -- History