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A History of Children's Mercy Hospital
Story of the founding and growth of Children's Mercy Hospital, at first run only by women such as the founder, Katherine Berry Richardson.
A Sketch of My Life Written for My Children and a Buffalo Hunt in Nebraska in 1871
Autobiographical booklet by Charles Fessenden Morse, or Charles Morse, a real estate and railroad businessman in Kansas City in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Photos and description of his life and career,...
Annual Review of Greater Kansas City Illustrated, 1908
Photos and description of the general charity industry in Kansas City and various charitable institutions such as Associated Charities (at 1115 Charlotte Street), the Catholic Ladies' Aid Society (in the...
This chapter details the life of Berenice Chouteau and her children after the death of her husband Francois Chouteau in 1838. She left the Kansas City area during the Civil War era, but eventually returned...
C. M. Carter
Biographical sketch of Dr. C. M. Carter, "one of the ablest representatives of the medical profession in Kansas City," a native of Ohio moving to Kansas City in the late 19th century, accepting the chair...
Cher Oncle, Cher Papa: The Letters of Francois and Berenice Chouteau
Glossary entry for Berenice Chouteau (1801-1888). She was the daughter of Pierre Menard and his first wife, Marie Therese Michelle Godin. She married Francois Chouteau in 1819 and came with him to the...
Christmastime in Kansas City: The Story of the Season
The Fairy Princess was introduced at the Kline's department store downtown in 1935. The princess reigned over Toyland and the children talked to her.
City of Art, Kansas City's Public Art
Tom Corbin "may be the most prolific artist in Kansas City." His works include the Firefighters Memorial Fountain, the Children's Fountain in the Northland, Kauffman Memorial Gardens, the figures of the...
Creoles of St. Louis
Biographical descriptions of Francis Chouteau and Berenice Chouteau, listing their children.
Dictionary of Missouri Biography
Biography of Katherine Berry Richardson (1858-1933), the founder of Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, established in 1899, and along with her sister Alice Berry Graham, founder of Mercy Wheatley...
Dr. Bernhard Lindberg
Biographical sketch of Dr. Bernhard Waldemar Lindberg, an osteopathic physician and "a contributor to medical, osteopathic and theosophic journals." Description of his life and career, born in Sweden in...
Early History of the Lumber Trade of Kansas City: The Prophetic City
Story of 21 children killed in a roof collapse resulting from a tornado at the Lathop School at 8th and Central Streets in the 1800s.
Everybody Has Fun in Kansas City
Article about the recreational offerings by "the Recreational Division of the Kansas City Welfare Department--the oldest in the U. S.," including park activities for children, dances, ballgames, etc.
From Slave to World-Class Horseman: Tom Bass
Book with photos, illustrations, and information on Tom Bass (1859-1934), a black equestrian born near Ashland, Missouri, into slavery and becoming "the nation's preeminent horseman." Briefly a resident...
George Bent accounts are included in this book which contains eyewitness views of Custer's attack at Washita. Included is a biography of Bent and four letters (1905-1912) that he wrote later concerning...
Greater Kansas City Official Year Book, 1904-05
Photo of the orphanage at 924 Westport Road.
H. A. Barber
Biographical sketch of Dr. H. A. Barber, a physician starting as a "principal of various colleges and academies in Illinois" before arriving in Kansas City in 1880 and holding "the chair of the diseases...
Health Care Institutions
Portion of chapter, "School, Church, and Health", describes the development of health care institutions for African Americans. Old City Hospital or General Hospital #2 was "a point of pride for many African...
History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois
Biographical sketch of Joseph McCoy (1837-1915), a native of Illinois living in Kansas City in 1874. Mention also of John B. McCoy as a relative of Joseph also living in Kansas City.
Maps of the Midtown hospital district, located between Gillham, Troost, 27th, and 21st Street.
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