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Eva A. Brown diary

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P959


Typescript of a diary written by teenager Eva A. Brown of Nemaha County, Kansas. She discusses the weather, going to school or church, family members' coming and goings, and activities on the family farm as well as her own other daily activities. Family members frequently went to Seneca, Nemaha County's county seat; less frequently they went to Baileyville or Axtell in next-door Marshall County, or K.C. (Kansas City). Other family names from the area mentioned in the diary include McBratney, Warrenburg, and Griffeth [sic].


  • Creation: 1899 - 1900


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biography of Eva A. Brown

Eva Brown was born in 1883 in Nebraska to parents Benjamin and Sarah Brown, both of whom came from Indiana. Eva was the youngest of several children, including Burt, Clyde, Ward, Jennie, and Robert (Bob).


1 folder

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS P959

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer, University Archives, University of Kansas, 2013.

Guide to the Eva A. Brown Collection
Eva A. Brown diary
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Preferred citation
Eva A. Brown diary, RH MS P959, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

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

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