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The Edward S. ("Ned") Beck diaries describe the daily life of a boy in Holton, Kansas, in the late nineteenth century. Ned was born in Indiana and moved to Kansas with his family as a boy. He was eleven years old in 1880 and seventeen years old in 1886. The first volume covers May 9 to August 28, 1880. The second volume covers August 29 to December 31, 1880. The third volume covers January 1 to April 3, 1886.
Item Number: 215431
Call Number: MS Coll. 2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 215431
Collections - Manuscript - Beck, Edward S. #2
Community Life - Community services - Post Office
Community Life - Events and Celebrations
Curriculum - The Kansas Journey - Chapter 7: Railroads, Cattle, and Agriculture
Date - 1880s - 1880
Date - 1880s - 1886
Home and Family - Activities
Home and Family - Children - Boys
Home and Family - Daily life
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Diary
People - Children
People - Notable Kansans - Beck, Edward S.
Places - Cities and towns - Holton
Places - Counties - Jackson
Thematic Time Period - Age of Reform, 1880 - 1917
Thematic Time Period - Industrialization and the National Economy, 1870-1920
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Diaries