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Henry Peterson letters, chiefly to his fiancée Jennie LeValley (Middleport, Niagara County, N. Y.)

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 566
Overview

Ten letters of Kansas City dentist Henry Peterson, consisting chiefly of Peterson's letters written 1867 to 1869 to his fiancée in Middleport, New York, describing Kansas City's riverfront, social activities, and economic conditions.

Dates: 1867 - 1870

Journal (1886-1887) and memoirs of Colwell O. Spalding, with transcriptions by Suzanne K. Hamilton

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P616
Overview

In this 1886-1887 journal and in later memoirs, begun in 1944, Colwell Orson Spalding describes his Spalding family ancestry, his life in Bates County, Missouri from the late 1860s to 1880, and his married years in Kansas and Missouri.

Dates: between 1886 and 1957

Katherine Goldsmith papers

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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

Mattie Howard journal and autobiography

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Call Number: RH MS 1010
Overview These two documents by ex-convict and evangelist Mattie Howard, include her published autobiography, The Pathway of Mattie Howard (c1937), and a 1921 journal in which she asserted her innocence of crimes in Kansas City, Missouri for which she served seven years in the Missouri State Prison before entering a career in evangelism. Inscribed in her journal are the names of J. P. Mullane, a Kansas City criminal attorney, and L. C. Talbott, who served as Miss...
Dates: Journal, 1921; autobiography, approximately 1937

Papers of Kenneth Aldred Spencer

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS VLT 157
Overview

The papers of Kenneth A. Spencer, Kansas City-based business executive and industrialist, date from 1918 to 1960 and reflect Spencer's professional activities, as well as some aspects of his personal life and hobbies.

Dates: 1918 - 1960

Robinson-Clapp family archives

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Call Number: RH MS 578
Overview The Robinsons were a prominent Kansas City, Missouri family. Betty Clapp Robinson collected her family papers and materials relating to her interest in gardening. The collection includes photographs and scrapbooks from the 1890s to 1998. Some of the papers relate to the Robinson family endeavors in the military and medical fields from the 1890s-1910s; other materials relate to family members' involvement with the University of Kansas, genealogical information and research, and the history...
Dates: 1861 - 2020

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