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Annals of Platte County, Missouri Finding Aid
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TitleAnnals of Platte County, Missouri Finding Aid
AbstractWilliam M. Paxton was born in Kentucky in 1819 and became a citizen of Platte County, Missouri, in 1839. Early in his life he was a lawyer, later becoming a merchant. Besides writing about the history of Platte County, he also wrote and published poetry as well as genealogy on his family. Upon his death at the age of 97, he was considered one of Platte County's most distinguished residents.

This bound, two-part printing of the "Annals of Platte County" was the author's own modified copy. The extra leaves inserted allowed Mr. Paxton to continue to write in information on the individuals included as well as attach various newspaper clippings to the pages. The clippings have no bibliographic information. In the back of Part II were added, supposedly by the author, handwritten additions to the index, some diary entries dated June 1897-March 1899, and various clippings. Many blank pages remain at the end of Part II. As far as known, this personal printing was never reprinted as a new edition of the history. The Platte County Historical and Genealogical Society published this extra information as an addendum in 2001 (MVSC Q 977.8135 P34 1897-1916).
AuthorWilliam M. Paxton
Date1897-[1916]
LocationSC67
SubjectHistorians
Local SubjectPaxton, William M.
Platte County, Missouri
Item TypeFinding Aid
Item ID208820
CONTENTdm number37104
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