October 29, 2022

Frederick G. Holmes, 1827-1875 [RG2735.AM]


RG2735.AM:  Frederick G. Holmes, 1827-1875

Correspondence (on microfilm):  1871-1874

Nemaha City, Nemaha County, Neb.:  Physician; Indian agent

Size:  1 reel of microfilm containing 45 items


This collection [formerly MS2735] consists of the correspondence of Frederick G. Holmes from 1871 to 1874. The majority of the letters date from 1871 to 1872. The material in this collection relates to Holmes’ activities as agent at the Yankton Agency, Dakota Territory in 1871-1872. Holmes settled with his family near Nemaha City in 1858 and combined farming with a medical practice.

Note:  Related materials can be found in the following collection: RG3016.AM: Holmes, Reuben. The included papers [1871-1872] of Frederick G. Holmes relate to F. Holmes acting as an agent for the Yankton Sioux. A short dictionary of English and Sioux words is also included. RG3016.AM consists of one reel of microfilm.


Reel 1

Frederick G. Holmes correspondence, 1871-1874



Holmes, Frederick G., 1827-1875

Indian agents

Indians of North America — Government relations

Indians of North America — Great Plains

Yankton Agency (Dakota Territory)

Yankton Sioux


MSC   05-25-1999

Encoded TMM   05-06-2010

Become a Member!

Our members make history happen.

Join Now

You May Also Enjoy

Marker Monday: Phelps County

Marker Monday: Phelps County

Why John G. Neihardt was named Nebraska Poet Laureate in 1921

Why John G. Neihardt was named Nebraska Poet Laureate in 1921

Emigrants along the Trails at Chimney Rock

Emigrants along the Trails at Chimney Rock

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.

History Nebraska Education

Learn more about the educational programs provided at our museums, sites, and online.

History Nebraska Programs

Learn more about the programs associated with History Nebraska.

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.