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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG0970.AM:  Arabella Jane (Dunn) James, 1906-2003



Correspondence:  1926

Blaine County, Nebraska:  

Size:  One folder



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of correspondence written to Belle Dunn in 1926 regarding the history of Blaine County, Nebraska. The letters contain reminiscences of settlement in the area, mostly describing events from the 1880s. Early settlers, the organization of towns, weather phenomena, postal service, schools, and homes are among the topics discussed.



The photo component [RG0970.PH] consists of photographic prints and negatives, 1887-1902, and undated. The photographs relate to the early history of Blaine County and Purdum, Nebraska. Included are photographs of area settlers, children in front of a sod schoolhouse, and Purdum’s post office and bank. Two photographs related to hunting and trapping are also included.



INVENTORY



Letters regarding the history of Blaine County, Nebraska



 



Subject headings:



Ackerman, J.G. (Mrs.)

Blaine County (Nebraska) — History

Blizzards

Brewster (Nebraska) — History

Cox, Homer W., 1879-1964

Coyotes

Dugout houses

Dunning (Nebraska) — History

Education — Nebraska

Field, Floyd H., 1851-1944

Frontier and pioneer life — Nebraska

Grassland fires

Greenland, Mary A. (Harvey), 1865-1938

James, Arabella Jane (Dunn), 1906-2003

Johnson, Grace (Purdum), 1876-1933

Manderville, John

Norris, Dan Clifford, 1864-1943

Oldham, Ruth E., 1850-1926

Oldham Family

Pioneers — Nebraska — Blaine County

Postal service — Nebraska

Post offices — Nebraska

Purdum, George F.

Purdum (Nebraska) — History

Ranches — Nebraska

Ranch life — Nebraska

Riggs, Edwin Harvey, 1859-1935

Sod buildings

Wolcott, Marion



 



Revised TMM   07-22-2009; 10-20-2016