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Brinton Webb Woodward records

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS D129

Overview

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.

Dates

  • 1841 - 1921

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 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.

Extent

8 Volumes (8 volumes + 4 folders, 1 oversize folder) ; Volume sizes vary; tallest is 38 cm.

Physical Location

RH MS D129

Physical Location

RH MS P280

Physical Location

RH MS R14

Physical Location

RH MS G43

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Mrs. Chester Woodward, June 1961, 1965.
Title
Guide to the Brinton Webb Woodward Collection
Subtitle
Brinton Webb Woodward records
Author
Finding aid prepared by pg, April 1976 and February 1977. 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/10407/8771331112
Preferred citation
Brinton Webb Woodward collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS D129, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

Contact:
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States
785-864-4334