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Mariah Jones correspondence

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P303
Overview

Letters from America; the correspondence of Mariah Jones with her Welsh relatives.

Dates: January 18, 1873 and October 8, 1874

Marion Albert Barlow papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 269
Overview

Literary manuscripts, galley proofs, reviews, etc., 1943-1961, together with family photographs.

Dates: 1943 - 1961

Memoirs dictated by Anna Barbara Rogers to Bess Rogers Frazer

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P315
Overview

Memoirs of Anna Barbara Rogers; dictated to Bess Rogers Frazer and transcribed by Manetta K. Plasterer.

Dates: Other: between 1906 and 1933

Minutes of the Session of the Presbyterian Church, Burlingame, Kansas

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS D21
Overview

Minutes of the Session of the Presbyterian Church, together with the Church Register, 1874-1904. Philadelphia, Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1869.

Dates: 1874-1904; 1869

My Own Experience

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1060
Overview

In this memoir, written on 304 numbered leaves, Rosa B. "Rose" Garrison Hawkins, born in 1870, recalls her early years on her parents' farm in McLean County, Illinois, her elopement and marriage at age fifteen, her life as a homesteader in western Kansas and southeastern Colorado, and her return to Illinois in 1890. Her account, extending from early childhood to 1896, details the many harrowing hardships which she and her husband endured as homesteaders and overland travelers.

Dates: approximately 1896

Myrtle Arvilla Trent papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P190
Overview

Contains a brief autobiography by Myrtle Arvilla Trent, including details about her early years in Hartville, Oklahoma living in a family-built rock house and her family's move to Arkansas, Missouri, and eventually Kansas in 1922. Also includes details about her courtship and marriage to Lucas Trent, raising her family, and helping her husband with his work at W. B. Young Wholesale Company, the lives of her children, and a flood in Hutchinson, Kansas in 1929.

Dates: 1971

Peterson family reminiscences

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P473
Overview

Typewritten copies of speeches given by members of the Peterson family concerning life in the 1870s in Brantford (Washington County), Kansas, a Swedish community in the north central region of the state.

Dates: June 24, 1919, November 2, 1941

Pioneer life in Kansas

 Collection — folders: 1-2
Call Number: RH MS P114
Overview

This collection consists of a single, three-page typescript reminiscence by Caroline Updegraff Parker, relating the experiences of her brother William W. Updegraff and her own family in Osawatomie, Kansas from 1855 to 1869, as well as a photograph of her brother William later in his life.

Dates: [between 1875-1910]

Pioneer stories. Abilene

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P45
Scope and Contents

Describes frontier life in Kansas 1866-1869 while Gorden worked as a telegraph operator for the Kansas Pacific Railroad.

Dates: undated

Records compiled by Nancy Hockett Redd

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P346

Reminiscences of Council Grove (Kan.) early history

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 65
Overview

The collection includes reminiscences, including one by Alice Smith, local news, and history of Methodist Episcopal Church.

Dates: 1867?-1925?

Reminiscences of early days in Missouri and the Civil War.

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P167
Overview

Relates experiences on farm near Osceola, Missouri, in pre-Civil War days. Describes the family's move to Illinois to escape Confederate sentiments. Gives some details of his brother's experiences in the war. Mentions Lincoln's death and its effect on the family.

Dates: before 1960

Rev. George Horne diary

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH VLT MS B3
Overview

Diary of a journey from Knoxville, Tennessee to San Francisco via the Isthmus of Panama in 1850. There is also an account of life in Sacramento and Nevada City, California.

Dates: 1850

Robert L. Gilbert papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P238
Overview

Robert L. Gilbert immigrated to the United States from England in 1855 and arrived in Lawrence, Kansas later that year. This collection contains diaries, personal books, letters and official documents, and an autobiography, and photographs.

Dates: 1849-1973, predominantly 1849-1913

Robert O. Wright Photographs

 Collection
Call Number: RH PH 16
Overview

This collection contains photographs depicting various scenes of early Kansas settlements, rural life, and domestic work, used by Robert O. Wright, an assistant professor in the Art Department at the University of Kansas, for his film "Kansas Folk Art and Individuals" in 1978.

Dates: approximately 1850 - 1915

Rosa C. Haag Ise recollections

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P321
Overview

"Mother's recollections of her early life." Lawrence, Kansas, undated. These are the recollections of Rosa C. (Haag) Ise, from about 1858 to about 1880. They recount memories of her life in Holton, Kansas.

Dates: between 1880 and 1977

Samuel Jay Crumbine letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P12
Overview

Letter, "To Violet and Warren." Dated Jackson Heights, N. Y., December 14, 1946. The letter comments extensively on the authenticity of Wright's book. There is also autobiographical information about Crumbine, who practiced medicine in Dodge City from the early 1880's to 1904.

Dates: December 14, 1946

Stewart-Lockwood family papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 114
Overview

This collection contains the family papers of the Stewart family of Leavenworth, Kansas, and the Lockwood family of Baldwin, Kansas, covering a period of almost one hundred years, 1852-1950. These families were predominantly professionally oriented, including teachers, ministers, and farmers.

Dates: 1852 - 1950

Surgeon Numan N. Horton letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P973
Overview Letter from Surgeon Numan N. Horton of Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas to his former captain, regarding life in Fort Scott and Bourbon County. Horton's topics include the weather, updates about fellow soldiers, selling of land in the area and expectations about an influx of settlers in the spring, and other related topics. The letter is written on a promotional or booster sheet regarding Fort Scott and Bourbon County, describing facilities available in Fort Scott (including mills,...
Dates: March 11, 1867

T.D. Heed letter to his sister, Susanna Mercy Heed

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P783
Overview This photocopy is of a July 1, 1867 letter from merchant Thomas Dougherty Heed, written from Fort Harker, Kansas, a military post along the Santa Fe Trail in Ellsworth County. Heed, a native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, addresses his 3-page letter to his sister, Susanna Mercy Heed of Bucks County, describing the traffic on the Santa Fe Trail, the Indian threat, buffalo herds, and the local gambling and violence. Included is a photocopy of an 1867 promotional circular issued by the Kansas...
Dates: July 1, 1867

Typescript of Neosho

 Collection — folders: 1-4
Call Number: RH MS P14
Overview

Typescript manuscript of Davidson's book, inscription page, and cover of dust jacket.

Dates: Other: Before 1966

Wabaunsee County (Kan.) settlement research

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P795
Overview

This collection of research regarding a late nineteenth-century African American settlement in Wabaunsee County, Kansas was conducted by Penny Clark.

Dates: approximately 1994

William E. Drenner family collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 973
Overview

This collection contains correspondence, photographs, slides, photographic albums, scrapbooks, published books, exhibit panels, and reference material of William Drenner and his family. It also contains business papers and reports from Drenner's banking career.

Dates: 1920s-2000s

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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 3
Ellsworth County (Kan.) -- History 2
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Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas 2
Kansas -- History -- 1854-1861 2
Teachers -- Kansas 2
Abilene (Kan.) -- History 1
African Americans -- Kansas 1
African Americans -- Kansas -- Wabaunsee County -- History 1
Agriculture -- Kansas -- Kearny County 1
Authors, American -- Kansas 1
Autobiographies 1
Baldwin City (Kan.) -- History 1
Bison, American 1
Bourbon County (Kan.) -- History 1
Cherokee Strip (Okla. and Kan.) -- History 1
Christmas -- Kansas 1
Colorado -- History -- 1876-1950 1
Colorado -- History -- Anecdotes 1
Comanche County (Kan.) -- History 1
Council Grove (Kan.) -- History 1
Diaries 1
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Dodge City (Kan.) -- History 1
Family archives -- Kansas 1
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Farm life -- Kansas -- Lawrence 1
Farm life -- Kansas -- Mitchell County 1
Farm life -- Ohio 1
Farmers' spouses 1
Fort Harker (Kanopolis, Kan.) 1
Fort Harker (Kanopolis, Kan.) -- History 1
Fort Leavenworth (Kan.) 1
Fort Riley (Kan.) 1
Fort Scott (Kan.) -- History 1
Franklin County (Kan.) -- History 1
French-Canadians -- Kansas 1
Frontier and pioneer life -- California 1
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Frontier and pioneer life -- Colorado -- Las Animas County 1
Frontier and pioneer life -- Illinois 1
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Frontier and pioneer life -- Kansas -- Franklin County 1
Frontier and pioneer life -- Kansas -- Graham County 1
Frontier and pioneer life -- Kansas -- Jefferson County 1
Frontier and pioneer life -- Kansas -- Mitchell County 1
Frontier and pioneer life -- Kansas -- Osawatomie 1
Frontier and pioneer life -- Kansas -- Photographs 1
Frontier and pioneer life -- Kansas -- Rice County 1
Frontier and pioneer life -- Kansas -- Rochester 1
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Frontier and pioneer life -- Missouri 1
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Frontier and pioneer life -- Nebraska 1
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Geary County (Kan.) -- History 1
Hamilton County (Kan.) -- History 1
Hutchinson (Kan.) -- History 1
Illinois -- Genealogy 1
Indians of North America -- Kansas 1
Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1866-1895 1
Junction City (Kan.) 1
Kanopolis (Kan.) -- History 1
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Kansas -- Politics and government 1
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Land titles -- Illinois -- McLean County 1
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Lawrence (Kan.) -- History 1
Leavenworth County (Kan.) -- History 1
Marion County (Ill.) -- History 1
McLean County (Ill.) -- History 1
Minneola (Kan.) -- History 1
Missouri -- Emigration and immigration 1
Missouri -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 1
Neosho River Valley (Kan. and Okla.) -- History -- Fiction 1
Nicodemus (Kan.) -- History 1
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Names
Amrine, M. F. (Milton F.) 1
Amrine, Mabel Chilcott 1
Austin, Charles E. 1
Austin, Homer B. 1
Barlow family 1
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Barlow, Marion Albert, 1893-1961 1
Bass family 1
Bass, Elisha, 1820-1880 1
Bass, Elizabeth Eulalia, 1834-1923 1
Bentley, Josephine L. 1
Bingham, Anne E. 1
Brittendall family 1
Brittendall, Clarence, 1872-1956 1
Brittendall, Rilla Stone, 1876-1954 1
Brodhead, Michael J. 1
Brown, John, 1800-1859 1
Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917 1
Cable, Eleazer 1
Chase, Ella J. 1
Clark family 1
Clark, Penny, 1959- 1
Cody family. 1
Cody, Elvira Ruth 1
Cody, Joseph A., 1814-1878 1
Combes, Emily Isabelle 1
Crumbine, Samuel J. (Samuel Jay), 1862-1954 1
Dannevik, O. M. (Ole Mathias) 1
Davidson, Clyde O. 1
Drenner family. 1
Drenner, Fern Ruth Volmer, 1899- 1
Drenner, Jacob, 1824-1903 1
Drenner, Ray William, 1950- 1
Drenner, Stephen V., 1954- 1
Drenner, William E., 1923-2002 1
Dunmire, Allen 1
Frazer, Bess Rogers 1
Garrison family. 1
Gilbert, Robert L., 1835- 1
Gorden, D. R. 1
Greenwood family. 1
Grover, Joel, 1825-1879 1
Hall (Family : 1860-1869 : Ill.) 1
Harmony family 1
Harrison family. 1
Harrison, Bess, 1885-1980 1
Hawkins family. 1
Hawkins, James E. (James Elisha), 1862- 1
Hawkins, Rosa B., 1870-1919 1
Heed, Susanna Mercy, 1846- 1
Heed, T. D. (Thomas Dougherty), 1832- 1
Hickok, Wild Bill, 1837-1876 1
Hockett Redd, Nancy, 1938- 1
Hockett-Hoggatt family 1
Horne, George (Clergy) 1
Horton, Numan N., 1838-1892 1
Irvin, Anna G., 1860- 1
Ise , John, 1885-1969 1
Ise family. 1
Ise, Rosa Christina Haag, 1856- 1
Jones, Jenkin (Farmer) 1
Jones, Mariah 1
Jones, Nannie Peterson 1
Kansas Pacific Railway Company 1
Kansas. Militia 1
Kemple, Genevieve 1
Lockwood (Family : Kansas, 1850-1950) 1
Lockwood, Allen Thomas Stewart, 1892- 1
Lockwood, Anson Ovid, 1855-1933 1
Lockwood, Nora Dormer Stewart, 1864-1942 1
Lockwood, Ruth Anne, 1899- 1
Martin, James B. (James Bernard), 1943- 1
McBride Rare Books 1
Methodist Episcopal Church (Council Grove, Kan.) 1
Montgomery, James, 1814-1871 1
Moore, Ella M. 1
Morgan (Family : 1856-1943 : Lawrence, Kan.) 1
Nelson, Frank G. 1
Nelson, Peder 1
Packard, George W 1
Parker Amusement Co. (Abilene, Kan.) 1
Parker, Caroline Updegraff 1
Peterson, C. P., active 1919 1
Plasterer, Manetta K. 1
Presbyterian Church (Burlingame, Kan.) 1
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A 1
Quantrill, William Clarke, 1837-1865 1
Reed, Joseph M., 1834?-1864 1
Rogers, Anna Barbara Harmony, 1840-1933 1
Searcy, E. C. (Emmett Coldwell), -1945 1
Searcy, Kate Warthen, 1866-1953 1
Searcy, Lucile, 1898- 1
Smith, Alice Strieby, 1885-1973 1
Smith, Alvin (Resident of Ohio) 1
Smith, Joseph F. , 1837?- 1
Smith, T. B., active 1874 1
Smith, Thomas James, 1830-1870 1
Stewart (Family : Kansas, 1850-1950) 1
Stewart, Mary Jane Miller 1
Stewart, Thomas 1
Teeters, Joseph L. 1
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