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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG1293.AM:  Nahum Luther Packard, 1851-1943



Letter:  1905

Size:  One item



BACKGROUND NOTE



Nahum Luther Packard was born in Massachusetts on December 31, 1851.  According to census records, Packard was working as a school teacher in Spring Green, Wisconsin, in 1870.  By 1900 Packard was married to Mary Luella Williams and serving as a congregational minister in Iowa.  The couple had four children, Jessie, Alice, Helen and Lawrence.  By 1910 the Packards had moved to Lincoln, Nebraska.  In 1920 the Packards lived in Wahoo, Nebraska.  The 1930 census shows that Nahum Luther Packard and his wife had moved to California.  Nahum Luther Packard died at Kern, California, on May 29, 1943.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consists of one item, an eight page letter written by Nahum Luther Packard of Palisade, Nebraska, to Professor J.H. Terry, Madison, Wisconsin.  Dated April 11, 1905, the letter describes various experiences of Packard in Nebraska, as well as information about his children.  Some of the subjects discussed include agricultural practices, education and missionary work.



INVENTORY



Letter, April 11, 1905



 



Subject headings:



Agriculture — Nebraska

Clergy — Nebraska

Education — Nebraska

Missionaries — Nebraska

Packard, Nahum Luther, 1851-1943

Religion — Nebraska



 



Revised TMM      03-28-2018