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M L Van Nada
Paul Burrill Jenkins
George W Martin
Philip Edward Chappell
Battle of Westport
Alfred J. Miller
Biographical sketch of Alfred J. Miller, "purchasing agent of the M. K. & T. railway system," born Pennsylvania in 1865 and moving to Sedalia, Missouri, in 1892. Not to be confused with the artist Alfred...
American Sash & Door Company City Directory Entry
There are no entries for the American Sash & Door Company from 1903 to 1905 or 1971 to 1973. According to the directories, the company's address from 1906 to 1960 was the southeast corner of 16th and Bellefontaine...
Art Gallery for Kansas City
March 10, 1906
Under Notes and Clippings: "Col. Thomas H. Swope, who a few years ago gave to Kansas City 1,300 acres of land, now known as Swope Park, will early in the year give to the city a magnificent gallery of...
Biographical sketch of August Meyer, "President of the United Chemical and Zinc Company" in Kansas City. Description of his life and career, born in Saint Louis, Missouri, in 1851 and gaining wealth as...
Biographical Sketch of James Limbird
Biographical sketch of James Limbird, a lawyer born in England in 1843 and emigrating to Missouri in the late 1800s, serving the Union in the Civil War, becoming a Missouri state representative, and moving...
Biographical sketch of Charles Campbell, a Kansas City merchant, born in New York in 1847 and becoming vice-president of the Fidelity Trust Company and president of the Campbell Glass and Paint Company,...
Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of the Best and Rarest Contemporary Volumes of Travel. ..
Listing of meanings of words in the Indian languages of Chinook and Nez Perce.
Explanation of Map
Map and explanation of labeled "places and routes of importance in Kansas previous to 1854," including Cantonment Martin and other forts, the Shawnee Methodist Mission, and various Santa Fe Trail stopping-points...
First White Children Born in Kansas
Chronology of the first white children born in Kansas, starting in 1828 and including the first white child born at the Methodist Shawnee Indian mission in 1830, "Susanna Adams Dillon," or Susannah Yoacham...
Gosset Family Brothers
Family portrait of the six sons of Rev. J. D. Gossett. Written on the back in pencil: "Gossett Brothers; Claud Stone/Sept 30-1868; Edward Burnham/July 24-1865; Caleb Sanford/June 18-1847; Martin Ratliff/April...
Portrait of the Gossett Family on Thanksgiving in front of the home of Martin Ratliff Gossett at 2430 Brooklyn in Kansas City, Missouri.
Biographical sketch of Henry McCune, a Kansas City lawyer born in Illinois in 1862, moving to Kansas and becoming city attorney of Oswego, Kansas, before arriving in Kansas City in 1890, with offices in...
In Memoriam: Sarah Walter Chandler Coates
Photo of the laying of the cornerstone of the Hannibal Bridge on August 21, 1867.
John Felt, Architect
Biographical sketch of John Felt, president of the J. H. Felt & Company, architects, of Saint Joseph, Missouri. Felt was born in Indiana in 1867 and starting work as an architect in his hometown before...
1906 (1944 reprint)
Topographical map of an area of southwest Missouri and the adjacent area of southeast Kansas, including the cities of Joplin, Carthage, and Webb City in Missouri, and Galena and Baxter Springs in Kansas....
Biographical sketch of Joseph Schull Loose, or Joseph Loose, "[m]anufacturer of crackers and candy" starting in 1881, with offices at 1100 West 8th Street and residence at 1861 Independence Boulevard in...
Kaw and Kansas: A Monograph on the Name of the State
Article about the "orthography of the name of the state" of Kansas, analyzing the various spellings and origins of "Kansas" and its abbreviation "Kaw" as official and unofficial names of the state and...
Lee's Summit, Missouri
Photo and caption about the annual picnic at Lone Jack, Missouri, "[o]riginally a celebration of the Confederate victory" there.
Biographical sketch of Leon Block [sic], "vice-president of the Kansas City Bar Association." He was born in Cincinnati in 1859 and settled in Kansas City in 1886 as a lawyer, becoming president of the...
Letter from Audubon to James Hall
Copy of a letter from naturalist painter John James Audubon about the "abundance and cheapness" of food and game in the vicinity of Saint Louis in 1843, staying at the Glasgow and Planters House Hotels....
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