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Douglass Hospital history

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P214

This collection consists of a 5-page typed history of Douglass Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas from 1898 to the mid-1950s, written by Eugene H. Kelly.

Dates: approximately 1957

Edward Everett Hale letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P960
Overview Single handwritten letter, written by Edward Everett Hale to Abbott Lawrence, regarding the formation of the New England Emigrant Aid Company and requesting Lawrence to consider financially backing the company. The company was formed soon after the creation of the Kansas and Nebraska Territories, with the intention of settlers from the northeastern states going to Kansas to settle and help it become a free state, rather than a slaveholding state. Folder also includes envelope in which...
Dates: May 14, 1854

Elfriede Fischer Rowe papers

Call Number: RH MS 958

Elfriede Fischer Rowe was a well-known authority on Lawrence, Kansas history and active in many community and civic endeavors. This collection includes personal mementos from when she was a student and alumna of the University of Kansas, information regarding World War II rationing and Mrs. Rowe's work with the Hercules Power Company during the war, as well as historical information about Lawrence, Kansas and personal and family papers.

Dates: 1899 - 1984

Elliott family papers

Call Number: RH MS 338

The Elliott family papers consist of correspondence, printed materials, photographs, and memorabilia from a family that settled in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas soon after it opened for Euro-American settlement in 1854.

Dates: 1838 - 1976

Eugene Fitch Ware collection

Call Number: RH MS 154

The correspondence is almost exclusive between Ware and William E. Connelley. They discuss their various research and publications, personal and business matters, and on Kansas and national politics.

Dates: 1899 - 1911

Evidence in the Haystack Murder Cases

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS D27

Evidence in the Haystack Murder Cases in No Man's Land [Indian Territory], resulting from the county seat contest in Stevens County, Kansas. Washington, D. C. Bound with letters from C. M. Horton, Examiner; T. W. Johnson, Foreman of the Grand Jury; S. Taliaferro, U.S. Attorney; Richard Olney, U.S. Attorney; and James M. Hill.

Dates: 1911

F. B. Silkman letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P969
Overview This collection consists of a single letter written by F. B. Silkman to his father from Leavenworth City, Kansas Territory. Silkman indicates that he cannot leave due to nobody else being available to mind the store; discusses the recent local election, indicating that three Pennsylvanians were elected and Thomas T. Slocum was elected mayor; proslavery men from Missouri pulled their man from the election when it became clear he would be defeated and some of them had gone to the Missouri...
Dates: September 5, 1855

F. D. Drake certificate of honorable discharge, First Regiment Cavalry, Kansas Volunteers

Call Number: RH MS P827

This honorable discharge certificate was issued to Private F. D. Drake for service from January 24 to February 18, 1856 in the First Regiment Cavalry of Kansas Volunteers, organized to defend the people of Kansas Territory "against lawless agressions." The certificate, dated February 18, 1856 at Lawrence City, Kansas, is signed by free-state loyalists and commanders G. [Gaius] Jenkins, C. [Charles] Robinson, Robert Klotz, and James [Leyate?].

Dates: February 18, 1856

George W. Collamore papers

Call Number: RH MS 33

Correspondence, documents relating to Lawrence property and Pike's Peak gold mines, steamship freight bills, papers, etc.

Dates: 1854 - 1869

Henry C. and Indiana Gale papers

Call Number: RH MS P975
Overview This collection consists of a compact disc with scanned images of letters from Henry Charles Gale, commissary sergeant with the 11th Kansas Cavalry during the Civil War, to his wife Indiana (Clark) Gale. Also on the CD are scans of his regiment's muster rolls and his volunteer enlistment, his discharge papers, Indiana's and her children's pension papers, and other letters from Henry C. to other family members and from other family and friends to Indiana Gale, particularly after Henry's...
Dates: 1859-1870s (bulk 1862-1865)

Henry L. Carey stories, clippings, and notes

Call Number: RH MS P261

The collection consists of approximately eight short stories (undated) written by Henry L. Carey. Most of which deal with southwestern Kansas and the Santa Fe Trail based, at least in part, on fact. The rest of the materials consists of clippings, notes, and an issue of The Kansas Magazine in which a story of Jane Carey's, daughter of Henry L. Carey, appeared.

Dates: 1930-1945?

"Ho for Kansas! Exodusters, 1984"

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P886

The collection consists of a press booklet compiled and sent out by Exodusters Awareness, Inc. prior to the 1984 celebration held in Topeka, Kansas.

Dates: 1984

Holsinger and Rose family papers

Call Number: RH MS 663

The Holsinger and Rose families immigrated to the United States in the 1700s. The collection reflects their activity in the Rosedale, Kansas, area during the late 19th and early 20th centuries by means of correspodence, poetry, newspaper clippings, and brief biographies, which address topics ranging from accounts of the Civil War, Kansan identity, politics and Christianity.

Dates: 1883 - 1933

Hunter family letters

Call Number: RH MS 1361
Overview This collection contains correspondence from the Hunter family, in excess of 75 letters and 230 pages, ranging from 1844 to 1913. Much of the correspondence is from Almon and George Hunter to their mother Betsy Graham, of Youngsville, Warren County, Pennsylvania. There is also a great deal of correspondence from Mrs. Graham's brother, Shubil D. Chappel. The Hunter brothers and Chappel had emigrated earlier from Pennsylvania to Wisconsin, and later to Kansas Territory. In 1860 Almon went to...
Dates: 1844 - 1913

Interview with William E. Connelley

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS E71

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

Call Number: RH MS P131

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

James H. Holmes letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P963
Overview This collection consists of a single letter, written June 21, 1856 & June 29, 1856 by Jas. H. Holmes to C. C. Boyles of Charleston, South Carolina. Holmes was an abolitionist who moved to territorial Kansas in part to help other free state settlers. In the letter Holmes describes his trip on a pro-slavery steamer, the Martha Jewett, traveling on the Missouri River. The collection also includes the envelope in which the letter came and a copy of a...
Dates: June 21 and 29, 1856

James Henry Lane Papers

Call Number: RH MS 28

The collection includes correspondence, notes and source material, clippings, maps, photographs, documents, and other related items, dating primarily from 1841-1923.

Dates: 1841 - 1923

James William Denver letters

Call Number: RH MS 1066

This collection consists of official letters to and from James Denver during his military service in the Mexican-American War, as well as personal letters to Denver's brother Arthur of Platte City, Missouri; his sister Elizabeth A. Johns of Wilmington, Ohio; and his wife Louise Catherine Denver of Wilmington, OH. These latter letters were written while he was serving as governor of the Kansas Territory.

Dates: 1846 - 1865

James William Denver papers and diary

Call Number: RH MS 19

Business papers and correspondence of James William Denver from 1839-1912. Includes a diary dated May 20, 1850-September 5, 1850, with miscellaneous notes.

Dates: 1839 - 1912

John A. Halderman correspondence and documents

Call Number: RH MS P57

Halderman was private secretary to A. H. Reeder, 1st governor of Kansas Territory. The letters deal with early Kansas Territory and State politics and government, land values and taxes, and some personal affairs.

Dates: 1854 - 1894

John Alexander Martin correspondence and photograph

Call Number: RH MS P113

This collection contains some correspondence of John Alexander Martin to and from various receipients, in addition to a photograph of Martin. The photograph is after the painting by Kleckner dating from 1889.

Dates: 1875 - 1889

John Henry Vansickle papers

Call Number: RH MS P170

This collection consists of letters describing incidents of the border raids during the Kansas Territory-Missouri border wars just before the United States' Civil War in detail, including references to John Brown, William Quantrill, Jim Montgomery, and Fort Scott. The collection also includes a deed to land in McLean County, Illinois owned by Vansickle.

Dates: 1858 - 1863

John Hutchings correspondence

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P66

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

John James Ingalls papers

Call Number: RH MS 43

This collection of papers from a 19th century Kansas politician contains correspondence dating primarily from the 1880s and 1890s and concerning United States Senate business. There are also invitations and calling cards, possibly collected by Mrs. Anna Louisa (Cheesbrough) Ingalls.

Dates: 1859 - 1902

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Allen, Henry Justin, 1868-1950 1
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