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Account and letterpress books.

Call Number: RH MS E97

Scope and Contents

The account books in the collection contain Gray's farm records of produce and livestock sold in the area. Also included in the collection are letterpress correspondence volumes dating from the time that he served as secretary of the State Board of Agriculture.


  • Creation: 1857-1879


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 Gray, Alfred

Gray was one of the first settlers of Quindaro in Wyandotte County. A native of Evans, New York, he came to Kansas in March of 1857. He farmed in the Quindaro area from 1858-1873 and held the post of director for the State Agricultural Society from 1866-1870. In 1872 he was elected first secretary of the State Board of Agriculture where he earned a reputation for his published reports which he had originated, and the success of the display Kansas made at the Centennial Exhibition at Philadelphia in 1876. He held various positions in the Free State Party and was elected to the first state legislature in December of 1859.


4 Volumes (sizes vary)

Language of Materials


Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Alfred Gray, 24 May 1963.

Guide to the Alfred Gray Collection
Account and letterpress books.
pg December 1975 mg 2004
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Preferred citation
Alfred Gray Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS E97, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States