Brinton Webb Woodward records
This collection consists of diaries, some of Woodward's writings, and clippings and greeting cards collected by the Woodward family, who moved to Lawrence, Kansas during the territorial era.
- Creation: 1841 - 1921
- Woodward, Brinton Webb, 1834-1900 (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 Brinton Webb Woodward (1834-1900)
B.W. Woodward was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania in 1834 and spent his early years on a farm there. In May 1855, he came to Lawrence, Kansas Territory and opened a drug and stationery store. For many years he was a member of the wholesale drug house of Woodward, Foxon & Co. of Kansas City.
In December of 1855 Woodward joined the Kansas Guards under General J.H. Lane. He was also a delegate to the free state territorial convention. He took a great interest in educational matters and was a member of the Kansas City Board of Education and of the Board of Regents. Woodward was a director of the Kansas State Historical Society at the time of his death in 1900.
8 Volumes (8 volumes + 4 folders, 1 oversize folder) ; Volume sizes vary; tallest is 38 cm.
Language of Materials
RH MS D129
RH MS P280
RH MS R14
RH MS G43
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Mrs. Chester Woodward, June 1961, 1965.
- Guide to the Brinton Webb Woodward Collection
- Brinton Webb Woodward records
- Finding aid prepared by pg, April 1976 and February 1977. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2020.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Brinton Webb Woodward collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS D129, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas