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Andrew J. Haynes papers

Call Number: RH MS E209


Andrew J. Haynes was a law student and later lawyer in Missouri during the Reconstruction era following the United States Civil War. This collection includes a manuscript journal and two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings that relate to the political climate of the Reconstruction era, as well as to Haynes's personal interests in politics and history.


  • 1866 - 1907


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 Andrew J. Haynes

Andrew J. Haynes was a lawyer from Missouri, born around 1849, who lived primarily in Callaway County and Saline County throughout his life. Little is known about his life, but surviving documentation shows that he served as a First Sergeant in the Union's 49th Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Company F in the mid-1860s and later entered law school in 1867. Haynes died in 1941.


3 Volumes ; Tallest volume 33 cm in height.

Scope and Contents

The manuscript journal includes essays and copied quotations relating to Reconstruction-era politics, as well as notes on historical figures and events from around the world. The two scrapbooks include newspaper clippings from the Reconstruction period through the turn of the 19th century. The newspaper clippings are mostly political in nature, relating to elections, rights for African Americans, and women's rights, but also include subjects of personal interest to Haynes, such as poetry and marriage.

Physical Location

RH MS E209

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Between the Covers Rare Books, Inc., 2017.



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Andrew J. Haynes collection, RH MS E209, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

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

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