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John G. Bruner, Notebooks

Identifier: MS-0007

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection consists of memorandum books kept by John Bruner, an early settler of Nebraska, detailing the weather, his expenditures, trips, correspondence sent and received, and other miscellaneous matters between 1859 and 1883. "Account Book, No. 2" records services rendered and accounts received and paid by John Bruner for the American Tract Society during 1859-1862. The other memorandum books primarily record daily weather, including winds, clouds, and temperatures. Some entries relate to Omaha and West Point, Nebraska.

Also included are various almanacs from the mid to late nineteenth century and a memorandum book which may have been kept by Josephus W. Woody(?) in 1865. This memorandum book contains entries related to weather and daily activities, recipes, lists of letters sent and received, and sonnets. A notation near the back of the book states that Josephus was born in Fairfield, Vermont, and enlisted in the 3rd Regiment of Vermont Volunteers, Co. S., May 20, 1861.


  • 1859-1883

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Biographical / Historical

John Bruner was a settler in Nebraska in the mid 1800s.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Repository

Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
P.O. Box 884100
Lincoln NE 68588-4100 United States