Barnabas Dorr Palmer personal papers
The papers include (1) a testimony to his recent left-handness sworn before Douglas County Clerk in 1867, (2) a manuscript titled "A sketch of my military history" which he entered in a penmanship contest, sponsored by William Oland Bourne, editor of the "Soldier's Friend", (3) a letter from General U.S. Grant awarding Palmer first prize in the contest, and (4) letter awarding Palmer a $50 prize.
- 1867 - 1868
- Palmer, Barnabas Dorr, 1842- (Person)
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Biography of Barnabas Dorr Palmer
Palmer was commissioned Captain of Co. K, U.S. Volunteer Infantry in 1865 and commanded several posts in the West. He lost his right arm at the Battle of Cabin Creek in 1863 and learned to write with his left hand. In 1866 he was elected clerk of the District Court of Douglas Co. Kansas.
1 folder (4 items)
RH MS P111
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase. P. C. Richards, Brookline, Mass.
- Guide to the Barnabas Dorr Palmer Collection
- Barnabas Dorr Palmer personal papers
- Finding aid prepared by kpz, 19 January 1973. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004.
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Barnabas Dorr Palmer personal papers, Kansas Collection, RH MS P111, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas