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Anne E. Bingham reminiscences

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P56

Reminiscences of life on a farm near Junction City following migration west in 1869. Sixteen years on a Kansas farm, 1870-1886.

Dates: 1869, 1870-1886, 1921

Autobiographies of a man and woman, Oskaloosa, Kansas, late 19th century

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS D177

Two separate autobiographies, the first by a farmer born near Oskaloosa, Kansas, and the second by a woman, possibly his wife.

Dates: late 19th century

D.H. Cross family photographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH PH P33

This collection includes a photograph of a horse-drawn plow near Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas and a photograph of a horse-drawn threshing machine taken around Cimarron, Gray County, Kansas with the D.H. Cross family.

Dates: approximately 1890s-1910


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 John H. Eibest

Call Number: RH MS 1343

John Henry Eibest was a farmer in Grant Township in Douglas County, near Lawrence, Kansas. This collection contains 51 diaries and associated documents pertaining to the farm, property, and life of John Eibest.

Dates: 1880 - 1939

Elmer and Viola McColm glass plate negative collection

Call Number: RH PH 543

Twelve glass plate negatives, each measuring 5x7", depicting rural scenes, perhaps from or near Bucklin, Ford County, Kansas, including what appear to be sod-constructed buildings and farmlands. One image is an interior shot of a wood stove, wicker rocking chair, and other furniture. Occasionally a single individual or at most two men appear in the images.

Dates: 1900s-1920s?

Henry Messenger photographs

Call Number: RH PH 526
Overview This collection contains photographs and postcards from the Messenger family, who were ranchers in the Dodge City, Kansas area. The collection also includes several poems, booklets, and a piece of wood from the Petrified Forest in Arizona. Most of the photographs are undated, and the people in them are unidentified. The photographs are mostly taken in small farmtown settings, probably between 1920 and 1940. The postcards contain a mixture of commercial images and photographic prints. The...
Dates: between 1910 and 1950

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

Joel Grover diary

Call Number: RH VLT MS A2

Grover was born in Springfield, Livingston Co., New York, August 5, 1825; died in Lawrence, Kansas, July 28, 1879. This collection consist of a diary kept during the years 1857 and 1858 by Joel Grover, an early resident of Lawrence, Kansas. A transcription of the diary was completed in 1981.

Dates: 1857 - 1858

Jorgen Peterson diary

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P236

The diary is a daily record of farming and cash accounts from 1915 to 1916, and includes records of payments to farmers cooperative associations. The diary was transcribed and edited by his son, Henry L. Peterson.

Dates: 1915 - 1916

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 farm photograph

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH PH P47

This collection includes a photograph of a scene at a Kansas farm with a sod house, windmill, a wagon, horses, and an unidentified family and dog. A "D.G. Clark" is identified as possibly the photographer, along with Goodland, Kansas.

Dates: approximately 1880s-1900

Kansas farming scenes photographs

Call Number: RH PH 133

Photographs on postcard stock documenting farm work in various Kansas communities. Identified locations include Kiowa County, Altamont, Minneola, Lenexa, and Coldwater, as well as Beaver Crossing, Nebraska.

Dates: 1910s-1930s (bulk 1910s?)

My Dear Little Penny, an autobiographical letter about Neil Thomas Mitchell

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P306

This letter was written to the author's great granddaughter, who at the age of 11 was assigned the task of gathering information about an "older" person by her Girl Scout leader. Mitchell relates his life on a farm in Osage County, Kansas, his abbreviated education, the birth of his first child, and a summary of his local political activities.

Dates: April 2, 1957

Samuel Emmons Hudson diary

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS A36

This diary, one of four extant, is incomplete. In its entries Hudson notes weather conditions, his daily activities and those of his family. Farming activities and social occasions are consistently detailed.

Dates: January 1, 1881 - September 17, 1881

Stanley, Kansas photograph album

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: RH PH 123
Overview This collection consists of a single photograph album containing black and white prints of farming scenes of Stanley, Johnson County, Kansas in the 1920s, as well as work on the state highway in Albany, Gentry County, Missouri. Farming scenes may contain various animals (donkeys, ducks, cattle, pigs, etc.), individuals at work, fields, automobiles, and horses, either with individuals riding on horseback or horses pulling carts and farming equipment. Also in the album are group shots of...
Dates: approximately 1920s

William H. Fant ledgers

Call Number: RH MS E212

This collection consists of two accounting ledgers owned and used by William H. Fant, a farmer in Garden City, Finney County, Kansas. The ledgers include information regarding dates and descriptions of items, expenses and income.

Dates: 1936 - 1967

York family collection

Call Number: RH MS 1438

The Yorks were a family of farmers who settled in Kansas shortly after it became a state. This collection focuses on Oscar York, his siblings, and his children. It includes photographs, letters, legal documents, and records from their family history.

Dates: approximately 1875-2010

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