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Martha Allen Letter, 1857 (C0507)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Letter to her aunt and uncle from Ray County, Missouri, March 15, 1857. Description of the weather, comments about crops, and family news. An added note by a sister, Lucinda.

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Alfred Edward Barnes Jr. Architectural Collection, 1888-1959 (K0004)
150 c.f.

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Architectural drawings, renderings, photographs, specifications and correspondence of the architectural firm Hoit, Price and Barnes and its predecessors.

Durward Belmont Brady Papers, 1909-1932 (C0076)
0.1 cubic feet, 2 volumes

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Family letters, letters from Thomas A. Brady and Joseph A. Serena, prohibition campaign expense lists and political propaganda, Richmond and Ray County civic and political materials, and Durward B. Brady & Son Real Estate, Insurance and Loan Company records.

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Robert Kirk Brady Letters, 1917-1919 (C0077)
0.2 cubic feet, 1 roll of microfilm

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World War I letters of Robert Kirk Brady of Richmond, Ray County, MO, from Fort Sill, OK, and France. Scenes, customs, and people of France. Army life. Argonne, Verdun, battles, and Richmond and Ray County news.

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Kenneth E. Coombs Papers, 1960s-1970s (CA5865)
5 cubic feet

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Project files of a Kansas City architect related to historic restoration projects in Missouri. Includes correspondence, photographs, survey material, planning documents, financial records, and architectural drawings.

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Daughters of Rebekah, Missouri Assembly Records, 1932-1990 (R0616)
(8 rolls of microfilm)

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These are printed minutes of the annual meetings of the Rebekah Assembly of Missouri. The minutes include lists of state officials, delegates, and alternates, financial information and committee reports, matters concerning the Odd Fellows Home in Liberty, Missouri, and a listing of the names and local addresses of all Rebekah lodges in Missouri.

Alexander W. Doniphan Letters, 1861-1873 (C1926)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains letters to John Doniphan from Liberty and Richmond, MO, concerning convention of 1861, politics, business, and legal and family affairs.

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"Early Post Roads and Post Offices in Ray and Clay Counties," E.L. Pigg, 1942 (C0704)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Early routes, methods of travel, location of post offices, and postmasters in Ray and Clay Counties, with connecting towns on these postal routes, 1800-1857.

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Robert L. Elgin Research Collection, 1960-1993 (R1261)
2.1 cubic feet (65 folders)

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These are the research files of a civil engineer, surveyor, and historian from St. James in Phelps County, Missouri. The colletion includes reports, scale sketches, and photographs concerning the restoration of various historic sites in Missouri, charcoal iron furnace sites in Missouri, and prehistoric petroglyphs and pictograph sites in the Missouri Ozarks.

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Grace Clay Photograph Collection, 1900-1920 (P0763)
20 photographs

Twenty copy photos of Moniteau (California and Lupus) and Ray counties.

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Bela M. Hughes Letter, 1885 (C0520)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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To Wells-Fargo Company, from Denver, July 1885.

Introducing George A. Hughes of Richmond, MO.

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Harry Middleton Hyatt Papers, 1792-1956 (C4301)
3.8 cubic feet (105 folders)

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The papers contain material generated or received by Harry M. Hyatt, a genealogist. The material consists of family lineage charts, family correspondence, journals, photographs, and correspondence between Harry Hyatt and other genealogical researchers. Families researched are predominately the Richardson and Baker families, but other related families are included, such as the Miller and Walton families.

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J.S. Hughes and Company (Richmond, Mo.) Banking House Books, 1854-1930 (C0277)
2.1 cubic feet (10 oversize volumes), 1 roll of microfilm

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Five books of a Richmond, MO, bank, earlier called Branch of Union Bank of Missouri, 1859-1903. Three mercantile books, 1854-1865. Index to account book, 1849. Map book of Richmond, MO, 1909.

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Jim Skidmore Photograph Collection, 1910-1969 (P0049)
11 photographs

Copy photos of the filming of "Range Rider", 1910, in Fleming, MO, and photos of actor Tom Mix, and performer Sally Rand.

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Jesse F. Lauck Architectural Records, 1919-1971 (K0730)
18.37 c.f.

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Architectural drawings by Lauck and his firm of buildings in the Kansas City area and in the Midwest.

Lucy Leyda Diary, 1912-1914 (C3573)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Day by day happenings in the lives of a family who lived on a farm in Ray County, MO. Weather and chores are the main topics.

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Loughlin Studios Architectural Records, 1976-2019 (K1398)
4.09 c.f.

Loughlin Studios paper drawings and AutoCAD files dated 1976 to 2019.

Louise Darneal Collection, no date (P0796)
10 photographs

Photos of Richmond, MO historic sites and monuments, ca. 1958.

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John A. Mason Election Certificate, 1853 (C2033)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Certificate of election and swearing in of John A. Mason as justice of the peace.

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McGaugh Family Genealogical Materials, 1978-1981 (C4345)
0.25 cubic feet (10 folders)

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Genealogical correspondence and notes, family group (pedigree) sheets, portrait and biographical records, death certificates, census records, marriages, obituaries, pension application, court documents, deeds, and wills. Material was used in writing a book on the McGaugh family.

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Jacob LeRoy Milligan Scrapbooks, 1917-1968 (C3645)
1 roll of microfilm

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Scrapbooks of clippings about Jacob LeRoy Milligan and Maurice M. Milligan. They contain information on Richmond, Ray County, MO; the law firm of Roberts, Milligan and Milligan; Company C, 140th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, U.S. Army [6th Regiment, Missouri Infantry]; and Maurice's prosecution of Thomas Pendergast.

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Lynn Morrow Papers, 1804-2015 (R1000)
23 cubic feet (964 folders, 4 oversize folders)

The papers of Lynn Morrow contain correspondence and research papers, with an additional significant collection of late twentieth-century promotional and advertising items. The papers reflect major areas of Morrow's research on the southwest Missouri region; Iron, Shannon, and Washington counties; Theodore Pease Russell and his writings; and the writings of Silas C. Turnbo. The collection also includes a large selection of promotional publications and ephemera associated with late 20th century tourism in Missouri and Arkansas.

Mrs. Howard Hill Photographs, 1962, no date (P0797)
2 photographs

Photos of the Baber house and old Ray County Courthouse in Richmond, MO.

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John P. Quesenberry Books, 1859-1865 (C1210)
0.5 cubic feet (4 volumes and photocopies)

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Civil War diaries and memorandum book of a Confederate soldier from Richmond, Ray County, MO, who joined the army of Sterling Price in December 1861 and spent most of the war in Arkansas. Camp activities, rumors, battles, weather, friends, moving and marching, political opinions and opinions on Confederate officers.

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Radical Union Party, Central and Advisory Committees of Ray County Convention Proceedings, 1866 (C2833)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Proceedings of the 22 February 1866 meeting. Statements concerning reconstruction; withdrawal of support from the MISSOURI FREEMAN as a party organ.

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Ray County, Missouri, Justice of the Peace Docket, 1836-1851 (C1215)
0.05 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Docket includes names of defendants and plaintiffs, nature of complaint, and synopsis of case. Some marriages recorded. Justices were P. Ewell, W. Berry, and W.L. Bransford.

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Ray County, Missouri, Photograph Collection, 1887, 1931 (P1136)

An artificial collection of photographs of Ray County, Missouri.

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Arthur B. Remley Papers, 1874-1937 (CA6332)
0.4 cubic feet

Lecture notes and account books of a Ray County, Missouri, man who attended the University of Missouri in the 1870s.

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William A. Richards Letters, 1841-1854 (C1759)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Letters from Missouri to his brothers in Richmond, VA, and New York City.

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Richmond Baptist Church (Richmond, Mo.) Program, 1942 (C0713)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains one program of the centennial celebration and dedicatory service for the new church building, 14 June 1942.

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Andrew H. Ringo Papers, 1834-1870 (C1867)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Memorandum book; notes on MISSOURI vs. MOSES MC LELLAN; tax receipts; accounts; notice of sheriff's sale of land and slaves in Richmond, Ray County, MO; oath of loyalty of Ringo, exemption from military duty, 1862; military passes; and promissory notes.

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Forrest Smith Papers, 1940-1953 (C2220)
72.6 cubic feet, 2 volumes

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Papers of a Democratic governor of Missouri, 1949-1953. Includes correspondence, reference material, speeches, and miscellaneous material.

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George W. Trigg Scrapbooks, no date (C1430)
0.34 cubic feet (2 volumes)

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Miscellaneous newspaper clippings, photographs, Missouri Press Association convention buttons, membership cards, press passes, and programs collected by George W. Trigg, editor of the CONSERVATOR newspaper, Richmond, MO.

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Turnage Family Records, 1965 (C2910)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The records of the Turnage family contain genealogical information on the Turnage, Carter, Transue and allied families, and positive photostatic copies of lists of those married by J.C. Turnage and churches for which he was pastor.

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U.S. Post Office Department Letters, 1941-1942 (C0906)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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To E.L. Pigg, Jefferson City, MO, from Washington, D.C., concerning early mail routes between Richmond and Liberty, MO. Includes a list of postmasters at Richmond, 1822-1935, and at Liberty, 1822-1934.

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United Mine Workers of America, Local No. 298 (Richmond, Mo.) Records, 1901-1945 (C3044)
9 rolls of microfilm

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Membership records for the organization known locally as the Welsh Miners' Union. Contains members' names, record of dues payments, suspensions, transfers, and death claims.

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Wight and Wight Architectural Records, 1904-1952 (K0825)
40.04 c.f.

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Architectural drawings, business papers, and photographs from the premier pre-World War II architects of Kansas City, MO. also of furnishings designed by W.D. Wight.