Account and letterpress books.
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.
- Gray, Alfred, 1830-1880 (Person)
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)
RH MS E97
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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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid writtenin<language> English.</language>
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- Preferred citation
Alfred Gray Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS E97, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas