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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

Holsinger and Rose family papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 663
Overview

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

 Collection
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

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

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

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

Katherine Goldsmith papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1093
Overview Katherine Goldsmith was a teacher, writer, and historian in Kansas City, Missouri. Her papers comprise materials spanning the mid-19th century through the 20th century relating to her key areas of research interest: Kansas City metropolitan area history, industry, railroads, urban planning, and city development. These materials include significant collections of newspaper clippings, essays, publications, maps, photographs, and correspondence that provide both contemporary and retrospective...
Dates: 1825 - 1999

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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Connelley , William Elsey, 1855-1930 2
Delaware Tribe of Indians 2
Quantrill, William Clarke, 1837-1865 2
Anthony, Emily Frances, 1839-1898 1
Anthony, Lewis Williams, 1825-1903 1
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Bourne, Wm. Oland (William Oland), 1819-1901 1
Brown, John, 1800-1859 1
Choctaw Nation 1
Crawford, Samuel R. 1
Curtis, Samuel Ryan, 1805-1866 1
Democratic Party (Calif.) 1
Denver, James William, 1817-1892 1
Denver, James William, 1863-1898 1
Denver, Louise, -1914 1
Ellis, George, 1832-1864 1
Gibson, Thomas (Correspondent of James H. Lane) 1
Goldsmith, Katherine, 1916-2006 1
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 1
Guthrie, Abelard, 1814-1873 1
Halvorson, H. H., 1879- 1
Harris, Doris 1
Holsinger family 1
Holsinger, Frank, 1836-1916 1
Holstlander, L. 1
Horton, Elizabeth 1
Jenkins, Gaius, 1812-1858 1
Kansas. Adjutant General's Office 1
Kansas. Militia 1
Lane, James Henry, 1814-1866 1
Lane, Mary Elizabeth Baldridge, 1826-1885 1
Lee, A. L. 1
Lilley, Douglas O., 1845- 1
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 1
Lindley, Mary Louise Denver, 1871-1942 1
Medary, S. (Samuel), 1801-1864 1
Michael Brown Rare Books 1
Missouri River Railway Company 1
Mix, Charles E. 1
National Union Committee for the West. 1
Nichols, Jesse Clyde 1
Palmer, Barnabas Dorr, 1842- 1
Patt, Britannia Franklin, 1807-1895 1
Pillsbury (Family : 1800?- : Pillsbury, Stephen) 1
Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891 1
Randlett, Reuben A., 1837- 1
Raynesford, Howard C. 1
Rogue River Tribe 1
Rose family 1
Ruble, Roland 1
Strickler, Samuel M., 1832-1894 1
Thompson, Jacob, 1810-1885 1
Union Pacific Railroad Company 1
United States. Army. Kansas Infantry Regiment, 7th 1
United States. Army. Kansas Infantry Regiment, 8th (1861-1866). Company D 1
United States. Army. Signal Corps 1
Walsh, Hugh S. 1
Waterman family. 1
Waterman, Franklin Alonzo, 1844-1886 1
Waterman, Lewis A. (Lewis Anthony), 1848-1868 1
Weston family. 1
Weston, Mary Pillsbury, 1817-1894 1
Williams, Katharine, 1861-1937 1
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