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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG4049.AM:  Samuel R. Hall, 1854-1925



Papers:  1871-1925

Havelock, Lancaster County, Neb.:  Farmer

Size:  0.75 cu.ft.; 1 box



BACKGROUND NOTE



Samuel R. Hall was born in England on August 6, 1854. Apparently, he emigrated to the United States with his parents shortly after and spent his youth in Gilman, Illinois. On May 3, 1875, Hall purchased eighty acres of land located in Stevens’ Creek Precinct, Lancaster County, Nebraska, from the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad. On March 12, 1882, Samuel Hall was married in Illinois to Sarah McKinney. Three daughters were born to the Halls at their home in Stevens’ Creek Precinct, east of Havelock. The family moved into Havelock in 1910. Sarah died there in 1918. Samuel apparently remarried and died there on December 17, 1925.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE


This collection consists of one box of manuscript material arranged in three series: 1) Account Book, 1885-1908; 2) Diaries, 1871-1908; and 3) Miscellany. This material relates to the crops and livestock produced by Samuel R. Hall on his farm located near Prairie Home, east of Havelock. The account book, 1885-1908, of Series 1 provides a history of transactions for each product raised and sold. Included are Hall’s records for crops of wheat, oats, rye, hay, and seed; livestock of hogs, cattle, horses, and mules; and dairy, garden, and fruit products. Information on amount produced and sold and the amount realized is given for each year. Additional figures on receipts and expenditures are also provided.

Series 2 consists of forty-nine volumes of diaries kept by Samuel Hall from 1871 to 1925. Hall’s extremely brief entries list his daily farm tasks, some social activities and weather conditions. Most of these volumes also include a cash account record of items or services bought and sold by Hall. The miscellany of Series 3 includes certificates, cards, and two memorandum books.



DESCRIPTION



Series 1 – Account Book, 1885-1908


Box 1

Volume

  1. 1885-1908



Series 2 – Diaries, 1871-1925




  1. 1871-1874

  2. 1873

  3. 1874-1876

  4. 1877

  5. 1879-1880

  6. 1882

  7. 1883

  8. 1884

  9. 1885

  10. 1886

  11. 1887

  12. 1888

  13. 1889

  14. 1890

  15. 1891

  16. 1892

  17. 1893

  18. 1894

  19. 1895

  20. 1896

  21. 1897

  22. 1898

  23. 1899

  24. 1900

  25. 1901

  26. 1902

  27. 1903

  28. 1904

  29. 1905

  30. 1906

  31. 1907

  32. 1908

  33. 1909

  34. 1910

  35. 1912

  36. 1913

  37. 1914

  38. 1915

  39. 1916

  40. 1917

  41. 1918

  42. 1919

  43. 1920

  44. 1921

  45. 1922

  46. 1923

  47. 1924

  48. 1925

  49. 1925



Series 3 – Miscellany


Folder


  1. Certificates, Cards and Memorandum Books



 


ADDED ENTRIES:

Agricultural laborers — Nebraska — Lancaster County

Agriculture — Economic aspects

Agriculture — Nebraska — Lancaster County

Diaries

Hall, Samuel R., 1854-1925

Lancaster County (Neb.) — History



 



AIP/pmc   04-23-1987

Encoded TMM   04-19-2010