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1. "Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker "Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker 2011 Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....

2. ' I Plant Myself...Down on My Unquestionable Rights': Elijah Lovejoy's Fatal Stand for Freedom ' I Plant Myself...Down on My Unquestionable Rights': Elijah Lovejoy's Fatal Stand for Freedom October 1, 2006 Article tells the story of Elijah Lovejoy, St. Louis abolitionist. His impassioned denunciations of slavery in his newspaper, The Observer, incurred the wrath of pro-slavery elements. Lovejoy moved his...

3. 'Equipping Ourselves in Every Possible Way': Contents of Wagons on the 1851 Oregon Trail 'Equipping Ourselves in Every Possible Way': Contents of Wagons on the 1851 Oregon Trail Winter 2006 This article starts out: "Before deciding to make a cross-country trip, anyone with common sense would certainly give considerable thought to what supplies would be needed to make that journey." Early...

4. . ..Presenting W. E. Bixby: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month . ..Presenting W. E. Bixby: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month February//1949 Photo and biographical article about Walter Bixby, or Ed Bixby, president of the Kansas City Life Insurance Company and head of the American Life Convention. Native of Illinois starting out as an oil worker...

5. 1811 Patrick Gass Journal 1811 Patrick Gass Journal December 15, 1904 Part of the Fitzpatrick purchase, this 1811 copy has particular significance because it once belonged to Elliott Coues, one of the editors of the Lewis and Clark journals. It is inscribed, “To Prof....

6. A Kansas City Architect: Clifton B. Sloan A Kansas City Architect: Clifton B. Sloan March-April//1982 Photos and biographical article about Clifton Breeden Sloan, or Clifton Sloan (1870-1958), an architect "responsible for some of Kansas City's most interesting architectural designs." Native of Illinois...

7. A. Louis Michaels A. Louis Michaels 1896 Biographical sketch of Dr. A. Louis Michaels, "a physician and surgeon of fiteen years' successful practice in Kansas City," born in Illinois in 1854.

8. A Map Exhibiting the Locality of the Nebraska Gold Mines and the Routes Thereto A Map Exhibiting the Locality of the Nebraska Gold Mines and the Routes Thereto 1859 Map of Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, as well as Nebraska and Kansas Territories, showing railroad routes from Chicago, Saint Louis, and other towns to the Missouri River, past which various roads heading to...

9. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. 1896 Biographical sketch of C. L. McDonald, "manager [of the] Missouri Lime & Cement Company, Kansas City," born in Illinois in 1860.

10. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. 1896 Biographical sketch of Edwin Metcalf, "a prominent lawyer of Kansas City and a member of the firm of Metcalf & Brady," born in Illinois in 1866 and coming to Kansas City in 1891 with offices in the New...

11. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. 1896 Biographical sketch of Dr. Clay Merriman, a physician born in Illinois in 1861 and coming to Kansas City about the 1880s, with residence at 2511 Forest Avenue.

12. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. 1896 Biographical sketch of Ralph Scofield, a lawyer born in Illinois in 1866 and coming to Kansas City in 1888.

13. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. 1896 Photo and bio of Captain John Weller (1825-1884), a real estate developer and former riverboat captain. Born in Illinois in 1825 and coming to Jackson County, Missouri in 1854 as a farmer before operating...

14. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. 1896 Photo and bio of Dr. Clarence Ussher, a physician and minister of Kansas City. Born in Illinois in 1870 and coming to Kansas City around 1890, "serv[ing] as assistant pastor of Christ church of Kansas...

15. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. 1896 Biographical sketch of Louis Wyne, a city councilman of Kansas City. Born in Illinois in 1856 and coming to Kansas City in 1879 as a lawyer.

16. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo. 1896 Biographical sketch of James Phelps, "deputy county clerk, Independence, Missouri." Born in Illinois in 1855 and moving to Independence in 1885 as a lawyer before aapointed to his present (1896) position...

17. A New Lewis and Clark Map A New Lewis and Clark Map 1961 Map drawn by Lewis and Clark depicts Missouri prior to its statehood, as well as surrounding frontier area, including territory now encompassed by Arkansas, Kansas, and other western states. Map shows...

18. A New Map of the State of Iowa A New Map of the State of Iowa 1856 Map showing all four boundaries of the state of Iowa. Includes all of the counties in the state and portions of Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, and Illinois. Number "35" printed on the lower right corner....

19. Aboriginal America East of the Mississippi Aboriginal America East of the Mississippi n.d. Map, apparently taken from a book, showing locations in eastern U.S. of the following tribes: Abnaki, Pequot, Narraganset, Mohegan,Delaware (Lenni Lenape), Nanticoke, Pohawtan, Tuscarora, Woccon, Catawba,...

20. Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin Papers Finding Aid Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin Papers Finding Aid circa 1870-1925 (bulk 1890-1916) Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin, daughter of Kansas City School Superintendent James Greenwood and his wife Amanda, was born in Kirksville, Missouri, on August 1, 1860. She resided in Kansas City, Missouri,...