HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG1424.AM: Leslie E. Sparrow, 1871-1951
Account book: 1889-1894
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, and Massachusetts: Draftsman; architect
Size: One volume
Born in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1871, Leslie E. Sparrow spent his entire professional career as a draftsman and architect. He lived in Massachusetts for the bulk of his life, but he did spend time in Omaha, Nebraska, in the late 1880s to early 1890s, and in Galveston, Texas, in the early 1900s. Leslie E. Sparrow died on September 27, 1951, and is buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
This collection consists of one volume, a cash book kept by Leslie E. Sparrow in account with Walker and Best, Architects, 808 New York Life building, Omaha, Nebraska. Entries in the volume date from 1889 to 1894, and record cash received and cash spent by Sparrow. The timeframe appears to cover his association with Walker and Best, and the firm’s successors, Walker, Kimball and Best, and finally, Walker and Kimball. Typical entries for expenses include telegrams, postage, envelopes, “express on drawings” from Boston, carfare, and even “lunch for Mr. Kimball” (Thomas R. Kimball).
Note: For more information about the architectural firms of Walker and Best; Walker, Kimball and Best; and Walker and Kimball, see the entries on Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects.
Cash account book, 1889-1894
Architects — Nebraska
Kimball, Thomas Rogers, 1862-1934
Omaha (Nebraska) — Businesses
Sparrow, Leslie E., 1871-1951
Walker and Best, Architects (Omaha, Nebraska)
Walker and Kimball, Architects (Omaha, Nebraska)
Walker, Kimball and Best, Architects (Omaha, Nebraska)
Revised TMM 11-26-2019