Samuel Knox business papers
The correspondence in this collection is primarily concerned with land sales, in Kansas, Nebraska and other states, financial matters, excursion trips to the Western states, and immigration to Kansas and Nebraska. Knox's legal papers are also included. Among Knox's correspondents were soldiers fighting in the Civil War in Kansas and Illinois volunteer regiments, his family (including a family history), requests for information regarding land in Kansas and Nebraska, and responses to Knox's requests to teachers in Illinois for the names of heads of families in their districts. There are also 4,500 post cards which were bank deposit notices, notifications of receipt of Knox's circulars, and requests for additional information about lands for sale, etc. addressed to Knox.
- 1852 - 1888
- Knox, Samuel Miles (Person)
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Biography of Samuel Miles Knox
Knox, with his son, S. F., was a land passenger agent in the Land Department of the Union Pacific Railroad Company in Princeton, Illinois. He was also an attorney and probate judge.
2.5 Linear Feet (3 document cases + 5 card file boxes)
RH MS 22
Other Finding Aids
NUCMC: MS 80-378
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase, Smoky Hill Booksellers, 1966.
Received as part of this collection, but cataloged separately are records of freight received at the Beatrice, Nebraska station, Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Company (see Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Company [RH MS G17]) and a map of Gove and Sheridan counties, Kansas (see the Kansas Collection card catalog [RH Map P15]).
- Guide to the Samuel Miles Knox Collection
- Samuel Knox business papers
- Finding aid compiled by km, July, 1973; lgg July, 1973. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004.
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Samuel Miles Knox Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 22, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas