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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG0948.AM:  Amos Edwin Donnell, 1859-1921



Letters:  1884-1888, 1959-1960

Sherman County, Nebraska:  Homesteader

Size:  One folder



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection contains the edited letters written by Amos Edwin Donnell and his wife, Ettie, of Sherman County, Nebraska, to their family in Missouri. The letters date from 1884-1888 and in them Donnell describes his life as a homesteader; of finding a wife; financial matters; and the railroad coming to Loup City, Nebraska. There are also letters (1959-1960) written by Charles Wilkerson, Donald Danker, W.D. Aeschbacher, Max Wall, and Meroe Owens discussing additional Donnell family history, including some land record information along with suggestions on editing the letters for publication. A newspaper clipping tribute to Donnell, who died October 14, 1921, is also included.



ADDITIONAL OR RELATED MATERIALS



See the photo component [RG0948.PH] for related images.



Wilkerson, Charles J., “The Letters of Ed Donnell, Nebraska Pioneer,” Nebraska History, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 123-151.



 



Subject headings:



Aeschbacher, William Driver, 1919-1998

Arcadia (Nebraska) — History

Balsora (Nebraska) — History

Danker, Donald Floyd, 1922-2005

Domestic life and customs

Donnell Family

Donnell, Amos Edwin, 1859-1921

Donnell, Charles I., 1866-1950

Donnell, Lee Etta (Terhune), 1867-1919

Frontier and pioneer life — Nebraska — Sherman County

Homesteading

Long, Charles

Loup City (Nebraska) — History

Owens, Meroe Jaynes, 1889-1961

Sherman County (Nebraska) — History

Wall, Max

Wilkerson, Charles J., 1906-1979



 



Revised TMM       05-13-2008