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Name Brown County (Neb.) -- History

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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.

Image of RG1099.AM - RG1099 Hulshizer, Nellie Blanche (Slonecker), 1897-1982

RG1099.AM - RG1099 Hulshizer, Nellie Blanche (Slonecker), 1897-1982

The collection contains materials concerning the publication of the article, "Pioneering on the Niobrara at Meadville," in <em>Nebraska History</em>, vol. 34, no. 2. Nellie B. Hulshizer of Ainsworth, Nebraska, writes about the lives of her grandfather, Merritt Mead and his wife Sarah, particularly when they were living in Thayer, Brown, and Keya Paha Counties in Nebraska from the 1870s to the early 1900s. Hulshizer writes about their family and neighbors, homesteading, weather, health, and vigilance committees. Noted was the establishment of Meadville, Nebraska, named after Merritt Mead. The collection also includes correspondence between Hulshizer and Harry Robinson of the NSHS in regards