Alvin M. Hendee, 1858- [RG3780.AM]

NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG3780.AM:  Alvin M. Hendee, 1858-



Papers:  1890-1902

Nebraska:  Presbyterian preacher

Size:  1 box; 0.5 cu.ft.



BACKGROUND NOTE



Alvin M. Hendee was born in Ohio in 1858. Prior to 1893, Hendee’s records show that he preached in Iowa, Ohio, Kentucky, and Missouri. By 1893 he was preaching in various communities in Nebraska. As an itinerant Presbyterian preacher, Hendee eventually covered some 15 Nebraska counties, including Nance, Colfax, Douglas, Dodge, Gage, Cuming, Dawson, Lancaster, Pawnee, Saline, Johnson, Adams, Jefferson, Clay, Hamilton, Buffalo, Kearney and Sheridan. When Hendee married Elizabeth Russell in 1895, his place of residence was Cozad, Dawson County, Nebraska. The 1900 census shows Alvin and Elizabeth Hendee and their two children, living in Hamilton County, Nebraska. By the early 1900s, Hendee extended his preaching circuit into Colorado. The latest speech in this collection is dated 1902.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of two boxes of manuscript material arranged in two series: 1) Sermons and Speeches, 1890-1902; and 2) Miscellany. This collection relates almost entirely to the religious work of a Presbyterian clergyman, Rev. Alvin M. Hendee, in Nebraska. Series 1 contains sermons and speeches delivered by Rev. Hendee, 1890-1902. A typed index is included providing information as to when the sermons were prepared, the biblical text upon which they are based, the date(s) delivered, and where they were delivered. This index is arranged according to a guide number Hendee placed on the sermons. The additional information given in the guide was lifted from envelopes in which the sermons were found. Because of the bad condition of these envelopes, they were disposed of after the pertinent information was recorded for the typed index.



Series 2 consists of an index copied from Hendee’s records. This may be a valuable tool in using the sermons, but the typed guide seems more accurate. Also, while Hendee’s index provides information on sermons not included in this collection, the typed index follows the arranged order of the collection, covering only those sermons which are included. Series 2 also contains fragments of speeches, clippings and a “Manual of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Hansen, Adams County, Nebraska.”



Note:  The NSHS holds numerous collections relating to churches in Nebraska including records of the First Presbyterian Church at Hansen, Nebraska [RG3062].



DESCRIPTION



Series 1 – Sermons and Speeches, 1890-1902, n.d.


Box 1

Folder

    1. #1-#40, February 7, 1890-July 28, 1893

    1. #41-#82, August 11, 1895-February 28, 1897

    1. #87-#134, March 14, 1897-November 14, 1897

    1. #136-#158, November 21, 1897-March 23, 1898

    1. #161-Unnumbered/undated material, April 3, 1898-December 21, 1902 and undated



Series 2 – Miscellany




    1. Includes copy of Hendee’s index records and “Manual of 1st Presbyterian Church of Hansen, Nebraska”



 


ADDED ENTRIES:

Churches — Hansen (Neb.)

Clergy — Nebraska

First Presbyterian Church (Hansen, Neb.)

Hendee, Alvin M., 1858-

Presbyterian Church in Nebraska



 



AIF/pjm   02-09-1979

Encoded TMM   05-04-2010

Become a Member!

Our members make history happen.

Join Now

You May Also Enjoy

She Didn’t Know She Was a Statue

She Didn’t Know She Was a Statue

Neligh Mill at 150

Neligh Mill at 150

1889 New Year’s Day Eclipse

1889 New Year’s Day Eclipse

About History Nebraska
History Nebraska was founded in 1878 as the Nebraska State Historical Society by citizens who recognized Nebraska was going through great changes and they sought to record the stories of both indigenous and immigrant peoples. It was designated a state institution and began receiving funds from the legislature in 1883. Legislation in 1994 changed History Nebraska from a state institution to a state agency. The division is headed by Interim Director and CEO Jill Dolberg. They are assisted by an administrative staff responsible for financial and personnel functions, museum store services, security, and facilities maintenance for History Nebraska.
Explore Nebraska
Discover the real places and people of our past at these History Nebraska sites.

Upcoming Events

View our new and upcoming events to see how you can get involved.

Become a Member

The work we do to discover, preserve, and share Nebraska's history wouldn't be possible without the support of History Nebraska members.

Latest Hall of Fame Inductee

The Nebraska Hall of Fame was established in 1961 to officially recognize prominent Nebraskans.

Listen to our Podcast

Listen to the articles and authors published in the Nebraska History Magazine with our new Nebraska History Podcast.

Nebraska Collections

History Nebraska's mission is to collect, preserve, and open our shared history to all Nebraskans.

Our YouTube Video Collection

Get a closer look at Nebraska's history through your own eyes, with our extensive video collections.

Additional Research Resources

History Nebraska Research and Reference Services help connect you to the material we collect and preserve.

Support History Nebraska
Make a cash donation to help us acquire, preserve, and interpret Nebraska’s history. Gifts to History Nebraska help leave a legacy and may help your taxes, too! Support the work of History Nebraska by donating to the History Nebraska Foundation today.

Volunteers are the heroes of History Nebraska. So much history, so little time! Your work helps us share access to Nebraska’s stories at our museums and sites, the reference room, and online.