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Papers concerning Kansas Territory and Highland, Kansas

Call Number: RH MS 135


The first papers of the collection, dating from the 1830s to 1855, cover William Patton's residence in Missouri and receipts for purchases of enslaved persons. The latter portion of the collection includes papers from related families and kinsmen: Summers, Renfro. and Pryor Plank.


  • Creation: 1834 - 1912


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 William Patton

William Patton was one of the early pioneers who settled in Kansas Territory in 1855 and later became a member of the community of Highland, Kansas. Prior to settling in Kansas Territory, Patton lived in Randolph County, Missouri and was a slaveholder.


1 box (9 folders (170 items))

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS 135

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Irvin family, 1964.

Guide to the William Patton Collection
Papers concerning Kansas Territory and Highland, Kansas
Finding aid prepared by jma,10 April 1973. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
William Patton Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 135, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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