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

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P253
Overview

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

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 from Marcus Parrott to his Dayton, Ohio family members

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS VLT 554
Overview

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

Elliott family papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 338
Overview

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

Historic Places in the vicinity of Lawrence, a talk given for Kansas Day program, at Round Table Women's Club, and to Kanwaka Women's Literary Society

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P252
Scope and Contents

Places mentioned in the talk include Hickory Point, Black Jack, Franklin, Fort Saunders, Fort Titus and Lecompton, Kansas.

Dates: January 26, 1937; January 19, 1950

Interviews by William E. Connelley and letter

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P131
Overview

The accounts in this collection relate to Reuben Randlett's experiences in the 1856 sacking of Lawrence, Kansas; his activities as a spy among the raiders; the Battle of Black Jack; the dissolution of the Free State legislature in Topeka on July 4, 1856; and Randlett's captivity by William C. Quantrill in 1862. The collection also includes a photograph of Randlett.

Dates: 1906 - 1916

James Agnew Finley correspondence

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P344
Overview

A letter and photocopy from James Agnew Finley to his sister.

Dates: 1856

Jennie Earl and Elizabeth S.C. [Crittenden] correspondence

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P285
Overview

This collection of letters was apparently written by two sisters living in Lawrence from 1859 to sometime after 1863. The letters are written to their mother and brother who lived in Westinfield, Connecticut, and concern events in Lawrence prior to and during the Civil War.

Dates: 1859-186-?

John L. Kilworth papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 46
Overview

This collection of papers primarily contains Kansan John L. Kilworth's incoming business correspondence, as well as materials from his schooling at the Lawrence Business College.

Dates: 1872 - 1899

Lewis Timothy Litchfield papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS VLT B6
Overview

This collection includes Lewis Timothy Litchfield's diary, 1854-1855, containing an account of his trip and settlement in Lawrence, Kansas, as part of the second Emigrant Aid party, and a certificate presented to Litchfield from his English study at Cambridge High School in Massachusetts.

Dates: 1854 - 1855

Memorandum of Agreements

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS B4
Overview

Memorandum of agreements made with certain parties by the Lawrence Bridge Company, 1864-1866.

Dates: 1864 - 1866

Savage-Alford families photograph collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH PH 59
Overview

This collection contains photographs of the Savage and Alford families of Lawrence, Kansas, as well as photographs of individuals from the Gilett, Cady, and Hauscomb families. Many of the images are portraits taken at Lawrence-based studios, but there are also more informal shots and images of the Savage family home in Douglas County. Most of the photographs are undated.

Dates: approximately 1860-1916

The Kansas War and other matters [poem]

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P176
Overview

Poem about border wars in Lawrence, slavery and the Civil War, written by a soldier near Hardeeville, S. C. Location and date written in cryptogram. Typed transcript is available in the accession file.

Dates: 1863

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Brown, John, 1800-1859 2
Connelley, William Elsey, 1855-1930 2
Quantrill, William Clarke, 1837-1865 2
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