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Anna G. (Smith) Irvin's memories of early days in Kansas

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P68
Overview Reminiscences of early days near Blue Mound. Recounts family's departure from England and trip West. Describes pioneer life in Douglas County, raids during the civil War, and Indians in the area. A 4-page "Excerpt" and map is included with the account.
Dates: 1935

John Henry Vansickle papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P170
Overview This collection consists of letters describing incidents of the border raids during the Kansas Territory-Missouri border wars just before the United States' Civil War in detail, including references to John Brown, William Quantrill, Jim Montgomery, and Fort Scott. The collection also includes a deed to land in McLean County, Illinois owned by Vansickle.
Dates: 1858 - 1863

Joseph A. Cody correspondence

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 8
Overview Joseph A. Cody, the uncle of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, was born in Scott County, Iowa. Joseph's letters to his wife, Elvira, and those received from other friends, arranged chronologically from 1854-1885. It also includes letters written by Elvira and those she received from friends prior to her marriage to Joseph A. Cody, arranged chronologically from 1847-1853. Letters written by Elvira's father, Eleazer Cable, a nurseryman in Ohio concerned with the maintenance of the Cable nursery...
Dates: 1837 - 1884

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]

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