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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

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

Edward Fitch Correspondence

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P429
Overview

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.

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

G. W. Paddock diary transcript

 Collection
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

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

Manuscript, "A Night of Terror"

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P241
Overview

A night of terror. The recounting of events told by the widow of Duncan Allison, concerning Quantrill's Raid.

Dates: 1863

Mary Chesley Killam letter

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P855
Overview This 7-page transcript of an undated letter from Mary Chesley Killam is a descriptive memoir of her pioneer years in Lawrence, Kansas from 1855 to 1863. Writing to a newspaper near her native village of Barnstead, New Hampshire, she recalls the appearance of Lawrence when she and her husband first arrived, incidents involving abolitionist John Brown as a frequent guest of their hotel, and pro-slavery attacks on free-state Lawrence, including William Quantrill's Lawrence massacre of August...
Dates: between 1880 and 1889

Quantrill's raid reminiscence

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P467
Scope and Contents

This is the reminiscence of R.H. Miller about Quantrill's raid, involving his house at 1101 E. 19th Street in Lawrence, Kansas. It was written by William Miller in 1913.

Dates: 1913

Scrapbooks

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS E77
Scope and Contents

The scrapbooks treat the history of Lawrence and the University of Kansas in general. Some of the clippings are obituaries of local residents, or local current events, e.g, the demonstrations by the Lawrence chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1963.

Dates: 1949-1965

Thomas Carney correspondence

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Call Number: RH MS P299
Overview

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

Dates: 1862-1865, 1874

William H. H. Whitney diary

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P780
Overview The 1865 diary of Lawrence, Kansas resident William H. H. Whitney, a twenty-five year old Civil War veteran of Vermont's 13th Infantry Regiment, chronicles his activities as a recent emigrant to Lawrence with his wife and young son. Whitney's many entries describe the weather, his work and social activities, the birth of his second son, and local events. Entries of special note include the 1865 sighting and capture of a participant in William Quantrill's Lawrence Massacre of 1863, a...
Dates: diary entries: 1865; certificate: 1911

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