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Case & Billings business records

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 62
Overview

Contains records, correspondence, and business information for Alexander E. Case and Levi Billings, who were partners in the Case and Billings Agency and the Cottonwood Valley Bank of Marion County, Kansas. Case and Billings had the largest real estate business in western Marion County in the latter half of the 19th century.

Dates: 1867 - 1901

John Bayless papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 133
Overview

John Bayless was president of the Susquehanna Western Emigration Company, formed in Kirkwood, Broome County, New York, December 7, 1854. This collection consist of papers concerning Highland, Kansas, 1840-1872.

Dates: 1840 - 1872

Lawrence Kansas Common Council minutes

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P122
Overview

This collection contains eight pages of the 1854 minutes of the Lawrence Common Council meetings regarding discussion of city boundaries, laws and rights of residents, and a list of jurors, documenting the founding of the town of Lawrence, Kansas.

Dates: 1854

Letter to H. Capen, from the St. Marys Real Estate and Banking Office

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P145
Overview

Sedgwick was a general real estate and insurance agent operating in "St. Marys Real Estate and Banking Office". The letter to Capen in Bloomington, Illinois, informs him of land settlement, rates and loan conditions. On the back side is a printed map of the four corners of counties around St. Marys, showing railroads and wagon roads

Dates: April 14, 1876

Pre-emptions in Douglas County, Kansas

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P446
Overview

A record of land claims made in Douglas County, Kansas, prior to May 1854 when the county was removed from Shawnee Native American territory and opened for settlement by Anglo-Americans. The record is arranged by township/range and includes an appended index to the names.

Dates: approximately 1854

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

U.S. Land Office certificates issued for Kansas and Oklahoma

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS Q251
Overview

This collection, compiled by Kenneth Spencer Research Library staff from a variety of donors and sources, includes land certificates authorized by the United States General Land Office for real property in Kansas, as well as some properties in Alva, Oklahoma.

Dates: 1875 - 1902

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Ancient Order of United Workmen. Marion Lodge No. 151 (Marion, Kan.) 1
Bayless, John, 1834?-1873 1
Billings, Levi, 1835-1898 1
Capen, H. (Resident of Bloomington, Ill.) 1
Case & Billings (Marion, Kan.) 1