Columbia Manuscript Collections

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C0201 H.N. Epps Family Letters 1817-1880

Letters from Estes, Lea and Cates family members discussing family matters, relatives, and unsettled political conditions.

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C0202 Gaffee Family Papers 1857-1923

Slave bill of sale; will of Mary Ann Dupuy, Shelby County, KY; Hackney family genealogy; and reminiscences of plantation life in Gossyppia, LA.

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C0203 James M. Kirby Civil War Material 1862-1896

Union army muster roll, 1862, Dade County, MO; solicitation by G.A.R. Department of Missouri for membership, 1886; certificate of service in the Union army issued by Adjutant General's office, 1896; and ordnance inventory, 1864.

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C0204 Marshall Family Papers 1852-1909

Land deeds and family letters of the Joseph Marshall family and Lynch family, Saline County, MO, from Fayette, Fulton, Glasgow, Pettis County, Howard County, and Blue Lick, and from Lynch sisters at Oxford Female College, Cooper Female Seminary, and Minnesota with mention of family members, schools, slaves, California, and crops.

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C0205 Steel Family Papers 1840-1892

Alexander Steel family genealogy. Naturalization papers, 1840. Letters from Portland, Oregon, 1880, discussing change in collectors of customs, general political affairs, Oregonian and editor H. Scott, and 1892, mentioning Metropolitan Railway Company (electric street railroad).

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C0206 Samuel L. Asbury Diary 1862-1864

Civil War diary of a Confederate first lieutenant in the 45th Mississippi Regiment, wounded and captured at the Battle of Murphreesboro, TN. Written while he was a prisoner at Fort Delaware, treatment by the "Yankees," and perils of prison life. Includes hospital lists, addresses, poems, and other miscellaneous papers.

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C0207 William E. Bean Papers 1864-1881

Letters to Bean from family while in Union army. One on election of 1864. Two from Nashville hospital complaining of illness; two from Evansville, IN, hospital, and two from Camp Dennison, OH. Discharge paper, teacher report, Masonic Lodge receipt; and biographical sketch by daughter, Mary E. Maxwell.

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C0208 Esther Kaiser Collection 1896, 1945

Three letters on the early life of Richard Parks Bland and Hartford Academy, Ohio County, Kentucky. Copy of letter by Bland from Lebanon, Missouri, about his defeat in the Democratic presidential primary, 1896.

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C0209 Columbus and Bennet Bryan Letters 1862-1863

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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C0210 Rudolf Bennitt Papers 1942-1946

The papers include copies of newsletters sent out from Missouri Cooperative Wild Life Research Unit to former members at the University of Missouri who were in the armed services. The newsletters contain excerpts of letters from students in the armed services, pertaining to all phases of training, general news of the University, Wild Life Commission, Research Unit assignments, resumes of state and national meetings, and discussion of post-war curriculum. Also included are student papers containing correspondence with Bennitt and some course information.

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C0211 Oscar F. Burge Papers 1853-1900

Correspondence, cancelled checks, legal papers, tax receipts and miscellaneous papers belonging to O.F. Burge of Bates and Cooper Counties.

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C0212 Nellie Fisher Brown Papers 1831-1874

Land deeds, 1861-1874; address from Hannibal Gazette; postcard; deed of correction, 1874; theme; authorization for layout of public road, 1835; announcement of school examination, 1831.

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C0213 Botts-Lewis Family Letters 1837-1877

Letters from the Botts and Lewis families in Virginia to the Peyton and James Botts families in Missouri. Farm crops, operations, land conditions, prayer meetings, collection of debts, slave prices, family matters, and other miscellaneous topics.

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C0214 Elijah Backus Diary 1777

Diary kept by a Yale student during 1777. Revolutionary War, rumors of battles, counterfeiters, the housing problem for students, smallpox vaccination, and General Arnold. The last third of the diary is written in Latin.

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C0215 Beck-Cole-Mason Letters 1854-1877

Letters from Joseph M. Beck, Chester C. Cole, and Charles Mason, all of whom were Chief Justices of the Iowa Supreme Court.

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C0216 Missouri State Labor Council, AFL-CIO Records 1891-1975

Correspondence, convention proceedings, financial and membership records, minutes, reports, and records of the Council and its Committee on Political Education, the Missouri State Federation of Labor, and Labor's League for Political Education. Subject file on topics of interest to labor including political, legislative, and civic activities of Council executive officers.

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C0217 Henry Baker Papers 1889-1949

Correspondence about loans and receipts for loan and account payments.

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C0218 William W. Branson Diary 1861-1862

Branson was a member of an Iowa regiment during the campaign of 1861 in Missouri. He fought in the Battle of Wilson's Creek, August 10, 1861.

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C0219 James Bullard Diary 1876-1878

Transcript of a diary kept by Bullard on a trip from the Dakotas to Mexico. Subjects include prospecting, weather, game, Native Americans, ranches, and Mexicans.

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C0220 Brenneman Family Letters 1849-1888

Letters written by members of a Mennonite family. Family news, trip from Rocking County, Virginia, to Jasper County, Missouri, news of the community and rules for church converts.

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C0221 Bacon & Hyde Company Price List 1845

Price list of a St. Louis firm selling drugs, paints, dyestuffs, surgical instruments, glassware, spices, and paper.

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C0222 Alfred K. Bailey Autobiography undated

Life of Alfred K. Bailey up to the Civil War. Tells of trek to Illinois from Tennessee. He joined the Union Army. Also material about Joseph A. Howe and his joining the Confederate Army in 1861. His sons held the James boys' horses for five cents worth of candy.

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C0223 G.W. Ballow Letter 1862

Guerrilla warfare and recruiting of troops in Missouri.

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C0224 Lizzie E. Brannock Letter 1864

To brother Edwin from Chapel Hill, MO, Jan. 13, 1864. Desolate conditions of Missouri during the Civil War, her husband's imprisonment in St. Louis by the Union army, and her attempts to support her family.

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C0225 Royal Baldwin Account Book 1858-1877

Record of a general merchandise firm in Kennekuk, KS. Baldwin was manager of the Kickapoo Indian Agency in 1858. Cancelled checks, letters, and miscellaneous papers.

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C0226 Richard W. Burt Papers 1817-1911

Description of everyday life in Ohio during the 1840s. Letters on army life during the Mexican War and the Civil War. Letters include descriptions of battles of Fort Donelson, Shiloh and Vicksburg. Scrapbook contains clippings from Burt's Progressive Age, Coshocton, Ohio, clippings of his letters regarding the Mexican and Civil Wars, and other miscellaneous clippings.

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C0227 George J. Baltzell Papers 1870-1874

Legal papers and docket book of justice of the peace of Reddish Township, Lewis County, Missouri. Includes a few marriage records.

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C0228 Franklin Burt Papers 1843-1905

Land records, miscellaneous papers, tax assessment book, and diary of Callaway County, MO, farmer. Diary (1859-1872) includes brief daily entries on weather, wind direction, farming and family activities, and visitors.

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C0229 Joe Alex Morris Sr. Papers 1926-1979

The papers of Joe Alex Morris, Sr., a journalist and author from Lancaster, MO, include story drafts and notes, correspondence, photographs, and newspaper and magazine clippings.

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C0230 Henry J. Brown Family Papers 1838-1892

Expense accounts of Brown's trip from Cumberland County, VA, to Saline County, MO, 1838; expense accounts, Saline County, to 1864; family register; obituary of Andrew Jackson; compositions of Peyton A. Brown and letters from his relatives; and letters to Robert P. Porter, Superintendent of Census, Washington, D.C. Microfilm copy also available.

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C0231 James Brown Papers 1856-1866

Letter from H.C.N. Brown, Front Royal, 1856, concerning the hire of Henry and his wife Catherine, probably slaves. Poem. Death of Virginius Brown in the Civil War. Political conditions, 1866, money, crops, and desertion of slaves.

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C0232 John W. Bell Record Book 1820-1870

List of books, including prayer book, Bible, theological works, grammars, foreign language dictionaries, Greek and Hebrew lexicons, the classics, and poetry; prices of books, clothing, and goods in the 1820s; tuition payments; allowances to children for furniture and sundries; and cash, 1832-1847.

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C0233 Archives Societaire 1832-1882

Selected letters from the Archives Societaire, housed at the Archives Nationales, Paris, France. The Archives Societaire are the records of the followers of Charles Fourier. Included is correspondence of Victor Considerant, founder of the Fourierist colony at Reunion, TX, and Albert Brisbane, Fourierism's foremost advocate in the United States.

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C0234 Lydia B. Calvert Letters 1814-1829

Nine letters written by Lydia B. Calvert and her daughters Jan Craver, Hannah Link, and Catherine Mathews from Virginia and Kentucky. They are concerned mostly with family affairs. Mrs. Calvert's daughter, Sally, married John Kaylor, a relative of Wesley Kaylor.

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C0235 Sam Carpenter Letters 1834-1842

Written from Alleghany County, VA, discussing politics and local and family affairs.

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C0236 John C. Carpenter Letters 1868-1870

Written from Lone Side, VA, concerning conditions in the south.

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C0237 Carpenter Family Papers 1796-1851

Israel Grant's will, 1796; Davis Burton's will, 1815; deed for Missouri land, 1830; and trustees' report to Boone County, MO, school board, 1851.

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C0238 William Carson Papers 1815-1863, 1907

Personal papers of a pioneer farmer and Santa Fe trader of Howard County, Missouri. Material on early medicine. Letters, accounts, receipts, three pictures of Kit Carson's home in Colorado, and miscellaneous papers.

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C0239 Henry Clay and William H. Crawford Letters 1857-1865

Copies of letters to their family from Union soldiers operating in southwest Missouri.

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C0240 B.F. Carney Papers 1933-1937

Composition, "The Ozark Fiddler," and two promissory notes.

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C0241 Isaac Curd Papers 1827-1862

Letters and papers of a Fulton, MO, doctor, politician and member of the General Assembly in 1838.

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C0242 Spencer Crutcher Letters 1847-1917

Written from Jessamine County, KY, to William N. Crutcher, Frankfort, KY, concerning national politics, farming, and family life. Includes an 1886 letter about a gold prospecting trip to California. Miscellaneous items.

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C0243 Caldwell-Steele Family Letters 1823-1841

Three letters and one bill of sale for property. Letters concern the Caldwell family of Green County, Kentucky, and their relatives, the Steele family of Callaway County, Missouri. Letters discuss education, politics, religion, and local and personal news.

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C0244 Thomas Connor Papers 1893-1909

Connor's will and other papers connected with his estate. Lead and zinc ore register, 1893-1909, from Joplin, MO.

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C0245 James L. Coghill Letters 1861-1862

Written to his wife Molley in Virginia by a Confederate soldier stationed in Tennessee and Kentucky with Floyd's Brigade, 50th Regiment, Company F. Describe camp life, army movements, officers, and health.

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C0246 C.V. Criss Papers 1894-1920

Papers concerned with the Sedalia District Quarterly Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Criss was the district superintendent.

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C0247 Benjamin Connaway Papers 1817-1838

Promissory notes, tax receipts, accounts, and receipts.

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C0248 Dennis Harper Connaway Papers 1858-1888

Correspondence, Civil War papers, and miscellaneous papers. County collector book of Cedar County.

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C0249 "Mothers" 1946

Manuscript of a short story about two mothers, one white and one African American, with sons in the army.

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C0250 John Connaway Collection 1785-1817

Promissory notes and receipts. Some are valued in dollars and cents and some in pounds and shillings.

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C0251 Carrie Rogers Clark Papers 1897-1935

Papers relating to application of William B. Rogers for Trenton postmastership, biographical sketch of Carrie Rogers Clark, and brief description of Trenton, Missouri.

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C0252 Daniel B. Cleghorn Family Papers 1848-1892

Diary kept by Cleghorn, 1863, on prospecting trip from McGregor, IA, to Black Hills of Dakota Territory; accounts in back. Letters, accounts, receipts, mining claims. Correspondence concerning "Cleghorn Springs," Rapid City, Dakota Territory.

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C0253 Alex Carey Collection 1864-1933

Includes shares on Gold and Silver Tunnel Company; deed for land in Jackson County; accounts; 1864 constitution of Platte City, MO, I.O.O.F. lodge; notes; obituary of R.T. Carey; tintype; letters to Lucille Carey from friends; 1887 medical book; and letters from a book salesman, 1872.

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C0254 Ethlyn Cockrell Collection 1846-1859

Letter from Trenton, MO, tells of journey from Kentucky, staking claims for homesteads, putting in crops; 300-400 Mormons in north Missouri on their way to California, and Missourians' feelings toward them; food prices. Land grant issued in 1859 to War of 1812 veteran for military services. Family history.

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C0255 J.H. Creighton Letters 1884-1888

Letters from J.F. and G.A. Gross in North Carolina to Eliza Money. Receipt for a coffin and suit of clothes.

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C0256 Moses E. Clapp Letters 1907-1918

Replies of prominent men to Clapp about invitation received or favor requested from them. Letter from a group of Crow Indians explaining problem on reservation lands; from Theodore Roosevelt about future of Progressive Party; from Roosevelt about shipping bill which President Wilson and Secretary of State Bryan proposed to Congress.

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C0257 John Connelly Papers 1810-1888

Patent issued under act of Congress providing relief for losses in the New Madrid earthquake; certificates of title and transfer of land originally belonging to Wilson Cummings; oath of allegiance, 1865; report of losses to a raiding band; tax receipts.

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C0258 Edward Coles Papers 1818-1866

Deeds and will pertaining to a tract of land in Pike and Lincoln Counties, MO.

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C0259 Seth Chitwood Papers 1798-1846

Legal papers pertaining to acquisition of land; death of his father, Richard Chitwood; and grant from U.S. government. Wills of Richard and Seth Chitwood. Papers dealing with disposal of property of Richard and Seth Chitwood to settle their estate.

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C0260 George W. Chase Letters 1841-1843

Business letters and letter from Boonville mentioning completion of survey and social life.

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C0261 Caldwell Family Papers 1834-1893

Papers of a Greene County, MO, family; tax and other receipts; estate inventory, 1860; farm book and patent medicine advertisement.

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C0262 Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Columbia, Mo.) Minute Book 1884-1888

Book contains constitution and bylaws, minutes of meetings, roll of members, and activities of the organization.

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C0263 G.W. Carpenter Examination Books 1904-1905

Examination books for courses in American and British history at the University of Missouri.

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C0264 John Brownlee Letters 1828-1848

Transcriptions of letters written to his wife while on business trips to Louisville, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia.

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C0265 B.D. Brown Account Book 1882-1885

Account of sales of medicine, drugs, whiskey, tobacco, candy, and sundries of a physician and surgeon from Shamrock, Callaway County, Missouri.

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C0266 Henry F. Brandt Account Book 1859-1860

Account book apparently of Henry F. Brandt, physician in Warren County, MO. Lists sales of medications with patients' names; also sold medicine for animals. Brandt was born in Germany and was one of the pioneer settlers of Warren County. Many of his patients were also apparently German immigrants.

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C0267 Chariton Township, Howard County, Missouri, Civil and Criminal Docket 1906-1916

Record of court proceedings as kept by John H. Scott, justice of the peace of Chariton Township.

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C0268 John Feldmann Account Book 1863-1871

Accounts of a physician of Hermann, MO, partly in German. Lists medical services such as extractions, lancing of abscesses, vaccinations, etc. Bills were paid in such commodities as cigars, wine, sugar and potatoes.

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C0269 Peyton R. Hayden Law Notebook 1835-1842

Notes of a Boonville lawyer concerning law cases in Boone, Cole, Cooper, and Howard Counties, MO.

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C0270 John H. Hall Account Book 1800-1837

Business and personal records of a resident of Harper's Ferry, Virginia. Included are records of indentured servants and general methods of solving equations.

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C0271 Charles Montgomery Johnson Record Books 1855-1905

Collection of twelve daybooks, 1855-1900, and twelve ledger books, 1865-1905, which give a daily record of visits made and fees charged by Dr. Charles M. Johnson and other doctors who practiced with him in St. Charles, Missouri.

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C0272 Midland Ophthalmological Society Minute Book 1896-1899

Constitution, bylaws regulating membership, officers, and funds of Society; meeting in Kansas City for Midwestern states and territories; minutes kept by secretaries H.D. Jeramitz, J.F. Wood, J.W. Sherer, and F.T. Reyling, giving actions of Society and accounts of medical problems discussed; paper on recurrent keratitis; letter from Dr. J.W. Banister, 1898.

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C0273 Amos H. Sullivan Papers 1850-1939

Papers of a Miami, MO, doctor containing clippings about weather, an eclipse, comet in 1910; Miami history and personalities, patients' case histories and accounts; diary about his family, and complete weather register with maximum and minimum temperature recordings.

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C0274 Citizens Bank of New Franklin (Mo.) Minute Book 1920-1927

Minute book of the meetings of the board of directors of a New Franklin, MO, bank.

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C0275 Eugene State Bank (Eugene, Mo.) Papers 1927-1939

Notices of meetings of directors and stockholders. Notes of transfer to Eugene State Bank by Farmers Bank, 1927. Letter about purchase by Reconstruction Finance Corporation, 1934. Also State Bank minute book, 1927-1934, containing contacts of transfer to Eugene State Bank and minutes of the directors' meetings.

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C0276 Fayette Bank (Fayette, Mo.) Minute Book 1870-1938

Minutes of meetings of board of directors of the Fayette Bank which was called the Payne and Williams Bank prior to 1907. Some items such as financial statements, reports of bank examiners, and newspaper notices of board meetings have been tipped into the volume.

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C0277 J.S. Hughes and Company (Richmond, Mo.) Banking House Books 1854-1930

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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C0278 Bank of Moberly (Mo.) Records 1914-1935

Minute book, account registers, and ledgers of a bank in Moberly, MO. Also contains a record book of special assessments for the paving and graveling of roads and for sewer construction in the city from 1924 through 1934.

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C0279 Bank of Miller (Mo.) Records 1914-1928

Records of a bank in southwest Missouri. Folder contains papers concerning the election of bank officials in 1920 and 1921. The incomplete series of volumes covers the years from 1914 to 1928.

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C0280 Miners Bank (Joplin, Mo.) Records 1877-1915

Incorporation papers, notice of meetings, resolutions, 1915 report, and correspondence.

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C0281 William H. Trigg Collection 1776, 1835-1899

Books from the collection of William H. Trigg, Boonville, MO. Accounts of the Banking House of William H. Trigg and Co. and a scrapbook containing miscellaneous material, mostly news clippings from the 1860s and some paper money from the 1700s and 1800s.

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C0282 Church Women United in Missouri Papers 1948-1976

Papers of the state chapter of a national Christian women's ecumenical organization affiliated with the National Council of Churches. Includes constitutions and bylaws, minutes, annual and triennial reports, lists of officers, financial statements and budgets, correspondence, official histories, programs, proclamations, publicity materials, photographs, and clippings.

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C0283 Account Book 1807-1821

General merchandise accounts, 1807-1809 (164 pp.); subscribers to CHRISTIAN JOURNAL magazine, 1817-1821 (288 pp.). Probably from New York State.

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C0284 Alois Aufrichtig Papers 1888-1912

Records of the owner of a St. Louis company specializing in brewery equipment. Correspondence, patent, and orders and accounts.

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C0285 Laura H. Benton Account Book 1913-1932

Itemized sales and expense records for dairy and poultry products, Lexington, Missouri.

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C0286 Henry Shibley Diary 1880-1881

Diary of a man from Arkansas who spent two months visiting friends and family in Adair and Ralls Counties, MO. He had lived in Adair County for twenty years, then moved to Van Buren, AR. Diary includes short family histories of various relatives, descriptions of farms, crops, and livestock, and descriptions of travel by railroad and steamboat.

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C0287 Account Books 1857-1883

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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C0288 Gibson Store Account Books 1871-1874

Day book and ledger from a general merchandise firm in Lamine, MO.

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C0289 William Henry Hauenstein Daybook 1881-1882

Daybook kept by William H. Hauenstein for his general store at Tuscumbia, MO.

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C0290 Alfred M. and David S. Koontz Store (Boonville, Mo.) Records 1876-1924

Daybooks, ledger, and 1880 invoices of a general merchandising firm. Seven daybooks cover the period from 1876 to 1881; ledger is for 1883 to 1889. Volume 9 is a register of entries in the art department of the Second Annual Cooper County Roundup, 9-11 October 1924.

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C0291 C.G. Kleinschmidt Account Books 1882-1898

Five account books of a hardware store in Corder, Missouri. Household utensils, farm implements, and building supplies are listed.

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C0292 R.E. Lee Mercantile Company Records 1881-1941

Receipts from a general store in Doniphan, MO; account books, cash books; day books; inventories; and minute books. This store succeeded Pearce and Lee Mercantile Company.

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C0293 Lloyd Crow Stark Papers 1941-1972

Personal and business papers of a prominent Louisiana, MO, nurseryman and former Democratic governor of Missouri, 1937-1941. These materials include personal correspondence, nursery and agricultural business papers, family correspondence, and miscellaneous photographs.

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C0294 Moore and Mahnkey Invoice Book 1914-1918

Record of hardware and grocery invoices, 1914, 1915 and 1918. Lists of articles, quantities, and prices. Probably near Forsyth, MO.

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C0295 J.W. Morgan Ledger 1875-1877

Ledger of the mercantile firm and medical practice of J.W. Morgan, Graham, Nodaway County, Missouri. Includes names of customers, items purchased, and prices.

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C0296 George N. Nelson Record Books 1914-1920

Three record books of a small country store in Buford, Baxter County, Arkansas. Itemized customer accounts for merchandise, groceries, farm products, and gasoline. Nelson was a farmer and postmaster as well as owner of the general store and cotton gin.

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C0297 Pearson Family Papers 1822-1941

Papers of Isaac Pearson of the mercantile firm of Boon, Pearson, and Smith of Fayette, Missouri, and miscellaneous writings of his grandson, Ben S. Pearson of St. Louis.

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C0298 Slave Bill of Sale 1824

Bill of sale for a woman and child sold for $400 by George Day of Randolph County, IL, to James A. James.

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C0299 Davis-Vandiver Family Letters 1864-1872

Typed copies of letters from Clay and Ray Counties, MO, discussing family affairs, trouble with bushwhackers, and politics in 1872.

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C0300 Reuben A. Daniel Papers 1885-1922

Papers of a hardware dealer and realtor of Audrain and Boone Counties, MO, including deeds, promissory notes, three pieces of currency, and material on Rosebud Reservation, Bonesteel, SD, in 1904.

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