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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG3931.AM:  William James Lamb, 1867-1954



Diaries (on microfilm):  1886-1954

Beatrice, Gage County, Neb.:  Farmer; carpenter

Size:  1 reel of microfilm containing two diaries



BACKGROUND NOTE



William James Lamb was born January 12, 1867, in Des Moines County, Iowa. In 1870 his family moved to Gage County, Nebraska, and settled seven miles west of Beatrice. Lamb married Susie Thompson on December 24, 1890. They had two children, Ray and Irene. Mr. Lamb was a farmer and a carpenter. He attended the First Christian Church in Beatrice and was a Republican. In 1941 Lamb left the farm and lived with his daughter, Irene, in Beatrice. Mr. Lamb died on July 3, 1954.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one reel of microfilm containing two daily journals kept by W.J. Lamb dealing with day-to-day events occurring at his farm and the surrounding area in Gage County. One area of special interest is a series of entries describing a trip Lamb took to Colorado from September 4-13, 1905. These records were loaned for microfilming in November of 1976.



DESCRIPTION


Reel 1

Volume

  1. Diary, June 1, 1885-March 1, 1929

  2. Diary, March 1, 1929-July 3, 1954



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Beatrice (Neb.) — History

Colorado — Description and travel

Farm life — Nebraska — Gage County

Gage County (Neb.) — History

Lamb, William James, 1867-1954

Weather — Nebraska



 



DHH/cat   11-19-1976

Encoded TMM   05-26-2010