C.W. Hickcox collection
A collection of 20 account books of Charles W. Hickcox, an early settler in the Fall River Township of Wilson County, southeastern Kansas, who farmed and operated a lumber business and grist mill--the Jackson-Hickcox mill. The business records, which date from 1854 to 1901, are accompanied by a 1928 postcard to Hickcox's daughter Olive and her husband Harvey Blinn.
- Creation: 1854 - 1928
- Hickcox, C. W. (Charles W.), 1832- (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 C. W. Hickcox (1832-)
Charles W. Hickcox was born in 1832 in Indiana. He and his wife Rebecca settled in the Fall River Township of Wilson County, Kansas, where C. W. farmed and operated a lumber business and grist mill (the Jackson-Hickcox mill, also sometimes referred to as the Jackson-Hickox mill).
In 1895, the Hickcoxs' daughter Olive married Harvey Orlin Blinn in Wilson County. They were later residents of Fall River (Elk County), Kansas. Their son Charles Orlin Blinn, born in Oklahoma's Indian Territory in 1896, became Chief Engineer at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. In 1951, he moved to Wilson County, where he operated the farm established by his grandfather in the Fall River Township and acquired his grandfather's business records. Charles Orlin Blinn died in 1988.
1 Linear Feet (2 document cases + 2 microfilm reels) : Most of the collection consists of account books, and there is a single postcard and two 35mm microfilm reels.
Language of Materials
Scope and Contents
This collection contains the business records of Charles W. Hickcox, an early settler in the Fall River Township of Wilson County, Kansas, where he farmed and operated a lumber business and grist mill (the Jackson-Hickcox mill). His business records, contained in twenty ledgers, date from 1854 to 1901. A postcard to H.O. Blinn, Fall River, Kansas, postmarked February 1923, is also in the collection.
The collection arrangement is that of the donor's, as arranged for microfilming for the Wilson County Historical Museum. Included in the collection are the donor's accompanying identification markers for that purpose. There is also a duplicate set of microfilm reels of the business records.
RH MS 823
RH MF 197
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Donna Blinn Braden, Harold O. Blinn, Nina Blinn, 1989.
- Guide to the C.W. Hickcox Collection
- C.W. Hickox Collection
- Finding aid prepared by mh, 2006. Fiding aid encoded by mh, 2006. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2021.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
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- Preferred citation
C.W. Hickcox collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 823, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas