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"John Smith T" Slide Presentation, no date (P0940)
80 slides

Slides and commentary about John Smith T, Missouri pioneer in the lead industry, and Selma Hall, by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Francois Valle Chapter.

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Account Books, 1857-1883 (C0287)
0.06 cubic feet (3 folders)

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Accounts of a store, apparently dealing in lumber, grain and general merchandise in or near Caledonia, Missouri, and accounts of a Caledonia mill for sales of bran, wheat and flour.

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Muriel E. Furry Akers, "Caledonia Methodist Heritage", 1984 (R0379)
1 folder

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This is an historical pageant written by Muriel E. Akers for the United Methodist Church at
Caledonia, Washington County, Missouri. The pageant celebrated the bicentennial of Metho-dism in
America, 1984.

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Thomas Swain Barclay Papers, 1912-1935 (C3938)
3 cubic feet (69 folders)

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Papers of Thomas Swain Barclay, a member of the American Red Cross during World War I, and member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at the University of Missouri. Personal and professional correspondence, wartime diary, overseas duty related papers, newsletters and programs, photographs, and miscellaneous material collected from his various associations. Also research material on Champ Clark.

John B. Bell Records, 1860-1875 (R0119)
0.1 cubic foot (1 volume)

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The John B. Bell Records contain photocopies of a record book kept by John B. Bell, a physician at Potosi, Washington County, Missouri. Bell was a medical examiner of Enrolled Missouri Militia and United States Colored Troops during the Civil War, and of pension applicants after the war.

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Bellevue Valley Community Association Records, 1927-1950 (R0347)
(10 folders)

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These are minute books and miscellaneous papers of the Bellevue Valley Community Association. The Association was formed at Caledonia, Washington County, Missouri, in 1926 to promote civic and social improvement. The minutes are complete from 13 January 1927 to the dissolution of the Association in 1950.

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Bellevue Valley Historical Society Photograph Collection, 1880-1940 (P0914)
0.25 linear feet

Photos of Washington County, MO

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Bethany United Baptist Church, Madison County, Missouri Records, 1829-1992 (R0725)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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These are minute books, membership registers, and papers of Bethany United Baptist Church at Roselle in Madison County, Missouri. Records exist from the founding of Bethany Church in 1829 as an arm of Providence Church of Washington County.

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Blount Family Papers, 1861-1947 (C0047)
4 cubic feet (246 folders, 82 volumes), 15 oversize volumes

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Business papers recording farming, mining, and mercantile activities in southeast Missouri, particularly Potosi and Washington County. The collection contains family correspondence, legal and financial records, as well as medical notebooks from Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.

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Thomas F. Blount Papers, 1889-1916 (R1366)
(1 folder)

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The Thompson F. Blount papers consists of letters received and sent by Thompson F. Blount. Blount was an influential businessman in Washington County, Missouri.

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Pierre A. Boyer Collection, 1942-1992 (C4349)
2.6 cubic feet (125 folders), 3 audio cassettes

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Collected papers of a Missouri storyteller and musician. Includes publicity, performance information, biographical materials, research files, newspaper clippings, flyers, announcements, photographs, and an interview with Boyer on three audiocassettes.

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John S. Brickey Collection, 1814 (R1180)
(1 folder)

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This is a receipt dated June 6, 1814 from John S. Brickey of Mine Shibboleth in Washington County, Missouri Territory, to Mrs. Banford for $3.00 for crying the vendue, or conducting a public sale or auction. The transaction probably was part of an estate settlement.

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Alfred Brunson Deed, 1852 (C2759)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a deed of land, lot 11, block 14, Mineral Point, of Alfred Brunson to John Hutchison, acting as guardian of Mary B. Burnett and Thomas B. Burnett, minor heirs of Thomas P. Burnett, October 14, 1852.

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Columbus and Bennet Bryan Letters, 1862-1863 (C0209)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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From two brothers, who were Union soldiers in southern Missouri and Arkansas, to their family in Caledonia, MO. Troop movement, camp life, and general topics.

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CALEDONIA ECHO, 1953 (C2195)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains alumni paper of the Bellevue Collegiate Institute, Caledonia, MO, including a history of the school, alumni news, and treasurer's report, October 1953.

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Harry J. Cantwell Collection, 1898-1900 (R0677)
2 cubic feet (40 folders)

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These are papers of an attorney and developer of mineral properties in southeastern Missouri and Oklahoma. Most of the collection concerns title work and exploration of tracts near Irondale and Palmer in Washington County, Missouri.

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Central Missouri Association of United Baptists Records, 1859-1996 (R0599)
1 roll (40 volumes)

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These are minutes of the annual meetings of the Central Missouri Association of United Baptists, beginning with the organizational meeting in 1859. The Association consists of churches in southeastern Missouri, primarily in the counties of Dent, Iron, Reynolds, and Washington.

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Cresswell Family Papers, 1823-1979 (R0007)
1.25 cubic foot (51 folders, 2 oversize volumes)

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The Cresswell Family Papers contain the personal, legal, and business papers of the Cresswell family of Washington County, Missouri. The papers include correspondence, land documents, legal papers, slave documents, tax receipts, account books from the furnace and store owned by the family, miscellaneous business papers, local school records, and personal papers.

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John Deane Papers, 1853-1854 (R1222)
(1 folder)

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These are two letters from John Deane at Potosi in Washington County, Missouri, to his nephew, John Deane, at New Rochelle, New York, dated May 4, 1853, and to "Friend Leland," dated March 12, 1854. The letters concern wagons, horses, mules, "silver mineral," and the weather.

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Martha Ann Veach Dicus Scrapbook Collection, 1896-1930 (R1290)
(4 oversize volumes)

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This collection consists of four scrapbooks of newspaper clippings compiled by Martha Ann Veach Dicus
of Steelville, Missouri. The scrapbooks include wedding notices, birth announcements, death notices, obituaries, and items of local interest in Crawford, Franklin and Washington Counties and the communities of
Cuba, Palmer, Steelville, and Sullivan.

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Edward Charles Dixon Papers, (R1496)
0.25 cubic foot (10 folders, 11 photographs)

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The Edward Charles Dixon Papers contain the business papers of Edward Dixon, a self-trained geologist and mine owner from St. Clair, Missouri. The papers include land records, correspondence, survey reports, photographs, mine leases, and newspaper articles pertaining to his mining concerns mostly in Franklin and Washington counties, Missouri.

William Devol Dobkins Photograph Collection, circa 1879-1968, bulk 1892-1920 (R1279)
0.5 cubic foot (6 folders, 92 photographs)

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The William Devol Dobkins Photograph Collection contains ninety-two photographs, consisting primarily of contact prints from the original glass-plate negatives. Of these, at least eighty are attributed to William “Will” Devol Dobkins. The majority of these images were shot between 1892 and 1920. They show outdoor views of life in and around Crawford County, Missouri.

Daniel Dunklin Papers, 1815-1877 (C0097)
0.6 cubic feet

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The correspondence, financial, and miscellaneous papers of the fifth governor of Missouri and a leading Missouri Democrat. The correspondence is especially rich in discussion of Missouri elections and of the leading political issues in Missouri and in the United States from 1829 to 1835.

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Eddie Miller Photograph Collection, 1852-1922 (P0608)
0.23 linear feet

Photographs of the Truman Presidential Library, ca. 1974. Copy photos, the bulk of which depict DeSoto, Jefferson County, MO. Also images of Washington County and Old Mines, MO.

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Robert L. Elgin Photograph Collection, circa 1950s-1990s (R1015)
0.75 cubic foot (44 folders)

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These are black and white photographs, color slides, plans, and detail drawings of historic structures in the northern Ozarks of Missouri. Several counties are represented, but especially Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade, Maries, Phelps, Osage, and Washington. The primary topics are vernacular architecture, log structures, churches, and cemeteries.

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.

Ella White Photographs, no date (P0934)
2 photographs

Photos of the Harrison Long and Martin Ruggles houses, Caledonia.

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Ellis Family Papers, 1787-1948 (R0251)
(10 folders, 1 roll of microfilm)

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This collection includes correspondence, business records, and legal papers, and genealogical information pertaining to two early families of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. The Ellis family came from Georgia about 1805; the Ranneys from Indiana about 1825. Other names represented in the collection are Beckham, Cobb, Giboney, Ogle, Waters, and Wathen (Warthen-Worthan).

Emmaus Baptist Church, Washington County, Missouri Records, 1861-1989 (R0395)
5 volumes microfilmed

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These are records of the Emmaus Baptist Church, a United Baptist congregation near Courtois
in the southwestern corner of Washington County, Missouri. The records include minutes of
meetings, membership records, and miscellaneous church papers.

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Mary E. Bugg Eversole Papers, 1822-1952 (R1268)
5 cubic feet (76 folders)

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This collection consists of corresondence, legal papers, journals, ledger books, and ephemera of Mary E. Bugg Eversole and the Bugg, Cole, and Eversole families of Potosi, Washington County, Missouri. The bulk of the collection consists of Mary E. Bugg's personal correspondence, 1883-1941, financial records 1912-1952, and miscellaneous ephemera, 1863-1938.

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Federal Lead Company, Mining Department Records, 1907-1913 (R0520)
2 cubic feet (17 volumes)

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These are letterbooks of outgoing correspondence maintained by Harry Adelbert Guess, general
manager of the Federal Lead Company's mine and mill at Flat River in St. Francois County,
Missouri. Topics include production, exploration, shipping, labor relations, and environmental pollution.

Rudy Foree Papers, 1913-1997 (R1289)
(6 folders)

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These are personal papers, photographs and miscellaneous items of Rudy Foree, a resident of Washington
County, Missouri, and United States Army veteran of the Pacific campaigns of World War II. The collection contains genealogical material compiled by Esther M. Ziock Carroll of Potosi, Missouri, including Foree's birth and death certificates and a family history.

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Sarah Guitar Papers, 1931-1944 (C3563)
1.2 cubic feet

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Correspondence and miscellaneous information on Missouri compiled by Miss Guitar during her employment as reference librarian for the State Historical Society of Missouri.

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Leonard Hall Papers, 1946-1983 (R0408)
2.5 cubic feet (47 folders)

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These are papers of a conservationist, newspaper columnist, author, and lecturer. Prominent topics
include the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, the National Audubon Society, Defenders of Wildlife, and
wilderness areas. There are texts and notes for many of his articles, books, and lectures, as well as
scripts for several nature films.

Hickory Grove School Records, 1896-1945 (R1233)
1 cubic foot (2 folders, 4 volumes)

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The Hickory Grove School Records contain the school records, photographs, and list of teachers for the Hickory Grove School located in southeastern Washington County, Missouri.

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Commodore Perry Hill Collection, 1885-1982 (R0125)
2.5 cubic foot (103 folders, 3 volumes, 91 photographs)

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The Commodore Perry Hill Collection contains newspaper clippings, maps, miscellaneous items, and photographs pertaining to lead mining and related railroad development in the Old Lead Belt, principally of Saint Francois and Madison counties in southeastern Missouri. The collection is a result of a thirty-year avocational interest in the history of the Old Lead Belt by Commodore Perry Hill, Jr.

"Historical Data on Hopewell Union Church, Washington County, Missouri," L. Emily Overstreet and Harry E. Evens, no date (C1369)
0.01 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Material pertaining to the building of a nondenominational church building near Potosi, MO.

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Hochstatter School, Washington County, Missouri Records, 1879-1897 (R0226)
2 volumes microfilmed

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These are the district clerk's record book, 1879-1892, and attendance register, 1893-1897, of a
rural school district south of Potosi in Washington County, Missouri. Hochstatter School, also
known as Seyfarth School, was established in 1879.

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Hopewell Elementary School (Washington County, Mo.) Record Book, 1909-1911 (C0852)
1 oversize volume

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The collection contains one school record book with grades and attendance records for pupils.

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Hopewell Sabbath School Papers, 1825 (C0566)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Constitution of the Belleview Sunday School Society, Washington County, MO, of which the Hopewell Sabbath School was a member. List of subscribers to the school, rules and regulations, membership in each of the schools of the Belleview Society, list of books used, and attendance and achievement records of pupils.

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Houck and Brickey Ledger, 1829-1830 (C1122)
0.09 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Financial records of mercantile business of Solomon Houck and John C. Brickey.

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Andrew Hunter Letter, 1831 (C1760)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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To Matthew Pilson, Augusta, VA, from Point Pleasant, MO, June 22, 1831. Writes his nephew about colts and horses; asks Pilson to sell some land in Virginia for him; mentions the prospects of a good corn crop that year; and refers to Janie Thompson's school near Caledonia.

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William Laird Irwin Letter, 1859 (C2099)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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To J[ohn] W. Simonton, [Mifflinburg, PA], from Richwoods, [MO], June 9, 1859.

A recent immigrant from Pennsylvania, Irwin wrote his brother-in-law about Missouri. He discussed the prices of land, grain, stock, and provisions, the abundance of game and water, neighbors and friends, education, and religion.

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Charles E. Kiefner Papers, 1925-1931 (R0189)
3.5 cubic feet (160 folders)

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The Charles E. Kiefner Papers contain the papers of a U.S. Representative from Perryville, Missouri. He represented the 13th District (Bollinger, Carter, Iron, Jefferson, Madison, Perry, Reynolds, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Washington, and Wayne counties) in the 69th (1925-1927) and 71st (1929-1931) Congresses. Included are general subject files, post office files, and veterans' pension files.

F.B. Kennett Letter, 1914 (C3096)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a photocopy of a letter to William G. Boyce, Plattin, MO, from Mammoth Spring, AR, Oct. 14, 1914, concerning the genealogy of the Kennett family in Washington County, MO, and the history of purchases of the Kennett property.

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Lead Mining Companies (Washington County, Mo.) Records, 1809-1954 (C3893)
0.5 cubic feet, 29 rolls of microfilm

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This collection contains business records of lead mining companies and company stores in Washington County, MO. The companies include R. Smith and Company; Stone Manning and Company; Manning, Smith and Company; the Missouri and Pennsylvania Lead Company; the Palmer Lead Company; and the Renault Lead Company.

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