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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG1402.AM:  Lewis Slama, 1873-1958



Letter: 1909

Humboldt, Richardson County, Nebraska:  Automobile dealer; jeweler

Size:  One letter



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born in Bohemia in 1873, Lewis Slama immigrated to the United States and arrived in Humboldt, Richardson County, Nebraska, in 1894.  Slama owned a jewelry store and then an automobile dealership.  He married Emma Karas at Pawnee City, Nebraska, on September 12, 1899.  Lewis Slama died on April 1, 1958.  Emma Slama died on August 8, 1970.  Both are buried in the Bohemian Cemetery in Richardson County, Nebraska.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one item, a letter written by Lewis Slama, Humboldt, Nebraska, to C.C. Nemechek, Abilene, Kansas.  The letter, dated January 15, 1909, discusses Slama’s recent work buying, selling and fixing automobiles.  He mentions several different models that he had recently purchased, sold or worked on.  He also mentions wanting to sell his jewelry business and expand his automobile business.



INVENTORY



Letter, January 15, 1909



 



Subject headings:



Automobile dealers — Nebraska — Richardson County

Automobile industry and trade — Nebraska — Richardson County

Automobiles

Humboldt (Nebraska) — History

Richardson County (Nebraska) — History

Slama, Lewis, 1873-1958



 



Revised TMM      11-20-2019