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Dr. H. M. Floersch Collection

Call Number: RH MS P950


This collection includes photographs of William Allen White, noted editor of the Emporia Gazette and his daughter, Mary Katherine, as well as correspondence between W.A. White, Mary Jane Haynes, and Random House, Inc. These items were found laid in books belonging to Dr. H.M. Floersch, who had collected books by White and later donated them to the Kenneth Spencer Research Library.


  • Creation: between 1920 and 1946


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 William Allen White

William Allen White was a renowned newspaper editor, politician, and author. In 1895 White bought the Emporia Gazette in Emporia, Kansas and through his editorials became known as the "Sage of Emporia"; he won the 1923 Pulitzer Prize for his editorial entitled "To an Anxious Friend."

White and his wife, Sallie Moss Lindsay, had two children. Their daughter, Mary, died tragically in an accident in 1921. William Allen White died in 1944.


2 folders

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS P950

Physical Location

RH MS-P P950

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Mrs. Floersch, 2004.



Guide to the H. M. Floersch collection
Dr. H. M. Floersch collection
Finding aid prepared by lc. Finding aid encoded by lc.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Dr. H. M. Floersch Collection, RH MS P950, 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