Julia (Alves) Baptist [RG3885.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG3885.AM:  Julia (Alves) Baptist, ca. 1857-1914

Correspondence:  1885-1888
Holdrege, Phelps County, Nebraska
Size:  One folder

BACKGROUND NOTE

Born in Illinois around 1857, Julia Alves married Samuel Baptist in Scott County, Illinois, on July 28, 1876.  By 1885, the couple was living with their three and farming in Phelps County, Nebraska.  By 1900, the Baptist family had returned to Illinois.  Samuel Baptist died in 1907.  Julia Baptist died at Jacksonville, Illinois, in February of 1914.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of one folder containing letters written by Julia Baptist to her sister, Lizzie.  The letters date from 1885-1888.  The letters describe pioneer life on the Nebraska frontier during the 1880’s, including day-to-day life, the surroundings, personal matters and the weather.

INVENTORY

Correspondence, 1885-1888

 

Subject headings:

Baptist, Julia (Alves), 1857-1914
Baptist family
Frontier and pioneer life -- Nebraska -- Phelps County
Phelps County (Neb.) -- History

 

WFS/DB/js            08-16-1965
Revised TMM      11-17-2020

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