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Autobiography of Mary F. Beeson: James Warfield family in Old Shawneetown

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P615
Overview

Typescript of the autobiography of Mary F. Beeson, including Beeson's account of the murder of her father, James Lot Warfield, by William Quantrill's guerrilla band on October 17, 1862 at Shawneetown, Kansas.

Dates: 1905-1910

Barnabas Dorr Palmer personal papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P111
Overview

The papers include (1) a testimony to his recent left-handness sworn before Douglas County Clerk in 1867, (2) a manuscript titled "A sketch of my military history" which he entered in a penmanship contest, sponsored by William Oland Bourne, editor of the "Soldier's Friend", (3) a letter from General U.S. Grant awarding Palmer first prize in the contest, and (4) letter awarding Palmer a $50 prize.

Dates: 1867 - 1868

Correspondence between Oscar G. Richards and William E. Connelley

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P136
Overview Richards and William Connelley corresponded about Kansas territorial history. Richards, who participated in the border wars between Kansas Territory and Missouri (1854-1861), recounted the events for Connelley, a historian. The letters, dated 1902-1909, were written approximately 50 years after the events. Connelley and Richards were specifically interested in detailing the border war involvement of Richards himself as well as James Lane, John Brown, William Quantrill, and Governor...
Dates: 1902 - 1909

Interview with William E. Connelley

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS E71
Overview

Elias Snyder, son of Ely Snyder, interview with William E. Connelley on the Marais des Cygnes Massacre, May 19th, 1858; William C. Quantrill; John Brown on the Snyder Claim; James Montgomery; Marshall Cleveland, and the last of the Jayhawkers. Lawrence, Kan., 1942.

Dates: 1942

Interviews by William E. Connelley and letter

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P131
Overview

The accounts in this collection relate to Reuben Randlett's experiences in the 1856 sacking of Lawrence, Kansas; his activities as a spy among the raiders; the Battle of Black Jack; the dissolution of the Free State legislature in Topeka on July 4, 1856; and Randlett's captivity by William C. Quantrill in 1862. The collection also includes a photograph of Randlett.

Dates: 1906 - 1916

John Hutchings correspondence

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P66
Overview

The first two letters are from Banks, who preceded Hutchings to Lawrence, and they describe Lawrence, the lawyers, and law practice in the area. The third letter written by W. B. West mentions Quantrill's raid and asks about job opportunities in Lawrence.

Dates: 1862 - 1863

Letter from George E. Young

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P620
Overview

This letter from George Edwin Young, a survivor of William Quantrill's raid on Lawrence, Kansas, August 21, 1863, was written to his father two days following the massacre. A typed and annotated transcription of the letter is included.

Dates: August 23, 1863

Narrative of Andrew Williams, a formerly enslaved African American

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P42
Overview

Andrew Williams' autobiographical narrative gives an account of Quantrill's raid on Lawrence, Kansas in 1863. Williams wrote it at the urging of William E. Connelley.

Dates: 1861 - 1910

Pioneer life in Kansas

 Collection — folders: 1-2
Call Number: RH MS P114
Overview

This collection consists of a single, three-page typescript reminiscence by Caroline Updegraff Parker, relating the experiences of her brother William W. Updegraff and her own family in Osawatomie, Kansas from 1855 to 1869, as well as a photograph of her brother William later in his life.

Dates: [between 1875-1910]

William Clarke Quantrill correspondence

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 75
Overview This collection includes letters from William Clarke Quantrill to his mother, Caroline Clarke Quantrill, preceding and up to the raid of Lawrence, Kansas in 1863. Also included in the collection is the correspondence of William W. Scott, editor of the Iron Valley Reporter and friend of Mrs. Quantrill, who attempted to help Mrs. Quantrill obtain the truth about her son. This correspondence consists of letters between Scott and people who allegedly had known...
Dates: 1855 - 1906

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Brown, John, 1800-1859 4
Connelley , William Elsey, 1855-1930 2
Banks, E. V., 1836?-1873 1
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Beeson, Mary Frances, 1848-1943 1