Skip to main content

Early reminiscences of Abilene, Kansas.

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P474


This is a reminiscence about life in Abilene, Kansas, during the years 1870-71, as told to H.L. Humphrey by William B. Smith in February 1932, one month before his death. Smith came to Abilene in November 1870 and set himself up in business in the first tin shop in town. Included is a description of the location of some of the businesses, the death of the Marshall, Tom Smith, and a description of a shoot-out involving Wild Bill Hickok


  • February 1932


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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


1 folder (4 leaves, photocopy)

Physical Location

RH MS P474

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Susan Walker 2/83
Guide to the William B. Smith Collection
Early reminiscences of Abilene, Kansas.
sfw 2/83 mg 2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid writtenin<language> English.</language>
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
William B. Smith Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P474, 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