Christian Jenkinson collection
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.
- 1887 - 1936
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.]
16 Volumes (16 volumes + 3 folders) ; Sizes of volumes vary.
RH MS G31
RH MS AK8
RH MS C43
RH MS DK3
RH MS E87
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.
Williamson Engineering and Surveying. "City street map of Troy, Kansas : county seat of Doniphan County." Troy, KS: Williamson, 1964.
Transferred from RH Coll. 52.
- Guide to the Christian Jenkinson Collection
- Christian Jenkinson collection
- Finding aid prepared by pg, November 1975; nb, 1985. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2020.
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- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
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- Preferred citation
Christian Jenkinson collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS G31, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas