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Name Seward County (Neb.) -- History

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Image of RG0749.AM - RG0749 Russell, Edwin M.

RG0749.AM - RG0749 Russell, Edwin M.

This collection consists of one letter dated May 15, 1898, written by Edwin M. Russell from Milford, Nebraska to his cousins in Kalamazoo, Michigan. In it, Russell writes about the agricultural development of Kansas and Nebraska, including the availability of timber and the production of fruit. Russell also gives his opinions on the Spanish-American War.

Image of RG0773.AM - RG0773 Farmer's Club (Seward, Neb.)

RG0773.AM - RG0773 Farmer's Club (Seward, Neb.)

This collection consists of one volume of minutes dating from 1895-1896 and 1899. The minutes record the business conducted by the Farmer's Club of Seward, Nebraska. Also included at the back of the volume is the constitution and by-laws of the club and a listing of membership. The volume also contains a few pages of a diary kept by an unidentified individual during 1905-6. The entries describe work done by and social activities participated in by this unknown scribe.

Image of RG0916.AM - RG0916 Cox, Nettie M., 1861-1892?

RG0916.AM - RG0916 Cox, Nettie M., 1861-1892?

The collection consists of a four page, handwritten essay entitled, "The First Schoolhouse of Seward County," by Nettie M. Cox. The essay is dated November 29, 1878, and gives a physical description of the first school building in Seward County.

Image of RG0972.AM - RG0972 Dunten, Winfield Scott, 1847-1928

RG0972.AM - RG0972 Dunten, Winfield Scott, 1847-1928

The collection consists of various personal papers of Winfield Scott Dunten dating from 1865-1914. Most of the materials relate to Dunten's time in Seward County, Nebraska. Included are his certificate of marriage (1885) to Clara Belle Cady; his discharge papers (1865) from the Civil War where he had served with the Indiana Cavalry; receipts of payment of dues to the fraternal group, Royal Arch Masons, Lincoln Chapter No. 6; property tax records; homestead certificate (1874); certificate of admission to practice law in the District Courts of Iowa (1871); papers concerning property purchases; and brief information about the Dunten Family.

Image of RG0962.AM - RG0962 Douglass, Stephen Ralph, 1828-1905

RG0962.AM - RG0962 Douglass, Stephen Ralph, 1828-1905

The collection contains a booklet entitled, "A History of the Life of Stephen Ralph Douglass and Jane Elizabeth Douglass." It tells of their lives in Iowa and in Otoe and Seward Counties in Nebraska. While in Seward County, Douglass was involved with loaning money and dealing in stock. He was a charter member of the First National Bank of Seward. In 1888 he and Jane were instrumental in organizing the First Congregational Society of Seward, Nebraska. The booklet also mentions the relationship between the homesteaders and Indians, particularly in Seward County. Also included in the collection is a sympathy letter from I.B. Ann, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, to Jane Douglass at the

Image of RG1006.AM - RG1006 Fouse, William H., 1860-1955

RG1006.AM - RG1006 Fouse, William H., 1860-1955

The collection consists of one letter from William H. Fouse of Belfry, Montana, to A.E. Sheldon of the Nebraska State Historical Society. In the letter Fouse describes the road ranch, Elk Horn Ranch, that his father, John E. Fouse, purchased in 1863. The ranch was located near Beaver Creek in Seward County, Nebraska. He describes the physical set-up of the ranch, and indicates precautions taken to protect the ranch from Indians and horse thieves. Fouse lists the names of his siblings and where they were living. He also mentions names of neighbors and others from Seward County, particularly around Beaver Crossing, Nebraska.

Image of RG1018.AM - RG1018 Froman, Sarah Alice (Snow), 1844-1927

RG1018.AM - RG1018 Froman, Sarah Alice (Snow), 1844-1927

The collection consists of six letters written by [Sarah] Alice Snow Froman of Seward County, Nebraska, in 1878 and 1882. The letters are written to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.V. Snow of Chester, Massachusetts. In the letters, Froman describes setting up housekeeping in Nebraska; personal finances including information regarding rent, and purchases of food, farm animals and furniture; her religious life; and farming practices. Froman often compares her life to that in the East where she was raised.