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Name Government officials -- Nebraska

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Image of RG0866.AM - RG0866 Colby, Leonard Wright, 1846-1924

RG0866.AM - RG0866 Colby, Leonard Wright, 1846-1924

This collection contains correspondence, 1889-1941, primarily to Leonard Colby. Letters seek favors, employment, and letters of reference. There is also material on Colby's life, particularly his years in the military and as a Nebraska State Senator. A story about Colby purchasing a horse from U.S. Grant is included.

Image of RG1033.AM - RG1033 French, William M. DeCoursey

RG1033.AM - RG1033 French, William M. DeCoursey

The collection consists of reminiscences of William M. DeCoursey French of Omaha, Nebraska. The reminiscences describe his life as an assistant enrolling clerk in the State government in Lincoln in 1869; his efforts to have a school for the deaf built in Omaha (1869-1871); and a history of railroads being built in Nebraska in the 1860s as well as rail travel to and from Omaha. As he discusses the deaf school, French mentions various men who were instrumental in getting the school built, including David Butler, James Bonner, and Edward Rosewater. He also writes about a news item concerning the marriage between Charles Cook and Matilda Reed, which was written by James Bonner and Stanley Livings

Image of RG1124.AM - RG1124 Kellogg, William Pitt, 1830-1918

RG1124.AM - RG1124 Kellogg, William Pitt, 1830-1918

The collection consists of biographical and research materials about William Pitt Kellogg, especially his career as Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court and his removal from the position in 1864. The collection includes copies of the February 8, 1864 petition with the names of those who wanted Kellogg removed. There is also a letter from Florence S. Hellman, Library of Congress, to Louise A. Nixon, Librarian, Nebraska Legislative Council, dated June 1, 1940, in which is included references found about Kellogg at the Library of Congress.