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Adair family papers

Call Number: RH MS 996

This collection includes the papers of Asa and Emma Adair of Ellis, Ellis County, and Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, their children and extended families from 1848-1985. Composed primarily of correspondence, there are also photographs, legal documents, University of Kansas and Bowersock Theatre programs, and other printed material.

Dates: 1848 - 1985

Barber family (Lawrence, Kansas) letter to the Lawrence Journal-World

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P253

The Barber family is discussed, and special mention is made of one Thomas Barber, who was murdered in Lawrence. His story is recounted in a fictional work entitled, The Surveyor by Truman Nelson, a book about John Brown.

Dates: June 8, 1961

Bishop Vail house (Lawrence, Kansas) papers

Call Number: RH MS P825
Overview These papers, a gift of University of Kansas professors Frances and Floyd R. Horowitz, concern the history of their former Lawrence, Kansas residence at 505 Ohio Street as the home of Thomas Hubbard Vail, the first Episcopal bishop of Kansas. The papers, all of which are photocopies of original documents, include correspondence between Bishop Vail's grandson, Thomas Hubbard Vail Motter, and Grace (Mrs. Fritz) Heider, when she and her husband occupied the former Vail home in the early...
Dates: 1870; 1951-1954

Brief history of businesses in Lawrence, Kansas operating in 1883

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P199

The leading industries of Lawrence, Kansas. A review of the manufacturing, commercial, real estate, and other important interests, together with a historical sketch. A valuable guide to the industries of the historic city of Kansas. Lawrence, Commercial and Manufacturing Publishing Co., 1883.

Dates: 1883

Cathy Fullenwider's paper for History of the Book class titled, "Early printing in Lawrence, Kansas"

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P359

Photocopy of a class paper written for an History of the Book class at the University of Kansas in 1980. The paper covers printing from 1854 to approximately 1863.

Dates: 1980

Centennial reminiscences, or, My stories about Lawrence.

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P463

Seaman's reminiscence concentrates primarily on her memories of Lawrence at the turn of the 19th century. The collection includes a photocopy of the original handwritten manuscript and a complete typed transcription.

Dates: 1883 - 1969

Chronology of public transit in Lawrence, Kansas

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P364

Photocopy of paper on Lawrence public transit, 1871-1980, including a series of maps which indicate public transportation routes

Dates: 1981

Collection of George Ellis, First Lieutenant, Company I, 12th Kansas Infantry materials

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P132
Overview Biography of George Ellis written in 1953 by Howard C. Raynesford titled George Ellis, First Lieutenant, Company I, 12th Kansas Infantry. Ellis served as Lieutenant in the Kansas Infantry during the Civil War and was killed in battle. Ellis County and the town of Ellis in Kansas was named in his honor. Also included is a genealogy of the Ellis family, a photograph, and a photocopy of his military commission. Raynesford also gives a brief account of the...
Dates: 1862, 1953

Correspondence between Oscar G. Richards and William E. Connelley

Call Number: RH MS P136
Overview Richards and William Connelley corresponded about Kansas territorial history. Richards, who participated in the border wars between Kansas Territory and Missouri (1854-1861), recounted the events for Connelley, a historian. The letters, dated 1902-1909, were written approximately 50 years after the events. Connelley and Richards were specifically interested in detailing the border war involvement of Richards himself as well as James Lane, John Brown, William Quantrill, and Governor...
Dates: 1902 - 1909

Correspondence from Marcus Parrott to his Dayton, Ohio family members

Call Number: RH MS VLT 554

The collection contains 34 letters written by Marcus Junius Parrott to his Dayton, Ohio family members. The letters date from April 7, 1851 to April 28, 1862, and are arranged chronologically. Also included in the collection are a brief handwritten statement by [Laurette?] Parrott [Irvin?] regarding the collection content, and an offprint of a published 1865 sermon by Phillips Brooks, delivered at the time of Abraham Lincoln's death.

Dates: 1851 - 1862

Correspondence regarding a proposed auxiliary police force in Lawrence, Kansas

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P262

Collection of correspondence and clippings related to a proposed auxiliary police force in Lawrence, Kansas, and the Lawrence Support Your Local Police Committee.

Dates: 1970 - 1971

"Diary of daily life, Lawrence, Kansas: Elizabeth Duncan in 1864"

Call Number: RH MS P753
Overview This 34-page typescript contains the text of an article by Katie H. Armitage, entitled "Elizabeth 'Bettie' Duncan: Diary of Daily Life, 1864," which was published in the Winter 1987/1988 edition (pages 275-289) of Kansas History, a journal of the Kansas State Historical Society. The manuscript describes and includes excerpts from the 1864 diary of Lawrence, Kansas pioneer Elizabeth "Bettie" Duncan. The collection also includes a...
Dates: January 1987

Dick Williams papers

Call Number: RH MS 6

This collection highlights the personal life of Dick Williams, a Concordia, Kansas native and a long-time resident of Lawrence, Kansas. This collection includes personal correspondence and some financial and business records and correspondence from some of Williams' business ventures.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1918-1957 ( 1928-1952)

Douglas County Historical Society manuscript collections

Call Number: RH MS 84

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

Early history of North Lawrence

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS E145

Edith Marie Clarke papers

Call Number: RH MS 26

Edith Clarke's papers include correspondence and genealogical material about her family; correspondence with many prominent Lawrence, Kansas citizens and University of Kansas professors; papers pertaining to the University of Kansas Library and other libraries in Kansas around 1900; personal financial records, bank statements and tax receipts; and numerous photographs, greeting cards, and calling cards.

Dates: 1861 - 1950

Edward Fitch Correspondence

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P429

Edward Fitch came to Kansas in 1855 as a representative of the New England Emigrant Aid Society of Boston. This collection consist of letters of Sarah Fitch, Otis Wilmarth, Sarah's father, and also a short family history written by Sarah's daughter.

Dates: 1854-1870, 1928.

Eldridge House mortgage

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS Q58
Scope and Contents

Mortgage for the Eldridge House, drawn up August 6, 1859, between Shalor Eldridge and others and Robert Morrow for ten thousand dollars.

Dates: 1859

Elfriede Fischer Rowe papers

Call Number: RH MS 958

Elfriede Fischer Rowe was a well-known authority on Lawrence, Kansas history and active in many community and civic endeavors. This collection includes personal mementos from when she was a student and alumna of the University of Kansas, information regarding World War II rationing and Mrs. Rowe's work with the Hercules Power Company during the war, as well as historical information about Lawrence, Kansas and personal and family papers.

Dates: 1899 - 1984

Elizabeth Stephens collection

Call Number: RH MS 1524

Mary Elizabeth (Durrett) Stephens was an accomplished organist and pianist. This collection contains materials documenting her musical achievements and some of her research material and personal papers, as well as some materials related to her husband, William Stephens, who had a long career with the Reuter Organ Company in Lawrence, Kansas.

Dates: 1942 - 2002

Elliott family papers

Call Number: RH MS 338

The Elliott family papers consist of correspondence, printed materials, photographs, and memorabilia from a family that settled in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas soon after it opened for Euro-American settlement in 1854.

Dates: 1838 - 1976

Episodes in Kansas history

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P27

Episodes in Kansas history; three incidents included in The Gun and the Gospel. Lawrence? ca. 1896?

Dates: approximately 1896?

F. D. Drake certificate of honorable discharge, First Regiment Cavalry, Kansas Volunteers

Call Number: RH MS P827

This honorable discharge certificate was issued to Private F. D. Drake for service from January 24 to February 18, 1856 in the First Regiment Cavalry of Kansas Volunteers, organized to defend the people of Kansas Territory "against lawless agressions." The certificate, dated February 18, 1856 at Lawrence City, Kansas, is signed by free-state loyalists and commanders G. [Gaius] Jenkins, C. [Charles] Robinson, Robert Klotz, and James [Leyate?].

Dates: February 18, 1856

G. Graves newspaper clippings

Call Number: RH MS 1198

Newspaper clippings dating from 1950 to 1980, covering local history in and around Lawrence, Kansas. The collection also includes several funeral memorials, a booklet about volunteering opportunities in Lawrence, Kansas in 1966, and a program for a religious service honoring Reverend W.S. Simms for 50 years of Christian service. Other local topics found in the collection include Haskell Institute and education in Lawrence more generally, as well as the Lawrence Jewish Community Center.

Dates: 1950 - 1980

G. W. Paddock diary transcript

Call Number: RH MS P857
Overview This transcript of the diary of Methodist Episcopal minister George W. Paddock chronicles his journey from New York State to Kansas Territory in 1857 and his traveling ministry in the territory to 1861. Transcribed from Paddock's 149-page diary in holdings of the Kansas State Historical Society, it contains his descriptions of frontier life, the settlers and Native Americans to whom he preached, the many settlements which he visited, and hostilities in the territory's free-state conflict. ...
Dates: 1857-1861, 1901

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Berry, G. W. (George W.) 1
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