Alonzo F. Salibury, -1858 [RG3187.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG3187.AM: Alonzo F. Salibury, -1858

Correspondence: 1856
Omaha, Douglas County, Neb.: Legislator
Size: 2 items

BACKGROUND NOTE

Alonzo F. Salisbury was a member of the second, third and fourth Nebraska Territorial Legislatures from 1855-1858. In 1855 he opposed the original bill to grant suffrage to women, and in 1857 he was on the committee appointed to investigate the secession of Florence from Omaha. He was a vestryman of the First Trinity Episcopal congregation in Omaha, and in 1858 he became the first person to be buried in Shinn’s Cemetery.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of two letters from Alonzo Salisbury to a C. Marvine of Delaware, both dated 1856. The letters relate to the early history of Omaha. He describes the rapid growth of the town, land sales, etc. and describes his expectations of great potential for the city.

INVENTORY

Correspondence, 1856

Subject headings:

Land sales — Nebraska
Legislators — Nebraska
Omaha (Neb.) — History
Salisbury, Alonzo F., -1858

HEK/jlc 02-23-1966
Revised KFK/dco 04-11-2003
Revised 10-30-2009 TMM

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