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Letters of Guy Hatfield

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1371

Overview

Guy Hatfield was a magician from Kansas City, Missouri who made his living by traveling throughout the midwest. This collection contains some of the letters he wrote to his wife, Nell, while on the road from October 1889 to March 1892.

Dates

  • 1889 - 1892

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.

Extent

.5 Linear Feet (1 document case)

Scope and Contents

1 box - 50 letters written by a traveling magician to his wife, 1889-1892, living in Kansas City, Missouri. He traveled through the midwest, to towns in Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Colorado, Iowa, and Missouri and was a friend of George B. "Diamond Dick" McClellan, a well-known Missouri druggist, medicine man, and showman. Many of Hatfield's letters in the collection mention McClellan frequently failing to respond to his correspondence.

Arrangement

Letters are arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

RH MS 1371

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Mrs. Hudson's Fine Books and Paper, 2015

Condition Description

Letters have been unfolded and are paired with respective envelope when possible.

Creator

Source

Title
Guide to the Guy Hatfield Collection
Subtitle
Letters of Guy Hatfield
Author
Finding aid prepared by jrw
Date
2015-09-23
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/3003412997
Preferred citation
Letters of Guy Hatfield Collection, RH MS 1371, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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