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Charles Jobes papers

Call Number: RH MS 200


The collection consists of Charles and Andrew Jobes' personal and business correspondence and ledgers, account books, and other volumes from the Jobes' various business dealings in both Missisippi and Kansas.


  • Creation: 1878 - 1910


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biography of Charles S. Jobes

Charles S. Jobes was born in 1853 in northeastern Ohio. In 1871 he went south to Texas and Mississippi and worked in engineering, railroad, and levee construction for a few years. In 1878 he opened a bank in Kosciusko, Mississippi, at which his younger brother Andrew Cook joined him as cashier. In 1885 Charles sold the bank to his brother and moved to Attica, Harper County, Kansas.

In Attica Jobes organized the Attica State Bank. He also owned and operated the Attica Stock Farm Company and in 1898 was appointed bank examiner for the region that included Kansas, Missouri, part of Nebraska, and Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). In 1901 he took over as president of the American National Bank of Kansas City, Missouri. In 1910 he became vice president for the Pioneer Trust Company of Kansas City, Missouri. Jobes was also active in Kansas Republican Party politics.

Charles S. Jobes died in 1929 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Andrew Jobes also moved to Kansas and continued working in the banking industry, serving as vice president of the First National Bank in Kansas City, Kansas from 1908 until his death in 1933. He was also a director with the Atschison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad, as well as a director of the Citizens National Bank in Fort Scott, Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, and the Kansas Milling Company of Wichita.


1.25 Linear Feet (3 document cases + 40 volumes)

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of some correspondence and ledgers and other volumes maintained by Charles and Andrew Jobes throughout their business endeavors, ranging from two volumes from their bank in Koscuisko, Mississippi to several volumes related to businesses they operated in Harper County, as well as banks with which Charles Jobes was affiliated in Kansas City and his work as bank examiner.

Some volumes have been clearly labeled as to which business or bank with which they belong; others are not clearly labeled. There is also in the collection a sheriff's journal from Barber County, which is adjacent to Harper County, KS. While there is a fair amount of information for the Attica State Bank, this collection does not provide a complete picture of either Jobes brother's business enterprises.

Physical Location

RH MS 200

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RH MS E207

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Theotis F. and Robert L. Smith, 1976.


Guide to the Charles Jobes Collection
Charles Jobes papers
Finding aid prepared by eear, 2016. Finding aid encoded by eear, 2016. Finding aid reivsed by rk, 2017.
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Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Charles Jobes papers, RH MS 200, 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