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Letter to the editor of the Leavenworth Standard in 1881 concerning Price's raid of 1864

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS D187
Overview

Mounted newspaper clippings of a letter to the editor of the Leavenworth (Kansas) Standard, dated November 26, 1881, concerning Price's Missouri Expedition, 1864.

Dates: 1881

Letters from Sara Robinson

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P141
Overview

Sara Robinson's letters to Phebe Stone, her sister-in-law, were written while her husband Charles Robinson was in California. Her letters to Frank Blackmar mention a history written about the University of Kansas, events at the University, books about Kansas, property holdings and taxes, and farm management and expenses.

Dates: 1850 - 1909

Letters to John B. Kellogg and his wife Anna Kellogg (Troy, N.Y.)

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P647
Overview

These sixty-two letters, written from 1857 to 1873, are to John B. Kellogg and his wife Anna of Troy, New York. Letters to John Kellogg, a cashier with Troy's Central National Bank, relate chiefly to land investments in Kansas and Nebraska. Those to his wife Anna are from family and friends.

Dates: 1857 - 1873

Lewis A. Waterman letters

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 515
Overview

The Lewis A. Waterman Collection contains twenty-nine letters that were written by him from 1864 to 1865 while serving in the United States Signal Corps, stationed chiefly at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The collection also includes cartes de visites of Waterman's Signal Corps comrades at Fort Leavenworth.

Dates: 1864 - 1865

Lewis Timothy Litchfield papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS VLT B6
Overview

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

Maggie Herrington journal

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P428
Overview

Maggie Herrington's journal of her experiences during the year 1867 as part of a school assignment and two pieces of correspondence between the Watkins Community Museum of Lawrence, Kansas, and Lida Mattman, Maggie Herrington's granddaughter, dated 1979.

Dates: 1867

Manuscript with editorial markings of Governor Charles Robinson of Kansas

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: RH MS 204
Overview

Manuscript for Governor Charles Robinson of Kansas, by Don W. Wilson, with editorial markings. Published by the University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, in 1975.

Dates: 1975

Manuscripts on Kansas History

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P7

Maude Gooch Phillips poems

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P88
Overview

Handwritten and typed manuscripts of poems written by Maude Gooch Phillips, mostly focused on the early history of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas.

Dates: early 1900s

Memoir of early days in Kansas

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: RH MS 128
Overview

Eldridge was active in the efforts to make Kansas Territory a free state. Formerly a Democrat, Eldridge joined the Kansas delegation at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia. Memoir of early days in Kansas, miscellaneous stock certificates, and account sheets, 1859-1898.

Dates: 1859 - 1898

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

Newspaper clippings regarding James Henry Lane

 Collection — Volume: 1-2
Call Number: RH MS E85
Overview

These volumes are compilations by members of the Watson Library staff of newspaper clippings dated 1861-1959 about James Lane and his descendants.

Dates: 1939 - 1952

Northeast Kansas Girl Scouts related records

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1505
Overview

Girl Scouts of the United States of America is a youth development organization that instills leadership skills in girls through community service, camping, hiking, and other outdoor excursions. This collection comprises the records of Girl Scout councils representing northeast Kansas, and particularly Douglas County, from the early years of Girl Scouting in the area in the 1920s through the beginning of the 21st century.

Dates: 1923 - 2014

Old Sacramento; an account of the cannon reputed to have fired the first shot against slavery

 Collection — Volume: 1-2
Call Number: RH MS D29
Overview

This is an account of the artillery piece originally captured by Col. Alexander Doniphan during the Mexican War. The cannon is reputed to have "fired the first shot" against slavery as well as in support of the cause. It is now on permanent deposit with the Douglas County Historical Society, Lawrence, Kansas.

Dates: 1935

Original typescript of Bleeding Kansas.

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 30
Overview

Editor's copy of the manuscript, "Bleeding Kansas",

Dates: 1954

Papers of Arthur B. Havens

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 49
Overview

Business forms and legal documents related to business and professional interests of Arthur B. Havens, a real estate broker and collection agent in the early history of Leavenworth, Kansas. The papers include documents of the Kansas Immigration Society and communications from Leavenworth newspaperman Daniel Read Anthony and from Isaac Peckham Christiancy, a former Michigan senator and supreme court justice.

Dates: 1844 - 1911

Papers of Charles Robinson

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 38
Overview

The collection of correspondence, documents, and addresses of Charles Robinson, housed in the Kansas Collection, is mainly from the period 1854 to 1861. Robinson was a resident agent for the New England Emigrant Aid Company and an advocate for the Free State, anti-slavery cause. There are items on the founding of the University of Kansas. There are also letters from Mrs. Robinson to F. W. Blackmar, the biographer of Governor Robinson.

Dates: 1836 - 1911

Papers of Rita Napier

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 592
Overview

This collection consists of copies of government and other publications and unpublished materials, family history materials, newsletters, and photocopies of historical documents, all materials gathered in Rita Napier's study of history, particularly the history of Native Americans and the state of Kansas. The materials are organized by when received from Napier at the Spencer Research Library.

Dates: 1806 - 2011

Papers of the New England Emigrant Aid Company

 Collection — Reel: 1-9
Call Number: RH MF 99
Overview

This collection consists of microfilmed copies of the official records and correspondence of the New England Emigrant Aid Company, an organization founded to help individuals from the northeastern United States move to the newly opened Kansas territory in order to help the territory become a free state rather than a slaveholding state.

Dates: 1854 - 1909

Paramount Club Records

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 561
Overview

This collection contains meeting minutes, 1944-1975, correspondence and bank statements, 1970s, miscellaneous memorabilia from the 1940s and 1970s, and a certificate of lifetime membership awarded to the club by the NAACP in 1961.

Dates: 1944 - 1975

Personal papers of Bessie Wilder

 Collection
Call Number: PP 104
Overview

Bessie Wilder worked in the libraries of the University of Kansas from 1920-1957. This collection consists of local history notes, photographs, bibliographies, and a manuscript on the history of executive branch state agencies for the State of Kansas.

Dates: 1848 - 1968

Personal papers of Esther Twente

 Collection
Call Number: PP 100
Overview Esther Twente joined the faculty of the University of Kansas in 1937 in the Department of Sociology. She was responsible for the organization of the Department of Social Work in 1946, and taught in and chaired the Department for 11 years. Her career interests focused on bringing social work to rural areas and later, care of the elderly. This collection consists of numerous clippings and remembrances; correspondence; School of Social Welfare programs and publications; project reports; and...
Dates: 1937 - 1966

Personal papers of J. Neale Carman

 Collection
Call Number: PP 106
Overview

Carman taught Romance Languages at the University of Kansas from 1918-1966. This collection contains correspondence, notes, maps, research and reference material, and manuscripts from Carman's career at KU, notably regarding populations with foreign language backgrounds in Kansas from the first Euro-American settlers to the mid-20th century.

Dates: 1918 - 1966

Personal papers of Nellie Barnes

 Collection
Call Number: PP 466
Overview

Nellie Barnes taught Rhetoric at the University of Kansas from 1918-1956. Her collection includes maps, stories of Kansas lore and history, student theme papers, and lyrics to folk songs. The bulk of the collection comprises personal and family papers, project manuscripts and miscellaneous research with content dating back to 1750, and alphabetical files of letters to author Mary Austin. A carbon set of the letters is at the end of the collection.

Dates: 1900 - 1960

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Kansas -- History -- 1854-1861 48
Kansas -- History 26
Kansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 26
Lawrence (Kan.) -- History 10
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Lawrence Massacre, Lawrence, Kan., 1863 7
Kansas -- Politics and government -- 1854-1861 6
Lawrence (Kan.) -- History -- 19th century 6
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 6
Douglas County (Kan.) -- History 5
Kansas -- Emigration and immigration 5
Kansas -- Politics and government 5
African Americans -- Kansas -- History 4
Diaries 3
Girl Scouts -- Kansas -- History 3
Kansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 3
Kansas -- History -- Historiography 3
Lawrence (Kan) -- Description and travel 3
Mexican War, 1846-1848 3
Slavery -- United States -- Extension to the territories 3
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 3
African American women -- Kansas -- History -- 20th century 2
African American women -- Kansas -- Social life and customs -- 20th century 2
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Black Jack, Battle of, Black Jack, Kan., 1856. 2
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Franklin (Kan.) 1
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Names
Quantrill, William Clarke, 1837-1865 10
Brown, John, 1800-1859 8
Lane, James Henry, 1814-1866 6
Connelley , William Elsey, 1855-1930 5
Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894 5
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Robinson, Sara T. L. (Sara Tappan Lawrence), 1827-1911 5
New England Emigrant Aid Company 4
University of Kansas 4
Delaware Tribe of Indians 3
Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900 3
Kansas. Adjutant General's Office 3
Lawrence, Amos Adams, 1814-1886 3
Blackmar, Frank W. (Frank Wilson), 1854-1931 2
Brown, Frederick, 1830-1856 2
Carney, Thomas, 1824-1888 2
Denver, James William, 1817-1892 2
Douglass Hospital (Kansas City, Kan.) 2
Elliott, Robert Gaston 2
Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909 2
Kansas Committee for the Humanities 2
Kansas. Militia 2
Lawrence Hidden Valley Committee, Inc. 2
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 2
McAllister, Lucy 2
Medary, S. (Samuel), 1801-1864 2
Populist Party (Kan.) 2
Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864 2
Remple, Mariana Lohrenz, 1912-2000 2
Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc. 2
Ware, Eugene F., 1841-1911 2
Acme Manganese Mining Company (Kansas City, Kan.) 1
Adair, Samuel Lyle, 1811-1898 1
Allen, Henry Justin, 1868-1950 1
Andrews, John Albion 1
Anthony , George Tobey, 1824-1896 1
Anthony family 1
Anthony, D. R., Daniel Read, 1824-1904 1
Anthony, Emily Frances, 1839-1898 1
Anthony, Lewis Williams, 1825-1903 1
Armitage, Katie 1
Armstrong, Robert Mercer, 1841-1927 1
Austin family. 1
Baldwin, Royal 1
Banks, E. V., 1836?-1873 1
Barnes family 1
Barnes, Nellie 1
Beebe, George Monroe, 1836-1927 1
Beeson family. 1
Beeson, Mary Frances, 1848-1943 1
Bentley, Josephine L. 1
Bibb, David 1
Bickerton, Thomas, 1816?- 1
Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893 1
Bodle, Lynne 1
Bookworm and Silverfish 1
Booth, Edw. 1
Boss of the Bay Mining Company 1
Bourne, Wm. Oland (William Oland), 1819-1901 1
Branscomb, Charles H. 1
Bridwell, Arthur 1
Brigham, Lalla Maloy 1
Brooks, Paul R., Mrs. 1
Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917 1
Cable, Eleazer 1
Campney, Brent M. S. 1
Capper, Arthur, 1865-1951 1
Carey, Henry L. 1
Carman, J. Neale (Justice Neale), 1897-1972 1
Catholic Church 1
Cheesman, D. W. (David W.) 1
Choctaw Nation 1
Christiancy, Isaac Peckham, 1812-1890 1
Clanton, O. Gene 1
Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908 1
Cleveland, Marshall 1
Cody family. 1
Cody, Elvira Ruth 1
Cody, Joseph A., 1814-1878 1
Collamore, George W., 1818-1863 1
Coney, Patrick H. 1
Connelley, William Elsey, 1855-1930 1
Council of Social Agencies (Lawrence, Kan.) 1
Crawford, S. J. (Samuel Johnson), 1835-1913 1
Crawford, Samuel R. 1
Crosswhite, Craig S. 1
Curtis, Samuel Ryan, 1805-1866 1
Curtiss family 1
Curtiss, Alfred, 1823-1867 1
Curtiss, Clara, 1831-1897 1
Curtiss, Elizabeth, active 1924 1
Darbe, Bert E. 1
Darbe, Claude L. 1
Davidson, Clyde O. 1
Davis family. 1
Davis, Emma Stubbs, 1885-1942 1
Davis, Jonathan McMillan, 1871-1943 1
Davis, Samuel Hunt, 1848-1938 1
Dawson, John L. (John Littleton), 1813-1870 1
Delmonte Consolidated Mining Company (Leadville, Colo.) (Leadville, Colo.) 1
Democratic Party (Calif.) 1
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