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Christian Jenkinson collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS G31

Overview

Financial and other business records of Christian Jenkinson, a grocer in Troy, Doniphan County, Kansas, at the turn of the 19th to the 20th centuries. The collection contains some of the business records of Mr. Jenkinson. Coverage of the records is spotty, although there is heavier coverage in the early years of the business. The collection also includes an autograph album owned by Jenkinson from his youth.

Dates

  • 1887 - 1936

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 Christian Jenkinson (approximately 1861-1936)

Christian Jenkinson was born in Ohio around 1861, and sometime between 1870 and 1880 he moved to Center Township, Doniphan County in the northeastern tip of Kansas. He owned and operated a rural grocery business there in Troy from 1887-1936. Around 1900 he married a woman named Emma, with whom he had one daughter, Mary Jenkinson.

[Information obtained from census records and material in the collection.]

Extent

16 Volumes (16 volumes + 3 folders) ; Sizes of volumes vary.

Physical Location

RH MS G31

Physical Location

RH MS AK8

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RH MS C43

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RH MS DK3

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RH MS E87

Physical Location

RH PH P109

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Most of the collection was purchased in August 1967 from Mary Baker. Photographs were donated by F.C. Baker, 1975.

Separated Materials

Williamson Engineering and Surveying. "City street map of Troy, Kansas : county seat of Doniphan County." Troy, KS: Williamson, 1964.

Processing Information

Transferred from RH Coll. 52.
Title
Guide to the Christian Jenkinson Collection
Subtitle
Christian Jenkinson collection
Author
Finding aid prepared by pg, November 1975; nb, 1985. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2020.
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/9931740668
Preferred citation
Christian Jenkinson collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS G31, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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