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John G. Bruner, Notebooks

Title: John G. Bruner, Notebooks

Creator: Bruner, John G.

Dates: 1859-1883

Quantity: 1 box (0.25 linear feet)

Collection Number: MS 0007

Language: English

Restrictions: None

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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.


Daily life


West Point (Neb.)

Cuming County (Neb.)

Omaha (Neb.)

American Tract Society

Container List: 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 Almanac

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