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Samuel R. Hall, 1854-1925


RG4049.AM:  Samuel R. Hall, 1854-1925

Papers:  1871-1925
Havelock, Lancaster County, Neb.:  Farmer
Size:  0.75 cu.ft.; 1 box

BACKGROUND NOTE

Samuel R. Hall was born in England on August 6, 1854. Apparently, he emigrated to the United States with his parents shortly after and spent his youth in Gilman, Illinois. On May 3, 1875, Hall purchased eighty acres of land located in Stevens' Creek Precinct, Lancaster County, Nebraska, from the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad. On March 12, 1882, Samuel Hall was married in Illinois to Sarah McKinney. Three daughters were born to the Halls at their home in Stevens' Creek Precinct, east of Havelock. The family moved into Havelock in 1910. Sarah died there in 1918. Samuel apparently remarried and died there on December 17, 1925.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of one box of manuscript material arranged in three series: 1) Account Book, 1885-1908; 2) Diaries, 1871-1908; and 3) Miscellany. This material relates to the crops and livestock produced by Samuel R. Hall on his farm located near Prairie Home, east of Havelock. The account book, 1885-1908, of Series 1 provides a history of transactions for each product raised and sold. Included are Hall's records for crops of wheat, oats, rye, hay, and seed; livestock of hogs, cattle, horses, and mules; and dairy, garden, and fruit products. Information on amount produced and sold and the amount realized is given for each year. Additional figures on receipts and expenditures are also provided.

Series 2 consists of forty-nine volumes of diaries kept by Samuel Hall from 1871 to 1925. Hall's extremely brief entries list his daily farm tasks, some social activities and weather conditions. Most of these volumes also include a cash account record of items or services bought and sold by Hall. The miscellany of Series 3 includes certificates, cards, and two memorandum books.

DESCRIPTION

Series 1 - Account Book, 1885-1908

Box 1
Volume
  1. 1885-1908

Series 2 - Diaries, 1871-1925

  1. 1871-1874
  2. 1873
  3. 1874-1876
  4. 1877
  5. 1879-1880
  6. 1882
  7. 1883
  8. 1884
  9. 1885
  10. 1886
  11. 1887
  12. 1888
  13. 1889
  14. 1890
  15. 1891
  16. 1892
  17. 1893
  18. 1894
  19. 1895
  20. 1896
  21. 1897
  22. 1898
  23. 1899
  24. 1900
  25. 1901
  26. 1902
  27. 1903
  28. 1904
  29. 1905
  30. 1906
  31. 1907
  32. 1908
  33. 1909
  34. 1910
  35. 1912
  36. 1913
  37. 1914
  38. 1915
  39. 1916
  40. 1917
  41. 1918
  42. 1919
  43. 1920
  44. 1921
  45. 1922
  46. 1923
  47. 1924
  48. 1925
  49. 1925

Series 3 - Miscellany

Folder
  1. Certificates, Cards and Memorandum Books

 

ADDED ENTRIES:

Agricultural laborers -- Nebraska -- Lancaster County
Agriculture -- Economic aspects
Agriculture -- Nebraska -- Lancaster County
Diaries
Hall, Samuel R., 1854-1925
Lancaster County (Neb.) -- History

 

AIP/pmc   04-23-1987
Encoded TMM   04-19-2010

 

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