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Name Franklin County (Neb.) -- History

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Image of RG0949.AM - RG0949 Riley, Paul Davis, 1936-1981

RG0949.AM - RG0949 Riley, Paul Davis, 1936-1981

The Riley collection contains large amounts of material related to the history of Nebraska and its people. There are four series: 1) Research Materials; 2) Correspondence, 1973-1975; 3) Vertical File Materials; and 4) Miscellaneous Materials. Series 1, Research Materials, encompasses over half of the entire collection. Included here are mainly transcriptions of newspaper clippings organized by subject. Substantial material can be found specifically relating to Webster County history, Willa Cather, cattle ranching, various forts, the Pawnee tribe, and the genealogy of many pioneering families. Series 2, Correspondence, 1973-75, is a small series of Rileyís letters to and from individuals

Image of RG0976.AM - RG0976 Eggleston Family

RG0976.AM - RG0976 Eggleston Family

The collection consists of 29 letters (photocopies only) dating from 1899-1915, primarily written to Ella and Grace Eggleston of Callaway, Nebraska. The letters were written by friends and relatives from Naponee, Bloomington, Lamont, Prentice, Lena, and Kearney, Nebraska. The letters discuss family and community news. Accompanying one of the letters is a copy of a newspaper account of the marriage of Sara Helen to Volney G. Douglass.