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Account of killing of Larkin Milton Skaggs, a Quantrill raider

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P118

Account of eye witness J. M. Henry of Lawrence who saw the killing of Skaggs; gives circumstantial account of capture and execution of Quantrill sic] raider.

Dates: 1915

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

Dark Command premiere newspaper clippings

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P720
Overview Dark Command, a film based on the novel by William Riley Burnett, relates the exploits of William Quantrill and his raid on Lawrence, Kansas, during the Civil War. With such movie stars as John Wayne, Walter Pidgeon, Claire Trevor and Roy Rogers, the film had its premiere showing in Lawrence on April 4, 1940. This collection is comprised of area newspaper clippings about the film's debut and preparations for the gala which included a parade, a ball and a reenactment of the burning of the...
Dates: 1940

Davis family papers

Call Number: RH MS 817
Overview This collection, dating from 1880 to 1984, contains manuscript and published accounts of the family line of Hesper, Kansas pioneers Samuel Hunt Davis (1848-1938) and his wife Emma Stubbs Davis (1855-1942), whose Quaker family siblings and descendants figured prominently in the early history of Kansas, including the founding of Friends University at Wichita. Many of the accounts are written by the collection's donor, Mildred Davis Watson, a daughter of Samuel and Emma Davis and a long-time...
Dates: 1880 - 1984

Douglas County Historical Society manuscript collections

Call Number: RH MS 84

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

Eberhart Reunion Association collection

Call Number: RH MS 832

These Eberhart family histories, photographs, genealogical charts, and minutes of the Eberhart Reunion Association document the family history of Joseph Eberhart and his wife Catherine (Kistler) Eberhart, who emigrated from Pennsylvania to Kansas Territory in 1854, becoming early settlers on a Douglas County claim located south of the Lawrence community. Records of the Association chronicle the Pennsylvania German ancestry of the Eberharts and the history of the Eberharts in Kansas.

Dates: 1888 - 1980

Edward Fitch Correspondence

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P429

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

Call Number: RH MS 338

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

Freeman Collection of Hesper, Kansas history records

Call Number: RH MS 979

This collection contains various histories of the community of Hesper in Douglas County, Kansas. Included are histories of the Hesper Academy and the Hesper Friends Church, as well as biographies of Davis family members who were early Hesper settlers and witnesses to William Quantrill's August 1863 raid on the nearby town of Lawrence.

Dates: 1912 - 1977

G. W. Paddock diary transcript

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

Lathrop Bullene family papers

Call Number: RH MS VLT A1
Overview Diary, January 17, 1857 to April 12, 1857; with a partial address and account book, circa 1854-1857? Account of Lathrop Bullene's journey to Lawrence in the Kansas Territory, starting from Richmond, Illinois. Various addressees, accounting notations, and itineraries are written at the front and near the end of the diary. The collection also includes a telegram sent by W.M. Johnson to Bullene after Quantrill's raid, reassuring Bullene that his family was safe, as well as Bullene's son William...
Dates: January 17, 1857-April 12, 1857; between 1854-1857; August 22, 1863; 1925

Letter from George E. Young

Call Number: RH MS P620

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

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

Dates: 1863

Manuscripts on Kansas History

Call Number: RH MS P7

Mary Chesley Killam letter

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

Newspaper clippings regarding Quantrill

 Collection — Volume: 1-2
Call Number: RH MS E170

Two volumes of mounted newspaper clippings collected by Watson Library staff from numerous publications circa 1863-1963, on the life of William Clark Quantrill and the raid on Lawrence, Kansas, August 21, 1863. Volume one contains newspaper articles on the James brothers, Frank and Jesse and volume two contains articles on survivors and reunions of the Raid on Lawrence

Dates: 1945 - 1952

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

Quantrill's Raid Tour

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P941

Six photocopied sheets stapled together explaining a community event held near the sesquicentennial of Quantrill's Raid of 1863: a flashlight tour of the Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, Kansas with re-enactors in select roles. The cemetery was established in 1865 to commemorate those individuals lost in the raid.

Dates: August 16, 2013

Richard B. Sheridan papers

Call Number: RH MS 1468

The Richard B. Sheridan collection contains correspondence, academic writings (both of Dr. Sheridan and other authors), newspaper clippings, magazines, photographs, and University of Kansas course-related materials during his time as a professor at KU. A majority of the collection is centered around Dr. Sheridan's written works.

Dates: 1906 - 2005


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

Call Number: RH MS P299

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

Dates: 1862-1865, 1874

Thomas Carney family papers

Call Number: RH VLT MS 1161

Thomas A. Carney, 1824-1888, served as the second governor of the state of Kansas, and subsequently as the mayor of Leavenworth. The papers also include those of family members, especially his wife Rebecca Ann Canaday Carney. Their five sons were Edwin LeRoy, William Ware, Harry Canaday, Charles Thomas, and Frankie (died in infancy). There is correspondence, newspaper articles, mining certificates, land documents, speeches, and political memorabilia of the time.

Dates: 1832 - 1938

Typescript, "Quantrill's raid and its effects"

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P4

Quantrill's raid and its effects. Address written for and delivered before judges and a committee of the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas for the Quantrill's Raid Contest, January 28, 1932. [Lawrence?] 1933.

Dates: January 28, 1932

William Clarke Quantrill correspondence

Call Number: RH MS 75
Overview This collection includes letters from William Clarke Quantrill to his mother, Caroline Clarke Quantrill, preceding and up to the raid of Lawrence, Kansas in 1863. Also included in the collection is the correspondence of William W. Scott, editor of the Iron Valley Reporter and friend of Mrs. Quantrill, who attempted to help Mrs. Quantrill obtain the truth about her son. This correspondence consists of letters between Scott and people who allegedly had known...
Dates: 1855 - 1906

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