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Douglas County, Kan. Commisioner for the Poor record book

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS E114


This ledger book contains entries dating from September 2, 1909 to March 31, 1911. Listed are the names of individuals receiving public assistance, the donor of such assistance, an "order number," and the amount of the assistance provided, as well as the purpose of the assistance. Oftentimes there is a racial designation, e.g., "colored," or in at least one instance a descriptive nickname, e.g., "Cocain [sic] Mary." In some instances there are notes following individuals' entries indicating date of death or other information, such as admission to the poor house or treatment. A second portion of the ledger lists benefactors or institutions and organizations providing financial or other assistance to recipients.


  • Creation: September, 1909-March, 1911


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1 volume ( 235 pages, index, 36 cm. ) : Handwritten entries in blank ledger book.

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS E114

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Lynn Bretz, 15 November 1976

Guide to the Douglas County Collection
Douglas County, Kan. Commisioner for the Poor record book
lgg 1976 mg 2004
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Preferred citation
Douglas County Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS E114, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

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