Joel Grover diary
Grover was born in Springfield, Livingston Co., New York, August 5, 1825; died in Lawrence, Kansas, July 28, 1879. This collection consist of a diary kept during the years 1857 and 1858 by Joel Grover, an early resident of Lawrence, Kansas. A transcription of the diary was completed in 1981.
- Creation: 1857 - 1858
- Grover, Joel, 1825-1879 (Person)
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No access restrictions.
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Copyright of transcription remains with Craig Crosswhite.
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Biography of Joel Grover
Grover was born in Springfield, Livingston Co, New York, August 5, 1825; died in Lawrence, Kansas, July 28, 1879. He came to Lawrence in the second party. He was made Captain of the 1st military company in Lawrence. He served in defense of Lawrence in the Wakarusa War and participated in battles of Franklin, Ft. Saunders and Ft. Titus. In 1858 he was elected to County Commissioners and held the post four years. Other local positions he held: trustee; school board member; member House of Representatives, 1867; commission board member, 1869; chairman of the board, 1871 for four years; director St. Louis, Lawrence and Western Rr Co.; commanded a company in Gen. Price's raid.
1 volume (+ 1 folder)
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Scope and Contents
A diary kept during the years 1857 and 1858 by Joel Grover, an early resident of Lawrence, Kansas. In his diary, Grover speaks of daily farming operations, weather conditions, and building construction on his farm.
RH VLT MS A2
RH MS P423
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Craig Crosswhite, 1981
- Guide to the Joel Grover Collection
- Joel Grover diary
- cc, 1981, rev. amc, 2007 mg 2004 ; revised by mrk 2010.
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Joel Grover diary, Kansas Collection, RH Vlt MS A2, RH MS P423, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas