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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 RG0881.AM - RG0881 Champe-Woodley letters

RG0881.AM - RG0881 Champe-Woodley letters

The collection consists of letters (typescripts) of Mabel Abbie Parsons Woodley which she sent to her cousin, Flavia (Waters) Champe. The letters date from January 1, 1961 to February 17, 1973, and were written from Oregon and Indiana. In the letters she describes life in the Malcolm, Nebraska, area, and Wheeler County, Nebraska. She also describes her life in Minnesota, North Dakota, Oregon and Indiana. Woodley writes about the family history and genealogy of the Parsons, Waters, Woodley and Meade families, dating back to 1868 in McHenry, Illinois. The letters discuss homesteading, tree claims, social life, religious beliefs, health, etc. Interspersed through the letters are drawings

Image of RG1083.AM - RG1083 Hendrickson, David H.

RG1083.AM - RG1083 Hendrickson, David H.

The collection consists of a letter, dated June 3, 1872, written by David H. Hendrickson of York County, Nebraska, to someone named, "Willy." The letter discusses land and produce prices, as well as how to gain land through the Homestead Law.

Image of 6063-103 - Doll Quilt Top: 9 Patch

6063-103 - Doll Quilt Top: 9 Patch

9 Patch Blocks, set on point, all print fabrics, brown/rose flower print sashing strips and border. Color: Multi, Medium to Dark