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A. Roenigk to George W. Martin

A. Roenigk to George W. Martin
Creator: Roenigk, Adolph, 1847-1938
Date: April 06, 1907
A letter from Adolph Roenigk of Lincoln County, Kansas, to George W. Martin, Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas. Roenigk writes that a paper he submitted to the Historical Society, a reminiscence of Ferdinand Eberhardt, had a mistake in the years Mr. Eberhardt remained a widower before his second marriage.


Aiken J. Sexton correspondence

Aiken J. Sexton correspondence
Creator: Sexton, A.J.
Date: 1862
Letters from Aiken J. Sexton to his wife, Catherine. Aiken was a private from Company E of the 12th Wisconsin Volunteers and wrote these letters as he traveled through Kansas during the Civil War.


Alexander and Allie McCoid, Liberal, Kansas

Alexander and Allie McCoid, Liberal, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This photograph shows Alexander and Allie McCoid standing in front of their residence in Liberal, Kansas.


Andrew Henry and Mary Gudenkauf Zind Henry

Andrew Henry and Mary Gudenkauf Zind Henry
Date: January 7, 1896
This is a photograph showing Andrew A. Henry and Mary Gudenkauf Zind Henry on their wedding day. Andrew A. Henry was born in Bavaria, Germany on December 31, 1860, and his parents were George Heinrich Henry and Eliza (Iva) Dougle Henry. Andrew immigrated to the United States in 1881 at the age of 21 and settled in Kingman County, Kansas. He worked for the railway company in Kingman for a few years before coming to Nemaha County in 1893 where he settled on a farm near Goff, Kansas. In 1896, he married Mary Gudenkauf Zind at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Seneca, Kansas. They had six children Frank, Antone, Leo, Catherine, Joseph, Bernard and Clemens Zind, Mary's son from a previous marriage. On September 18, 1910, Mary died of peritonitis. On January 21, 1914, Henry married Josephine Dreier and they had one son Vincent. In 1924, Andrew and Josephine moved from the farm to a home in Seneca, Kansas. Andrew Henry passed away December 12, 1947. Mary Gudenkauf Zind was born November 14, 1869 in Minster, Auglaize County, Ohio and her parents were Henry Clemens and Maria Catherine Barhorst Gudenkauf. Mary's parents moved to Seneca, Kansas in 1886 after their flour mill was destroyed by a fire. In 1890, Mary married Antone Zind, and they had two children Margarite (who died at the age of 2) and Clemens. Antone Zind died in an accident on a farm just east of Seneca on August 29, 1893, at age 31.


Andrew Jackson Huntoon correspondence

Andrew Jackson Huntoon correspondence
Creator: Huntoon, Andrew Jackson, d. 1902
Date: 1860-1863
Andrew Jackson Huntoon was a physician who came to Kansas in 1857, settling south of Topeka in Williamsport, Shawnee County. In 1861 he enlisted with the 5th Kansas Cavalry volunteer regiment, serving as assistant surgeon and surgeon of that group, seeing service along the Missouri border and in Arkansas. After mustering out he settled in Topeka, where he died in 1902. This collection consists primarily of letters to or from Lizzie, Huntoon's friend and later wife. Some of the content describes Indian affairs and military matters. A complete transcription is available by clicking "Text Version" below.


Arthur Spitto and Ella Masquat

Arthur Spitto and Ella Masquat
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This is a photograph of Arthur Spitto and his wife Ella Masquat (We Ko Ka Ma Ge). She was a member of the Sac & Fox tribe.


Atanacio and Jane (Juana Gonzales) Corona married in 1978

Atanacio and Jane (Juana Gonzales) Corona married in 1978
Date: 1978
Here is a photograph of Atanacio and Jane (Juana Gonzales) Corona who were married in 1978.


Barbara Thiele's diary

Barbara Thiele's diary
Creator: Thiele, Barbara R.
Date: January 13, 1949-December 31, 1949
This is a diary belonging to Barbara Thiele. In the diary, she writes about her first year of marriage to John Thiele, setting up a home, cooking, and attending classes the University of Kansas.


Carl and Margaret Glotzbach

Carl and Margaret Glotzbach
Date: 1915
This is a wedding portrait of Carl and Margaret Glotzbach of Paxico, Kansas.


Carrol Victor Christian to Floriene Olive Graham Christian correspondece

Carrol Victor Christian to Floriene Olive Graham Christian correspondece
Creator: Christian, Carrol Victor
Date: December 31, 1942-September 21, 1945
A collection of 198 letters written by Carrol Victor Christian (also known as Bob Christian) to his wife Floriene Olive Graham Christian (also known as Fluffy). Carrol Christian was born October 22, 1906, in Clyde, Kansas, and his parents were Winfield Clark Christian and Mary Dorothea Bottger Christian. Carrol Christian spent his youth in Clyde and graduated from Clyde High School. He married Floriene Olive Graham on April 6, 1935, and they had two sons Keith W. Christian and Carrol R. Christian. On December 23, 1942 Carrol Christian was drafted into the Army Air Corp and served as a corporal in the Air Transportation Command in India and Burma where he was a cook. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Pacific Campaign Medal (with two service stars), Distinguished Unit Badge and the China War Memorial Medal. After the war, Christian and his wife moved to Russell, Kansas, where he worked in the oil fields, a grain elevator and a lumber yard until he retired at age 65.


Charles Arbuckle to Lewis Allen Alderson

Charles Arbuckle to Lewis Allen Alderson
Date: November 1831-August 1832
These four letters are from Charles Arbuckle to Lewis Allen Alderson. Arbuckle writes from Alderson's hometown of Lewisburg, West Virginia. In the letters, Arbuckle encourages Alderson to propose to Miss Lucy B. Miles, whom Alderson marries the day after he graduates from the University of Ohio in 1832. Arbuckle states that "an amiable woman next to religion is man's greatest consolation" but he seeks to remain a bachelor himself. Arbuckle also attended the Staunton Convention leading up to the election of 1832. Alderson later moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.


Charles Robinson to Sara Robinson

Charles Robinson to Sara Robinson
Creator: Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894
Date: December 15, 1858
In this mostly personal note to his wife, Sara, from Washington, D.C., Charles Robinson briefly mentions the business ("Lawrence case") he had before "the Land Commission," and then complains about the infrequency of his correspondence from home.


Clifford W. Beers papers

Clifford W. Beers papers
Creator: Beers, Clifford Whittingham, 1876-1943
Date: 1903-1955
Beers' papers, largely, consist of handwritten and typed incoming and outgoing letters, as well as some correspondence about Beers. Correspondents include some family members, such as his wife Clara's parents and Clifford's brother George, but mostly include friends and acquaintances, such as Erua Geuil Perriu, Marie O.Ley, Paul "Mac" McQuaid, Elizabeth Warner, Louise Gaffney, Dr. and Mrs. Toulouse, Mary Louise Bok, William and Alice James, and others. The subjects of the letters mostly concern Beers' efforts toward bettering the lives of patients with mental illnesses and the publication of his book, A Mind that Found Itself. The materials also include Beers' courtship letters to Miss Jepson (parts of which were removed by Clara before she donated them to the Menninger Foundation, as she deemed them too personal) and letters he wrote to her after they were married. Some letters are in French.


Dr. Charles F. and Flo Menninger in Topeka, Kansas

Dr. Charles F. and Flo Menninger in Topeka, Kansas
Date: November 1939
This portrait shows Dr. Charles Frederick Menninger and his wife Flo V. Menninger in 1939. They had been married for 54 years. Dr. C.F. Menninger and his sons, Dr. Karl and Dr. Will, formed a group psychiatry practice in 1919. The Menninger Clinic as a sanitarium was established in 1925 with the purchase of a farm house and admittance of 12 patients. The philosophy was that mental illness could be treated with an integrated medical, psychodynamic, and developmental approach for the total health of patients. Flo Menninger started the Menninger Bible Study series which is still in use.


Ekart, Umscheid, Riat, Hoferer and Repp family histories and photographs

Ekart, Umscheid, Riat, Hoferer and Repp family histories and photographs
Creator: Ekart, Sylvester C
Date: 1865-1993
These two volumes contain photographs of people and structures related to the various families in the title. There are also a number of copies of records from the St. Joseph Church, Flush, Kansas. Page 16A has a copy of a Civil War discharge (1865) for Constantin Umscheid, who served in Company H, 11th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry. The content was collected and compiled by Sylvester Ekart in the course of preparing the Ekart, Umscheid, Riat, Hoferer and Repp familiy histories. A name index is available by clicking on Text Version below.


Ellen D. Goodnow to Isaac Goodnow

Ellen D. Goodnow to Isaac Goodnow
Creator: Goodnow, Ellen Douglass Denison, 1812-1890
Date: August 28, 1859
Ellen Goodnow wrote from Manhattan, Kansas Territory, to her husband, Isaac, who was traveling in New England. Goodnow mentioned that students, who would attend Bluemont College beginning in November, were coming to the area to board. She told her husband that they would be lodging with the Denisons during the coming winter, and asked him what furnishings they could provide. Goodnow also advised him about purchasing wallpaper and upholstery to decorate their church sanctuary.


Elton Raymond and Nora Helen Allen

Elton Raymond and Nora Helen Allen
Date: September 06, 1981
A photograph of Elton Raymond and Nora Helen Allen at their 50th wedding anniversary. Family members are identified as (left to right) seated: Nora Helen Allen and Elton Raymond Allen; back row: Raymond B., Donald D., William Boyd, Harvey G., and Martin W. Elton Raymond and Nora Helen Allen lived and farmed near Soldier, jackson County, Kansas.


Elton Raymond and Nora Helen Capsey Allen

Elton Raymond and Nora Helen Capsey Allen
Date: January 14, 1932
A photograph of Elton Raymond and Nora Helen Capsey Allen taken on their wedding day. The Allen's lived and farmed near Soldier, Jackson County, Kansas.


Francis J. DeDonder and Anna M. Germonprez.

Francis J. DeDonder and Anna M. Germonprez.
Date: January 10, 1912
This is a portrait of Francis J. DeDonder and Anna M. Germonprez on their wedding day in St. Marys, Kansas.


Fred and Emma Hinshaw

Fred and Emma Hinshaw
Date: 1900-1905
Wedding portrait of Fred and Emma Hinshaw of Harveyville, Kansas.


Golden Charles Dresher photograph collection

Golden Charles Dresher photograph collection
Creator: Dresher, G. C.
Date: Between 1870 and 1940
This collection consists of 326 photographs taken by G. C. (Golden Charles) Dresher of Canton, McPherson County, Kansas. The photos mostly concern the Dresher family, their friends and the surrounding area. Photographs of McPherson College students and the flooding of Cow Creek are also included. Dorothy May (Dresher) Richards, the daughter of G. C. Dresher, donated the original glass plate negatives to the Kansas Historical Society in 1999.


Grand wedding at Runnymede

Grand wedding at Runnymede
Creator: Harper Sentinel
Date: February 27, 1890
A typescript copy of an article first published in the "Harper Sentinel" newspaper, Harper, Kansas. The newspaper reports on the first wedding that took place at Runnymede. The article lists many details about the wedding, from what the bride was wearing to a list of every wedding gift given.


Harry and Bertha Gookins

Harry and Bertha Gookins
Date: Between 1905 and 1907
This is a studio wedding portrait of Harry and Bertha Gookins, Harveyville, Kansas. The couple was married on February 24, 1903.


Hayes and Amelia Pitman

Hayes and Amelia Pitman
Date: March 8, 1899
This is the wedding portrait of Hayes O. Pitman and Amelia Brooks Pitman. They are the parents of Dawn Fulton of Wabaunsee, Kansas, and grandparents of Janey Fulton Wenderott of Alma, Kansas, and Keith Fulton of Maple Hill, Kansas.


Henry Havelock Ellis papers

Henry Havelock Ellis papers
Creator: Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939
Date: undated, 1881, 1912-1952 (bulk 1920s-1930s)
Ellis' papers largely consist of handwritten letters from him to others and annotated handwritten or typed manuscripts, often with editing marks. The main correspondents represented include O. Kyllam of Constable & Co. and John F. Kendrick. Topics of both letters and manuscripts include but are not limited to Freud, eugenics, sexuality, racial characterizations of nations, Ellis' own biographical information, publishing and writing/editing (especially Ellis' Art of Life and Sex and Marriage, published posthumously), birth control, Thomas Hardy, John Middleton Murray, Eleanor Marx, and William Morris. Includes both original materials and photocopies, and the bulk of the materials date from the 1920s and 1930s. Ellis' handwriting can be difficult to read.


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