Feb. 1, 1888
“I’m going to start a Journal and if any body wants to know me before this just strike me for information. I was borne in the North room of the house on the Old Danley Homestead in Stouts Grove McLean Co Ills. 1 mi from Danvers. Sept 2, 1860. I have lived in Illinois, Iowa & Misouri. I came to Nebraska in 1879 Crossed the Missouri on Jack Thomas’ Little Bee. Stayed in Niobrara 2 years Was drownded out by the Flood in Spring of ’81 and pulled for the R.R. at Oural. Worked on the R.R. up to Valentine stayed at Ft. Niobrara 2 years Then pulled for the White River Country. Am here yet on my Homestead, with Pa, Ma, Maggie, Leta, & Warren. I am running the Chadron Dairy have 20 cows 7 horses, 2 pigs a Dog and an awful cold. So Be It for a start.”
See our website for more information about the William Danley collection.
Another example is an autograph book owned by Lucy Correll. Lucy’s husband, Erasmus Correll, served as president of the American Woman Suffrage Association. Lucy’s autograph book contains the signatures of friends, colleagues, and of particular note, this signature of Susan B. Anthony.
Tom Mooney – Curator of Manuscripts