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Letter to Richard Salisbury from J.T. Frisbie

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P568


Letter written by J.T. Frisbie to Richard Salisbury of Syracuse, New York. The letter describes the life of Caroline M. Congdon (1841-186), the semi-paralyzed poet of Amber or Otisco Valley, Onondaga County, New York, and the device she used for writing.


  • Creation: May 1900


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1 folder (5 pages: 2 pieces.) : Collation: 1 1/2 sheets; the material is paper.

Language of Materials


Physical Location

MS P568

Custodial History

Inscribed "From Caroline Curtis to Annie M Salisbury Jan 31th 1856" [perhaps Salisbury's reception of the book from a female relative prompted him to write a letter of enquiry to Frisbie in 1900?l. "1856" is not clear and may be a misreading.

Annotated (ownership inscriptions? memoranda?): "J. Tyler Frisbie"; "Julia Frazier (?] 44 Clinton St."

Given to the Department with a group of other books on June 1, 1981 by the sisters (Miss) Frieda Cowles and Mrs W.E.S. (Harriet) Lawrence (Liaison: Helyar).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Cowles sisters of Lawrence, KS, 1981

Separated Materials

Found pasted on back board of a printed copy of Congdon's Guardian Angel in original envelope, which remains in book (photocopy of envelop in Manuscript Records):

Congdon, Caroline M. The Guardian angel;: and other poems. Auburn, [N.Y.]: William J. Moses, 1856. Available at Spencer Research Library at B7487.

Guide to the J.T. Frisbie Letter Collection
Letter to Richard Salisbury from J.T. Frisbie
Finding aid prepared by alh, 1986; revised by ksc, 2006. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006.
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Letter to Richard Salisbury from J.T. Frisbie, Department of Special Collections, MS P568, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States