Bartholomew Family collection
This collection, compiled by Margaret Bartholomew De Young, contains photographs and photocopies of family histories, genealogies, and clippings pertaining to her Bartholomew family ancestry. Predominating are records by and about De Young's grandfather, Elam Bartholomew (1852-1934), a Rooks County, Kansas farmer, botanist, and internationally renowned mycologist.
- 1894 - 1987
- De Young, Margaret Bartholomew (Person)
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No access restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.
History of the Bartholomew Family
The Bartholomew family members described in these papers include Kansas pioneer and internationally known botanist Elam Bartholomew (1852-1934), as well as his ancestors and descendants. Elam Bartholomew emigrated from Illinois to Rooks County, Kansas in 1874. He married in 1876 and, though actively engaged in farming, became internationally known for his work in botany and mycology. He traveled widely and conducted experimental work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding plant rusts. For his published works on plant rusts and fungi, his massive collection of specimens, and his discovery of more than four hundred new specimens, Bartholomew was awarded master's and doctoral degrees from Fort Hays State University, where he became an instructor and established the Fort Hays State Herbarium.
.25 Linear Feet (1 document case + 1 folder)
Language of Materials
Scope and Contents
This collection, compiled by Margaret Bartholomew De Young, contains photocopies of family histories, genealogies, and clippings pertaining to her grandfather Elam Bartholomew and his ancestors and descendants. The photocopies, contained in one folder, are at RH MS P715. They consist predominantly of articles and records by and about Elam Bartholomew. Included, however, are genealogies of the Bartholomew family as well as De Young's histories of her father and mother (Lee Bartholomew and Emma Lillian White Bartholomew), and of the White family. At RH MS-P P715 are photographic prints and negatives of the Bartholomew family and of the Elam Bartholomew homestead near Stockton, Kansas.
RH MS P715
RH MS-P P715
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Margaret Bartholomew De Young, 1991
- Guide to the Bartholomew Family Collection
- Bartholomew Family collection
- Finding aid prepared by mh, 2007; revised by, cl 2010; Finding aid encoded by mh, 2007
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De Young, Margaret Bartholomew, Bartholomew family collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P715, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries
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