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Account Book of Henry J. de Coster

Call Number: MS B8

This account book written in Flemish and French by Henry J. de Coster from 1790-1802 tracks his lumber trade financial dealings as he begins his business. "In coop boek, begonst met het jaar 1790" is written on the first free flyleaf. A number of leaves, which are notes on accounts often written on the versos of letters, etc., were removed from the book and are housed separately.

Dates: 1790 - 1802

Album of Architectural and Topographical Drawings and Etchings

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS C297

This album of scenic views of buildings, topography and architectural details seems to been assembled by an amateur or student artist with the initials H.P. They probably record travels in Denmark, France, Switzerland and Britain circa 1889-1890, but some of the sketches may have been made from photographs.

Dates: 1889 - 1890

Alvin Terry papers

Call Number: RH MS 1333

The collection consists of Terry family history, photographs and correspondence. There are also papers related to Alvin Terry's education, time in the military, career and his avid interest in photography.

Dates: 1890 - 1990

Anonymous French manuscript about the microscope

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS A23

This collection consists of a single volume, the bulk of which contains instructions for the manufacture of microscopes and their lenses, barrels, etc., as well as for the caring of them. The volume also contains a second, reversed set of pages, the bulk of which are blank but which contain a recipe for making a cordial and an ink sketch and painted coat of arms.

Dates: approximately 1690

Assorted legal documents from Continental Europe

Call Number: MS 220

A collection of unrelated legal documents from different countries and other political entities in continental Europe, dating from approximately the 1300s to the early 1800s. Documents come from Germany, Austria, the Holy Roman Empire, Iberia, Italy, France, Belgium, and unknown geographic locations.

Dates: 14th century-early 19th century

Beverly Boyd Research on Philippine Duchesne

Call Number: RH MS 1305

This collection consists of correspondence, letters, photographs, articles, books, and other materials pertaining to Saint Philippine Duchesne, from research conducted by Beverly Boyd, a former English Department faculty member at the University of Kansas who has written extensively about the saint. The collection includes information relating to Duchesne's life and accomplishments as well as her canonization in 1988 and interest about and insight into her life from a variety of cultures.

Dates: 1818 - 2013

Catholic Bulletin collection

Call Number: MS 329

This collection consists of typed and handwritten drafts of writings submitted to the editors of the Catholic Bulletin and Book Review, an Irish periodical, as well as correspondence to the editors, to the publishers at M.H. Gill and Son, and specifically to John Joseph O'Kelly, one of the editors of the Bulletin and an Irish republican of the first half of the 20th century.

Dates: 1916-1952, 1987

Charle V. Empere

Call Number: MS D32
Overview This collection consists of 2 volumes, a 16th century original and 19th century manuscript transcription, of a history of Charles V, the Holy Roman Emporer (1500-1558). "Petit discours auquel est contenu a la Verite Lamberquement & departie de Lempereur Charles dtaustriche. Ve du nom partant de ses pais pas pour aller en Espaigne auecques les deux Roynes douairieres ses soeurs. Le tout redige deslors par un nomme la Roche estant avec monsieur de Bassefontaine ambassadeur du Roy aupres...
Dates: 1556

Charles Heller papers

Call Number: RH MS 314

Charles Anthony Heller, born in Vienna, Austria and later becoming an American citizen, worked extensively in petroleum economics and politics. The Heller collection is concerned primarily with his work in this field.

Dates: 1927-1991 (bulk 1950s-1980s)

Choix d'ariettes et de chansons de table

Call Number: MS B35

Group of songs, without music, collected into a single volume, possibly in France. Includes love songs, light songs, drinking songs, political songs. Napoleon is mentioned; sometimes gives name of tune or of opera.

Dates: approximately 1791 - 1819?

Christine "Felix" Sturgeon papers

Call Number: MS 330

The collection contains a large number of letters concerning Christine Sturgeon's family life, her travels, her submitted writings/sketches, and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. It also contains a collection of written works by Christine and her second husband Argyll, including drafts, manuscripts, and published materials, both poetry and prose. Finally there are a number of keepsakes from Christine's travels.

Dates: 1913 - 1954

Claude de Guénégaud collection

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS D108

Documents concerning Claude de Guénégaud's defense against an accusation of having falsified and suppressed the Rolls of 1654 and 1657 in France. Bound collection of 1 manuscript and 9 pamphlets, some with manuscript annotations.

Dates: after 1663

Claude Petiet letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P249

This collection consists of a single letter written by an amanuenses for Claude Petiet, the French Minister of War, regarding backpay for the gendarmes. Written on both sides of a single sheet, the letterhead states "Liberte Egalite" with a motif in the middle for the French Republic.

Dates: 3 Floreal V [April 22, 1797]

Collection of Accounts of Political and Governmental events

Call Number: MS E205

Collection of 72 separately written accounts of Parliamentary debates, political law-cases, diplomatic correspondence, etc., bound together in two volumes. Most (perhaps all) are near-contemporary copies of the originals.

Dates: Events date from 1558-1640; writings separately copied 17th century (nearly contemporary)

Correspondence of Isidor Landau

Call Number: MS 2

Correspondence of Isidor Landau discussing theatre, as well as literature and social life. Includes 316 letters; 16 Manuscripts; 35 photographs; and 49 printed ephemeral items (posters, theatre-programs, etc.)

Dates: 1864-1937 (bulk 1880s-1930s)

Correspondence of Lady Mary Holland

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 1-20
Call Number: MS 203A

This is a collection of 20 letters, dated 1771-1777, from Lady Mary Holland (ca 1746-1778), wife of Stephen Fox, to Françoise Payne (lLater Lady Lavington), wife of the governor of the Leeward Islands. They consist of social and domestic news from one politician's wife to another.

Dates: 1772 - 1777

Correspondence of Olga Novikova

Call Number: MS 30

Collection of correspondence written to Olga Novikova, a 19th century cosmopolitan Pan-Slavic lobbyist, from influential English and European members of her salon.

Dates: 1862-1910, undated

De Campront family charters

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS D47

This volume includes 39 copies of charters originally dated between 1268 and 1544. These charters record property acquisitions, marriage settlements, and other financial arrangements made by the Campront family of Normandy, France.

Dates: copied from charters dating 1268-1544

Dedicatory verses by François Meglat

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P212

One sheet (two pages) of manuscript dedicatory verses found in Spencer Research Library's copy of Claude Le Brun de La Rochette's Le Process Civil; Divise en Trois Livre, published 1607 and located at call number Summerfield C1069. "Vers en 1636" written on verso of the second page.

Dates: 17th Century [1636?]

D'Olier family papers

Call Number: MS 246

This collection of manuscripts and published sources concerns the life and ancestry of Richard D'Olier of Dublin, Ireland, a leader in 18th century Dublin Methodism whose Huguenot ancestors emigrated from France to Ireland. Included is a memoir recounting the 1793 to 1794 imprisonment of the Richard D'Olier family members who were residing at Montauban in the south of France when the Reign of Terror commenced.

Dates: approximately 1884-1909

English Poetical Miscellanies first-line index

Call Number: MS 333

This first-line index to Arthur Case's Bibliography of English Poetical Miscellanies, 1521-1750 was a collaborative project of Richard Charles Boys and Arthur Mizener. They had gone through the miscellanies listed by Case, writing down the first line of each poem on a slip of paper and stamping the slip with the Case item numbers, making notations of variant forms on the same line on the front or back of the slip, and sometimes noting the author.

Dates: compiled 196?

Environmental Research and Development Foundation records

Call Number: RH MS 913
Overview The Environmental Research and Development Foundation (ERDF) was established by the Topeka, Kansas-based Menninger Foundation in 1965 as the Environmental Research Foundation. ERDF maintained offices at different times in Topeka; Kansas City, Missouri; and Tucson, Arizona. This collection of ERDF records primarily includes research files identified by subject, as well as some administrative files. Also included are papers of Edward T. Hall, Missouri-born anthropologist who is best known for...
Dates: ca. 1965-1980s

Ernesto Alvarado García collection

Call Number: MS 64

Correspondence, notes on law and history, financial records, and scrapbooks, etc., belonging to Ernesto Alvarado García (1904-1972) of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Dates: 1939 - 1966

Extrait des maximes manuscript

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS C98

This volume provides brief principles of military science, dating from 1747 and written in French. Included is a later plan of battle of Lobositz, October 1, 1756, added in German.

Dates: 1747, 1756

Family estate papers of the Marquis de Sade

Call Number: MS 16

The Gaufridy Collection includes 1,880 manuscript letters and documents received by the Marquis de Sade's estate manager, Gaspard Gaufridy, and other materials from the Marquis, his wife, and other correspondents during the last quarter of the 18th century. The correspondence primarily concerns the management of the de Sade family estates. Also present are draft transcriptions in modernized French prepared in the mid-1960s by University of Kansas faculty and their students.

Dates: 1767 - 1802

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