NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG0948.AM: Amos Edwin Donnell, 1859-1921
Letters: 1884-1888, 1959-1960
Sherman County, Neb.: Homesteader
Size: 1 folder
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
This collection contains the edited letters written by Amos Edwin Donnell and his wife, Ettie, of Sherman County, Nebraska, to their family in Missouri. The letters date from 1884-1888 and in them Donnell describes his life as a homesteader; of finding a wife; financial matters; and the railroad coming to Loup City, Nebraska. There are also letters (1959-1960) written by Charles Wilkerson, Donald Danker, W.D. Aeschbacher, Max Wall, and Meroe Owens discussing additional Donnell family history, including some land record information along with suggestions on editing the letters for publication. A newspaper clipping tribute to Donnell, who died October 14, 1921, is also included.
ADDITIONAL OR RELATED MATERIALS
See the photo component [RG0948.PH] for related images.
Wilkerson, Charles J., "The Letters of Ed Donnell, Nebraska Pioneer," Nebraska History, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 123-151.
Arcadia (Neb.) -- History
Balsora (Neb.) -- History
Danker, Donald F. (Donald Floyd)
Domestic life and customs
Donnell, Amos Edwin, 1859-1921
Frontier and pioneer life -- Nebraska -- Sherman County
Loup City (Neb.) -- History
Owens, Meroe J.
Sherman County (Neb.) -- History
Wilkerson, Charles J.
Revised 05-13-2008 TMM