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Name Domestic life -- Nebraska

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Image of RG0812.AM - RG0812 Brown, Thomas J., 1853-1939

RG0812.AM - RG0812 Brown, Thomas J., 1853-1939

This collection contains two typescript reminiscences by Reverend T.J. Brown. "Early Scenes in Nebraska" relates to the J.H. Horbet family. Brown writes of their coming to Nebraska in 1860 and of their encounters with Indians. The other, a three-page typescript, describes the beginnings of the Congregational Church in eastern Nebraska and daily life in frontier Nebraska. Rev. Brown mentions Mormons traveling across Nebraska in 1862. A third reminiscence entitled, "What I Saw When I Was A Boy," is essentially the same as "Early Scenes in Nebraska." Also included are two letters written by T.J. Brown to A.E. Sheldon of the Nebraska State Historical Society. The letters describe the reminisc

Image of RG0947.AM - RG0947 Diehl-Stratton (William S. Diehl and Mary M. Stratton)

RG0947.AM - RG0947 Diehl-Stratton (William S. Diehl and Mary M. Stratton)

This collection consists of love letters between William S. Diehl and Mary M. Stratton, from June 10, 1879, to July 5, 1880. Some of the locations listed in the letters include Bennett, Lincoln and North Platte, Nebraska. William Diehl lived in York County, Nebraska. Mary and William were engaged during this time period, so many of the letters discuss future plans as well as daily happenings. Some letters contain minor arguments over attending the State Fair and a State Horticultural Society meeting. Contents of the last letter suggest that Mary broke off her engagement to William.

Image of RG1016.AM - RG1016 Fritz, George, 1823-1888

RG1016.AM - RG1016 Fritz, George, 1823-1888

The collection consists of an account book dating from 1883-1888. The book includes household and farming expenses along with income records. The account book includes information regarding items sold at Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, along with names of people who sold/bought the items. Also included are twelve recipes for cakes, cookies, sauces, quick yeast, pudding, and hair tonic.

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

Image of RG1141.AM - RG1141 Kokjer, Hans Madsen, 1857-1932

RG1141.AM - RG1141 Kokjer, Hans Madsen, 1857-1932

The collection consists of two sets of letters. The bulk of the letters date from 1874-1918 and were written primarily by Hans Madsen Kokjer to his family in Denmark. Kokjer discusses many subjects in his letters, including the immigrant experience, initially coming to Iowa in 1874; working as a blacksmith as well as various agricultural experiences such as harvesting; description of building a house; religious ideas; community life in Clarks, Nebraska (1879-1918); the Chicago Fire in 1874; home life including a description of his wedding to Maline Hartwell in 1882, and information about his children and his two brothers; observations about World War I; etc. Of particular note are letters wri