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Cornell, Alexander


Alexander Cornell lived in Grant Park, Illinois and 506 E. 22nd St., University Place, Nebraska (the present-day Lincoln, Nebraska, neighborhood surrounding the Nebraska Wesleyan University campus). Cornell was born in 1856, the son of Abraham H. and Melissa Hathaway Cornell. He married Addie Frances Smith and they had two children, Nellie E. Cornell and William Abraham Cornell.

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Alexander Cornell Diaries

 Collection — Box: MISC-02, Folder: MSS-0068
Identifier: MSS-0068
Content Description The diaries of Alexander Cornell document his daily life as a twenty-something young man in Illinois in 1882 and 1884, as well as daily life when he is in his 60s living in University Place, Nebraska (part of present-day Lincoln, Nebraska) in 1918-1920. Cornell's diaries routine activities including work, visiting with friends and family, weather, and other daily activities. Selected names mentioned in the diaries include: Henry Taylor, Lewis, Mary Chapman, Bartlette, Chipman, Cole,...