Joel Grover papers
This collection of papers pertain mostly to Joel Grover's work as commissioner and trustee of the Lawrence, Kansas school district, as well as his membership in a survey committee and alternate delegate of the 26th District of the State of Kansas. Some materials deal more with farm business, e.g. machinery.
- Creation: 1857 - 1888
- Grover, Joel, 1825-1879 (Person)
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Biography of Joel Grover (1825-1879)
Joel Grover was born in Springfield, Livingston County, New York on August 5, 1825 and died in Lawrence, Kansas on July 28, 1879. He came to Lawrence in the second party of the New England Emigrant Aid Company. He was made captain of the 1st military company in Lawrence and served in defense of Lawrence in the Wakarusa War. He participated in the battles of Franklin, Fort Saunders and Fort Titus during the border wars between free soilers and pro-slavery forces in Kansas and Missouri.
In 1858 Grover was elected to the County Commissioners and held the post four years. Other local positions he held included trustee; school board member; member of the State House of Representatives, 1867; commission board member, 1869; chairman of the board, 1871 for four years; director of the St. Louis, Lawrence and Western Railroad Company; and he commanded a company in General Sterling Price's raid.
.25 Linear Feet (1 document case + 3 folders)
Language of Materials
RH MS P51
RH MS 1014
Immediate Source of Acquisition
George Allen, Lawrence, 1961, 1990.
- Douglas County (Kan.). Board of County Commissioners. (Organization)
- Guide to the Joel Grover Collection
- Joel Grover papers
- Finding aid prepared by kpz, 20 October 1972. Finding aid encoded by amh, 2004. Finding aid revised by amc 2007; cmp, 2021.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
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- Preferred citation
Joel Grover papers, Kansas Collection, RH MS P51, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas