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Wagner family collection

Call Number: MS P766


The Wagner family collection consists of papers that had been laid into a 1706 German family bible donated to the Spencer Research Library by the Wagner family. The papers are housed in two folders, one containing notes on the history of the bible and the Stauth-Wagner family, and the other containing newspaper clippings about historic bibles.


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Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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


2 folders ; Folders measure 22 x 37 cm.

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

The Wagner family collection includes notes written by Clara E. Wagner (1889-1985) about the descent in the Stauth-Wagner family of the 18th-century German bible brought to America in 1833 by their ancestor, John George Stauth.

This edition of the Bible, based on Martin Luther’s translation and with later additions by others, is titled Biblia: das ist: die gantze Heilige Schrifft Alten und Neuen Testaments verteutscht durch D. Martin Luther: sampt D. Hütteri Summarien der biblischen Bücher und Capitel richtiger Eintheilung unterschiedlichen Theils neuen Registern und Concordantzen. Nebst einem Gesang-und Gebet-Buchlein...und Johann Arnds so genantem Informatorio biblico, oder biblischen Errinerungs-Puncten (Wittenberg: Christoph Wustens, 1706-1707).

The collection was given to Kenneth Spencer Research Library in honor of John Robert Latta, University of Kansas Class of 1993, by his mother, Judy Wagner Smith, and her sisters Susan Wagner Elliott and Rita Wagner, granddaughters of Clara Wagner.

The collection also includes clippings about various historic bibles.

Physical Location

MS P766

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Judy Wagner Smith, Susan Wagner Elliott, Rita Wagner, 2014.

Guide to the Wagner family collection
Wagner family collection
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Preferred citation
Wagner family collection, MS P766, 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