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RG3472.AM:  Gere Family



Papers:  1819-1954

Size:  19 boxes; 9.5 cu.ft.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The Gere family collection consists of approximately 5,400 items arranged in eight series: (1) correspondence, 1819-1954; (2) Willa Cather correspondence, 1891-1945 and undated (also on microfilm); (3) undated correspondence; (4) miscellaneous papers; (5) diaries, journals (generally undated and unsigned), biographies, bibliographies, and genealogies; (6) printed matter and clippings, certificates; (7) miscellaneous books, programs, and post cards.



Correspondents include: William Jennings Bryan (1904), David Butler (1869-1870), James H. Garfield (1904-1909), Clement Chase (1884), James W. Haverstick (1864-1869), P. W. Hitchcock (1874), G. H. Holcomb (1860-1861), O. H. Irish (1867-1869), Charles F. Manderson (1889), David H. Mercer (1902-1904), George W. Norris (1923), O. Paddock (1875-1891), Alvin Saunders (1872), W. C. Seacrest (1917), O. S. Stewart (1867-1868), John Taffe (1870-1871), John M. Thayer (1870-1877).



The Gere collection contains a great variety of material including: the Cather letters; a series of letters from Charles Henry Gere to Miss Mariel Clapham concerning the 1871 impeachment of Governor Butler; letters from Pvt. Ozro L. Woods, A.E.F., 1917, telling his experiences during W.W.I.; and a series of diaries and journals, one of which gives an account of flood and sickness at Table Rock, Nebraska Territory. Also Civil War diaries. The most prominent member of the Gere family, Charles Henry Gere, was a political figure, scholar, and founder of the Nebraska State Journal.



Note:  See the photo component [RG3472.PH] for related images. See the Nebraska History index for articles about various Gere family members. See the Library Catalog for a speech by Charles H. Gere [978.265 G31p].



INVENTORY



Series 1 – Correspondence



Box 1

Folder




  1. 1819

  2. 1825

  3. 1830

  4. 1837; 1839

  5. 1841; 1844

  6. 1846

  7. 1848

  8. 1850

  9. 1851

  10. 1852

  11. 1855

  12. 1856

  13. 1857

  14. 1858

  15. 1859

  16. 1860

  17. 1861

  18. 1862

  19. 1863

  20. 1864



Box 2

Folder




  1. 1865

  2. 1866

  3. 1867

  4. 1868

  5. 1869

  6. 1869

  7. 1869



Box 3

Folder




  1. 1870

  2. 1870

  3. 1871

  4. 1871

  5. 1871



Box 4

Folder




  1. 1872

  2. 1873

  3. 1874

  4. 1875

  5. 1876

  6. 1877

  7. 1878

  8. 1879

  9. 1880

  10. 1882

  11. 1881

  12. 1883

  13. 1884

  14. 1885

  15. 1886

  16. 1887

  17. 1888

  18. 1889



Box 5

Folder




  1. 1890

  2. 1891

  3. 1892

  4. 1893

  5. 1894

  6. 1895

  7. 1896

  8. 1897

  9. 1898

  10. 1899

  11. 1900

  12. 1901

  13. 1902

  14. 1903

  15. 1904



Box 6

Folder




  1. 1904

  2. 1905

  3. 1906

  4. 1907

  5. 1908

  6. 1909



Box 7

Folder




  1. 1910

  2. 1911

  3. 1912

  4. 1913

  5. 1914

  6. 1915

  7. 1916

  8. 1917

  9. 1918

  10. 1919



Box 8

Folder




  1. 1920

  2. 1921

  3. 1922

  4. 1923

  5. 1924

  6. 1925-1926

  7. 1927

  8. 1928

  9. 1929

  10. 1930

  11. 1931

  12. 1932

  13. 1933

  14. 1934

  15. 1935

  16. 1936

  17. 1937

  18. 1938

  19. 1939

  20. 1942

  21. 1940-1941

  22. 1943

  23. 1944

  24. 1945

  25. 1946

  26. 1947

  27. 1951-1954



Series 2 – Cather Correspondence & Undated Essay, “Dogs”



Box 9

Folder




  1. Essay on Dogs; 1891-1893 Correspondence

  2. 1894-1896

  3. 1901-1945 & Undated

  4. 1897-1899

  5. Misc. Letters

  6. Photocopies, 1891-1897

  7. Photocopies, 1898-1945 & undated

  8. Willa Cather to Mariel Gere



Series 3 – Undated Correspondence



Box 10   Undated General Correspondence



Series 4 – Miscellaneous Papers



Box 11   Miscellaneous General Correspondence



Box 12

Folder




  1. Miscellaneous General Correspondence

  2. Misc. Calling Cards

  3. Miscellaneous General Correspondence, Undated



Series 5 – Diaries, Journals, Biographies, Genealogies, etc.



Box 13

Folder




  1. Diary of Julia Marie Gere 1857 Trip from NY to NE Settlement at Table Rock

  2. Mrs Hannah Jane Gere Describes the Journey from Binghamton to NE 1857

  3. Obituaries C.H. Gere

  4. Mrs. Juliana Delay Gere, Account of Trip from Gainesville, (Wyoming County), New York to Maryland 1838

  5. Diary H.G. Gere 1830 at. Back – Account of Table Rock, NE 1857

  6. March-November 1856 Diary

  7. Diary C.H. Gere at Oxford 1857

  8. Diary 1857, 1858 Mrs HN Gere Table Rock, NE

  9. Portions of two Diaries Undated, Unsigned

  10. Diary H.N. Gere 1858 & 1859

  11. Diary Undated & Unsigned

  12. Account of a Stay in a Union Army Hospital

  13. Biographies C.H. Gere and Bibliography

  14. Diary 186?

  15. Shorthand Journal C.H. Gere 1860

  16. C.H. Gere 1863 Diary

  17. Letter Dated 1896 Sketching Supposed Genealogy

  18. Family Record – Births & Deaths

  19. Family Histories and Genealogies

  20. Gere Family Genealogy



Series 6 – Printed Material



Box 14

Folder




  1. Printed Matter

  2. Moscow Daily News, 1934

  3. Nebraska State Journal, 14 August 1945

  4. Germany, Nuremburg, 1934



Box 15

Folder




  1. Certificates, etc.



Series 7 – Miscellany



Box 16

Folder




  1. Play Books, Theatre Magazines

  2. Opera Programs



Box 17

Folder




  1. Trans-Mississippi Exposition Invitation, 1898

  2. Miscellaneous

  3. Purchases & Sales Record Updates

  4. Chemistry Notes

  5. School Material

  6. Misc. Lists of Callers, 1898

  7. Square Dance Figures

  8. Misc. School Notes



Box 18

Folder




  1. Post Card Folders

  2. Post Card Album



Box 19

Folder




  1. Receipts



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Butler, David, 1829-1891

Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925

Cather, Willa Sibert, 1875-1947

Chase, Clement

Dawes, James William, 1845-1918

Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958

Furnas, Robert Wilkinson, 1824-1905

Gere, Charles Henry, 1838-1904

Gere, Mariel

Gere family

Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872

Hitchcock, Phineas Warrener, 1831-1881

Irish, Orsamus H., 1831-1883

Manderson, Charles Frederick, 1832-1911

Mercer, David Henry, 1857-1919

Nebraska State Journal

Norris, George William, 1861-1944 Saunders, Alvin, 1817-1899

Table Rock (Neb.) — History

Taffe, John, 1827-1884

Thayer, John Milton, 1820-1906

United States — History — Civil War, 1861-1865 — Personal narratives

World War, 1914-1918



 



Encoded TMM   04-07-2010