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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG2992.AM:  Edgar C. Reynolds, 1833-1919



Diaries:  1852-1865

Tecumseh, Johnson County, Nebraska

Size:  Three diaries on one reel of microfilm and one folder



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born in Ohio in 1833, Edgar Reynolds moved with his family to Iowa.  Reynolds left Iowa in 1852 and traveled to California.  He returned from California in 1865.  Reynolds married Electa Foote in 1866, and by 1870, the couple was farming in Nemaha County, Nebraska.  By 1880, the couple had moved to Johnson County.  Reynolds continued to farm in Johnson County, and by 1910, the couple had moved into Tecumseh.  Edgar Reynolds died in Tecumseh, Nebraska, on February 24, 1919.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one reel of microfilm containing three diaries dating from 1852-1865.  The diaries relate to Reynolds’ overland journey to California from Iowa and his return.  Also included is a partial transcript (not on microfilm).



Note:  History Nebraska does not hold the original diaries.



(Acc. 1957; and 1999.0084)



INVENTORY



Reel 1



Diary, 1852

Diary, 1857-1865

Diary, 1864-1865



Folder



Partial diary transcript



 



Subject headings:



Diaries

Overland journeys

Reynolds, Edgar C., 1833-1919



 



KFK                        02-23-1999

Revised TMM      10-15-2020