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William B. Young journal

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P958


Homemade journal of Franklin County, Kansas resident William B. Young. Young and his brother "Ed" held a sheep ranch to the south of Minneoloa. The journal details business expenses from April to June 1864, along with weather conditions and daily happenings of the ranch. Young travels to trade in nearby towns Lawrence, Leavenworth, Prairie City, and Peoria, noting the exchanges in his journal.


  • April 19, 1865 - June 30, 1865


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Biography of William B. Young

William B. Young, born circa 1839, was one of five children of Darius Young of Norfolk, Massachusetts. William and his brother, George Edwin "Ed" Young, were sheep ranchers in Franklin County, Kansas. Ed was a survivor of Quantrill's Raid of 1863 in Lawrence, Kansas.


1 folder ; Volume is 6 x 3.25 inches.

Physical Location

RH MS P958

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Garrett Scott Bookseller, 2015.

Related Materials

George E. Young Collection, RH MS P620, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.



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William B. Young journal, RH MS P958, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

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

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Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States