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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 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

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 from George E. Young

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P620
Overview

This letter from George Edwin Young, a survivor of William Quantrill's raid on Lawrence, Kansas, August 21, 1863, was written to his father two days following the massacre. A typed and annotated transcription of the letter is included.

Dates: August 23, 1863

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

Thomas Carney correspondence

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P299
Overview

The collection contents include correspondence written to and from Governor Carney.

Dates: 1862-1865, 1874

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