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James Gower family papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1034
Overview James H. Gower was an Iowa City, Iowa businessman and entrepreneur in Iowa's formative years of the 1840s. In 1874, he extended his business interests to Lawrence, Kansas--interests continued by his son-in-law, Justin DeWitt Bowersock. Included is an 1879 letter to Gower from his son Robert concerning his father's business affairs. The papers contain two Civil War letters from Gower's son James O. Gower of the 1st Iowa Cavalry--one in which he describes the Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas...
Dates: 1860 - 1881

Kansas 1860s diary

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS B78
Overview

A single diary, probably for the years 1863-1867, includes entries from a soldier who might have been named John Adams and might have served with the 2nd Kansas Volunteer Cavalry during the American Civil War. The volume also includes what appears to be financial accounts with individuals in Trading Post, Linn County, Kansas from after the war.

Dates: approximately April 1863-1867

Leander Stillwell correspondence

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 41
Overview

Most of the correspondence included in this collection is from Stillwell to his father, Jeremiah O. Stillwell. These letters, dating from January, 1863 to the end of December, 1863, relate Stillwell's military experience to his father. Later correspondence, dating from 1898 to 1920, is from various political figures to Stillwell asking for favors, endorsements, or his opinions.

Dates: 1863 - 1920