Robert L. Gilbert papers
Robert L. Gilbert immigrated to the United States from England in 1855 and arrived in Lawrence, Kansas later that year. This collection contains diaries, personal books, letters and official documents, and an autobiography, and photographs.
- 1849-1973, predominantly 1849-1913
- Gilbert, Robert L., 1835- (Person)
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No access restrictions.
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Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.
Biography of Robert L. Gilbert
Gilbert was born and grew up in Sibton, Suffolk County, England. He studied at Yoxford Academy, then became a gardner in the Crystal Palace Gardens in London.
In his diary he recorded books he read about emigrating to the U.S., on Sept 6, 1855 he shipped to New York on the Maid of Orleans. By November 11 of that year he had reached Lawrence, Kanas. The diaries also include a correspondence list of letters sent and received during his travel, money spent, and a later day by day account of farming and raising sheep near Lawrence.
.5 Linear Feet (1 box + 5 volumes, 8 folders)
RH MS P238
RH MS P764
RH MS B47
RH PH 55
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Bob Gilbert, 1974, 1989
- Guide to the Robert L. Gilbert Collection
- Robert L. Gilbert papers
- Finding aid prepared by rh, 2007; revised by, cl 2010; Finding aid encoded by rh, 2007
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
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- Preferred citation
Robert L. Gilbert Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P764, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries