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Letters by residents of Oswego, Kansas

Call Number: RH MS 743


This collection comprises 7 letters and 1 post card from residents of Oswego, Kansas and a program of rhetorical exercises of Oswego High School. The letters describe the residents' lives and concerns with their families' health, their crops and farming, and hopes for the railroad to be constructed through Oswego. The letters also mention the centennial and presidential race and share neighborhood news including that of a murder.


  • 1870 - 1878

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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


.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS 743

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Charles Apfelbaum, 1997

Guide to the Oswego, Kansas, Letters Collection
Letters by residents of Oswego, Kansas
Finding aid prepared by mab, 2006; Finding aid encoded by mab, 2006
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Preferred citation
Oswego, Kansas, Letters Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 743, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

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

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