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Gilbert H. Finlay Order of Eastern Star scrapbook material

Call Number: RH MS 1491


This collection contains scrapbook material that was apparently never assembled into a scrapbook: photographs, ephemera, newspaper clippings, and letters to and from Gilbert H. Finlay, the Grand Patron of the Order of the East Star for the Kansas state chapter.


  • Creation: 1966 - 1989


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 Gilbert H. Finlay

Gilbert Hamilton "Pat" Finlay was born March 26, 1913 in Osage County, Kansas to Thomas and Florence Finlay. He married Naoma Alcorn on September 8, 1934 in Osage County. In the early 1950s, they resided at Medicine Lodge, Kansas, then at Dodge City, Kansas, and in 1960 moved to Augusta, Kansas.

The Finlays were members of chapters of the Order of the Eastern Star (O.E.S.) at each of the communities in which they resided. Gilbert Finlay served as Grand Sentinel of the Grand Chapter of Kansas, O.E.S. from 1966 to 1967. He and his wife then served as Worthy Grand Patron and Worthy Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter of Kansas. In October 1989, Mr. Finlay received the Supreme Council's Thirty-Third and last Degree of the Scottish Rite Masonry. He died on August 26, 2001 at Augusta.


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS 1491

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Frank Wood, 2008.

Related Materials

Gilbert H. Finlay scrapbooks, RH MS 1155, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas



Guide to the Finlay H. Gilbert Collection
Gilbert H. Finlay Order of Eastern Star scrapbook material
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Gilbert H. Finlay scrapbook material, RH MS 1491, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

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

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