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Davis family papers

 Collection
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 Genealogical Society records

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1450
Overview This collection includes records of the Douglas County Genealogical Society in Kansas dating from its founding in 1975 to the early 2000s. The collection includes meeting minutes, financial records and treasurer's reports, and other administrative records for the organization. There are also a number of the organization's quarterly newsletters, "The Pioneer," including a small history of their logo and information on the numerous workshops and seminars they have held in Lawrence, KansasS.
Dates: 1975 - 2002

Eberhart Reunion Association collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 832
Overview 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

Family history index of the Betty Washington chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P752
Overview The Betty Washington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, named in honor of George Washington's only sister, was founded at Lawrence, Kansas in 1896 to foster historic preservation, the study of U.S. history, historical research, and patriotism. This Family History Index is an alphabetical name index to the chapter's membership volumes dating to 1976. It was produced as a Bicentennial project of the chapter, and was edited by chapter librarian Barbara E. Clason. The collection...
Dates: 1976, 2005-2006

Hiat-Hett Family Genealogical Record Collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P966
Overview This collection contains genealogical notes, author unknown, regarding the Hiat-Hett genealogy, members of whom settled in Douglas County, Kansas. This collection also contains two matted photographs, one of a member of the Hiatt family, dated as 1879, and an undated photo of an oil well from the Topeka Union Oil and Gas Syndicate.
Dates: 1879

List of settler deaths in Douglas County, Kansas

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P389
Overview List of deaths by month. Some entries include age or year of birth, where born, and how long the pioneer lived in Douglas County, Kansas.
Dates: September 14, 1930-1931

Our trip West

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P712
Overview This photocopied typescript is a 93-page account of an automobile trip to California by William L. Hastie and his wife Anna of Lawrence (Douglas County), Kansas. Hastie's account, which begins with their September 1937 departure and ends with their February 1938 return to Lawrence, includes details of visits with many family members and acquaintances along the way.
Dates: 1937; March 16, 1985

Samuel Hunt Davis autobiography

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P16
Overview Notebook containing an autobiography, dated July 2, 1931, with a biographical sketch of Homer Winslow Davis, an autobiographical sketch of Emma Stubbs Davis, and a history of the Hesper monthly meeting dating from circa 1955. Clippings (including obituaries), annotated map of New Orleans and vicinity, a family genealogy, and two pieces of correspondence accompany manuscript.
Dates: July 2, 1931; approximately 1955

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