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Douglas County Historical Society manuscript collections

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 84
Overview The Douglas County Historical Society was organized in 1933 by a group headed by Professor F. N. Raymond of the University of Kansas. This collection consists of manuscript and printed materials from a variety of individuals, businesses, and organizations associated with the history of Douglas County, Kansas, from its territorial settlment period of the 1850s through much of the 20th century, deposited by the Douglas County Historical Society with the Spencer Research Library.
Dates: approximately 1789-1980s

Priestly family papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 249
Overview William Priestly and his wife, Ellen, settled in Lawrence, Kansas area in the early 1870s; together they had nine children. This collection contains family correspondence from 1890-1920, and some personal records, including Civil War quartermaster reports filed by William Priestly.
Dates: 1833 - 1945

What we've found about the Archibalds

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS P193
Overview Includes biography of John Christie Archibald who was among the first party of settlers to arrive in Lawrence.
Dates: 1968