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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG3014.AM:  William Julius Harmon, 1849-1921



Diary (on microfilm):  1872

Saunders County, Neb.:  Surveyor

Size:  1 reel of microfilm containing 1 diary; 1 transcript



BACKGROUND NOTE



William Julius Harmon was with the survey party which covered the region now comprising Hayes and Chase counties of Nebraska. This party was under the direction of W.A. Richards, who was later the governor of Wyoming.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one reel of negative microfilm approximately 10 feet long, containing the diary of William Julius Harmon. A typescript copy of the diary is also available. The greater part of this diary relates to a surveying expedition in the southwestern part of the state in 1872. It specifically mentions what the prairie looked like, animal life, and precautions against attacks. Entries before the end of March relate to every-day life around home, while later entries were made after the party had set out.



DESCRIPTION



Reel 1



Diary, 1872



Folder 1



Diary, 1872 (Typescript)



 


ADDED ENTRIES:

Chase County (Neb.) — History

Diaries

Harmon, William Julius, 1849-1921

Hayes County (Neb.) — History

Richards, William Alford, 1849-1912

Surveying



 



HEK/jc   02-07-1966

Revised TMM   06-25-2009

Encoded TMM   04-19-2010