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William Elsey Connelly papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 2

Overview

Correspondence, research notes, interviews, manuscript drafts, and photographs, covering the years 1883-1914, from a Kansas historian.

Dates

  • 1883 - 1914

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biography of William Elsey Connelley

William Elsey Connelley was born in Kentucky in 1855. He taught school there for ten years. In 1881 he moved to Bonner Springs, Kansas, where he assumed the principalship of the public schools there. In 1882 he was appointed deputy county clerk of Wyandotte County, and was elected county clerk in 1883 and 1885. He served in the Kansas State Historical Society as president in 1912 and secretary in 1914. He was the author of many historical articles and books including History of Kansas, State and People, a five volume work that was published in 1928.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes + 1 folder)

Physical Location

RH MS 2

Physical Location

RH MS P452

Physical Location

RH MS-P 2

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The bulk of the collection acquired from Carrol Dressel, 1967; Merrill, 1965; H.C. Revercomb, 1966. The folder of material located at RH MS P452 acquired as a gift from Charles Garrad, 1982.

Title
Guide to the William Elsey Connelley Collection
Subtitle
William Elsey Connelly papers
Author
Finding aid prepared by sm, 1967; lgg, 1974. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006. Finding aid revised by cl, 2010; mwh, 2019.
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/0580204783
Preferred citation
William Elsey Connelley papers, RH MS 2, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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