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Name Nebraska City (Neb.) -- History

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Image of RG0707.AM - RG0707 Dunn, William, 1842-1919

RG0707.AM - RG0707 Dunn, William, 1842-1919

This collection consists of one item, a diary from 1865 entitled, "An account of a trip from Nebraska City to Denver with the Ingham and Christy train in the spring of 1865." This typescript of William Dunn's diary records the difficulties faced by traveling in midwinter, including muddy, mushy, or frozen roads; ice-caked stream crossings; blizzard conditions; and exhaustion from being "too cold to sleep." Biographical information on Dunn from published sources is also provided.

Image of RG0842.AM - RG0842 Campbell, John R., 1852-1942

RG0842.AM - RG0842 Campbell, John R., 1852-1942

The collection consists of two letters and two short manuscript drafts relating to the Campbell family settling in Nebraska in the 1860s. The two letters from 1908 are written to C.S. Paine of the Nebraska State Historical Society from Peter Campbell and John R. Campbell. The manuscript drafts describe the family's journey from Scotland, a brief stay in Nebraska City, Nebraska, and homesteading in Hall County, Nebraska. Included in the manuscripts is information on an Indian raid in which members of the Campbell family were abducted.

Image of RG1013.AM - RG1013 Morton, Julius Sterling, 1832-1902

RG1013.AM - RG1013 Morton, Julius Sterling, 1832-1902

This collection consists of original papers, microfilm, and oversized scrapbooks relating to the life and activities of Julius Sterling Morton, including materials relating to his early education; family history; political, agricultural and business activities; and to his writing, research, and publishing career. Also present are papers relating to Arbor Lodge and Arbor Day. The collection is arranged in two Subgroups comprising a total of twenty-one Series: SUBGROUP 1: MICROFILMED RECORDS SERIES 1: Incoming Correspondence, 1849-1902 SERIES 2: Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence, 1850-1902 SERIES 3: Outgoing Correspondence, Bound Letterpress books, 1874-1902 SERIES 4: Farm

Image of RG1022.AM - RG1022 Gant Family

RG1022.AM - RG1022 Gant Family

The collection contains loose pages from an account book relating to the medical practice of Spencer Louis Gant, physician in Nebraska City, Nebraska. The account pages date from 1868-1895 and include patients' names, procedures done, and costs. Most of the information is very general in nature such as, "visit and medicine....$3.00," although a few more specific procedures, such as "tooth extraction," are listed. A few of the pages show that Dr. Gant accepted livestock, hay, etc. as payment. Several pieces of correspondence written to Gant's daughter, Eugenia Kate Houser (Mrs. William Houser), Nebraska City, by her daughter Fannie Douglas of Portland, Oregon, are also included in the colle

Image of RG1047.AM - RG1047 Olson, James Clifton, 1917-2005

RG1047.AM - RG1047 Olson, James Clifton, 1917-2005

This collection consists of manuscript material and index files arranged in two Subgroups. Subgroup 1: Writings; and Subgroup 2: Correspondence and Subject Files. These materials related to James Olson's time with the Nebraska State Historical Society as well as the University of Nebraska. The materials in Subgroup 1 are further divided into series which relate to the publication of <em>Red Cloud and the Sioux Problem</em>, <em>J. Sterling Morton</em>, the <em>History of Nebraska</em> and to various other writings, including articles, book reviews and speeches. Included are correspondence, research notes, and drafts of the manuscripts. Subgroup 2 consists of correspondence and subje

Image of RG1096.AM - RG1096 Hotze, William Herman, 1872-1962

RG1096.AM - RG1096 Hotze, William Herman, 1872-1962

The collection consists of two copies of "Into Pawnee Buffalo Land" by William H. Hotze, 1957. The manuscript relates primarily to settlement and pioneer life in southwestern Nebraska, focusing on Red Willow County, and particularly Indianola, Nebraska. Hotze's manuscript combines personal reminiscences and research to describe both everyday life and notable events in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Topics covered include agriculture and gardening, weather and natural disasters, domestic life, education, politics, Native Americans, overland travel, and holiday celebrations. The manuscript also includes information about various families and individuals who settled in the area and a few po

Image of RG1109.AM - RG1109 Irwin, John, 1805-1893

RG1109.AM - RG1109 Irwin, John, 1805-1893

The collection contains primarily land transaction records for John Irwin of Otoe County, Nebraska. The land covered by the collection was bought and sold in Lancaster, Otoe, and Douglas Counties in the late 1850s to early 1860s. One letter, dated April 13, 1869, is written by Thomas P. Kennard to Irwin concerning the sale of 80 acres of land in Lincoln, Nebraska. Another letter, dated March 11, 1893, is written to Elijah D. Marnell from J. Sterling Morton from the Department of Agriculture in Washington DC concerning the employment of Sadie Hawley in Nebraska City, Nebraska.

Image of RG1137.AM - RG1137 Kingman, Hattie

RG1137.AM - RG1137 Kingman, Hattie

The collection consists of one letter, dated March 30, 1863, written by Hattie A. Kingman (Nebraska City, Nebraska), to an aunt and uncle. Kingman comments on her father's health; her feelings about the Civil War and its impact on her life and the lives of others; her being a school teacher; her political views (particularly about "Copperheads"); and about prices of dry goods.