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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG3885.AM:  Julia (Alves) Baptist, ca. 1857-1914



Correspondence:  1885-1888

Holdrege, Phelps County, Nebraska

Size:  One folder



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born in Illinois around 1857, Julia Alves married Samuel Baptist in Scott County, Illinois, on July 28, 1876.  By 1885, the couple was living with their three and farming in Phelps County, Nebraska.  By 1900, the Baptist family had returned to Illinois.  Samuel Baptist died in 1907.  Julia Baptist died at Jacksonville, Illinois, in February of 1914.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one folder containing letters written by Julia Baptist to her sister, Lizzie.  The letters date from 1885-1888.  The letters describe pioneer life on the Nebraska frontier during the 1880’s, including day-to-day life, the surroundings, personal matters and the weather.



INVENTORY



Correspondence, 1885-1888



 



Subject headings:



Baptist, Julia (Alves), 1857-1914

Baptist family

Frontier and pioneer life — Nebraska — Phelps County

Phelps County (Neb.) — History



 



WFS/DB/js            08-16-1965

Revised TMM      11-17-2020