National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Robert W. Furnas Papers, 1844-1905

(Microfilm Edition)

Nebraska State Historical Society

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Robert Wilkinson Furnas (1824 –1905) was the second Governor of Nebraska. He worked as a farmer, printer, insurance salesman and postmaster. Furnas came to Nebraska in 1856 at the age of thirty-two and settled in Brownville, Nebraska. Two months later he published the Nebraska Advertiser, a publication advertising the agricultural opportunities found in Nebraska. He also published the Nebraska Farmer, the first agricultural publication out of Nebraska that is still published to this day. This edition includes correspondence and other papers of the Civil War colonel, Indian agent, and Republican governor of Nebraska.

13 reels, 10-page guide

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Robert W. Furnas


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