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Buggy Tracks by Bess Harrison

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P355


Buggy Tracks; A personal narrative of life in a small western Kansas town in the early 1900's, together with family photographs. Ft. Morgan, Colorado? 197-


  • Creation: Between 1970 and 1978


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 Harrison, Bess

Bess Manker grew up in the territories of Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado. While living in Topeka, Kansas, she worked at the Oakland Woolen Mills and took a course in stenography. After graduating she went to Syracuse, Kansas where she got a job with George Downer, a lawyer. There she met and married Harrison. After her marriage she devoted her time to her family.


1 folder (166 leaves; Typewritten.)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

The manuscript is an anecdotal account of life in and around Syracuse, Kansas between 1880 and 1940.

Physical Location

RH MS P355

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Bess Harrison, 1978.

Guide to the Bess Harrison Collection
Buggy Tracks by Bess Harrison
smc 31 August, 1978 mg 2004
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Preferred citation
Bess Harrison Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P355, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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