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Name Sheldon, Addison Erwin, 1861-1943
Born 04/15/1861
Spouse Sheldon, Margaret (Thompson), 1861-1942, Sheldon, Jennie (Denton), -1884
Children Sheldon, Philip L., 1891-1972
Sheldon, Ruth, 1895-1983
Deceased 11/24/1943
Deceased where Lincoln, Nebraska

Associated Records

Image of RG0789.AM - RG0789 Brininstool, Earl Alonzo, 1870-1957

RG0789.AM - RG0789 Brininstool, Earl Alonzo, 1870-1957

The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts and articles relating to Earl Alonzo Brininstool. The correspondence is between Brininstool and Addison E. Sheldon of the Nebraska State Historical Society, and the letters date from 1929-1935. The bulk of the correspondence is in regard to the editing and publication of various manuscripts by Brininstool. Some of the articles and manuscripts include such titles as: 1. "The Hero of the Arickaree: Personal experience of John Hurst of Forsyth's Scouts at the Battle of Beecher Island." 2. "The Legend of Crow Butte by Dr. Anna Cross." 3. "Clippings about Crazy Horse." 4. "Story of Gen. Jesse M. Lee." 5. "When Oklahoma Was Wild."

Image of RG0828.AM - RG0828 Buck, Nelson, -1869

RG0828.AM - RG0828 Buck, Nelson, -1869

The collection is comprised of papers that relate to the massacre of the Nelson Buck survey party in 1869 in Red Willow and/or Furnas Counties. Relatives, Nebraska State Historical Society staff, journalists, and other interested researchers (Maria A. Cross (niece of Buck), A.M. Brooking, H.B. McGregor, George L. Berger to name a few) piece together the story through correspondence and reports written based on research or firsthand accounts. The material dates from 1912-1959. Attached to the 1959 letter written to Donald Danker by Kenneth Kauffman are two maps: "Location of First Indian Attack on Nelson Buck Party in Fall of 1869"; and "Location of Second and Third Attacks on Nelson Buck Part

Image of RG0870.AM - RG0870 Culbertson, Alexander, 1809-1879

RG0870.AM - RG0870 Culbertson, Alexander, 1809-1879

This collection contains miscellaneous research correspondence written in 1918, 1941, and 1950-1951. The letters relate to Alexander Culbertson, to his life as a fur trader in Montana, and to his family. Bibliographical sources are given for further information about Culbertson. Correspondents include A.E. Sheldon, Hugh Butler, Charles Kessler, W.R. McGeachin and Ernest S. Griffith.

Image of RG0872.AM - RG0872 Carmody, Arthur, 1899-1987

RG0872.AM - RG0872 Carmody, Arthur, 1899-1987

The materials in the Carmody collection relate to Arthur Carmody's interest in the history of frontier life in Nebraska, as well as folklore or stories related to families and incidents of the pioneer time period. The collection consists primarily of correspondence between Carmody and several informants familiar with the stories and histories of Nebraska settlers. The collection is arranged in three series: 1) Correspondence from William Shelley; 2) Miscellaneous Correspondence; and 3) Miscellaneous. Series 1 contains correspondence with William Shelley, a pioneer and amateur historian. It relates mainly to the history of Frontier County and especially to the Ballantine Family. Series 2

Image of RG0965.AM - RG0965 Dull Knife (Cheyenne Chief), 1810-1883

RG0965.AM - RG0965 Dull Knife (Cheyenne Chief), 1810-1883

This collection contains miscellaneous reports and correspondence concerning Dull Knife, Cheyenne Chief, which were written in the eary 1930s. Included are: "Strategic Return of the Dull Knife Band of Cheyenne Indians Which Resulted in Their Death in 1879" by E.A. Brininstool "The Dull Knife Raid of 1878," research by H.S. Robinson "Indian Raid in 1878 -- Under Cheyenne Chief Dull Knife" by A.N. Keith "Report of Brig. Gen. George Crook, Headquarters Department of the Platte, Fort Omaha, Nebraska, Sept. 27, 1879" "Cheyenne Outbreak of 1878" Northern Cheyenne Raid" There is also correspondence between Mike Gilmore, a former member of the Cavalry, and A.E. Sheldon, as well as a map wi

Image of RG1025.AM - RG1025 Gilder, Robert Fletcher, 1856-1940

RG1025.AM - RG1025 Gilder, Robert Fletcher, 1856-1940

The collection contains three letters and several articles by Robert F. Gilder. Gilder wrote two of the letters to A.E. Sheldon of the Nebraska State Historical Society to discuss their archaeological research. A third letter, dated January 19, 1922, is to Eolia Marquardt of Avoca, Nebraska, in which Gilder gives an account of his scientific discoveries and research. The collection also contains several reprints of articles concerning Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota archaeology. Photocopies of Gilder's "The Nebraska Culture Man" are included.

Image of RG1047.AM - RG1047 Olson, James Clifton, 1917-2005

RG1047.AM - RG1047 Olson, James Clifton, 1917-2005

This collection consists of manuscript material and index files arranged in two Subgroups. Subgroup 1: Writings; and Subgroup 2: Correspondence and Subject Files. These materials related to James Olson's time with the Nebraska State Historical Society as well as the University of Nebraska. The materials in Subgroup 1 are further divided into series which relate to the publication of <em>Red Cloud and the Sioux Problem</em>, <em>J. Sterling Morton</em>, the <em>History of Nebraska</em> and to various other writings, including articles, book reviews and speeches. Included are correspondence, research notes, and drafts of the manuscripts. Subgroup 2 consists of correspondence and subje

Image of RG1074.AM - RG1074 Woods, William Henry, 1839-1927

RG1074.AM - RG1074 Woods, William Henry, 1839-1927

This collection consists of ten manuscript boxes of material consisting mainly of information accumulated by William Henry Woods for his newspaper column, "Pioneer Days." Also included are various materials relating to people and events around Washington County. There is a great deal of information in letters and clippings concerned with the history and location of Fort Atkinson. Correspondents include: Jacob Adriance, 1919; Robert J. Burdette, 1902, 1905, 1913; Lorenzo Crounse, 1906; Eugene Fontanelle, 1915, 1918-1919; Robert W. Furnas, 1902; John Goss, 1905-1906, 1909; Gilbert M. Hitchcock, 1903, 1910-1911; Robert R. Latta, 1919; Charles S. Lobingier, 1902-1905; Nellie Magee, 1913; Sam

Image of RG1089.AM - RG1089 Hilpert, Adolph Herman, 1899-1946

RG1089.AM - RG1089 Hilpert, Adolph Herman, 1899-1946

The collection contains a manuscript by A.H. Hilpert of Alliance, Nebraska, entitled, "The Second Sioux Creek Massacre," in which he writes of a 1916 historical pageant that commemorated the first Sioux Creek Massacre of Garfield County, Nebraska. He describes the filming of the pageant by Frank A. Harrison of the Nebraska State Historical Society. Also included is some correspondence with A.E. Sheldon from 1939-1940 concerning the publication of the manuscript.

Image of RG1117.AM - RG1117 Kearny, Philip, 1815-1862

RG1117.AM - RG1117 Kearny, Philip, 1815-1862

The collection consists of biographical information, correspondence, and book reviews concerning Civil War General Philip Kearny. The correspondence is between Susan Kearny Selfridge (Philip Kearny's daughter) and A.E. Sheldon, director of the Nebraska State Historical Society. Also included are letters and book reviews written by Thomas Kearny (Philip Kearny's grandson).

Image of RG1133.AM - RG1133 Manley, Bonnie (Royal) Berry, 1906-1971

RG1133.AM - RG1133 Manley, Bonnie (Royal) Berry, 1906-1971

The collection consists mostly of correspondence between Manley and Addison E. Sheldon, as well as poetry drafts by Manley. The correspondence dates from 1937-1940 and relates mostly to her attempts to get various stories and poetry published. A folder relating to her time in South Dakota includes an "Economical Survey;" minutes of the Kyle and Porcupine Districts Day Schools Teachers’ organization; a few student drawings and writings; and an issue of the school’s student newsletter. The last two folders contain drafts of poems for <em>La Ko Ta Rodeo and Fair and Other Poems</em>, which was published in 1939.

RG2039.MI - RG2039.MI: Sheldon, Adison Erwin (1961-1943)

Five reels of 16mm film capturing scenes of travel in Nebraska and the United States. Reels contain the following: 1. Residence of Buffalo Bill Cody, Battle of Rosebud historical marker, roads in Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park. 2. Gettyburg, Chimney Rock, Oregon Trail marker, agriculatural scenes. 3. Hannibal Missouri, Civil War battlefield, Mississippi River, Mt. Vernon, Appomattox. 4. Small town in snow, livestock auction. 5. Nebraska State Historical Society excursion to historical sites and County historical societies in northwestern Nebraska, 1933. Includes Captain Luther North, a delegation of Oglala Sioux, and Captain J.H. Cook.

Image of 3028-2 - Pants, Service, USA; W/ Jacket 3028-1

3028-2 - Pants, Service, USA; W/ Jacket 3028-1

Olive drab trousers worn with jacket 3028-1.

Image of 2963-1-(1-2) - Book, Ration, with Milady Coffee Cover

2963-1-(1-2) - Book, Ration, with Milady Coffee Cover

Ration book issued to Addison E. Sheldon. Ration book cover advertises Milady Coffee.

Image of 3028-1 - Jacket, Service, Ofc, USA

3028-1 - Jacket, Service, Ofc, USA

The jacket is a m1911 olive drab standing collar dress coat with four patch-styled pockets, shoulder loops, and 5 black metal buttons adorned with the Army eagle insignia. A woven gold strip adorns the sleeves directly above the cuff symbolizing the wearer's O-1 or Second Lieutenant rank. A red brassard with white "C" is midway up the left sleeve symbolizing Dr. Addison Sheldon's service as a war correspondent overseas during WWI. Within the accession number is one pair of knicker style button trousers meant to be worn with leggings, utility belt included. COLORS: Olive drab

Image of 3029 - Gown, Dressing, Cotton printed, Ruth Sheldon

3029 - Gown, Dressing, Cotton printed, Ruth Sheldon

Dressing Gown made of cotton crinkle gauze. Brick red ground is printed with a scattered pale cream and light green and pink butterfly and grass motif. Gown is a robe a la francais style, with pleats falling from from the back shoulders. Gown is full length and has wide, 3/4 length sleeves that fall to points at the cuffs. Cuffs, neckline and front openings of gown are trimmed with red satin ribbon. Gown closes down the front with metal snaps. There are a few small tufts of orange thread on the front of the gown, indicating that something was attached to it at one point. Machine and hand sewn, with serged seams. No tags or labels.

Image of 3029 - Gown, Dressing, Cotton printed, Ruth Sheldon

3029 - Gown, Dressing, Cotton printed, Ruth Sheldon

Dressing Gown made of cotton crinkle gauze. Brick red ground is printed with a scattered pale cream and light green and pink butterfly and grass motif. Gown is a robe a la francais style, with pleats falling from from the back shoulders. Gown is full length and has wide, 3/4 length sleeves that fall to points at the cuffs. Cuffs, neckline and front openings of gown are trimmed with red satin ribbon. Gown closes down the front with metal snaps. There are a few small tufts of orange thread on the front of the gown, indicating that something was attached to it at one point. Machine and hand sewn, with serged seams. No tags or labels.

Image of 3029 - Gown, Dressing, Cotton printed, Ruth Sheldon

3029 - Gown, Dressing, Cotton printed, Ruth Sheldon

Dressing Gown made of cotton crinkle gauze. Brick red ground is printed with a scattered pale cream and light green and pink butterfly and grass motif. Gown is a robe a la francais style, with pleats falling from from the back shoulders. Gown is full length and has wide, 3/4 length sleeves that fall to points at the cuffs. Cuffs, neckline and front openings of gown are trimmed with red satin ribbon. Gown closes down the front with metal snaps. There are a few small tufts of orange thread on the front of the gown, indicating that something was attached to it at one point. Machine and hand sewn, with serged seams. No tags or labels.