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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG4522.AM:  Frisby Leonard Rasp, 1872-1948



Correspondence:  1888

Gresham, Polk County, Neb.:  Farmer

Size:  2 folders



BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE



Frisby Leonard Rasp was the eldest son of John and Lavina Rasp who were farmers in Polk County, Nebraska. He was born February 2, 1872. In May of 1888, 16 year old Rasp enrolled in the general business course at the Omaha Business College. He later returned to the farm and married Alice Jones on August 8, 1900. The couple had seven children. Frisby Rasp lived all his life near Gresham, Nebraska. He died on March 18, 1948.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of two folders of correspondence to and from Frisby Rasp dating from 1888. The letters which form the bulk of this collection were exchanged by Frisby Rasp and his parents while Rasp was a student at the Omaha Business College in 1888. They relate to his impressions of life in Omaha as seen by a rural youth who was visiting the city for the first time. Interesting descriptions of people, business and manufacturing activities, and celebrations are found throughout the letters. The letters Frisby Rasp received from his family report activities on the farm and social life in the Gresham, Nebraska, area.



Note:  See the article, “So Different from Country Life: The 1888 Omaha Letters of Frisby L. Rasp,” Nebraska History, vol. 71, no. 2, pp. 85-96.



DESCRIPTION



Folder




  1. Letters, Frisby Rasp to parents, 1888

  2. Letters, Rasp Family to Frisby Rasp, 1888



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Farm life — Nebraska — Polk County

Gresham (Neb.) — History

Omaha (Neb.) — History

Polk County (Neb.) — History

Rasp, Frisby Leonard, 1872-1948

Rasp family



 



JEP/ct   07-17-1975

Encoded TMM   03-17-2011