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21. John A. Bushnell Family Papers Finding Aid John A. Bushnell Family Papers Finding Aid 1842-1914 John A. Bushnell was a businessman who came to Missouri and settled in Calhoun, Henry County. Collection contains correspondence and legal documents. Most of the material relates to Henry County, Missouri,...

22. SC146 Land Deeds Collection SC146 Land Deeds Collection 1845-1888 The Land Deeds Collection is an artificial collection that includes six deeds of sale for land in Kansas and Missouri made between 1860 and 1888. Also included is a note of the estate of T. Oldheim from...

23. SC86-2 Josephine Woodbury Heermans Greenwood Papers Finding Aid SC86-2 Josephine Woodbury Heermans Greenwood Papers Finding Aid 1846-1928 (bulk 1890-1914) Josephine Woodbury Heermans Greenwood was born in Michigan on Christmas Day 1859. She became an employee of the Kansas City School District in 1888 and was principal of Whittier School between 1891-1910....

24. SC155 McLaughlin Collection SC155 McLaughlin Collection 1846, 1856-1857 This collection consists of a receipt from 1846, as well as an inventory of goods of sale dating from November 1856 to June 1857. The items were donated by Josephine C. McLaughlin.

25. SC150 W. H. Holmes Papers SC150 W. H. Holmes Papers 1849 This collection consists of a letter written by W. H. Holmes to John Bill on February 5, 1849. The author thanks Bill for sending him a book, and discusses recent events and Bill's new plantation.

26. SC148 Burrier Correspondence Collection SC148 Burrier Correspondence Collection 1851 This collection consists of a letter written by W. Burrier to John M. Burrier from Grass Valley, California in 1851. It notes the average wages and costs of living in town, as well as some of the challenges...

27. SC149 Indian Territory Documents SC149 Indian Territory Documents 1851-1857 The Indian Territory Documents is an artificial collection that consists of items regarding financial and property transactions in Native American territories and agencies during the 1850s. Included in...

28. Dr. J. W. Parker Account Books Finding Aid Dr. J. W. Parker Account Books Finding Aid 1851-1872 (bulk 1856-1872) Dr. J. W. Parker was called John as well as James and settled in Westport, Missouri, in 1851 where he practiced medicine among the white settlers and the Shawnee, Wyandotte, and Delaware Indians. During...

29. William C. Connett, Jr. Papers Finding Aid William C. Connett, Jr. Papers Finding Aid 1851-1883 The Connett family is noted in the history of the St. Joseph and Sparta, Missouri, area. They had connections at one time with the meat-packing industry in St. Joseph, Missouri. Leonard L. Solomon was...

30. SC151 C. Clements Papers SC151 C. Clements Papers 1852 This collection consists of a letter written by C. Clements to her brother John Hatcher, Esq., on May 12, 1852. She discusses her current financial situation, the desire for her son to go to college, and...

31. SC15-4 Myers Family Papers Finding Aid SC15-4 Myers Family Papers Finding Aid 1854-1864 It is believed that the three Myers brothers connected with this collection settled in Kansas. Luther Myers lived in Jackson County, Kansas, and was engaged in the banking business in Whiting. Louis Myers...

32. Louis O. Honig Scrapbooks Finding Aid Louis O. Honig Scrapbooks Finding Aid 1855-1951 (bulk 1937-1950) Three scrapbooks compiled by Honig that has newspaper clippings, photos, etc., and information on Westport, Kansas City, and places in the state of Missouri. Louis Honig was the author of "Westport: Gateway...

33. SC153 William Allen Papers SC153 William Allen Papers 1856 This collection consists of a land patent granted to William Allen for 40 acres in Menasha, Wisconsin from 1856.

34. SC131 Mormon Scrapbook Finding Aid SC131 Mormon Scrapbook Finding Aid 1857-1903 This scrapbook contains information on the Mormon faith and history. It contains a printed title page entitled “The First Half Century of Mormonism” and contains newspaper clippings and illustrations...

35. James D. Allen Journals Finding Aid James D. Allen Journals Finding Aid 1858-1872 James D. Allen settled in Shawnee, Kansas, in 1857 and was appointed Justice of the Peace for Shawnee, Johnson County, Kansas, that year. Collection contains one large journal and one small diary/account...

36. George M. Chase Diary Finding Aid George M. Chase Diary Finding Aid 1860 Born in Maine in 1837, George Chase came to what is now Kansas City, Missouri, in 1859 and became a prominent businessman. He died January 4, 1913. His diary for the year 1860 describes daily life and...

37. SC3 Advertising Card Collection Finding Aid SC3 Advertising Card Collection Finding Aid 1860-1905 Collection of cards used for advertising purposes in the late 19th century. Includes colorful illustrations for many types of products. The over 600 cards from Kansas City businesses have been digitized....

38. SC54 James F. Spalding Papers Finding Aid SC54 James F. Spalding Papers Finding Aid 1860-1950 James F. Spalding, born July 28, 1835, was an early pioneer resident in Kansas City, arriving in 1865. According to his obituary, in October of that year founded the first school in Kansas City, two years...

39. SC15-8 Mrs. J. O. Williams Collection Finding Aid SC15-8 Mrs. J. O. Williams Collection Finding Aid 1861-1865 This collection has information relating to Richard Yeager (also known as Dick Yeager) and his activities in the Civil War and on the Santa Fe Trail. Yeager, noted guerrilla who rode with Quantrill, was...

40. SC15-1 James J. Akard Papers Finding Aid SC15-1 James J. Akard Papers Finding Aid 1861-1917 (bulk 1861-1865) James J. Akard was born July 7, 1838, in Polk County, Missouri. He was captain of Company A, Eighth Missouri State Militia Cavalry during the Civil War. After the war he was elected to the state legislature...