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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.
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.
Includes biography of John Christie Archibald who was among the first party of settlers to arrive in Lawrence.
- Cemeteries -- Kansas -- Douglas County 1
- Church buildings -- Kansas -- Lawrence 1
- Douglas County (Kan.) -- History 1
- Franklin (Kan.) -- History 1
- Kansas -- History -- 1854-1861 1
- Kansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 1
- Lawrence (Kan.) -- Centennial celebrations, etc. 1
- Lawrence Massacre, Lawrence, Kan., 1863 1
- Parks -- Kansas -- Lawrence 1
- Public schools -- Kansas -- Lawrence 1
- Stony Point (Kan.) -- History 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Equipment and supplies 1 ∧ less
- Archibald family 1
- Archibald, John Christie, 1812-1860 1
- Douglas County Historical Society (Douglas County, Kan.) 1
- Edwards, Charles L. (Charles Livingston), 1828-1916 1
- Grand Army of the Republic. Washington Post No. 12 (Lawrence, Kan.) 1