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Gere Family


RG3472.AM:  Gere Family

Papers:  1819-1954
Size:  19 boxes; 9.5 cu.ft.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The Gere family collection consists of approximately 5,400 items arranged in eight series: (1) correspondence, 1819-1954; (2) Willa Cather correspondence, 1891-1945 and undated (also on microfilm); (3) undated correspondence; (4) miscellaneous papers; (5) diaries, journals (generally undated and unsigned), biographies, bibliographies, and genealogies; (6) printed matter and clippings, certificates; (7) miscellaneous books, programs, and post cards.

Correspondents include: William Jennings Bryan (1904), David Butler (1869-1870), James H. Garfield (1904-1909), Clement Chase (1884), James W. Haverstick (1864-1869), P. W. Hitchcock (1874), G. H. Holcomb (1860-1861), O. H. Irish (1867-1869), Charles F. Manderson (1889), David H. Mercer (1902-1904), George W. Norris (1923), O. Paddock (1875-1891), Alvin Saunders (1872), W. C. Seacrest (1917), O. S. Stewart (1867-1868), John Taffe (1870-1871), John M. Thayer (1870-1877).

The Gere collection contains a great variety of material including: the Cather letters; a series of letters from Charles Henry Gere to Miss Mariel Clapham concerning the 1871 impeachment of Governor Butler; letters from Pvt. Ozro L. Woods, A.E.F., 1917, telling his experiences during W.W.I.; and a series of diaries and journals, one of which gives an account of flood and sickness at Table Rock, Nebraska Territory. Also Civil War diaries. The most prominent member of the Gere family, Charles Henry Gere, was a political figure, scholar, and founder of the Nebraska State Journal.

Note:  See the photo component [RG3472.PH] for related images. See the Nebraska History index for articles about various Gere family members. See the NSHS Library Catalog for a speech by Charles H. Gere [978.265 G31p].

DESCRIPTION

Series 1 - Correspondence

Box 1
Folder
  1. 1819
  2. 1825
  3. 1830
  4. 1837; 1839
  5. 1841; 1844
  6. 1846
  7. 1848
  8. 1850
  9. 1851
  10. 1852
  11. 1855
  12. 1856
  13. 1857
  14. 1858
  15. 1859
  16. 1860
  17. 1861
  18. 1862
  19. 1863
  20. 1864
Box 2
Folder
  1. 1865
  2. 1866
  3. 1867
  4. 1862
  5. 1869
  6. 1869
Box 3
Folder
  1. 1870
  2. 1871
Box 4
Folder
  1. 1872
  2. 1873
  3. 1874
  4. 1875
  5. 1876
  6. 1877
  7. 1878
  8. 1879
  9. 1880
  10. 1882
  11. 1881
  12. 1883
  13. 1884
  14. 1885
  15. 1886
  16. 1887
  17. 1888
  18. 1889
Box 5
Folder
  1. 1890
  2. 1891
  3. 1892
  4. 1893
  5. 1894
  6. 1895
  7. 1896
  8. 1897
  9. 1898
  10. 1899
  11. 1900
  12. 1901
  13. 1902
  14. 1903
  15. 1904
Box 6
Folder
  1. 1904
  2. 1905
  3. 1906
  4. 1907
  5. 1908
  6. 1909
Box 7
Folder
  1. 1910
  2. 1911
  3. 1912
  4. 1913
  5. 1914
  6. 1915
  7. 1916
  8. 1917
  9. 1918
  10. 1919
Box 8
Folder
  1. 1920
  2. 1921
  3. 1922
  4. 1923
  5. 1924
  6. 1925-1926
  7. 1927
  8. 1928
  9. 1929
  10. 1930
  11. 1931
  12. 1932
  13. 1933
  14. 1934
  15. 1935
  16. 1936
  17. 1937
  18. 1938
  19. 1939
  20. 1942
  21. 1940-1941
  22. 1943
  23. 1944
  24. 1945
  25. 1946
  26. 1947
  27. 1951-1954

Series 2 - Cather Correspondence & Undated Essay, "Dogs"

Box 9
Folder
  1. Essay on Dogs; 1891-1893 Correspondence
  2. 1894-1896
  3. 1901-1945 & Undated
  4. 1897-1899
  5. Misc. Letters
  6. Photocopies, 1891-1897
  7. Photocopies, 1898-1945 & undated
  8. Willa Cather to Mariel Gere

Series 3 - Undated Correspondence

Box 10   Undated General Correspondence

Series 4 - Miscellaneous Papers

Box 11   Miscellaneous General Correspondence

Box 12
Folder
  1. Miscellaneous General Correspondence
  2. Misc. Calling Cards
  3. Miscellaneous General Correspondence, Undated

Series 5 - Diaries, Journals, Biographies, Genealogies, etc.

Box 13
Folder
  1. Diary of Julia Marie Gere 1857 Trip from NY to NE Settlement at Table Rock
  2. Mrs Hannah Jane Gere Describes the Journey from Binghamton to NE 1857
  3. Obituaries C.H. Gere
  4. Mrs. Juliana Delay Gere, Account of Trip from Gainesville, (Wyoming County), New York to Maryland 1838
  5. Diary H.G. Gere 1830 at. Back - Account of Table Rock, NE 1857
  6. March-November 1856 Diary
  7. Diary C.H. Gere at Oxford 1857
  8. Diary 1857, 1858 Mrs HN Gere Table Rock, NE
  9. Portions of two Diaries Undated, Unsigned
  10. Diary H.N. Gere 1858 & 1859
  11. Diary Undated & Unsigned
  12. Account of a Stay in a Union Army Hospital
  13. Biographies C.H. Gere and Bibliography
  14. Diary 186?
  15. Shorthand Journal C.H. Gere 1860
  16. C.H. Gere 1863 Diary
  17. Letter Dated 1896 Sketching Supposed Genealogy
  18. Family Record - Births & Deaths
  19. Family Histories and Genealogies
  20. Gere Family Genealogy

Series 6 - Printed Material

Box 14
Folder
  1. Printed Matter
  2. Moscow Daily News, 1934
  3. Nebraska State Journal, 14 August 1945
  4. Germany, Nuremburg, 1934
Box 15
Folder
  1. Certificates, etc.

Series 7 - Miscellany

Box 16
Folder
  1. Play Books, Theatre Magazines
  2. Opera Programs
Box 17
Folder
  1. Trans-Mississippi Exposition Invitation, 1898
  2. Miscellaneous
  3. Purchases & Sales Record Updates
  4. Chemistry Notes
  5. School Material
  6. Misc. Lists of Callers, 1898
  7. Square Dance Figures
  8. Misc. School Notes
Box 18
Folder
  1. Post Card Folders
  2. Post Card Album
Box 19
Folder
  1. Receipts

 

ADDED ENTRIES:

Butler, David, 1829-1891
Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925
Cather, Willa Sibert, 1875-1947
Chase, Clement
Dawes, James William, 1845-1918
Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958
Furnas, Robert Wilkinson, 1824-1905
Gere, Charles Henry, 1838-1904
Gere, Mariel
Gere family
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872
Hitchcock, Phineas Warrener, 1831-1881
Irish, Orsamus H., 1831-1883
Manderson, Charles Frederick, 1832-1911
Mercer, David Henry, 1857-1919
Nebraska State Journal
Norris, George William, 1861-1944 Saunders, Alvin, 1817-1899
Table Rock (Neb.) -- History
Taffe, John, 1827-1884
Thayer, John Milton, 1820-1906
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
World War, 1914-1918

 

Encoded TMM   04-07-2010

 

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