Nellie McGurdy scrapbook of newspaper clippings
Call Number: RH MS D239
This volume contains newspaper clippings and obituaries of well-known persons, most likely complied by Nellie McGurdy.
- approximately 1889-approximately 1935
- McGurdy, Nellie (Person)
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1 volume ; 22 x 27.5 cm
Scope and Contents
This volume of newspaper clippings, probably compiled by Nellie McGurdy, are mostly from the Lawrence, Kansas, area and date from ca. 1889-1935. Obituaries of some of the more well-known persons are: Frank Snow, former KU Chancellor; Tommy Johnson, KU coach and athlete; Solon Thacher, prominent citizen; General Wilder Metcalf, veteran of the Spanish-American and Philippine conflicts; Reverand Cordley, survivor of Quantrill's Raid and prominent Lawrence minister; Lt. Alfred C. Alford, first casualty from Kansas in the Philippine Insurrection; W.R. Stubbs, governor of Kansas; Hugh Cameron, the "Lawrence Hermit." Other items of particular interest are: Theodore Roosevelt's visit to Lawrence, President Taft's visit to Lawrence; and the "Old Windmill" fire.
RH MS D239
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Esta Lou Riley, 3/83
- Guide to the Nellie McGurdy Collection
- Nellie McGurdy scrapbook of newspaper clippings
- sfw 3/83; mg 2004
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Nellie McGurdy Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS D239, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas