Anna Lawson Tonkinson papers
Correspondence, records, photographs and miscellaneous papers of Anna Lawson Tonkinson spanning the years from 1913-1962.
- 1913 - 1962
- Tonkinson, Anna Lawson, 1868- (Person)
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Biography of Anna Lawson Tonkinson
Anna Lawson was born in Olathe, Kansas in 1868. In 1870 she moved with her parents to Cowley County where her father, Thomas, had purchased lands following congressional action of that year opening the Osage lands to disposal by the government. Anna lived in or near Winfield, Kansas nearly all her life. Her husband Harley A. Tonkinson was a Winfield real estate and insurance merchant who was elected clerk of the District Court but died before taking office. In 1912 Mrs. Tonkinson campaigned for and received the Republican party's nomination for that office. She was subsequently elected to the office following the withdrawal of the Democratic opponent, P. H. Guy, and became the first woman to hold the office.
.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
RH MS 325
RH MS-P 325
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Mrs. Hamilton Chase, 1977.
- Guide to the Anna Lawson Tonkinson Collection
- Anna Lawson Tonkinson papers
- lgg Jan. 1978; mg 2004
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- Preferred citation
Anna Lawson Tonkinson Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 325, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas