John G. Bruner, Notebooks
Title: John G. Bruner,
Creator: Bruner, John G.
Quantity: 1 box (0.25 linear feet)
Collection Number: MS 0007
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Preferred Citation: John G. Bruner, Notebooks (MS 0007). Archives & Special Collections,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries.
John Bruner was a settler in Nebraska in the mid 1800s.
Scope and Content:
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. Voodry 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.
West Point (Neb.)
Cuming County (Neb.)
American Tract Society
Item 1. "Account Book, No. 2," 1859-1862
Item 2. Memorandum Book 1, John Bruner, 1867-1872
Item 3. Memorandum Book 2, John Bruner, 1867-1871
Item 4. Memorandum Book 3, John Bruner, 1881-1883
Item 5. Memorandum Book 4, Josephus W. Voodry, 1865
Item 6. The Boston Almanac, 1857
Item 7. The Centenary Almanac, first revised
American edition, 1850
Item 8. St. Jacobs Calendar, 1882
Item 9. Ayer's American Almanac, 1867
Item 10. Wakefield's Western Farmer's