Skip to main content

Bartholomew Family collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P715

Overview

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.

Dates

  • 1894 - 1987

Creator

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 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.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 document case + 1 folder)

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.

Physical Location

RH MS P715

Physical Location

RH MS-P P715

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Margaret Bartholomew De Young, 1991

Related Materials

Muir, Leonard Erie, Elam Bartholomew, pioneer, farmer and botanist, RH C10891, Kansas Collection, Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries.

Bartholomew, Elam, 1852-1934, The fungous flora of Kansas, QK 605.B3, Anschutz Library, University of Kansas Libraries.

Bartholomew, Elam, 1852-1934, Handbook of the North American Uredinales (rust flora) including citations and synonymy, QK627.A1 B3, Anschutz Library, University of Kansas Libraries.
Title
Guide to the Bartholomew Family Collection
Subtitle
Bartholomew Family collection
Author
Finding aid prepared by mh, 2007; revised by, cl 2010; Finding aid encoded by mh, 2007
Date
2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in <language encodinganalog="language">English.</language>
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/9419795270
Preferred citation
De Young, Margaret Bartholomew, Bartholomew family collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P715, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

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

Contact:
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States
785-864-4334