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Name Reminiscences

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Image of RG0873.AM - RG0873 Davenport, John S., 1826-1902

RG0873.AM - RG0873 Davenport, John S., 1826-1902

The collection consists of a letter written by John S. Davenport of Hubbell, Nebraska, November 22, 1897 to Jay Amos Barrett. The letter provides Davenport family history/genealogy and describes the family's involvement in the early Mormon church and its move west, including the winter of 1846 in Florence, Nebraska. Also included is a typed transcription of the letter.

Image of RG1065.AM - RG1065 Harris, William M. and Laura (Hughes)

RG1065.AM - RG1065 Harris, William M. and Laura (Hughes)

The collection contains a diary kept by Laura and William Harris on their trip from Illinois to South Dakota (via Iowa and Minnesota) from August 19, 1889 to October 2, 1889. Another manuscript entitled, "Illinois to Nebraska by Covered Wagon, 1889," recorded by L. Mildred Harris, contains reminiscences by William and Laura Harris. It includes their observations about South Dakota and North Dakota becoming states that year. They also mention raising mules. Included are copies of maps marking their route. They eventually settled near Central City, Nebraska. One final item is an account by William Harris of an experience he had with Indians while he was living in Kansas in 1884 or 1885.

Image of RG1080.AM - RG1080 Miles, Floyd, 1904-1989

RG1080.AM - RG1080 Miles, Floyd, 1904-1989

This reminiscence, written by Floyd Miles in 1980, is an autobiographical account of his youth. Miles describes the circumstances which forced his widowed father to place his children at the Child Saving Institute of Omaha and into foster homes. Miles also recounts the abusive treatment he received in one family and the financially poor, but loving, home provided by his permanent foster parents, Malon and Eva Wolford.

Image of RG1091.AM - RG1091 Hitchman, Robert W., 1910-2002

RG1091.AM - RG1091 Hitchman, Robert W., 1910-2002

The collection consists of a reminiscence written by Robert Hitchman of his childhood and teen years in Weeping Water, Cass County, Nebraska, during the 1920s. He discusses numerous topics including family, childhood pranks, playing high school football, other high school extracurricular activities, winter sports, politics, weather, threshing, and working for the railroad as a teen.

Image of RG1093.AM - RG1093 Hollebaugh, Charles Clifford, 1862-1943

RG1093.AM - RG1093 Hollebaugh, Charles Clifford, 1862-1943

This collection consists of four items including a handwritten biography about Pericles written by Charles C. Hollebaugh; a reminiscence about life in Rulo, Nebraska (including the setting up of the town), and White Cloud, Kansas, from 1866-1876, by Charles Hollebaugh; an essay on mortality and the intertwining of the past and the future by J.V. Hollebaugh (Charles' father); and a newspaper clipping from the <em>Kansas City Journal</em>, May 7, 1911, by Charles Hollebaugh. The article is entitled, "When Hoppers Came to Kansas," and describes the grasshopper plague of 1873-1875.

Image of RG1123.AM - RG1123 Kelley, Michael, 1854-

RG1123.AM - RG1123 Kelley, Michael, 1854-

This collection consists of an account, written in March of 1936, of freighting experiences of M. Kelley in the 1880s and during the Black Hills Gold Rush of 1876. Meetings with General Custer and outlaw "Persimmon Bill" are described.