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Freeman Collection of Hesper, Kansas history records

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 979
Overview This collection contains various histories of the community of Hesper in Douglas County, Kansas. Included are histories of the Hesper Academy and the Hesper Friends Church, as well as biographies of Davis family members who were early Hesper settlers and witnesses to William Quantrill's August 1863 raid on the nearby town of Lawrence.
Dates: 1912 - 1977

Samuel Hunt Davis autobiography

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P16
Overview Notebook containing an autobiography, dated July 2, 1931, with a biographical sketch of Homer Winslow Davis, an autobiographical sketch of Emma Stubbs Davis, and a history of the Hesper monthly meeting dating from circa 1955. Clippings (including obituaries), annotated map of New Orleans and vicinity, a family genealogy, and two pieces of correspondence accompany manuscript.
Dates: July 2, 1931; approximately 1955

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  • Names: Davis, Emma Stubbs, 1885-1942 X
  • Names: Friends Church (Hesper, Kan.) X

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Douglas County (Kan.) -- Genealogy 1
Eudora (Kan.) -- History 1
Hesper (Kan.) -- History 1
Lawrence Massacre, Lawrence, Kan., 1863 1
 
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Davis, Adela Hunt, 1824-1906 1
Davis, Homer Winslow 1
Freeman, Glen 1
Freeman, Marian 1
Hesper Academy (Hesper, Kan.) 1
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