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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

 Collection
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

 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

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

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

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

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P827
Overview

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

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 William Denver papers and diary

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 19
Overview

Business papers and correspondence of James William Denver from 1839-1912. Includes a diary dated May 20, 1850-September 5, 1850, with miscellaneous notes.

Dates: 1839 - 1912

Josiah Miller papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 4
Overview

This collection contains the papers of Kansas free state activist Josiah Miller, dating from 1854-1870 and those of various members of his family, dating from 1840-1912.

Dates: 1840 - 1912

Letter to Captain Grover from Captain Sircoxy

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P828
Overview This letter, dated November 3, 1857, is from Delaware Chief John Sarcoxie (signed "Sircoxy" in the letter) to Joel Grover, a free-state loyalist of Kansas Territory whose property in the town of Lawrence was a station on the Underground Railroad. Citing their prior contract, the Delaware chief asks for Grover's payment of $600 to the Delaware Nation as agreed upon completion of the Quindaro Road (a stage road from the Underground Railroad town of Quindaro, Kansas to Lawrence, completed in...
Dates: November 3, 1857

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

Maude Gooch Phillips poems

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P88
Overview

Handwritten and typed manuscripts of poems written by Maude Gooch Phillips, mostly focused on the early history of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas.

Dates: early 1900s

Memoir of early days in Kansas

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: RH MS 128
Overview

Eldridge was active in the efforts to make Kansas Territory a free state. Formerly a Democrat, Eldridge joined the Kansas delegation at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia. Memoir of early days in Kansas, miscellaneous stock certificates, and account sheets, 1859-1898.

Dates: 1859 - 1898

True history of the Kansas wars

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS D204
Scope and Contents

True history of the Kansas wars: and their origin, progress and incidents.../ By 0. N. Merrill; illustrated with beautifully-colored engravings; also a portrait of the author.--Cincinnati: J. R. Telfer, 1856.

Dates: 1856

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Brown, John, 1800-1859 2
Connelley , William Elsey, 1855-1930 2
Delaware Tribe of Indians 2
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Quantrill, William Clarke, 1837-1865 2
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Acme Manganese Mining Company (Kansas City, Kan.) 1
Boss of the Bay Mining Company 1
Choctaw Nation 1
Delmonte Consolidated Mining Company (Leadville, Colo.) (Leadville, Colo.) 1
Democratic Party (Calif.) 1
Denver, James William, 1817-1892 1
Denver, James William, 1863-1898 1
Denver, Louise, -1914 1
Douglas County Historical Society (Douglas County, Kan.) 1
Drake, F. D. 1
Edwards, Charles L. (Charles Livingston), 1828-1916 1
Eldridge family. 1
Eldridge, Shalor Winchell, 1816-1899 1
Elliott family 1
Elliott, Maude, 1898- 1
Elliott, Samuel Steele, 1870-1957 1
Ellis, George, 1832-1864 1
Grand Army of the Republic. Washington Post No. 12 (Lawrence, Kan.) 1
Grover, Joel, 1825-1879 1
Harris, Doris 1
Learnard, Mary S., 1842-1932 1
Leavenworth, Lawrence, and Galveston Railroad Company 1
Lindley, Mary Louise Denver, 1871-1942 1
Litchfield, Lewis Timothy, 1838-1861 1
Manhattan and San Juan Silver Mining Company 1
Medary, S. (Samuel), 1801-1864 1
Merrill, O. N. 1
Miller family 1
Miller, Josiah, 1828-1870 1
Mix, Charles E. 1
New England Mining Company (Kansas City, Kan.) 1
Old Settlers Association (Lawrence, Kan.) 1
Owen, Lena Miller 1
Parrott, Marcus J. (Marcus Junius), 1828-1879 1
Phillips, Maude Gooch, 1871-1965 1
Plymouth Congregational Church (Lawrence, Kan.) 1
Pomeroy, S. C. (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891 1
Randlett, Reuben A., 1837- 1
Raynesford, Howard C. 1
Richards, Oscar G., 1836- 1
Riverside Tunnel and Mining Company 1
Rogue River Tribe 1
Sarcoxie, John 1
Thompson, Jacob, 1810-1885 1
Uncompahgne Mining Company 1
University of Kansas 1
Walsh, Hugh S. 1
Whitcomb, Ansel H. 1
Williams, Katharine, 1861-1937 1
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