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Correspondence and papers of Elisha and Elizabeth Eulalia Bass and family

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 283

Overview

The Bass/Bayley collection consists primarily of the correspondence and papers of Elisha and Elizabeth Eulalia Bass and their relatives. The Bass family were New Englanders who settled in pre-Civil War Texas near present-day Brownsville, Cameron County. They later located to California and Colorado.

Dates

  • 1794, 1831, bulk 1844-1922, 1962, 1975

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

History of the Bass and Bayley families

Elisha Bass, Junior (1820-1880), and Elizabeth Eulalia Bass (1834-1923), cousins, were married in Maine in 1856. They had three children: William, Frank, and Mary E. (1877-1938). Mary E. Bass married Francis Sawyer Bayley (1874-1963) in 1901. They had four children, the oldest of whom was Elizabeth Palmer Bayley (1903-2003). Francis Sawyer Bayley was the son of Francis (Frank) Tappan (T.) Bayley and Mercy Julia Palmer. Frank T. Bayley (1846-1917) was the reverend of the Plymouth Congregational Church in Denver, Colorado for several years.

[Information for this note from the collection and from the website ancestors.familysearch.org.]

Extent

2 Linear Feet (2 boxes + 1 folder)

Scope and Contents

Material of significance in the collection includes Bass correspondence with friends and family, illustrative of Elisha's work as a lawyer and judge, and the narrative written by Elizabeth Bass, depicting frontier life in the Rio Grande River Valley. Other items included in the collection are the correspondence of family members, and a genealogical volume entitled Jeriah Bass and His Descendents (privately printed, 1962).

Physical Location

RH MS 283

Physical Location

RH MS R38

Title
Guide to the Bass/Bayley Families Collection
Subtitle
Correspondence and papers of Elisha and Elizabeth Eulalia Bass and family
Author
Finding aid prepared by js, 1981. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006. Finding aid revised by mrm, 2009; lwm, 2020.
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/4027303775
Preferred citation
Bass/Bayley Families correspondence and papers, Kansas Collection, RH MS 283, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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