Martha A. (Brown) Janney, 1813- [RG1110.AM]


RG1110.AM:  Martha A. (Brown) Janney, 1813-

Diaries:  1865-1873
Cuming County, Nebraska: Wife of missionary
Size:  Three volumes


The collection consists of three diaries (and transcripts) kept by Martha Janney, wife of a Methodist Episcopal missionary in Cuming County, Nebraska. The diaries date from 1865-1873, and in them Janney writes about her daily life, as well as what is happening with the religious missions in the area, particularly the Dewitt Mission (Cuming County, Nebraska) and her husband’s part in them. The diaries mention a seminary fire in 1865, her husband going to the Wood River Circuit in 1867, and a “perfect” blizzard in November of 1868. The diaries also include various recipes for home remedies.


Subject headings:

Clergy — Nebraska
Cuming County (Nebraska) — History
Decatur (Nebraska) — History
Dewitt (Nebraska) — History
Fontanelle (Nebraska) — History
Janney, Lewis, 1810-1887
Janney, Martha A. (Brown), 1813-
Methodist Episcopal churches — Nebraska
Mission churches — Nebraska
Missionaries — Nebraska
Missions — Nebraska
Stanton County (Nebraska) — History

Revised TMM          04-23-2008

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