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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG4036.AM:  Stoddard Family



Papers: 1849-2018, n.d.

Brock and Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska:  Farmers

Size:  4.25 cu.ft.; 5 boxes



BACKGROUND NOTE



Collins DeWayne Stoddard was born near Copenhagen, New York on September 9, 1843.  He moved to Nebraska in the 1860s where he taught elementary school and eventually opened a store in DeWitt, Nebraska.  On October 22, 1871, he married Katherine Dunn.  They had three children, Mattie May, born May 2, 1873; John Francis, born April 10, 1876; and Charles Thomas, born in January of 1879.  Katherine Dunn Stoddard died on January 26, 1887, leaving Collins to raise three children.



In July of 1887, Collins started writing to Nella Aldrich, whom he had known previously.  Collins and Nella were married on October 6, 1887.  After the store in DeWitt failed, they received 50 acres of land from Nella’s father, Benton Aldrich.  They built a house and started farming.  Collins and Nella had three more children including Lois, born in 1888; Wayne, born in 1893; and Hugh, born in 1898.



Collins DeWayne Stoddard died at Auburn, Nebraska on January 13, 1901.  Nella Aldrich Stoddard died on December 24, 1938.  Lois Stoddard died on July 15, 1942.  Wayne Stoddard died on August 4, 1976.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This first two boxes of the collection consist almost entirely of financial records kept by various members of the Stoddard Family of Nemaha County, Nebraska.  The majority of the collection consists of various account books (farm, personal, etc.) dating from 1886-1965.  Also included with the account books are income tax statements and various receipts dating from 1909-1941, as well as the typescript diary of Lois Stoddard (1888-1942) edited by Robert Stoddard in July of 2006, and a folder of correspondence to John Irwin from Hugh Stoddard and others regarding Irwin’s research into the Aldrich and Stoddard families.  Additional materials were added in 2019.  These materials are unprocessed, but an inventory is available.



Note:  The photograph component of this collection [RG4036.PH] consists of various prints and negatives of Stoddard family members as well as a few relating to Benton Aldrich and the Aldrich Family.  Also included are images of the Clifton School and various other sites in Nemaha County.  Additional materials relating to the Aldrich Family may be found in the Benton Aldrich collection [RG3264].  Several publications by Hugh Stoddard are located in the Library collections.



INVENTORY



Box 1

Folder




  1. 1886-1887, personal account, Nella Aldrich

  2. 1887-1888, ledger book

  3. 1905-1914, account book

  4. 1905-1911, account between Benton Aldrich and Nella Stoddard

  5. 1908, account book, Nella Stoddard

  6. 1909, account book, Lois Stoddard

  7. 1914-1942, account book

  8. 1915-1923, account book

  9. 1916-1917, farm account, Wayne Stoddard

  10. 1917-1918, farm account

  11. 1918-1922, farm account books

  12. 1921-1931, personal account, Lois Stoddard

  13. 1923-1926, personal account, Nella Stoddard

  14. 1924-1932, account book

  15. 1925-1928, account book

  16. 1927-1930, account book

  17. 1930-1933, farm account, Hugh Stoddard

  18. 1931-1934, poultry account

  19. 1931-1941, garden/planting record

  20. 1931-1941, automobile record, Lois Stoddard

  21. 1932-1940, personal account, Lois Stoddard

  22. 1933-1935, account book

  23. 1933-1941, farm account

  24. 1933-1942, household account

  25. 1935-1941, poultry account

  26. 1936-1938, account book

  27. 1939-1942, account book

  28. 1941-1942, personal account, Lois Stoddard

  29. 1943-1946, account book

  30. 1947-1951, account books

  31. 1952-1957, account books



Box 2

Folder




  1. 1958-1965, account books

  2. 1909-1941, n.d., income tax, receipts, etc.

  3. Diary of Lois Stoddard (1888-1942) edited by Robert Stoddard, July of 2006

  4. Correspondence to John Irwin from Hugh Stoddard and others regarding Irwin’s research into the Aldrich and Stoddard families (2018.0125)



Addendum: 2019.0017

Box 3

Folder




  1. Benton Aldrich and the Clifton, Nebraska, Farmers’ Library by John William Irwin, 1972

  2. Letters from Grandma, Mary Farrar Aldrich

  3. Farrar

  4. Aldrich Ancestors

  5. Newspaper items re. Stoddards

  6. Mattie, Francis, Tom

  7. Wayne & Family

  8. Essays by Lois Stoddard

  9. Lois Stoddard: Her Diaries plus letters, diaries, etc. from other family members

  10. Lois Stoddard

  11. Historical Sketch of Rosewood School District No. 11

  12. Hugh’s writings

  13. Hugh Stoddard

  14. HPS Discard 1

  15. HPS Discard 2

  16. Collins & Nella Letters (photocopies)

  17. Nella Aldrich

  18. Love Letters on the Prairie

  19. Collins & Nella Letters (transcribed)

  20. C.D. Stoddard diary, 1870

  21. Collins D. Stoddard

  22. Lavinia Stoddard hair book

  23. Pettet

  24. Stoddard relatives

  25. Lewis County Stoddards

  26. Stoddard Family Tree

  27. J.B. Robertson: Farmer & Agent to the Omaha

  28. Clifton School

  29. Wood glossy reprints

  30. Ponca & Omaha

  31. Harshman



Box 4

Folder




  1. Dougherty

  2. Butterfield-Stephens

  3. Margaret Aldrich Cooper & relatives

  4. Aunt Martha Aldrich

  5. Aldrich copies #1

  6. Aldrich copies #2

  7. Aldrich copies #3

  8. The Biography of a Builder of Nebraska: Martha Jane Harshman Aldrich

  9. Mary Aldrich (Gallop)

  10. Nella Aldrich Stoddard

  11. African-Americans in Nemaha County

  12. Benton Aldrich’s letters to Farrar cousins, 1895-1915

  13. Benton’s letters, 1855-1880

  14. Aldrich letters, misc. & extracts

  15. Benton Aldrich

  16. Photocopy of Benton’s day book

  17. Historical Society materials on Aldrich/Stoddard

  18. Supplements to letters from Nainie Robertson to Hugh Stoddard

  19. Letters from Nainie Robertson to Hugh Stoddard from the fall of 1924 until their marriage in August 1927

  20. Diary of Nainie Robertson Stoddard, 1918-1953

  21. Nainie’s diaries

  22. Nainie Robertson Stoddard



Box 5

Folder




  1. Journal of Spanish-American War, 1898-1899, J.H. Robertson

  2. Journal of John H. Robertson, 1898-1899 (Span. Am. War)

  3. Robertson letters, mostly 1860s

  4. Hattie’s diary, 1861

  5. Diary of T.H. Robertson, 1849 & 1861

  6. Letters of T.H. and Harriet Robertson, 1856-1867

  7. Letters of T.H. and Harriet Robertson, 1856-1867

  8. Harriet Hogeboom & others

  9. About & by T.H. Robertson

  10. Diary of T.H. Robertson, 1849

  11. Newspapers reporting deaths of T.H., Harriet, Richard & Della Robertson

  12. “About T.H. Robertson” prepared by Bob

  13. Diary of T.H. Robertson, 1861

  14. Misc. Robertson letters

  15. JBR duplicates

  16. J.B. Robertson, Indian Agent

  17. About J.B. Robertson & Ohio relatives

  18. Robertson ancestors

  19. Hamlin

  20. Foote

  21. Frank & Lucretia Wood

  22. Letters

  23. Stoddard family tree

  24. Misc. unsorted letters, diaries, notebooks, etc.



 



Subject headings:



Aldrich family

Aldrich, Benton, 1831-1918

Aldrich, Martha Jane (Harshman), 1836-1913

Aldrich, Mary (Farrar), 1805-1887

Agriculture — Nebraska — Nemaha County

Auburn (Nebraska) — History

Brock (Nebraska) — History

Farming — Nebraska — Nemaha County

Nemaha County (Nebraska) — History

Robertson family

Robertson, John B., 1797-1875

Robertson, John H., 1869-1950

Robertson, Harriet A. (Hogeboom), -1875

Robertson, Theodore Henry, 1824-1871

Stoddard family

Stoddard, Collins DeWayne, 1843-1901

Stoddard, Hugh P., 1899-1988

Stoddard, Lois, 1888-1942

Stoddard, Nainie (Robertson), 1895-1967

Stoddard, Nella Aldrich, 1857-1938

Stoddard, Robert Hugh, 1928-2018

Stoddard, Wayne, 1893-1976



 



TMM                      03-31-2008

Revised TMM        05-17-2019