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Name Box Butte County (Neb.) -- History

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Image of RG0846.AM - RG0846 Carter, Susan Ophelia, 1860-1946

RG0846.AM - RG0846 Carter, Susan Ophelia, 1860-1946

The collection contains Susan Ophelia Carter's diary, 1887. Up until May 1887, she taught school in Valley County, Nebraska. She then moved to Box Butte County, Nebraska, where she and her fiancée, Will Payne, homesteaded. They married October 29, 1887. Colleen Switzer transcribed the diary and added biographical and genealogical information about Carter, her extended family, and other people from Valley and Box Butte Counties. A map shows the various routes of journeys referred to in the diary. The original diary also has printed reference information, a list of Carter's correspondents, personal expense receipts, home health remedies, and recipes for cakes and pickles.

Image of RG1026.AM - RG1026 Gilmer, Bessie May (Tucker), 1898-1992

RG1026.AM - RG1026 Gilmer, Bessie May (Tucker), 1898-1992

The collection consists of reminiscences of Bessie May (Tucker) Gilmer of Lincoln, Nebraska. These reminiscences trace Gilmer's life as a child, teacher, and wife in northeast Nebraska, the Sandhills, and Lincoln, Nebraska. She writes about her parents, siblings, friends, neighbors, and her husband, Robert Gilmer, as well as their children. She makes observations on various things including education in Nebraska; the Kinkaid Act; how to build a sod house; weather; her boyfriends; influenze; and the Great Depression.