October 29, 2022

Amos Edwin Donnell, 1859-1921 [RG0948.AM]


RG0948.AM:  Amos Edwin Donnell, 1859-1921

Letters:  1884-1888, 1959-1960
Sherman County, Nebraska:  Homesteader
Size:  One folder


This collection contains the edited letters written by Amos Edwin Donnell and his wife, Ettie, of Sherman County, Nebraska, to their family in Missouri. The letters date from 1884-1888 and in them Donnell describes his life as a homesteader; of finding a wife; financial matters; and the railroad coming to Loup City, Nebraska. There are also letters (1959-1960) written by Charles Wilkerson, Donald Danker, W.D. Aeschbacher, Max Wall, and Meroe Owens discussing additional Donnell family history, including some land record information along with suggestions on editing the letters for publication. A newspaper clipping tribute to Donnell, who died October 14, 1921, is also included.


See the photo component [RG0948.PH] for related images.

Wilkerson, Charles J., “The Letters of Ed Donnell, Nebraska Pioneer,” Nebraska History, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 123-151.


Subject headings:

Aeschbacher, William Driver, 1919-1998
Arcadia (Nebraska) — History
Balsora (Nebraska) — History
Danker, Donald Floyd, 1922-2005
Domestic life and customs
Donnell Family
Donnell, Amos Edwin, 1859-1921
Donnell, Charles I., 1866-1950
Donnell, Lee Etta (Terhune), 1867-1919
Frontier and pioneer life — Nebraska — Sherman County
Long, Charles
Loup City (Nebraska) — History
Owens, Meroe Jaynes, 1889-1961
Sherman County (Nebraska) — History
Wall, Max
Wilkerson, Charles J., 1906-1979

Revised TMM       05-13-2008

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