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Sons and Daughters of New England records

Call Number: RH MS 56


The Sons and Daughters of New England was an organization in Lawrence, Kansas for settlers from New England and their descendants and relatives by marriage. The collection includes the membership rolls of 1921-1926, secretary's records for 1921-1956, miscellaneous correspondence and newspaper clippings, the 1957 address, "The Contemporary Puritan" by Dr. George Anderson, the 1959 address "Last Yankee Crusade" by Allen Craften, and dinner cards from 1928 to 1938 and 1957.


  • Creation: 1921 - 1972


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

History of the Sons and Daughters of New England

The Sons and Daughters of New England of Lawrence, Kansas, was founded on December 20, 1896, by a group of former New Englanders, their descendants, and relatives by marriage that settled in Kansas. The object of the organization was "the better acquaintance of members, preservation of love for New England, and the appropriate observance of Forefathers Day". Forefathers Day was celebrated each year by a dinner held on December 20. The organization's first officers were P. R. Brooks, president, Chancellor F. H. Snow, vice president, and Mrs. Paul Learnard, secretary.


.75 Linear Feet (2 document cases + 1 volume)

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Physical Location

RH MS 56

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, received via T. A. Belt, December, 1959.

Guide to the Sons and Daughters of New England Collection
Sons and Daughters of New England records
Finding aid prepared by mw, pg, July, 1975. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2020.
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Finding aid written in English.
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Sons and Daughters of New England records, Kansas Collection, RH MS 56, 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