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Catalog Number M-0061
Object Name Manuscript
Collection Olof Nilsson Diary
Title Olof Nilsson Diary
Year Range from 1894
Year Range to 1987
Scope & Content This collection is comprised of a diary kept by Swedish immigrant Olof Nilsson from 1884 until his death in 1904. Collection also contains some general biographical information about Olof Nilsson and his family, which was created at the time of the collection's donation.
Biographical Information Olof Nilsson was born on July 23, 1824, in Glassetter, Frösö parish, Jämtland, Sweden, son of Nils Olafson and Marta Lansdotter. Olof married Christina Olson in 1853 and thereafter they lived in Ostersund, Follinge and Laxsjö. They moved to Kragerø, Norway in 1868 and had 8 children, most of whom emigrated to Minnesota. Christina died in 1887, and Olof emigrated to the United States on his own to join his children in Milaca, Minnesota in 1889. After emigrating to the United States the family used the surname Nelson. Olof died on November 4, 1904.
People Nilsson, Olof, 1824-1904.
Series in Collection Collection is arranged in 2 series; folder names listed in parenthesis.

1. Olof Nilsson Diary

2. Biographical Information
Physical Dimensions 0.25 cubic feet (1 archives box)
Copyrights Copyright for this collection is held by the American Swedish Institute. Staff will provide photocopies of collection materials for personal use at researcher's expense. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce materials must be secured in writing from the American Swedish Institute.