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Ridenour-Baker Grocery Co. business records

Call Number: RH MS 1086


Ridenour-Baker Grocery Co. was founded in Lawrence, Kansas in 1858. Originally a downtown, Lawrence establishment, the firm moved to Kansas City, Missouri in 1878, then operating as Kansas City Terminal Warehouse Co. This collection contains a business greeting to customers and photographs of the Ridenour-Baker Grocery Co., Peter Ridenour, and Harlow Baker and his wife, Carrie.


  • Creation: approximately 1858-1910


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No access restriction

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


.25 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 oversize box )

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS 1086

Physical Location

RH MS Q272

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Virginia Buckner, 2003

Separated Materials

Foley, William E. The Genesis of Missouri: From Wilderness Outpost to Statehood, Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 1989. Inscribed by author and "Fletz" to Robert Lester, 1990.

Guide to the Ridenour-Baker Grocery Co. Collection
Ridenour-Baker Grocery Co. business records
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Ridenour-Baker Grocery Co. Collection , Kansas Collection, RH MS 1086, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States