Select Page

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG3499.AM:  Amos Abbott, 1812-1889



Letters:  1874-1876

Steele City, Jefferson County, Nebraska:  Clergyman, physician

Size:  1 folder



BACKGROUND NOTE



Amos Abbott, son of Jeremiah and Eunice Abbott, was born in Wilton, New Hampshire, on June 2, 1812.  On May 12, 1834, Abbott married Anstice Wilson.  After spending many years as missionaries in India, the Abbotts settled in Steele City, Jefferson County, Nebraska.  Amos Abbott is listed there as a physician and a clergyman on the 1880 census.  Sometime after 1885 the Abbotts relocated to Ryde, Isle of Wight, England, where Amos died on April 24, 1889.  Anstice died a few months later, on July 20, 1889.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of three letters (typescript), 1874-1876, written by A. Abbott to his son-in-law, Adolphus Jacob.  Jacob was married to Abbott’s daughter, Emily, and the Jacobs lived in India, serving as missionaries.  Abbott had met Jacob in India when he, too, was a missionary.  The letters discuss life in Nebraska and particularly highlight its advantages, including health benefits, climate, economics, privacy, and good moral and physical training, especially in comparison to life in England, where Jacob was considering sending his children for education.



INVENTORY



Letters (typescripts), 1874-1876, from A. Abbott to Adolphus Jacob



 



Subject headings:



Abbott, Amos, 1812-1889

Jacob, Adolphus

Jefferson County (Nebraska)

Pioneer life — Nebraska

Steele City (Nebraska)



 



AIF         02-22-2019