Stoddard Family [RG4036.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG4036.AM:  Stoddard Family

Papers: 1849-2018, n.d.
Brock and Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska:  Farmers
Size:  4.25 cu.ft.; 5 boxes

BACKGROUND NOTE

Collins DeWayne Stoddard was born near Copenhagen, New York on September 9, 1843.  He moved to Nebraska in the 1860s where he taught elementary school and eventually opened a store in DeWitt, Nebraska.  On October 22, 1871, he married Katherine Dunn.  They had three children, Mattie May, born May 2, 1873; John Francis, born April 10, 1876; and Charles Thomas, born in January of 1879.  Katherine Dunn Stoddard died on January 26, 1887, leaving Collins to raise three children.

In July of 1887, Collins started writing to Nella Aldrich, whom he had known previously.  Collins and Nella were married on October 6, 1887.  After the store in DeWitt failed, they received 50 acres of land from Nella’s father, Benton Aldrich.  They built a house and started farming.  Collins and Nella had three more children including Lois, born in 1888; Wayne, born in 1893; and Hugh, born in 1898.

Collins DeWayne Stoddard died at Auburn, Nebraska on January 13, 1901.  Nella Aldrich Stoddard died on December 24, 1938.  Lois Stoddard died on July 15, 1942.  Wayne Stoddard died on August 4, 1976.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This first two boxes of the collection consist almost entirely of financial records kept by various members of the Stoddard Family of Nemaha County, Nebraska.  The majority of the collection consists of various account books (farm, personal, etc.) dating from 1886-1965.  Also included with the account books are income tax statements and various receipts dating from 1909-1941, as well as the typescript diary of Lois Stoddard (1888-1942) edited by Robert Stoddard in July of 2006, and a folder of correspondence to John Irwin from Hugh Stoddard and others regarding Irwin’s research into the Aldrich and Stoddard families.  Additional materials were added in 2019.  These materials are unprocessed, but an inventory is available.

Note:  The photograph component of this collection [RG4036.PH] consists of various prints and negatives of Stoddard family members as well as a few relating to Benton Aldrich and the Aldrich Family.  Also included are images of the Clifton School and various other sites in Nemaha County.  Additional materials relating to the Aldrich Family may be found in the Benton Aldrich collection [RG3264].  Several publications by Hugh Stoddard are located in the Library collections.

INVENTORY

Box 1
Folder

  1. 1886-1887, personal account, Nella Aldrich
  2. 1887-1888, ledger book
  3. 1905-1914, account book
  4. 1905-1911, account between Benton Aldrich and Nella Stoddard
  5. 1908, account book, Nella Stoddard
  6. 1909, account book, Lois Stoddard
  7. 1914-1942, account book
  8. 1915-1923, account book
  9. 1916-1917, farm account, Wayne Stoddard
  10. 1917-1918, farm account
  11. 1918-1922, farm account books
  12. 1921-1931, personal account, Lois Stoddard
  13. 1923-1926, personal account, Nella Stoddard
  14. 1924-1932, account book
  15. 1925-1928, account book
  16. 1927-1930, account book
  17. 1930-1933, farm account, Hugh Stoddard
  18. 1931-1934, poultry account
  19. 1931-1941, garden/planting record
  20. 1931-1941, automobile record, Lois Stoddard
  21. 1932-1940, personal account, Lois Stoddard
  22. 1933-1935, account book
  23. 1933-1941, farm account
  24. 1933-1942, household account
  25. 1935-1941, poultry account
  26. 1936-1938, account book
  27. 1939-1942, account book
  28. 1941-1942, personal account, Lois Stoddard
  29. 1943-1946, account book
  30. 1947-1951, account books
  31. 1952-1957, account books

Box 2
Folder

  1. 1958-1965, account books
  2. 1909-1941, n.d., income tax, receipts, etc.
  3. Diary of Lois Stoddard (1888-1942) edited by Robert Stoddard, July of 2006
  4. Correspondence to John Irwin from Hugh Stoddard and others regarding Irwin’s research into the Aldrich and Stoddard families (2018.0125)

Addendum: 2019.0017
Box 3
Folder

  1. Benton Aldrich and the Clifton, Nebraska, Farmers’ Library by John William Irwin, 1972
  2. Letters from Grandma, Mary Farrar Aldrich
  3. Farrar
  4. Aldrich Ancestors
  5. Newspaper items re. Stoddards
  6. Mattie, Francis, Tom
  7. Wayne & Family
  8. Essays by Lois Stoddard
  9. Lois Stoddard: Her Diaries plus letters, diaries, etc. from other family members
  10. Lois Stoddard
  11. Historical Sketch of Rosewood School District No. 11
  12. Hugh’s writings
  13. Hugh Stoddard
  14. HPS Discard 1
  15. HPS Discard 2
  16. Collins & Nella Letters (photocopies)
  17. Nella Aldrich
  18. Love Letters on the Prairie
  19. Collins & Nella Letters (transcribed)
  20. C.D. Stoddard diary, 1870
  21. Collins D. Stoddard
  22. Lavinia Stoddard hair book
  23. Pettet
  24. Stoddard relatives
  25. Lewis County Stoddards
  26. Stoddard Family Tree
  27. J.B. Robertson: Farmer & Agent to the Omaha
  28. Clifton School
  29. Wood glossy reprints
  30. Ponca & Omaha
  31. Harshman

Box 4
Folder

  1. Dougherty
  2. Butterfield-Stephens
  3. Margaret Aldrich Cooper & relatives
  4. Aunt Martha Aldrich
  5. Aldrich copies #1
  6. Aldrich copies #2
  7. Aldrich copies #3
  8. The Biography of a Builder of Nebraska: Martha Jane Harshman Aldrich
  9. Mary Aldrich (Gallop)
  10. Nella Aldrich Stoddard
  11. African-Americans in Nemaha County
  12. Benton Aldrich’s letters to Farrar cousins, 1895-1915
  13. Benton’s letters, 1855-1880
  14. Aldrich letters, misc. & extracts
  15. Benton Aldrich
  16. Photocopy of Benton’s day book
  17. Historical Society materials on Aldrich/Stoddard
  18. Supplements to letters from Nainie Robertson to Hugh Stoddard
  19. Letters from Nainie Robertson to Hugh Stoddard from the fall of 1924 until their marriage in August 1927
  20. Diary of Nainie Robertson Stoddard, 1918-1953
  21. Nainie’s diaries
  22. Nainie Robertson Stoddard

Box 5
Folder

  1. Journal of Spanish-American War, 1898-1899, J.H. Robertson
  2. Journal of John H. Robertson, 1898-1899 (Span. Am. War)
  3. Robertson letters, mostly 1860s
  4. Hattie’s diary, 1861
  5. Diary of T.H. Robertson, 1849 & 1861
  6. Letters of T.H. and Harriet Robertson, 1856-1867
  7. Letters of T.H. and Harriet Robertson, 1856-1867
  8. Harriet Hogeboom & others
  9. About & by T.H. Robertson
  10. Diary of T.H. Robertson, 1849
  11. Newspapers reporting deaths of T.H., Harriet, Richard & Della Robertson
  12. “About T.H. Robertson” prepared by Bob
  13. Diary of T.H. Robertson, 1861
  14. Misc. Robertson letters
  15. JBR duplicates
  16. J.B. Robertson, Indian Agent
  17. About J.B. Robertson & Ohio relatives
  18. Robertson ancestors
  19. Hamlin
  20. Foote
  21. Frank & Lucretia Wood
  22. Letters
  23. Stoddard family tree
  24. Misc. unsorted letters, diaries, notebooks, etc.

 

Subject headings:

Aldrich family
Aldrich, Benton, 1831-1918
Aldrich, Martha Jane (Harshman), 1836-1913
Aldrich, Mary (Farrar), 1805-1887
Agriculture -- Nebraska -- Nemaha County
Auburn (Nebraska) -- History
Brock (Nebraska) -- History
Farming -- Nebraska -- Nemaha County
Nemaha County (Nebraska) -- History
Robertson family
Robertson, John B., 1797-1875
Robertson, John H., 1869-1950
Robertson, Harriet A. (Hogeboom), -1875
Robertson, Theodore Henry, 1824-1871
Stoddard family
Stoddard, Collins DeWayne, 1843-1901
Stoddard, Hugh P., 1899-1988
Stoddard, Lois, 1888-1942
Stoddard, Nainie (Robertson), 1895-1967
Stoddard, Nella Aldrich, 1857-1938
Stoddard, Robert Hugh, 1928-2018
Stoddard, Wayne, 1893-1976

 

TMM                      03-31-2008
Revised TMM        05-17-2019

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