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RG3820.AM:  Sigel Matson, 1873-1956



Records:  1886-1898

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  College instructor

Size:  Two volumes



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born at Williamsburg, Iowa, on April 25, 1873, John Owen Sigel Matson spent most of his life in Lincoln, Nebraska.  He married Maude Ford on May 30, 1899, and the couple had two children.   For many years, he served as a member of the faculty and of the board of trustees of Cotner College in Lincoln.  Sigel Matson died on January 11, 1956, and he is buried in Fairview Cemetery in Lincoln, Nebraska.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of two record books.  The first volume consists of journal entries recorded by Sigel’s father, Samuel Matson.  The brief entries date from 1886 to 1889 and describe daily farm life, weather, crop information, etc., on the Matson farm near Belvidere, Thayer County, Nebraska.  The second volume, kept by Sigel Matson, includes several school reports and daily class records for several classes at Cotner College.  The entries date from 1898.  Also included are several pages of information from 1896 on plants kept in Matson’s herbarium.



INVENTORY



Volume




    1. Samuel Matson farm journal, 1886-1889

    1. Sigel Matson class record book, 1896, 1898



 



Subject headings:



Cotner College (Lincoln, Neb.)

Education — Nebraska — Lincoln

Farm life — Nebraska — Thayer County

Matson, John Owen Sigel, 1873-1956

Matson, Samuel



 



WFS/HEK/js         08-09-1965

Revised TMM      11-16-2020