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Everett Samuel Dellinger Collection

Call Number: RH MS 1231


This collection includes information on Everett Samuel Dellinger and contains his story writing and biographical information. The records include a pulp fiction magazine, censuses, and related memorabilia such as photographs and obituaries. Also included is biographical information on Dale E. Dellinger and correlated articles and photographs.


  • Creation: 1933 - 2010


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

History of Everett Samuel Dellinger

Everett Samuel Dellinger, also known as E. S. Dellinger and Ed Samples (pen name), was born on June 1, 1866 to Peter Franklin Dellinger and Mary Ann (Samples) Dellinger in Norwood, Wright County, Missouri. He died in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico on January 24, 1962. During Everett's lifetime, he was a railroad man, an educator, and a famous author of numerous railroad stories published in pulp fiction magazines in the late 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s such as RAILROAD MAGAZINE and RAILROAD STORIES. Over the years, he lived in Missouri, Kansas, and New Mexico and had three wives: Daisy (Wood) Dellinger, Nancy Florence (House) Dellinger, and Beatrice Belle (Parcels) Dellinger. Both Daisy and Nancy Florence became ill and died during their marriages to Everett. He fathered several children during his first two marriages. Unfortunately, Everett's life was marked with tragic events which included the untimely deaths of wives and children and, finally, his own bout with terminal facial cancer.

Everett Samuel Dellinger lived a very productive life as a railroad man, educator, and author, and the Creator of this collection is very proud to be DNA-related to him, however said Creator regrets that circumstances of life never allowed him to personally know Everett Samuel Dellinger, the Creator's great-half uncle. May this collection in some small way honor the life of this man who so justly deserves to be remembered and honored.


.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Scope and Contents

This collection includes the written works of Everett Samuel Dellinger and his contributions to many railroad magazines from the 1920's to the 1950's. These records are provided historical background through the letters, censuses, and photographs included. The collection dates from 1933 to 1996 and is a testament to the life of Everett Samuel Dellinger as a railroad man and author of numerous railroad features. Also included is information on Everett's son Dale E. Dellinger and related articles and photographs surrounding his military service and death.

Physical Location

RH MS 1231

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Dr. David A. Otto and Elizabeth B. Otto

Related Materials

For related material see the following collections: RH MS 1146, RH MS 1167, RH MS 1185, RH MS 1191

Guide to the Everett Samuel Dellinger Collection
Everett Samuel Dellinger Collection
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Everett Samuel Dellinger Collection, RH MS 1231, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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