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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG5530.AM:  Carl A. Bemis, 1861-1938



Correspondence:  1929-1936

Seward, Seward County, Nebraska:  Engineer, attorney and abstractor

Size:  One folder



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born at Cavendish, Vermont, in 1861, Carl A. Bemis came to Nebraska with his parents in 1877.  He married Phoebe Schaaf at David City, Nebraska, on January 12, 1905.  Bemis was a well-respected member of the Seward community, working as an engineer, attorney and abstractor.  He served as the Seward County surveyor from 1903 to 1910 and again from 1918 to 1923.  Bemis also served on the county board of supervisors from 1923 to 1926.  Carl A. Bemis died at Seward, Nebraska, on March 26, 1938.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one folder containing photocopies of nine letters written by Carl A. Bemis at Seward, Nebraska.  The letters date from 1929 to 1936, and touch on various topics including family and friends, Nebraska politics, the Great Depression and Dust Bowl, and current events.  Bemis also mentions the Lindbergh kidnapping.



INVENTORY



Carl. A. Bemis letters, 1929-1936



 



Subject headings:



Bemis, Carl A., 1861-1938

Depressions — 1929 — Great Plains

Lindberg, Charles Augustus — 1930-1932 — Kidnapping, 1932

Nebraska — Politics and government

Seward (Neb.) — History

Seward County (Neb.)



 



Revised TMM      02-12-2021