October 29, 2022

Nathan W. Wilcox [RG1519.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG1519.AM:  Nathan W. Wilcox



Letter:  1865

Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

Size:  One item



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born in Michigan around 1838, Nathan W. Wilcox was the son of Lyman and Margaret Wilcox.  In 1860 the Wilcox family was living in Hudson, Lenawee County, Michigan.  Nathan spent part of 1865 working in Iowa and Nebraska before returning to Michigan.  The 1870 census shows him living in Hudson, Michigan, and working as a lumber merchant.  In 1900 and 1910 Nathan was living in Elba, Michigan.  It is unknown what became of Nathan Wilcox after 1910.



SCOPE AND CONTENT



The collection consists of one letter written by N.W. Wilcox.  The letter was sent July 20, 1865, from Omaha, Nebraska, to his father in Michigan.  The letter discusses some local costs, working in Council Bluffs, and eventually going to Nebraska City to find additional work.  He mentions that track is being laid at Omaha for the Union Pacific Railroad and that he will probably return to Michigan in the fall.



INVENTORY



Letter, July 20, 1865



 



Subject headings:



Omaha (Nebraska) — History

Wilcox, Nathan W.



 



Revised TMM      07-16-2020

 

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