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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG4519.AM:  Isaac Pollard, Jr., 1830-1917



Diary:  1861

Nehawka, Cass County, Neb.:  Farmer

Size:  1 item



BACKGROUND NOTE



Isaac Pollard, Jr., was born in Vermont, and he left for the West as a young man. After a return trip home in 1857 he set out for Nebraska with friends. They settled on the Weeping Water near a village which Pollard later re-named Nehawka. On another trip to Vermont in 1861 he found a wife and brought her back with him. He was a skilled horticulturist, and produced the first apple orchard in Nebraska.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of three typed copies of Isaac Pollard’s dairy, dated 1861. The diary relates to his journey to Vermont in 1861 and his return by way of New York, Canada, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and by steamboat down the river to Nebraska. The original diary is not in the collections of History Nebraska.



INVENTORY



Diary, 1861 [typescript, 3 copies]



 



Subject headings:



Diaries

Missouri River — Navigation

Pollard, Isaac, Jr., 1830-1917

Steamboats — Missouri River

Steam-navigation — Missouri River



 



WFS/hek/JS   08-31-1965

11-06-2009   Revised TMM/tmm