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Record of wagonload weight for driver G. W. Berry, weighed by City of Lawrence, Kansas

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P676

Overview

A certificate showing the weight of G. W. Berry's wagonload as officially weighed at Lawrence, Kansas by N.C.W. Sillett on June 13, 1867. On the reverse are brief handwritten notes for "Diamond Springs Station," a campsite on the Santa Fe Trail, as well as names and apparent directional information.

Dates

  • June 13, 1867

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

1 folder (1 item, certificate ) ; 9 cm

Scope and Contents

This small certificate from the city of Lawrence, shows the weight of G. W. Berry's wagonload as officially weighed by N. C. W. Sillett. The printed form, titled "City Scales," shows gross weight, wagon weight, and net weight. Handwritten on the reverse are the words "Diamond Springs Station," together with brief directional notes and the names of two persons. The Diamond Springs campsite, about twenty miles southwest of Council Grove, was favored by Santa Fe Trail travelers for its springwater. Though the stage station was destroyed in 1863 and not rebuilt, Diamond Spring remained a valuable water source and campsite for travelers.

Physical Location

RH MS P676

Title
Guide to a Wagonload Weight Record
Subtitle
Record of wagonload weight for driver G. W. Berry, weighed by City of Lawrence, Kansas
Author
Finding aid prepared by mh, 2006 Finding aid encoded by mh, 2006
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/7508532461
Preferred citation
Wagonload Weight Record, Kansas Collection, RH MS P676, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

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

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