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Anthony Scott Family papers

Call Number: RH MS 676


The Anthony Scott Family papers are those of a family that moved to Topeka, Kansas in the 1800s. The papers document the family line of Anthony and Anna Scott, especially focusing on James H. Scott and his family who moved to California in 1919.


  • Creation: 1815 - 1982


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 Anthony Scott Family

Anthony Scott was born in 1846 in Kentucky. He married Anna, also of Kentucky, and in 1880 the family moved from Kentucky to Topeka, Kansas. The couple had five children: James, Thomas, Elder, Mary, and Alvin. Anna Scott died on November 18, 1907 and Anthony followed on January 29, 1917.

In 1890, James, the eldest child, staked out land in the "Cherokee Outlet" of the Oklahoma. Shortly after the turn of the century, James returned to Topeka, where he married Lenetta Brasfield on 18 August 1903. James and Lenetta had eight children: James Jr, Luther, Raymond, George, Charles, Bessie, and Thelma. In 1919, the family moved the Los Angeles, California, where James' descendents still live. Lenetta died in 1963 and James followed on 26 April 1964.


0.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes + 1 oversize box)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

The Anthony Scott Family papers date from 1815-1982 and are arranged in one series: Family Papers. Folders are arranged alphabetically by family member, with alphabetical arrangement within each person's papers. Letters received from other Scott family members are located within the papers of the recipient. A number of items within the collection are fragile.

Photographic materials from the Anthony Scott Family Collection are located at RH MS-P 676. Photograph identification is taken directly from information given by the donor. Oversize materials are located at RH MS Q142.

Physical Location

RH MS 676

Physical Location

RH MS-P 676

Physical Location

RH MS Q142

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Flora Miles, 1994.

Guide to the Anthony Scott Family Collection
Anthony Scott Family papers
Finding aid prepared by mbw, 2006; revised by cl, 2010; skt, 2010; mwh, 2019. Finding aid encoded by mbw, 2006; revised by skt, 2010.
Description rules
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Support for the processing of this Collection was provided by the Dana and Sue Anderson African American Collecting Program Endowment Fund.
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Preferred citation
Anthony Scott Family Collection, RH MS 676, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries.

Repository Details

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

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