John Walter Bassett, 1847-1939 [RG3002.AM]


RG3002.AM:  John Walter Bassett, 1847-1939

Diaries (on microfilm):  1864-1939

Unadilla, Otoe County, Neb.:  Farmer

Size:  2 reels of microfilm


This collection consists of two reels of negative microfilm containing 26 diaries kept by John Walter Bassett. These diaries relate to crop conditions, weather, domestic life, and financial records. Bassett lived on a farm all of his life, and began his diaries when he was a school boy, recording day-to-day occurrences.


Reel 1

Diaries, 1864-1881

Reel 2

Diaries, 1882-1939



Bassett, John Walter, 1847-1939


Farm life

Otoe County (Neb.) — History

Unadilla (Neb.) — History


HEK/jc   02-04-1966

Rev. KFK   07-22-1996

02-02-2010   Revised TMM

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