HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG1099.AM: Nellie Blanche (Slonecker) Hulshizer, 1897-1982
Papers: 1871-1916, 1947-1953
Ainsworth, Brown County, Nebraska
Size: One folder
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
The collection contains materials concerning the publication of the article, “Pioneering on the Niobrara at Meadville,” in Nebraska History, vol. 34, no. 2. Nellie B. Hulshizer of Ainsworth, Nebraska, writes about the lives of her grandfather, Merritt Mead and his wife Sarah, particularly when they were living in Thayer, Brown, and Keya Paha Counties in Nebraska from the 1870s to the early 1900s. Hulshizer writes about their family and neighbors, homesteading, weather, health, and vigilance committees. Noted was the establishment of Meadville, Nebraska, named after Merritt Mead.
The collection also includes correspondence between Hulshizer and Harry Robinson of the Nebraska State Historical Society in regards to editing the article. One letter lists names of homesteaders and land description in the Meadville vicinity along with lists of county officials for Brown County in 1883 and Keya Paha County in 1885. Included are two critical reviews of the Hulshizer manuscript by Loreine Dalton and Jack Harrington assessing whether it should be published.
ADDITIONAL OR RELATED MATERIALS
“Pioneering on the Niobrara at Meadville,” Nebraska History, vol. 34, no. 2
“Fifty Years Gospel Giving on the Frontier,” Nebraska History, vol. 10, no. 4
Photograph collection of Merritt Mead [RG2234.PH].
Brown County (Nebraska) — History
Community life — Nebraska
Criminal justice, Administration of — Nebraska
Dalton, Loreine A. (Hempel), 1888-1972
Domestic life — Nebraska
Frontier and pioneer life — Nebraska
Hulshizer, Nellie Blanche (Slonecker), 1897-1982
Keya Paha County (Nebraska) — History
Mead, Merritt Isaac, 1847-1905
Mead, Sarah Wight, 1848-1929
Meadville (Nebraska) — History
Post offices — Nebraska
Robinson, Harry B.
Schools — Nebraska — Keya Paha County
Skinner, Morris F., 1906-1989
Slonecker, Blanche (Mead), 1871-1940
Slonecker, William, 1862-1933
Thayer County (Nebraska) — History
Vigilance committees — Nebraska
Revised TMM 04-30-2008