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Name Politicians -- Nebraska

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Image of RG0788.AM - RG0788 Howe, Church, 1839-1915

RG0788.AM - RG0788 Howe, Church, 1839-1915

This collection consists of manuscript material arranged in six series: 1) Correspondence, 1861-1919; 2) Letterpress Books, 1866-1896; 3) Scrapbooks, 1763-1919; 4) Consular Service Material, 1900-1909; 5) Autograph Books, ca. 1858-1899; and 6) Miscellany. This material relates to the military, political, agricultural, business, and diplomatic careers of Church Howe. Some historical information about Howe's ancestors is also provided, as is biographical information about Church Howe and his accomplishments. The Correspondence, 1861-1919, of Series One documents a number of aspects of Church Howe's life and career. Highlighted are his time in the military during the Civil War; his appoint

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 RG0886.AM - RG0886 Cheever, John H., ca. 1822-?

RG0886.AM - RG0886 Cheever, John H., ca. 1822-?

The collection consists mostly of business and political correspondence, 1859-1860, primarily relating to John Cheever. Cheever was a member of the Council of the Territory of Nebraska for the counties of Otoe, Cass, Dodge, Platte and Monroe, and a partner with James Sweet in Cheever, Sweet and Company. The collection includes copies of legislation and other governmental papers from the period as well as general business correspondence relating to Cheever, Sweet and Company. Also included are materials relating to the incorporation of the Nebraska City & Denver Express Company (Nebraska City), and the State Bank of Nebraska (Omaha).

Image of RG0894.AM - RG0894 Comstock, John Hay, 1904-1993

RG0894.AM - RG0894 Comstock, John Hay, 1904-1993

The collection consists primarily of photocopies of a scrapbook relating to the legislative career of John Hay Comstock. Comstock served as a Nebraska State Legislator (1931-1939), an assistant Attorney General, and ran for City Council in Lincoln. Included are photocopies of newspaper clippings from Lincoln and Omaha papers highlighting state legislative business; copies of roll calls; letterhead and envelopes; election/campaign literature, including literature for Donald E. Renner. There is substantial material on a 1937 bill concerning euthanasia, including clippings and letters both from Nebraska and other states in reaction to it, and a bill concerning the illumination of the State Ca

Image of RG0969.AM - RG0969 Dundy, Elmer Scipio, 1830-1896

RG0969.AM - RG0969 Dundy, Elmer Scipio, 1830-1896

The collection consists of one folder containing a memorial sketch of Judge Elmer S. Dundy and other biographical information. The sketch relates to his life in Pennsylvania and Nebraska, particularly Richardson County. Dundy was involved with the establishment of Falls City as the Richardson County seat. His legal and political life at the local, county, district, Nebraska territorial, and federal levels is stressed. Elmer Dundy is best know as the judge who presided over the trial of Standing Bear in 1879. The collection also includes a letter from Dundy to an unidentified general, dated March 23, 1876.

Image of RG1101.AM - RG1101 Huntington, Harry F., 1878-1974

RG1101.AM - RG1101 Huntington, Harry F., 1878-1974

The collection contains of a book length manuscript written by Harry F. Huntington of Longmont, Colorado. The manuscript is entitled, "William Jennings Bryan, the Man I Knew," and was written by Huntington sometime around 1955. A minister and friend of William Jennings Bryan, Huntington writes about Bryan's ancestors; his childhood life in Salem, Illinois; his education; his career as a lawyer in Lincoln, Nebraska; his political life and causes; and his religious life. Huntington gives his observations of Bryan as well as other people's impressions. The manuscript contains passages of speeches given by Bryan as well as information about the Bryans donating their house, "Fairview," to the M