HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG2992.AM: Edgar C. Reynolds, 1833-1919
Tecumseh, Johnson County, Nebraska
Size: Three diaries on one reel of microfilm and one folder
Born in Ohio in 1833, Edgar Reynolds moved with his family to Iowa. Reynolds left Iowa in 1852 and traveled to California. He returned from California in 1865. Reynolds married Electa Foote in 1866, and by 1870, the couple was farming in Nemaha County, Nebraska. By 1880, the couple had moved to Johnson County. Reynolds continued to farm in Johnson County, and by 1910, the couple had moved into Tecumseh. Edgar Reynolds died in Tecumseh, Nebraska, on February 24, 1919.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
This collection consists of one reel of microfilm containing three diaries dating from 1852-1865. The diaries relate to Reynolds’ overland journey to California from Iowa and his return. Also included is a partial transcript (not on microfilm).
Note: History Nebraska does not hold the original diaries.
(Acc. 1957; and 1999.0084)
Partial diary transcript
Reynolds, Edgar C., 1833-1919
Revised TMM 10-15-2020