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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG0708.AM:  James Belton, 1831-1915



Letter:  June 23, 1900

North Platte, Lincoln County, Nebraska: Pioneer; hardware merchant

Size:  One letter and one transcript



BACKGROUND NOTE



James Belton was a Lincoln County, Nebraska, pioneer; hardware merchant; county official; and mayor of North Platte (1878-1879). Belton died in San Diego, California on October 25, 1915.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consists of a letter written by James Belton to J. Amos Barrett, Nebraska State Historical Society Librarian, regarding the history of North Platte and Lincoln County, Nebraska. Also included is a typed transcript of the letter.



 



Subject headings:



Barrett, Jay Amos, 1865-1936

Belton, James, 1831-1915

Businesses

Indians of North America

Frontier and pioneer life

Lincoln County (Nebraska) — History

Locusts

North Platte (Nebraska) — History

Railroad stations

Railroads

Union Pacific Railroad



 



Revised TMM      12-17-2015