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Richard (Dick) Yeager
Richard (Dick) Yeager
TitleRichard (Dick) Yeager
DescriptionCharcoal portrait of Richard (Dick) Yeager dressed in suit coat, shirt, and tie. The drawing is signed by the artist. Below the signature, "Dick Yeager" is written in different handwriting and black ink.
Biographical NoteDick Yeager was a son of James B. Yeager, a judge who served in the state legislature for two years and as presiding judge of the Jackson County Court in 1840. James owned a freight business running the Santa Fe Trail, and before the war, Dick was in charge of one of his father's wagon trains. When his father's farm was raided, Dick joined Quantrill's guerrillas. He was part of Quantrill's raid on Lawrence, Kansas, August 21, 1863, and is also known for a daring raid in the vicinity of Council Grove, Kansas, on May 4, 1863. There are several versions of his death, which occurred around July or August 1864.
See AlsoMVSC Special Collection "Mrs. J. O. Williams" (SC-15-8).
CreatorAnna Lee (Dillenbeck) Stacey
DateCirca 1890s
SubjectCharcoal drawings
Portrait drawings
Guerrillas
Local SubjectBorder Warfare
Bushwhackers
Civil War
Yeager, Richard F. (Dick)
LocationMVO-80F Q
NotesThe portrait was separated from the original mat board. It is believed that most if not all of Anna Stacey's drawings were made from photographs. The MVO (Missouri Valley Oversize) is composed of various types of art work including paintings, sculpture, drawings and sketches, large-size photographs, posters, and other miscellaneous items.
Item TypeArt Work, 14 x 18 in.
Digital FormatTiff imported as jpeg2000
Barcode10023111
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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