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Joel Grover diary

 Collection
Call Number: RH VLT MS A2

Overview

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.

Dates

  • 1857 - 1858

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright of transcription remains with Craig Crosswhite.

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

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.

Extent

1 volume (+ 1 folder)

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.

Physical Location

RH VLT MS A2

Physical Location

RH MS P423

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Craig Crosswhite, 1981

Related Materials

Grover, Joel, 1825-1879, Papers, RH MS P51 and RH MS 1014, Kansas Collection, Spencer Research Library.

Title
Guide to the Joel Grover Collection
Subtitle
Joel Grover diary
Author
cc, 1981, rev. amc, 2007 mg 2004 ; revised by mrk 2010.
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid writtenin<language> English.</language>
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/7815699701
Preferred citation
Joel Grover diary, Kansas Collection, RH Vlt MS A2, RH MS P423, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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