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Petition to Kansas State Legistlature regarding constructing a dam on the Kansas River

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P85

Petition to "the Honorable Members of the Legislature of the State of Kansas", Lawrence, February 15, 1869. Signed by "citizens and property holders of Douglas County, Kansas". Petition for an act of the legislature to allow the Douglas County Commissioners to build a dam across the Kansas River at Lawrence.

Dates: February 15, 1869

Priestly family papers

Call Number: RH MS 249

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

Publication of the Lawrence (Kansas) Preservation Alliance's Hobbs Park Memorial Fund, Can you guess who I am?

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P650

A publication of the Lawrence Preservation Alliance's Hobbs Park Memorial Fund (Lawrence, Kansas) enlisting support for preserving and relocating to Hobbs Park the city's historic Murphy-Bromelsick house. Content describes the life of early editor and publisher John Speer, whose homesite is near the proposed Hobbs Park location.

Dates: between 2000 and 2001

Quantrill's raid reminiscence

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P467
Scope and Contents

This is the reminiscence of R.H. Miller about Quantrill's raid, involving his house at 1101 E. 19th Street in Lawrence, Kansas. It was written by William Miller in 1913.

Dates: 1913

Record of wagonload weight for driver G. W. Berry, weighed by City of Lawrence, Kansas

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P676

A certificate showing the weight of G. W. Berry's wagonload as officially weighed at Lawrence, Kansas by N.C.W. Sillett on June 13, 1867. On the reverse are brief handwritten notes for "Diamond Springs Station," a campsite on the Santa Fe Trail, as well as names and apparent directional information.

Dates: June 13, 1867

Reminiscences of Quantrill's Raid

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS E78

Reminiscences of Quantrill's raid upon the city of Lawrence, Kansas, thrilling narratives by living eye witnesses. Kansas City, Missouri, Isaac P. Moore, Printer and binder. Compiled and arranged by John C. Shea, the letters were originally written for the Chicago Times.

Dates: 1870

Robert Morrow Papers

Call Number: RH MS P434
Dates: 1859-approximately 1930

Savage-Alford families photograph collection

Call Number: RH PH 59

This collection contains photographs of the Savage and Alford families of Lawrence, Kansas, as well as photographs of individuals from the Gilett, Cady, and Hauscomb families. Many of the images are portraits taken at Lawrence-based studios, but there are also more informal shots and images of the Savage family home in Douglas County. Most of the photographs are undated.

Dates: approximately 1860-1916

Scrapbook of Kansas news items

Call Number: RH MS C90

Margaret Thompson Henderson was born in Parsons, Kansas and graduated from the University of Kansas at Lawrence in 1905. Her 91-page scrapbook of news clippings from the early 1900s chronicles notable people, places and events in the history of Kansas, the Lawrence community, and the University of Kansas. Included are published poems, biographies, and obituaries of famous Kansans.

Dates: approximately 1908-1924


Call Number: RH MS E77
Scope and Contents

The scrapbooks treat the history of Lawrence and the University of Kansas in general. Some of the clippings are obituaries of local residents, or local current events, e.g, the demonstrations by the Lawrence chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1963.

Dates: 1949-1965

Shopen Realty Auction Co. auction invitation

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P314
Overview This collection of materials includes an illustrated brochure and two leaves of supplemental material which announce and describe fifteen parcels of land generally located in southwest Lawrence, Kansas. The auction was held at the Granada Theatre in downtown Lawrence. Lands sold are described in the brochure which is annotated, with the prices which the lands probably sold for. Potential residential and commercial properties were sold. The bulk of the properties were on or south of 23rd...
Dates: Thursday, October 13th, 1962

Simons family papers

Call Number: RH MS 1503

This collection consists of diaries, correspondence, copies of speeches and talks, news clippings, genealogical information, and other related materials from the Simons family of Kansas. The bulk of the collection relates to W.C. Simons, founder of the Lawrence Journal-World newspaper of Lawrence, Kansas.

Dates: approximately 1791-1960 (bulk 1920s-1952)

Student and racial disturbances at the University of Kansas

Call Number: RH MS 189

Sound recordings and photographic negatives of racial and student disturbances in Lawrence, Kansas, March, 1970 - May, 1970 recorded by Dennis Embry and Brian W. Miller.

Dates: 1970

Subject files on Kansas topics

Call Number: RH MS 977

This collection includes files on Lawrence, Kansas, and general Kansas subjects. It was compiled and maintained at the Lawrence Public Library Osma (Local History) Room.

Dates: approximately 1960-2000

Sylvester Prentiss papers

Call Number: RH MS P809

These papers of Dr. Sylvester B. Prentiss, an early Lawrence, Kansas settler, contain handwritten autobiographical and biographical sketches of Dr. Prentiss and his second wife, Mary (Converse) Prentiss, as well as a portrait of Dr. Prentiss. Also included are news articles featuring reminiscences of early Lawrence and of the Coal Creek Library at Vinland, Kansas by Dr. Prentiss's third wife, Annie (Soule) Prentiss, who emigrated to Lawrence in 1855.

Dates: 1928 - 1929

The granite markers of historic spots in Lawrence and the events they commemorate.

Call Number: RH MS E164

Carbon copy of a paper read before the Daughters of the American Revolution, February 17, 1933, by Hannah P. Oliver, Associate Professor of Latin, 1890, at the University of Kansas.

The content includes discussions of early Lawrence history and the following markers identified by location and description (see Container List).

Dates: 1956

The history of our ancestors; a record of the Riggs, Baldridge and Agnew families

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS D59

The history of our ancestors. Being a record of the Riggs, Baldridge, and Agnew families together with fragmentary data as to other cognate families. Ann Arbor, Mich., 1915.

Dates: 1915

The Kansas War and other matters [poem]

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P176

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

Thomas Carney correspondence

Call Number: RH MS P299

The collection contents include correspondence written to and from Governor Carney.

Dates: 1862-1865, 1874

True history of the Kansas wars

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS D204
Scope and Contents

True history of the Kansas wars: and their origin, progress and incidents.../ By 0. N. Merrill; illustrated with beautifully-colored engravings; also a portrait of the author.--Cincinnati: J. R. Telfer, 1856.

Dates: 1856

Typescript, "Rural cemeteries and Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Kansas"

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS D279

This volume, which is divided into 3 parts, provides information concerning the development and popularity of the rural cemetery movement (or "garden cemetery movement"); the history of Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, Kansas; and the relationship between Oak Hill and the rural cemetery movement.

Dates: 1992

What we've found about the Archibalds

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS P193

Includes biography of John Christie Archibald who was among the first party of settlers to arrive in Lawrence.

Dates: 1968

Who killed our son? ; an account of the circumstances and subsequent investigation of the death of Harry Nicholas Rice

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P617

"Who Killed Our Son?" by Esther Christianson Rice is her account of the circumstances and subsequent investigation of the death of her son, University of Kansas student Harry Nicholas Rice, who was a victim of gunfire near the Lawrence campus on July 20, 1970.

Dates: Other: 2003

William H. H. Whitney diary

Call Number: RH MS P780
Overview The 1865 diary of Lawrence, Kansas resident William H. H. Whitney, a twenty-five year old Civil War veteran of Vermont's 13th Infantry Regiment, chronicles his activities as a recent emigrant to Lawrence with his wife and young son. Whitney's many entries describe the weather, his work and social activities, the birth of his second son, and local events. Entries of special note include the 1865 sighting and capture of a participant in William Quantrill's Lawrence Massacre of 1863, a...
Dates: diary entries: 1865; certificate: 1911

William Lawrence letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P87

Letter addressed to "my dear Appleton", dated Milton, Massachusetts, October 15, 1940. The letter discusses the founding of Lawrence, and the naming of the town.

Dates: October 15, 1940

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Dyer, Ruth Adair, 1895-1986 1
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