C.H. Scoville [RG0908.AM]

NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG0908.AM: C.H. Scoville

Reminiscence
Blair, Washington County, Neb.:  Publisher
Size:  1 folder

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection contains a handwritten account, with two typed anecdotes of some of C.H. Scoville's experiences as a solicitor/sales person for the various atlases and maps he published during the 1880s through the early 1900s. He describes how maps were made; selling techniques; pricing and delivery; etc. Scoville ends the reminiscence by telling of an incident where he found a white woman being held as a slave in a Dakota town. Also included is a customer testimonial for the Washington County, Nebraska, atlas by the C.H. Scoville Company.

Note:  Some C.H. Scoville atlases are held in the NSHS Library collection. One of the atlases lists the publisher location as Blair, Nebraska.

 

Subject headings:

Atlases -- Nebraska
C.H. Scoville Company (Blair, Neb.)
Cartography -- Nebraska
Maps -- Nebraska
Peddlers and peddling -- Nebraska
Scoville, C.H.

 

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