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"A Twelve Months Practical Life in Kansas Territory Written by an Actual Settler"

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P186
Overview This manuscript was intended to be published as a guide for emigrants to Kansas Territory. Tovey, who had come to the territory as an emigrant in 1854 from Albany, New York, used his own experience to provide what he believed to be useful information for potential emigrants on the land available and its natural resources. Also included are current prices for cattle, provisions, and medical assistance, the various Native American tribes, contemporary politics, and his personal view of the...
Dates: Approximately 1856

African American history clippings

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1183
Overview The African American history clippings collection covers a range of topics related to African American history, with some of the material relating specifically to Kansas and the Kansas City area.
Dates: 1960 - 1996

Alfred Curtiss and Clara Haskins Curtiss genealogy

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS E93
Overview The genealogy of Alfred Curtiss and of his wife Clara Haskins Curtiss of, their descendants and some of their relatives. Ransomville, N.Y., 1924 written by their daughter, Elizabeth Curtiss. The collection also includes two images, one each of Alfred and Clara Curtiss.
Dates: 1924

An Analysis and Evaluation of Selected Public Speeches of John James Ingalls, by Ray Harold Sandefur

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS D224
Overview This Ph.D. thesis for the State University of Iowa by Ray Harold Sandefur is an "attempt to make a rhetorical analysis of Ingalls' speaking techniques in some fifteen senatorial speeches and two Kansas speeches." Sandefur's main concern was primarily with the materials and methods by means of which Ingalls on the platform was able to gain belief and move to action. Rhetorical, historical, and evaluative methodology was employed.
Dates: 1950

Anna G. (Smith) Irvin's memories of early days in Kansas

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P68
Overview Reminiscences of early days near Blue Mound. Recounts family's departure from England and trip West. Describes pioneer life in Douglas County, raids during the civil War, and Indians in the area. A 4-page "Excerpt" and map is included with the account.
Dates: 1935

Austin-Frey family papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1026
Overview The Austin-Frey family papers document a family whose members came to reside in Osage City and Lawrence, Kansas from the late 1800s to the late 1900s.
Dates: 1946 - 1988

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

Biographical account of Samuel N. Simpson

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P936
Overview Biographical account of Samuel N. Simpson, an early resident of territorial Kansas, by an unknown author. The sketch includes genealogical information about Simpson's ancestors as well as information about Simpson's personal and business life throughout the 19th century. The bulk of the account is allegedly a history of the Border Wars between Kansas and Missouri written by Simpson himself.
Dates: undated

Brent Campney research on racist violence against African Americans

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1492
Overview The Brent Campney collection focuses on Dr. Campney's work in researching racist violence, especially towards African Americans in the Great Plains region of the United States. The collection contains newspaper clippings from the mid-1800s through the 20th century, with topics including the Exodusters, racist violence during the Reconstruction period, and violence in both general (Kansas) and specific (Salina, Atchison County, etc.) places. A large subset of materials relates to the 1949...
Dates: 1863-2001 (bulk 1863-1920s)

Certificate for a share of property for John H. Swift

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P430
Overview A certificate giving John H. Swift one share of "Town property of the Woodson Town Association" dated May 5, 1856.
Dates: 1856

Charles H. Branscomb papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P46
Overview This collection consists of orrespondence and documents involving Charles H. Branscomb, agent for the New England Emigrant Aid Company in territorial Kansas, dating from 1853-1886. Correspondents or individuals mentioned in the letters include James Gillespie Blaine (1830-1893), Amos Adams Lawrence (1814-1886), Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924), Charles Robinson (1818-1894), John Pierce St. John (1835-19140, and Charles Sumner (1811-1874).
Dates: 1853 - 1886

Civil War diary of Douglas O. Lilley

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH VLT MS A3
Overview This Civil War diary of Douglas O. Lilley, a private in Company D of the Kansas 8th Regiment, contains his daily entries for the entirety of 1863, describing his military duties at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, his transfer as a prisoner to Benton Barracks in Missouri, his service in Tennessee and Georgia, and his return to Kansas and resumption of civilian life following disability discharge in December 1863. A letter enclosure is at RH MS P619.
Dates: 1863 - 1864

Clipping scrapbooks compiled by Sara Robinson

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS E67
Scope and Contents These clippings were collected by Sara Robinson, Charles Robinson's wife. The clippings treat the lives of Charles Robinson, John Brown, James H. Lane, and numerous others prominent in Kansas history. There is biographical information about Lawrence residents, local and regional history.
Dates: 1857 - 1894

Clippings and scrapbook on Kansas history in the 1920s and 1930s

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS C61
Overview Scrapbook of mounted newspaper clippings on Kansas history. The articles appeared in the late 1920's and early 1930's. Also included are drawings taken from Andreas' History of Kansas.
Dates: between 1920 and 1939

Clippings on the Grange and the Populist movements in Kansas.

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 60
Scope and Contents This collection consists of newspaper clippings on the Grange and Populist movements collected from 1886-1893 by Richard Theodore Ely. (See accession file for photo copies of clippings.)
Dates: 1886-1893.

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

Commission certificate for Samuel P. Wemple, 2nd Lieutenant of the 7th Company G.

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P70
Overview Printed form, signed by Edward Clark, Adjutant General, and C. W. Topliff, Major General Commanding the Kansas Militia.
Dates: Other: Majority of material found within between October 9–October 29, 1864

Correspondence and miscellaneous items regarding the cannon "Old Sacramento"

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P251
Overview Includes material about the cannon called "Old Sacramento", and a cannonball believed to be one from the cannon which was presented to the University by Claude L. Darbe in 1960. The cannon ball was found on a farm by Bert E. Darbe in 1895, the site of the old town of Franklin. There is also a brief history on the cannon's use in a pro-slavery attack on Lawrence in the spring of 1856.
Dates: 1960 - 1961

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

Correspondence from Marcus Parrott to his Dayton, Ohio family members

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: RH VLT MS 554
Overview The collection contains thirty-four letters written by Marcus Parrott to his Dayton, Ohio family members. The letters date from April 7, 1851 to April 28, 1862, and are arranged chronologically.

Also included are, a brief handwritten statement by [Laurette?] Parrott [Irvin?] regarding the collection content, and an offprint of a published 1865 sermon by Phillips Brooks, delivered at the time of Abraham Lincoln's death.
Dates: 1851 - 1862

Craig Crosswhite papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1447
Overview This collection consists of research papers written by Craig Crosswhite regarding various topics in Kansas history. The papers were written for coursework Crosswhite was taking as a graduate student at the University of Kansas, commissioned work on behalf of others, and for other projects Crosswhite was developing. Papers include an account of Oscar Wilde's trip to Lawrence, KS on April 21, 1882, and correspondence and copies of newspaper articles related to the report. Also includes...
Dates: 1976 - 1982

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 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

Douglass Hospital history

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P214
Overview This collection consists of a 5-page typed history of Douglass Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas from 1898 to the mid-1950s, written by Eugene H. Kelly.
Dates: approximately 1957

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Quantrill, William Clarke, 1837-1865 10
Brown, John, 1800-1859 8
Lane, James Henry, 1814-1866 6
Connelley , William Elsey, 1855-1930 5
Robinson, Sara T. L. (Sara Tappan Lawrence), 1827-1911 5
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New England Emigrant Aid Company 4
Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894 4
University of Kansas 4
Delaware Tribe of Indians 3
Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900 3
Kansas. Adjutant General's Office 3
Lawrence, Amos Adams, 1814-1886 3
Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864 3
Blackmar, Frank W. (Frank Wilson), 1854-1931 2
Brown, Frederick, 1830-1856 2
Carney, Thomas, 1824-1888 2
Douglass Hospital (Kansas City, Kan.) 2
Elliott, Robert Gaston 2
Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909 2
Kansas Committee for the Humanities 2
Kansas. Militia 2
Lawrence Hidden Valley Committee, Inc. 2
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 2
McAllister, Lucy 2
Medary, S. (Samuel), 1801-1864 2
Populist Party (Kan.) 2
Remple, Mariana Lohrenz, 1912-2000 2
Shannon, Wilson, 1802-1877 2
Stubbs, Walter Roscoe, 1858-1929 2
Ware, Eugene F., 1841-1911 2
Acme Manganese Mining Company (Kansas City, Kan.) 1
Adair, Samuel Lyle, 1811-1898 1
Allen, Henry Justin, 1868-1950 1
Andrews, John Albion 1
Anthony , George Tobey, 1824-1896 1
Anthony family 1
Anthony, D. R., Daniel Read, 1824-1904 1
Anthony, Emily Frances, 1839-1898 1
Anthony, Lewis Williams, 1825-1903 1
Armitage, Katie 1
Armstrong, Robert Mercer, 1841-1927 1
Austin family. 1
Baldwin, Royal 1
Banks, E. V., 1836?-1873 1
Barnes family 1
Barnes, Nellie 1
Beebe, George Monroe, 1836-1927 1
Beeson family. 1
Beeson, Mary Frances, 1848-1943 1
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center 1
Bickerton, Thomas, 1816?- 1
Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893 1
Bodle, Lynne 1
Booth, Edw. 1
Boss of the Bay Mining Company 1
Bourne, Wm. Oland (William Oland), 1819-1901 1
Branscomb, Charles H. 1
Bridwell, Arthur 1
Brigham, Lalla Maloy 1
Brooks, Paul R., Mrs. 1
Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917 1
Cable, Eleazer 1
Campney, Brent M. S. 1
Capper, Arthur, 1865-1951 1
Carey, Henry L. 1
Carman, J. Neale (Justice Neale), 1897-1972 1
Catholic Church 1
Cheesman, D. W. (David W.) 1
Choctaw Nation 1
Christiancy, Isaac Peckham, 1812-1890 1
Clanton, O. Gene 1
Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908 1
Cleveland, Marshall 1
Cody family. 1
Cody, Elvira Ruth Cable 1
Cody, Joseph A. 1
Cody, Josephine L. 1
Collamore, George W., approximately 1818-1863 1
Coney, Patrick H. 1
Connelly, William Elsey, 1855-1930 1
Council of Social Agencies (Lawrence, Kan.) 1
Crawford, S. J. (Samuel Johnson), 1835-1913 1
Crawford, Samuel R. 1
Crosswhite, Craig S. 1
Curtis, Samuel Ryan, 1805-1866 1
Curtiss family 1
Curtiss, Alfred, 1823-1867 1
Curtiss, Clara, 1831-1897 1
Curtiss, Elizabeth, active 1924 1
Darbe, Bert E. 1
Darbe, Claude L. 1
Davidson, Clyde O. 1
Davis family. 1
Davis, Adela Hunt, 1824-1906 1
Davis, Emma Stubbs, 1885-1942 1
Davis, James M., 1853-1923 1
Davis, Jonathan McMillan, 1871-1943 1
Davis, Roxana, 1855-1904 1
Davis, Samuel Hunt, 1848-1938 1
Dawson, John L. (John Littleton), 1813-1870 1
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