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Name Washington County (Neb.) -- History

Associated Records

Image of RG0766.AM - RG0766 Washington County (Neb.) Time Capsule

RG0766.AM - RG0766 Washington County (Neb.) Time Capsule

This collection is arranged in one series: 1) Time Capsule, 1889. Included are photocopies of documents found in the Washington County Time Capsule on June 18, 1989 when the contents were retrieved from the courthouse cornerstone. Among the 100-year old items were histories and membership lists of various church, fraternal, social, and ethic organizations found in Washington County in 1889; lists of county officials in 1889 and probate judges during 1855-1889; and an invitation and program for the laying of the corner stone, as well as the oratory given by Lorenzo Crounse at the ceremony.

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 RG0926.AM - RG0926 Cuming City Cemetery Association (Cuming City, Neb.)

RG0926.AM - RG0926 Cuming City Cemetery Association (Cuming City, Neb.)

The collection consists of one folder containing photocopies of documents relating to the Cuming City Cemetery Association. The copies include articles of incorporation; a cash book containing names and lot numbers, financial records and minutes for some of the association meetings; clippings about the restoration of the cemetery in 1963; and legal papers relating to the transfer of Cuming City Cemetery land to The Nature Conservancy in 1975-1978. Also included is a brief history of the founding of Cuming City, and a family history of the Lewis Kline family.

Image of RG1074.AM - RG1074 Woods, William Henry, 1839-1927

RG1074.AM - RG1074 Woods, William Henry, 1839-1927

This collection consists of ten manuscript boxes of material consisting mainly of information accumulated by William Henry Woods for his newspaper column, "Pioneer Days." Also included are various materials relating to people and events around Washington County. There is a great deal of information in letters and clippings concerned with the history and location of Fort Atkinson. Correspondents include: Jacob Adriance, 1919; Robert J. Burdette, 1902, 1905, 1913; Lorenzo Crounse, 1906; Eugene Fontanelle, 1915, 1918-1919; Robert W. Furnas, 1902; John Goss, 1905-1906, 1909; Gilbert M. Hitchcock, 1903, 1910-1911; Robert R. Latta, 1919; Charles S. Lobingier, 1902-1905; Nellie Magee, 1913; Sam

Image of RG2642.AM - RG2642 Abbott, Luther Jewett, 1831-1900

RG2642.AM - RG2642 Abbott, Luther Jewett, 1831-1900

This collection of the papers of Dr. Luther Jewett Abbott, contained in one box, is arranged in five series: 1) Correspondence, 1861-1895; 2) Legislative Papers, 1867; 3) Clippings, 1867-1896; 4) Miscellany, 1850-1889; and 5) Abbott Family Material, 1890-1940. The collection includes a file of correspondence containing letters from Dr. Abbott's parents as well as one letter from Robert W. Furnas, October 23, 1870. In Series 2 are petitions sent by citizens of Washington County, Nebraska, to the Territorial Legislature in 1867 regarding a proposal by Dodge County to annex the western portion of Washington County. There are also sets of speeches made by Abbott as a State Legislator in 1867.

Image of RG3801.AM - RG3801 Adriance, Jacob, 1835-1921

RG3801.AM - RG3801 Adriance, Jacob, 1835-1921

This collection consists of one folder containing correspondence, 1911-1914, and a biography. The material in this collection relates to the reminiscences of Rev. Adriance's early days as a circuit rider in Nebraska in 1857.