Josephine Few family papers
Josephine A. Few's grandfather, Dr. Samuel F. Few, emigrated from Virginia to Kansas Territory's town of Leavenworth in the early 1850s. These family papers contain several of his printed invitations to Leavenworth social events, a news clipping regarding the Few family farm near Leavenworth, and a letter from University of Kansas Professor E. H. S. Bailey regarding the water quality of the farm's mineral springs. Included are Josephine Few's descriptions of Dr. Few's ancestry and his life in Leavenworth.
- 1868 - 1958
- Few, Josephine A., 1884- (Person)
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Biography of Josephine A. Few
Josephine A. Few was born at Leavenworth, Kansas in February 1884 to George W. and Mary Few. George Few was one of the area's early settlers. Josephine Few's grandfather, Dr. Samuel Few, arrived in Kansas Territory in the 1850s, and was among signatories to the original articles drawn up for Leavenworth's founding. Though he resided in Leavenworth, he owned a Leavenworth County farm near the community of Kickapoo, which was rich in mineral springs. Ownership of the property passed to George W. Few, and then to Josephine Few.
4 folders ; 25 x 38 cm
RH MS P813
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Josephine A. Few, 1958
- Guide to the Josephine A. Few Collection
- Josephine Few family papers
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Few, Josephine A, b. 1884, Family Papers, Kansas Collection, RH MS P813, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries