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Wyandotte County, Kansas District Court collection

Call Number: RH MS 25


The materials in this collection relate to approximately 150 civil suits heard before the Wyandotte County District Court. Much of the material relates to the Wyandotte tribe as litigants, among whom are Abelard Couthrie and William Walker, as well as other Walker family members. Other litigants include firms such as Great Western Telegraph Company and Missouri Valley Lumber Company. In many instances the documents include all relevant papers indicating all actions taken and final settlements.


  • 1858-1889


Conditions Governing Access

No access restricitons.

Conditions Governing Use

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


1 Linear Feet (640 items in 2 document cases)


The collection is arranged chronologically and alphabetically by plantiffs' names within each year.

Physical Location

RH MS 25

Other Finding Aids

NUCMC: MS 80-375

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Smoky Hill Bookseller, 1967.

Processing Information


Guide to the Kansas. District Court (Wyandotte) Collection
Wyandotte County, Kansas District Court collection
Finding aid prepared by ob, 1973; lgg, 6 April 1973. Finding aid encoded by amh, 2004. Finding aid revised by dsw, 2020.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Wyandotte County, Kansas District Court collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 25, 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