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Frontier and pioneer life -- Kansas

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 14 records:

Allen Dunmire diary

 Collection — Volume 1
Call Number: RH MS A37
Overview

Diary entries are made in ink and pencil. Each entry mentions the weather conditions and is followed by the daily activities. There are diary entries for each day of the year 1879. In addition, there are notes on expenditures and receipts during the year as well as accounts received and paid.

Dates: 1879

Anne E. Bingham reminiscences

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P56
Overview

Reminiscences of life on a farm near Junction City following migration west in 1869. Sixteen years on a Kansas farm, 1870-1886.

Dates: 1869, 1870-1886, 1921

Buggy Tracks by Bess Harrison

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P355
Overview

Buggy Tracks; A personal narrative of life in a small western Kansas town in the early 1900's, together with family photographs. Ft. Morgan, Colorado? 197-

Dates: Between 1970 and 1978

Clark family papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P213
Overview

This collection consists of letters that discuss family affairs, droughts and crops. J. S. Clark mentions carrying mail, "following" cotton, and Mormons. Lizzie mentions raising chickens and pigs. It also contains a marriage certificate for J. S. Clark and Mary Ann Pedigrew from Kansas in 1873.

Dates: 1873 - 1900

Ella J. Chase journal

 Collection — Volume 1
Call Number: RH MS B44
Overview Journal, dated December 31, 1869 to January 1, 1884, with miscellaneous recipes, poems, and notes. According to a letter of transmittal accompanying this journal, Ella Chase began the journal in Iowa and continued it during her family's move to Emporia, Kansas. The last entry in the journal is dated Wilson, Colfax County, Nebraska, January 1, 1884. Miscellany in the journal include brief accounting notes regarding the sale of butter and eggs, income from laundry service, occasional...
Dates: December 31, 1869 - January 1, 1884

Hall Family Correspondence

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P413
Overview Photocopies of handwritten letters and of typed transcriptions of correspondence between members of the Hezekiah Hall family of Illinois and Kansas. The letters discuss the Civil War (several of the brothers were Union soldiers), farming in Illinois and Kansas, homesteading in Kansas, and family members and friends. Also included is a list of the family members with a short biography of each, a note by James B. Martin, the transcriber, and a list of letters sent and received by Susan Hall in...
Dates: 1863 - 1866

Joseph A. Cody correspondence

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 8
Overview

This collection consists of Joseph Cody's letters to his wife, Elvira (Cable) Cody, and those received from other friends, arranged chronologically from 1854-1885. It also includes letters written by Elvira and those she received from friends prior to her marriage to Joseph, arranged chronologically from 1847-1853. Letters written by Elvira's father, Eleazer Cable, a nurseryman in Ohio concerned with the maintenance of the Cable nursery, are dated from 1837-1869.

Dates: 1837 - 1884

Joseph M. Reed letters

 Collection — Volume 1
Call Number: RH MS D206
Overview

This collection consist of eight letters of Joseph M. Reed dated from 1858 to 1863, and compiled by Evelyn L. Harmon and Glenn E. L. Slining in 1977.

Dates: 1858 - 1863

Mabel Amrine reminiscences

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P369
Overview

The collection consists of a typescript of a newspaper article from 1955 and photocopy of a magazine article from 1956 written by Mabel Chilcott Amrine; and photocopies of a three-part newspaper article from 1957 written by M. F. Amrine. There is also a photocopy of Mrs. Amrine's magazine article which also appeared in a Topeka newspaper in 1957.

Dates: 1955 - 1957

Pioneer stories. Abilene

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS P45
Scope and Contents

Describes frontier life in Kansas 1866-1869 while Gorden worked as a telegraph operator for the Kansas Pacific Railroad.

Dates: undated

Rosa C. Haag Ise recollections

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P321
Overview

"Mother's recollections of her early life." Lawrence, Kansas, undated. These are the recollections of Rosa C. (Haag) Ise, from about 1858 to about 1880. They recount memories of her life in Holton, Kansas.

Dates: between 1880 and 1977

Stewart-Lockwood family papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 114
Overview

This collection contains the family papers of the Stewart family of Leavenworth, Kansas, and the Lockwood family of Baldwin, Kansas, covering a period of almost one hundred years, 1852-1950. These families were predominantly professionally oriented, including teachers, ministers, and farmers.

Dates: 1852 - 1950

William E. Drenner family collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 973
Overview

This collection contains correspondence, photographs, slides, photographic albums, scrapbooks, published books, exhibit panels, and reference material of William Drenner and his family. It also contains business papers and reports from Drenner's banking career.

Dates: 1920s-2000s