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Collection — Container: Box 1
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0133
Overview The reminiscences proved within the LeRoy G. Davis collection pertain to his family’s migration from Wisconsin to Minnesota and the food they ate. He reminisced about his childhood on a farm near Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, and his occupations in Redwood County teaching second grade and his time at the law office of J. M. Thompson in Sleepy Eye. He discussed his education at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and at Hamline University in St. Paul before a shortage of economic funds forced him...
Collection — Half Hollinger box: 01
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0132
Overview The Peter Geschwind collection consists of items pertaining to his work in the Sleepy Eye, Minnesota as well as some personal items. The collection contains The Charter of the City of Sleepy Eye with appended ordinances through 1907, manuscripts written by Geschwind about his views concerning the Ku Klux Klan and more specifically the Klan in southern Texas, and an undated photograph of Geschwind. Additionally, the collection contains numerous documents ranging from land deeds, to the will of...
Ingraham, Eliza M., 1883 - 1957. "Reminiscences of Eliza M. Ingraham (July 29, 1883 - January 20, 1957.)" undated
Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0134
Overview The collection consists of a typed copy of Eliza M. Ingraham’s reminiscences of life in rural Leavenworth Township, Brown County, Minnesota during the Nineteenth Century. The majority of the paper consists of Ingraham recalling a log cabin near her home called the “old Hoff place.” In another section, she retold a tale about lost treasure buried near the cabin by American Indians escaping from soldiers. The paper ended abruptly after she recounted the cabin’s demise during her childhood.
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0182
Overview The Godfred Marti collection contains two diaries and a transcription for each diary. Marti grew up on a farm near Sleepy Eye, Brown County, Minnesota and continued living in the area during his adulthood. The diaries contain information about his life and the work he did as a farmer between 1882 and 1884.
Dates: Other: 1882-1884
Collection — Hollinger box: 01
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0129
Overview The Elizabeth Scobie papers consist of positive photographic copies of her five volume (441L) unpublished history of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. Included are copies of some research material, five plat maps of Evan, Minnesota dated 1896-1904, and information about politics, life, and religion in Sleepy Eye.
Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0189
Overview The Frank C. Thayer collection contains one journal composed between 1875 and 1880. In the journal, Thayer wrote about everyday life, planting trees on his property, the weather, and his jobs while he was at the following locations in southern Minnesota: Kasson, Dodge County; Holly Township and Shetek, Murray County; Oshawa, Nicollet County; Tracy, Lyon County, New Ulm, Brown County, Rochester and Eyota, Olmstead County. Besides the daily notations, the journal contains letters, receipts, a...
- Subject: Brown County (Minn.) X