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A brief history of Caleb and Rebecca Harvey, missionaries in the Quaker Shawnee Mission in 1858

A brief history of Caleb and Rebecca Harvey, missionaries in the Quaker Shawnee Mission in 1858
Creator: Duvall, Dorothy
Date: August 23, 1940
This item, written by Dorothy Duvall, the granddaughter of Caleb and Rebecca Harvey, provides a four-page history of the Harvey's missionary experiences at the Quaker Shawnee Mission. Duvall explains that the Harvey's went to the Shawnee Mission in 1858 after leaving Springfield, Ohio. According to Duvall, Caleb Harvey was an agricultural teacher, and Rebecca Harvey "taught the girls household duties of every sort and how to sew."


A brief sketch of Indian tribes in Franklin County, Kansas in 1862-1906

A brief sketch of Indian tribes in Franklin County, Kansas in 1862-1906
Creator: Romig, Joseph
Date: 1906
This item, written by missionary Reverend Joseph Romig of Franklin County, Kansas, contains a detailed history of the Native American tribes of Franklin County, Kansas, from 1862-1906. The cover indicates it is "for the benefit of the future generation of the county."


Address to be delivered at Versailles, October 6, 1937, at the dedication of the monument erected to General Pershing by the Republic of France

Address to be delivered at Versailles, October 6, 1937, at the dedication of the monument erected to General Pershing by the Republic of France
Creator: Colmery, Harry W., 1890-1979
Date: October 6, 1937
This speech was written and delivered by Harry W. Colmery at Versailles, France, October 6, 1937, at the dedication of the monument erected to General Pershing by the Republic of France. Harry Colmery was serving as the National Commander of the American Legion and represented that organization on this trip. He was a resident of Topeka, Kansas.


American Legion Auxiliary, Woodson County

American Legion Auxiliary, Woodson County
Date: 1921
An account of the formation of the Woodson Post of the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit #13. Also listed are officers elected, meeting happenings, and members.


An Appeal from Arickaree

An Appeal from Arickaree
Creator: Howes, Cecil, 1880-1950
Date: 1940-1950
This item, written by Kansas City Star editor Charles Cecil Howes, concerns the Battle of Arickaree that took place in Kansas in 1868. Howes does not address any of the controversy surrounding the event but he does provide a solid account of the accepted facts of the combat that took place between U.S. Army soldiers, led by General George A. Forsyth (a Colonel at the time), and Indian warriors led by Cheyenne War Chief Roman Nose. This item also includes some excerpts from General Forsyth's "Thrilling Days of Army Life," which had not yet been published at the time Howes' article was printed.


Anna Hittle essay

Anna Hittle essay
Date: May 16, 1901
This essay "True Greatness" was written by sixteen year-old Anna Hittle before she graduated from high school.


Annals of Shawnee Methodist Mission and Indian Manual Labor School

Annals of Shawnee Methodist Mission and Indian Manual Labor School
Creator: Caldwell, Martha B. (Martha Belle)
Date: 1939
These annals are a compilation of events concerning the Shawnee Methodist Mission year by year. The information was culled from a variety of sources. Most entries include a citation to the source. Thomas Johnson established the mission in 1830 near Turner in present Wyandotte County, Kansas. He also founded the Indian Manual Labor School, which operated in conjunction with the mission. It was moved to the Johnson County area in 1839 and the school operated until 1862. The Santa Fe and Oregon trails passed near the Johnson County location so travelers frequently stopped at the mission. The site housed the executive offices of the first territorial governor and the first territorial legislature met there. In addition to the Methodist mission, the Baptist and Quaker churches also operated missions for the Shawnee. These annals are the complete manuscript from which a condensed version was published by the Kansas State Historical Society in 1939.


Anton T. Boisen papers

Anton T. Boisen papers
Creator: Boisen, Anton T. (Anton Theophilus), 1876-1965
Date: 1915 - 1965 (bulk 1930s-1940s)
These papers include correspondence with Professor Seward Hiltner of Princeton Theological School, hand-illustrated poetry written by various individuals, newsletters from the Elgin State Hospital, manuscripts, and course lectures. Boisen spent time in Wabaunsee, Kansas while surveying rural churches, including the Congregational Church. Boisen was secretary of the Wabaunsee Neighborhood Association and wrote about the "Health Conditions in the Wabaunsee Community." Also included are annual reports (1933-1935) to the directors of the Chicago Council for the Clinical Training of Theological Students which include several photographs of students at the Elgin State Hospital, where Boisen was the chaplain from 1932-1954.


Belinda C. Miles to Lewis Allen Alderson

Belinda C. Miles to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: 1832-1834
These six letters were written to Lewis Allen Alderson from his sister-in-law, Belinda C. Miles. Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


Betty McCann-Thomas reminiscences

Betty McCann-Thomas reminiscences
Creator: McCann-Thomas, Betty
Date: 2004 - 2012
This is a reminiscence recorded by Betty McCann-Thomas describing her work at North American Aviation during World War II. After leaving Kansas State University, she attended training school and was hired by North American located in the Fairfax District of Kansas City, Kansas. McCann-Thomas was involved in making B-25 airplanes. Women working in the defense factories were often called Rosie the Riveter. She describes in detail the tools she used and the work she performed on the airplane skins and tank doors. The collection contains two photographs of Betty McCann-Thomas.


Biographical circulars

Biographical circulars
Date: 1890-1899
This collection consists of biographical forms sent by F. G. Adams, secretary of the Kansas Historical Society, to individuals whose names appeared in historically significant materials in the collections of the Kansas Historical Society. The responses are arranged alphabetically by last name. Biographical information may include full name, place and date of birth, place and date of settlement, present residence, place and date of death, official positions, and/or addresses of family members.


Blackhoof or Catahecassa, the famous Shawnee Chief

Blackhoof or Catahecassa, the famous Shawnee Chief
Date: February 19, 1907
This item provides a detailed history of the Shawnee Native American warrior Blackhook (Catahecassa). Born in Florida, Blackhoof moved with his tribe as it was pushed north and west during the early expansion of Colonial America and, later, the United States.


Blue River ferries

Blue River ferries
Creator: Root, George Allen, 1867-1949
Date: Between 1890 and 1930
A history of the ferries and ferry companies that operated around Kansas's Blue River, more commonly known as the Big Blue.


Bradford Robbins Grimes and Captain "Dick" Grimes, grandfather

Bradford Robbins Grimes and Captain "Dick" Grimes, grandfather
Creator: Grimes, Daisy Ferguson
Date: Unknown
This is a history of Bradford Robbins Grimes and his grandfather, Captain "Dick" Grimes. The history covers cattle and cattle drives and the Indian presence that both men encountered.


C. G. Taylor to Lewis Allen Alderson

C. G. Taylor to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: November 1832-September 1833
These two letters were written to Lewis Allen Alderson by his friend C. G. Taylor. In one of the letters, Taylor addresses Alderson's sister, Belinda C. Miles. Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


C. L. V. Bureau to Lewis Allen Alderson

C. L. V. Bureau to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: January 1832-November 1832
These seven letters are addressed to Lewis Allen Alderson. They were written by his friend C. L. V. Bureau in Gallipolis, Ohio. Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


Campaigning in the Army of the Frontier

Campaigning in the Army of the Frontier
Creator: Greene, A.R.
Date: 1861-1865
This item, written Albert R. Greene in the years after the Civil War, describes his experiences campaigning with the Army of the Frontier. A member of Company A, 9th Kansas, Cavalry, Greene joined the U.S. Army just over a year after the Civil War began. His recollections describe a number of things, including life in the Army, the geography of Kansas, interactions with Native Americans, and wartime combat.


Capretio

Capretio
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: Around 1866
A manuscript copy of a guitar solo titled "Capretio" by Henry Worrall. Worrall published his solo guitar instrumental "Capretio on a Mexican Air" about 1866 with Oliver Ditson & Co. of Boston, Massachusetts. The copyright of this piece was credited to J.L. Peters and Bro. of St. Louis, Missouri. Worrall's manuscript copy of his "Capretio" [presented here] may date from an earlier or later period. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Carmencita

Carmencita
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: Around 1896
A guitar solo titled "Carmencita" in manuscript by guitarist Henry Worrall. Worrall published his solo instrumental "Carmencita Series of Mexican Dances" with E.B. Guild music publisher of Topeka, Kansas, about 1896. The date of Worrall's manuscript copy of "Carmencita" [presented here] is unknown. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Carry Amelia Nation papers

Carry Amelia Nation papers
Creator: Nation, Carry Amelia Moore, 1846-1911
Date: 1901-1919
These papers include materials written by or concerning Carry A. Nation such as letters and poetry received, memorabilia, and the Callie Moore papers. The Callie Moore papers include letters & postcards received by Callie Moore from her aunt, Carry Nation (Callie was the daughter of Carry's brother Campbell). Jerald and Dianne Kelly donated the papers to the Kansas Historical Society (KHS) in 1999. This collection comprises the third and final series of the Carry Nation Papers, Manuscript Coll. #744. In the early 20th century, Carry Nation championed women's rights and the prohibition of alcoholic beverages and gained international attention for opposing illegal saloons by smashing them with a hatchet. A complete description of the entire collection is available through a link below.


Cary A. Trimble to Lewis Allen Alderson

Cary A. Trimble to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: 1831-1833
These four letters are from Cary A. Trimble in Ohio to Lewis Allen Alderson in Virginia. Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


Cattle toll crossing in Hodgeman Co.; Parker's Ranch toll crossing

Cattle toll crossing in Hodgeman Co.; Parker's Ranch toll crossing
Creator: Holbrook, Eloise
Date: Between 1930 and 1938
A history of the cattle toll crossing and Parker's Ranch toll crossing in Hodgeman County. Included in this history is a description of the ranch's land and the amount of cattle that came through in one summer's drive.


Chimes of E

Chimes of E
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: Between 1850 and 1900
This document is Henry Worrall's original manuscript copy of a solo guitar instrumental he called "Chimes of E." This piece is presumed to be an original composition or arrangement by Worrall. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Clarence Rings collection

Clarence Rings collection
Creator: Rings, Clarence
Date: 1942 - 1945
This series of letters and transcripts from World War II are from Clarence Rings of Holton, Kansas, AMM 3/C-AMM 2/C, during his time in the Navy. Clarence was deployed twice to the Aleutian Islands, but was mainly stationed at Seattle, Washington; Whidbey Island; Norman, Oklahoma; and Ft. Barrancas, Pensacola, Florida. The letters were transcribed and annotated by his daughter, Lana Rings.


Clark County, history of name of

Clark County, history of name of
Date: Unknown
A history on how Clark County received its name. The county is named after Charles F. Clark, captain and assistant adjutant of the U.S. Volunteers during the Civil War.


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