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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

Collection of George Ellis, First Lieutenant, Company I, 12th Kansas Infantry materials

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P132
Overview Biography of George Ellis written in 1953 by Howard C. Raynesford titled George Ellis, First Lieutenant, Company I, 12th Kansas Infantry. Ellis served as Lieutenant in the Kansas Infantry during the Civil War and was killed in battle. Ellis County and the town of Ellis in Kansas was named in his honor. Also included is a genealogy of the Ellis family, a photograph, and a photocopy of his military commission. Raynesford also gives a brief account of the...
Dates: 1862, 1953

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Bourne, Wm. Oland (William Oland), 1819-1901 1
Ellis, George, 1832-1864 1
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 1
Palmer, Barnabas Dorr, 1842- 1
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