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Freeman Collection of Hesper, Kansas history records

Call Number: RH MS 979


This collection contains various histories of the community of Hesper in Douglas County, Kansas. Included are histories of the Hesper Academy and the Hesper Friends Church, as well as biographies of Davis family members who were early Hesper settlers and witnesses to William Quantrill's August 1863 raid on the nearby town of Lawrence.


  • Creation: 1912 - 1977


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


.25 Linear Feet (1 box + 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS 979

Physical Location

RH MS Q247

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Glen and Marian Freeman, 1992

Related Materials

Davis Family Papers, RH MS 817, Kansas Collection, Spencer Research Library.

Davis, Samuel Hunt, 1848-1938, Samuel Hunt Davis autobiography, RH MS P16, Kansas Collection, Spencer Research Library.

Friends Church (Hesper, Kan.), Hesper Friends Church, 1862-1972 , RH C4964, Kansas Collection, Spencer Research Library.

Guide to the Glen and Marian Freeman Collection of Hesper, Kansas History
Freeman Collection of Hesper, Kansas History
Finding aid prepared by mh, 2007; Finding aid encoded by mh, 2007
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Freeman, Glen, Freeman collection of Hesper, Kansas history, RH MS 979, Kansas Collection, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States