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Otis Smith Diary

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS-0066

The diary of Otis W. Smith documents his life beginning with his enrollment in the College of Pharmacy in St. Louis, Missouri through his working life, marriage, and family life. The diary mentions attending his first masquerade ball, taking the first woman he was not related to out, meeting his wife Mattie Dowdall and their courtship, the birth of their son, information about their home, people he meets, purchases he makes including two 'Indian clubs' and a pistol. The following transcriptions were provided by the seller and have not been verified by Archives & Special Collections staff:

"November 11th, 1882
"A miss Jennie Miller, no relation to our landlady arrived today. Mrs. Miller introduced her to Will & me. Mrs. Miller is very small being only about 4. 5 ft high and is very modest and bashful. Think she is about 22.

Dates

  • 1880-1894

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 84-712 through 84-712.09), and other relevant regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Nebraska Omaha assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, Archives & Special Collections will provide information about copyright owners and related information. Securing permission to publish or use material is the responsibility of the researcher. Note that unless specifically transferred to the University of Nebraska at Omaha, any applicable copyrights may be held by another individual or entity. Further information about copyright policy is available at http://libguides.unomaha.edu/library_policies.

Extent

0.05 Cubic Feet (1 folder containing 1 volume) : Diaries/Journals

0.05 Cubic Feet

Arrangement

Collection has not yet been arranged and described.

Custodial History

Purchased on ebay from seller matts_diaries_curiosities_dustytomes on April 17, 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented to the University of Nebraska libraries and the citizens of Nebraska in loving memory of Mr. and Mrs. George Miller Hays, Sr., Billings, Montana, parents of Don Llewelyn Hays, Omaha, Nebraska, 1888-1974.

Creator

Title
Otis Smith Diary
Status
unprocessed
Author
Amy Schindler; Angela Kroeger
Date
2016-05-27
Description rules
Description based on DACS
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the UNO Libraries' Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States
402-554-6046