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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

Edith Marie Clarke papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 26
Overview

Edith Clarke's papers include correspondence and genealogical material about her family; correspondence with many prominent Lawrence, Kansas citizens and University of Kansas professors; papers pertaining to the University of Kansas Library and other libraries in Kansas around 1900; personal financial records, bank statements and tax receipts; and numerous photographs, greeting cards, and calling cards.

Dates: 1861 - 1950

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

Isaac Van Hoesen collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P478
Overview

This collection contains correspondence, items related to Isaac Van Hoesen's military career during the United States Civil War, a scrapbook, photographs, and other material regarding Van Hoesen's political, business, and personal affairs throughout his life.

Dates: 1843 - 1900

James William Denver papers and diary

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 19
Overview

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

Ladies of Lawrence portrait album

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Call Number: RH PH 51
Overview

The Ladies of Lawrence presented this album to Edmund Gibson Ross, Commandant at Lawrence, for his action of closing the liquor shops in the town. The photographs are mounted four per page.

Dates: approximately 1862

Pillsbury-Weston family correspondence

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Call Number: RH MS 233
Overview

This collection consists of photocopied family correspondence from the 19th century, including family members who lived in New York City, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Kansas before, during, and after the United States' Civil War.

Dates: 1828 - 1896

Priestly family papers

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Call Number: RH MS 249
Overview

William Priestly and his wife, Ellen, settled in Lawrence, Kansas area in the early 1870s; together they had nine children. This collection contains family correspondence from 1890-1920, and some personal records, including Civil War quartermaster reports filed by William Priestly.

Dates: 1833 - 1945

The Kansas War and other matters [poem]

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P176
Overview

Poem about border wars in Lawrence, slavery and the Civil War, written by a soldier near Hardeeville, S. C. Location and date written in cryptogram. Typed transcript is available in the accession file.

Dates: 1863

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