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James Irwin Wolfe papers

Call Number: RH MS 70


The James Irwin Wolfe Collection contains personal correspondence of Wolfe's, correspondence relating to the Ozark Trails Association, and some legal materials relating to his law practice. The collection also contains manuscript copies of two poems and "Why is a Bachelor?", a lecture written by Wolfe for the Ohio Chautauqua in Waverly, Kansas in 1905.


  • Creation: 1839 - 1937


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 James Irwin Wolfe

Wolfe, a lawyer from Burlington, Kansas, was also an author of several poems, songs, pamphlets, and lectures. He was active in the Ozark Trails Association, an early 1900's organization based in Arkansas that promoted the building and maintenance of highways across the United States. Wolfe served as vice-president in this organization during the years 1914 through 1917.


1 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Physical Location

RH MS 70

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Smoky Hill Bookseller July 1963, Smoky Hill Bookseller August 1977

Related Materials

The Kansas Collection has three other items by Wolfe: Appeal to the World (RH C1510), Wolfe's War Book, Facts About the War (RHP A241), and a - bound copy of Why is a Bachelor? (RH A64).

Guide to the James Irwin Wolfe Collection
James Irwin Wolfe papers
pg April 1976 REV. lt June 1981; mg 2004
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James Irwin Wolfe Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 70, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States