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"A transcription and interpretation of a diary by Elizabeth Duncan"

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P440

A complete transcription and accompanying paper on a diary kept by Elizabeth Duncan. The diary covers the trip the Duncan family made overland in 1867 from Lawrence, Kansas, to San Jose, California. The collection also contains a photocopied map of the route the Duncans followed.

Dates: 1867

A.L. Murphy diary

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH VLT MS A5

A.L. Murphy's diary recounts his journey from Independence, Missouri overland to California.

Dates: 1849-05 - 1849-10-18

Books of judgments in Pennsylvania and New York

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS B30

Books of judgements in Pennsylvania and New York, 1852-1869, with C. C. Murray as the plaintiff.

Dates: 1852 - 1869

Brinton Webb Woodward records

Call Number: RH MS D129

This collection consists of diaries, some of Woodward's writings, and clippings and greeting cards collected by the Woodward family, who moved to Lawrence, Kansas during the territorial era.

Dates: 1841 - 1921

Carl Julius Adolph Hunnius papers

Call Number: RH MS 153

Transcripts of the diaries kept by Carl Julius Adolph Hunnius documenting his surveys of the Red River, January 10, 1876 to January 24, 1876, and April 25, 1876 to June 30, 1876. The collection also includes the original diary of the second survey, a biography of Ado Hunnius, and two tintypes and print copies of Hunnius and his guide Billy Dixon.

Dates: 1876

Charles E. Austin letters, photograph and diary

Call Number: RH MS P240

Austin was the youngest son of A. E. Austin of Austinburg, Ohio, and served as a Lieutenant in the 2nd Brigade 3rd Division, 9th Corps, Army of the Potomac. This collection consist of letters, photographs and a diary from 1855-1864.

Dates: 1855 - 1864

Delphine M. Tufts collection

Call Number: RH MS A16

Delphine Tufts was the wife of Freeling Tufts. This collection consists of diaries she used in 1899 and 1906, including recordkeeping as executrix of her husband's estate after his death in 1905, and a memorandum book that she barely used.

Dates: 1899, 1906, undated


Call Number: RH MS D132
Scope and Contents

These diaries were written by Hudson detailing his activities and those of his family and acquaintances. He consistently notes weather conditions, chores he performs, and other activities of a business and social nature. Hudson's diaries are unusually complete, but he discontinued writing in 1905.

Volumes are handwritten in pencil and ink.

Dates: 1902 - 1904

Diaries of Elizabeth Duncan

Call Number: RH MS A26

Three diaries kept by Elizabeth Duncan in the mid 1860s, both while she lived in Lawrence, Kansas and while she traveled overland from Lawrence to San Jose, California in 1867. Typical entries may include discussion of the weather, Duncan's daily activities, information about her family and friends or acquaintances who came to visit or wrote, and her own spiritual and emotional states.

Dates: 1864 - 1868

Diary of an overland journey from Herman, Minnesota to California.

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH VLT MS B8

Skinner's diary begins with his departure from Herman, Minnesota, in the company of about three hundred emigrants. His narrative is thorough and descriptive as he travels by boat and wagon train. Two partial transcripts are maintained in the accession files. The transcribers are unknown and their transcriptions are not authoritative.

Dates: May 14, 1849 to January 10, 1850

"Diary of daily life, Lawrence, Kansas: Elizabeth Duncan in 1864"

Call Number: RH MS P753
Overview This 34-page typescript contains the text of an article by Katie H. Armitage, entitled "Elizabeth 'Bettie' Duncan: Diary of Daily Life, 1864," which was published in the Winter 1987/1988 edition (pages 275-289) of Kansas History, a journal of the Kansas State Historical Society. The manuscript describes and includes excerpts from the 1864 diary of Lawrence, Kansas pioneer Elizabeth "Bettie" Duncan. The collection also includes a...
Dates: January 1987

Diary of Della Knowles, 1892

Call Number: RH MS AK2

This collection contains the diary of Della Knowles as a teenager in 1892 and reveals the social life and customs of the times. The addition includes the Knowles family genealogy and photographs on a compact disc.

Dates: 1892

Diary of Maude Egbert

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS B77
Overview Five-year diary kept by Maude (Mrs. C.J.) Egbert of Clyde, Cloud County, Kansas. The diary provides a regular accounting of her life as a farm wife during World War II. Activities or events she notes typically include sewing, entertaining and visiting friends and family, cooking, house cleaning, canning, personal health, some farm activities (like threshing), acquiring a swarm of bees, creek and river flooding, and the weather. Throughout the diary she calls her husband "Dad." Later...
Dates: 1943 - 1948

Diary of Phebe Anna Board

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS K30
Overview Phebe Anna Board, born on October 7, 1852 at Rushford (Allegany County), New York, was the daughter of Oscar and Clarissa (Richards) Board, who were devout Baptists and prohibitionists. Her diary for calendar year 1882 contains detailed accounts of her daily activities in the Allegany County household of her parents and brother Frank, including their household and farm chores, social and church activities, and the piano lessons which she gave to local children. There are also some post-1882...
Dates: 1882 - 1890

Dorothy Scott Papers

Call Number: RH MS P865

The Dorothy Scott Papers are those of a native Kansan who taught in both the Kansas City, Kansas and Topeka public schools and was an active community volunteer.

Dates: 1960-1966 and 1991

Fred Holmes Bowersock diary

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS B41

Diary of Fred Holmes Bowersock's 1886 trip to Europe, with daily expenses. Bowersock, the son of prominent Lawrence, Kansas-based businessman Justin DeWitt Bowersock, was accompanied on this trip to Europe by University of Kansas Professor W.H. Carruth. England, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, and Austria were in the itinerary. Bowersock took voice, piano, and guitar lessons, visited many landmarks and art galleries, etc.

Dates: January-August 1886

Hiram C. Clark papers

Call Number: RH MS P53

A diary, account book, and typed transcription of the diary kept by Hiram Clark, an early physician in Lawrence, Kansas.

Dates: 1854 - 1855

Howard W. Mitchell journal

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH VLT MS B5

Mitchell's travels in Colorado, New Mexico, and Kansas are recounted in detail, as are his observations regarding the people he encounters. Half of the journal is devoted to Colorado and New Mexico, and the other half to Salina, Kansas.

Dates: November 8, 1877

James Findley Harrison diaries

Call Number: RH MS A7

Two diaries handwritten by James Findley Harrison in the mid and late 1860s. They give descriptions of his travels and eventual settling in Linn County, Kansas.

Dates: 1866 - 1870

James Grauerholz collection of William S. Burroughs' journals and papers

Call Number: MS 319

This collection is comprised of ten manuscript journals kept by William S. Burroughs in the last year of his life, circa November 1996-July 1997, and transcriptions, photocopies, and drafts for Last Words: The Final Journals of William S. Burroughs, edited and with an introduction by James Grauerholz (2000).

Dates: Majority of material found within undated, 1993, 1996-2000

Joseph Clark diary

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS B25

A diary written by Joseph Clark dated Decatur County, Indiana, 1856.

Dates: 1856

Joseph N. LeConte journal

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS D92

Journal of a camping trip amongst the highest of the California Sierra, Summer of 1890. Berkeley, Calif.? 1943?

Dates: 1890

Journal of a Kansas farmer

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS E62

Journal of a Kansas farmer, October, 1873-October, 1876; recorded in the People's comprehensive diary. .. for the use of farmers and others. (Mitchell County, Kansas, 1876.)

Dates: October, 1873-October, 1876

Kansas Farmer's diary (Winfield, Kan.)

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P885

160 page diary written by an anonymous farmer in Winfield, Kansas, Cowley County during the late nineteenth century. The farmer’s entries include activities related to planting, livestock, business exchanges and family life. He includes details of the weather and business costs, as well as social events and names of farm workers, family, and neighbors.

Dates: 1884 - 1899

Lewis Timothy Litchfield papers

Call Number: RH MS VLT B6

This collection includes Lewis Timothy Litchfield's diary, 1854-1855, containing an account of his trip and settlement in Lawrence, Kansas, as part of the second Emigrant Aid party, and a certificate presented to Litchfield from his English study at Cambridge High School in Massachusetts.

Dates: 1854 - 1855

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