HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG1402.AM: Lewis Slama, 1873-1958
Humboldt, Richardson County, Nebraska: Automobile dealer; jeweler
Size: One letter
Born in Bohemia in 1873, Lewis Slama immigrated to the United States and arrived in Humboldt, Richardson County, Nebraska, in 1894. Slama owned a jewelry store and then an automobile dealership. He married Emma Karas at Pawnee City, Nebraska, on September 12, 1899. Lewis Slama died on April 1, 1958. Emma Slama died on August 8, 1970. Both are buried in the Bohemian Cemetery in Richardson County, Nebraska.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
This collection consists of one item, a letter written by Lewis Slama, Humboldt, Nebraska, to C.C. Nemechek, Abilene, Kansas. The letter, dated January 15, 1909, discusses Slama’s recent work buying, selling and fixing automobiles. He mentions several different models that he had recently purchased, sold or worked on. He also mentions wanting to sell his jewelry business and expand his automobile business.
Letter, January 15, 1909
Automobile dealers -- Nebraska -- Richardson County
Automobile industry and trade -- Nebraska -- Richardson County
Humboldt (Nebraska) -- History
Richardson County (Nebraska) -- History
Slama, Lewis, 1873-1958
Revised TMM 11-20-2019