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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG6173.AM:  John Hawksby, 1817-1891



Letters: 1889

Ragan, Harlan County, Nebraska:  Postmaster

Size:  One folder; five letters



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born in Ireland on November 29, 1817, John Hawksby immigrated to Canada in 1876.  He came to Harlan County, Nebraska, around 1878 to live near his sister, Catherine (Hawksby) Elliott.  John served on the school board at Ragan, Nebraska.  He also served as secretary of the Freewater Congregational Church, and as U.S. Postmaster at Ragan.  John Hawksby died on July 15, 1891.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one folder containing five letters written by John Hawksby from Ragan, Nebraska, to his nephew, Allen Elliott, who was serving in the Nebraska House of Representatives.  The letters date from January to March of 1889.  Topics covered in the letters include local news and weather, family news, issues with the mail service, and happenings in the Legislature.



INVENTORY



Letters, January-March, 1889



 



Subject headings:



Elliott, Allen, 1846-1928

Harlan County (Neb.) — History

Hawksby, John, 1817-1891

Nebraska — Politics and government

Postal service — Nebraska

Ragan (Neb.) — History



 



TMM     12-11-2020