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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

Civil War diary of Douglas O. Lilley

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH VLT MS A3
Overview

This Civil War diary of Douglas O. Lilley, a private in Company D of the Kansas 8th Regiment, contains his daily entries for the entirety of 1863, describing his military duties at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, his transfer as a prisoner to Benton Barracks in Missouri, his service in Tennessee and Georgia, and his return to Kansas and resumption of civilian life following disability discharge in December 1863. A letter enclosure is at RH MS P619.

Dates: 1863 - 1864

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

James Henry Lane Papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 28
Overview

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

Dates: 1841 - 1923

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

Pillsbury-Weston family correspondence

 Collection
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

Samuel M. Strickler collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P157
Overview

Samuel Strickler was Brigadier General of the Kansas Militia in the early 1860s during the United States' Civil War. Most of this collection pertains to organizing militia companies in Kansas; there are also two photographs in the collection.

Dates: 1863, circa 1860s-1870s

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Anthony, Emily Frances, 1839-1898 1
Anthony, Lewis Williams, 1825-1903 1
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