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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.


  • Creation: approximately 1889-approximately 1935


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1 volume ; 22 x 27.5 cm

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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.

Physical Location

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

Repository Details

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States