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Autobiography of Mary F. Beeson: James Warfield family in Old Shawneetown

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P615
Overview Typescript of the autobiography of Mary F. Beeson, including Beeson's account of the murder of her father, James Lot Warfield, by William Quantrill's guerrilla band on October 17, 1862 at Shawneetown, Kansas.
Dates: 1905-1910

Barnabas Dorr Palmer personal papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P111
Overview The papers include (1) a testimony to his recent left-handness sworn before Douglas County Clerk in 1867, (2) a manuscript titled "A sketch of my military history" which he entered in a penmanship contest, sponsored by William Oland Bourne, editor of the "Soldier's Friend", (3) a letter from General U.S. Grant awarding Palmer first prize in the contest, and (4) letter awarding Palmer a $50 prize.
Dates: 1867 - 1868

Civil War letters and Quantrill Ribbon

Call Number: RH VLT MS 1388
Overview The collection consists of two letters on the subject of William Clarke Quantrill, though not specifically his raid on Lawrence, Kansas. The collection also includes a ribbon from a reunion in honor of the survivors of Quantrill's raid and one issue of the Lafayette Daily Journal of Indiana, dated June 6, 1856, which includes an article about Kansas.
Dates: 1856, 1862, 1883

Correspondence between Oscar G. Richards and William E. Connelley

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P136
Overview Richards and William Connelley corresponded about territorial history in Kansas. Richards, who participated in the border wars (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, James Lane, John Brown, William Quantrill, and Governor Robinson, mostly in Lawrence and Lecompton, Kansas and the...
Dates: 1902 - 1909

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 Free...
Dates: 1940

Episodes in Kansas history

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P27
Overview Episodes in Kansas history; three incidents included in The Gun and the Gospel. Lawrence? ca. 1896?
Dates: approximately 1896?

Interview with William E. Connelley

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS E71
Overview Elias Snyder, son of Ely Snyder, interview with William E. Connelley on the Marais des Cygnes Massacre, May 19th, 1858; William C. Quantrill; John Brown on the Snyder Claim; James Montgomery; Marshall Cleveland, and the last of the Jayhawkers. Lawrence, Kan., 1942.
Dates: 1942

Interviews by William E. Connelley and letter

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

Jennie Earl and Elizabeth S.C. correspondence

Call Number: RH MS P285
Overview This collection of letters was apparently written by two sisters living in Lawrence from 1859 to sometime after 1863. The letters are written to the two women's mother and brother who lived in Westinfield, Connecticut about events in Lawrence prior to and during the Civil War. The letters are arranged chronologically. Two letters dated 1859 and 1881 from two different attorney's are filed together, separate from the main body of correspondence.
Dates: 1859-186-?

John Hutchings correspondence

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P66
Overview The first two letters are from Banks, who preceded Hutchings to Lawrence, and they describe Lawrence, the lawyers, and law practice in the area. The third letter written by W. B. West mentions Quantrill's raid and asks about job opportunities in Lawrence.
Dates: 1862 - 1863

Letter from F. L. Pilla to his brother

Call Number: RH VLT MS P9
Overview F.L. Pilla was a minister in Eudora, Kansas at the time of Confederate ally William C. Quantrill's attack on Lawrence, Kansas in mid-August 1863. Pilla writes to his brother recounting this news and indicating that there was some fear that Eudora might have been one of Quantrill's targets.
Dates: September 21, 1863

Letter from George E. Young

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

Letter to J. J. Lutz regarding the purchase of picture of William Clarke Quantrill from Jesse James

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P232
Overview Letter from C.F. Gunther to J.J. Lutz regarding the purchase of picture of William Clarke Quantrill from Jesse James.
Dates: 1987

Narrative of Andrew Williams, a formerly enslaved African American

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P42
Overview Andrew Williams' autobiographical narrative gives an account of Quantrill's raid on Lawrence, Kansas in 1863. Williams wrote it at the urging of William E. Connelley.
Dates: 1861 - 1910

Newspaper clippings regarding Quantrill

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

Oscar Eugene Learnard family papers

Call Number: RH MS 36
Overview This collection consists of copied and original correspondence, clippings, photographs, and other related materials regarding the life of Oscar Eugene Learnard, his family, and the early history of Lawrence, Kansas.
Dates: 1850 - 1943

Oscar G. Richards' hand-drawn map of Quantrill's 1863 route to Lawrence, Kansas

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS R3
Overview Red and blue penciled map of Quantrill's route to Lawrence, Kansas on August 21, 1863. Map includes section numbers, creeks and rivers, Eudora, Lawrence, Franklin, some farm houses, and other features and towns. Drawn on the back of brown wrapping paper from Charles Pilla Dry Goods Store in Eudora, Kansas. Originally enclosed with letter from O.G. Richards to William E. Connelly, April 18, 1909 (available at RH MS P136).
Dates: 1909?

Pioneer life in Kansas

 Collection — folders: 1-2
Call Number: RH MS P114
Overview This collection consists of a single, three-page typescript reminiscence by Caroline Updegraff Parker, relating the experiences of her brother William W. Updegraff and her own family in Osawatomie, Kansas from 1855 to 1869, as well as a photograph of her brother William later in his life.
Dates: [between 1875-1910]

Reminiscences of Quantrill's Raid

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS E78
Overview Reminiscences of Quantrill's raid upon the city of Lawrence, Kansas, thrilling narratives by living eye witnesses. Kansas City, Missouri, Isaac P. Moore, Printer and binder. Compiled and arranged by John C. Shea, the letters were originally written for the Chicago Times.
Dates: 1870

The history of our ancestors; a record of the Riggs, Baldridge and Agnew families

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS D59
Overview The history of our ancestors. Being a record of the Riggs, Baldridge, and Agnew families together with fragmentary data as to other cognate families. Ann Arbor, Mich., 1915.
Dates: 1915

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

W.W. Scott letters

Call Number: RH MS P231
Overview Letters to Scott concerning Quantrill's Raid, including one from Charles F. Taylor who was one of Quantrill's men, and concerning William C. Quantrill's family genealogy.
Dates: 1879 - 1898

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