Columbia Manuscript Collections

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C0301 Henry Clay Daniel Papers 1853-1932

The papers of a lawyer contain biographical material, a speech, notes, letters, a scrapbook, and a photograph.

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C0302 Agnes Powell Daniels Letters 1876-1899

Mimeographed copies of letters from relatives in Wales, New Zealand, and the U.S. to Daniels, who was living in Morgan County, Missouri. Letters primarily discuss family news.

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C0303 Duree Family Papers 1847-1888

Receipts for taxes and money received, notes, and letters concerning a trip west and family health and affairs.

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C0304 Henry Timberlake Duncan Papers 1838-1844

Negative photostats of three land grants issued in Vandalia, Illinois, for nearby tracts.

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C0305 Doble-Lucas Family Letters 1856-1865

Letters from locations in New York, Ohio, Indiana, and California.

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C0306 John N. Dunlap Journal 1847

Part of a journal kept by a doctor during the Mexican War. Describes nature, climate, health, war, and peace activities, traveling conditions, and his companions.

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C0307 Duncan-Hardin-Jenkins Family Papers 1821-1860

Copies and transcriptions of letters between family members in Missouri and Kentucky relating to family business, crops, neighbors, and romantic interests. Mention of Bonne Femme Academy, Boone County, Missouri. Bible class organized by Mary B. Jenkins Hardin, including list of members.

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C0308 Davis Family Papers 1828-1894

Collection of miscellaneous papers, mostly bills and accounts of wheat and tobacco sales. Included is a manuscript history of Pike County, Missouri, written by Mrs. Ada Reid White; letters; newspaper clippings; pictures of St. John’s Episcopal Church; and typed copies of three magazine articles written in 1948 concerning Meriwether Lewis and correspondence pertaining to them.

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C0309 Defoe Family Papers 1840-1867

Primarily land grants and deeds.

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C0310 George W. Dulany Papers 1900-1949

Copies of family biographies and letters concerning history of the Dulany family and lumber industry in Hannibal, Missouri, and the Middle West.

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C0311 Margaret Nelson Stephens Papers 1823-1927

The diaries of Margaret Nelson Stephens, the wife of Missouri Governor Lon V. Stephens, 1897-1901, document her daily life from 1875 to 1927. Genealogy notes describe Margaret's ancestry and other documents cover a wide range of topics pertaining to relatives through her sister Nadine's marriage to Charles E. Leonard. Most deal with Charles E. Leonard himself, and his brothers Leverett and Abiel. Two Missouri Militia muster rolls, 1862-1863, and a bill of sale for slaves, 1849, are most notable.

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C0312 William T. English Papers 1860-1889

Minutes of the semi-centennial meeting of the Little Bonne Femme Baptist Association, 1889. Promissory notes and receipts, 1860, 1876, 1888. Printed broadside by J.R. Brandon, Fulton, MO, on "The asylum investigation during Governor Stephens' tenure of office."

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C0313 University of Missouri-Columbia, College of Education Centennial Proclamation 1968

Proclamation announcing that 1968 would be the centennial year of the College of Education and explaining that in 1868 Missouri became the first state university to undertake the professional training of teachers by establishing a College of Normal Instruction.

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C0314 Phineas Eldredge Papers 1791-1826

The papers of Phineas Eldredge, a ship captain from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, consist of a letterbook and a c. 1795 bulletin entitled, "An Act for Incorporation the Society, Formed for the Relief of Poor, Aged, and Infirmed Masters of Ships, Their Widows and Children."

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C0315 Dwight David Eisenhower Papers 1952

Letter from twenty Republican congressmen to Eisenhower asking him to resign as Supreme Allied Commander and declare himself a candidate for the presidential nomination. Eisenhower's reply, setting forth his personal reasons for remaining in his present position.

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C0316 Russell Ferguson Letters 1855-1856

Two letters to Russell Ferguson in California from his parents, James and Elizabeth Ferguson, Spring River, Lawrence County, MO, mentioning rumors of gold in the Wichita Mountains. One letter from Julia Sutton, also of Spring River.

Originals in the possession of Mr. and Mrs. C. Kendall.

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C0317 Fristoe Family Papers 1812-1867

Letters of the Fristoe family, who came to Missouri from Stafford County, VA. Two were written by a soldier to his sister during the War of 1812. Notes were made by the donor.

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C0318 John N. Fellows Reports 1890-1893

Reports on academic performance at the University of Missouri. Also Bingham Grammar School report for Charles Hays, Jr.

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C0319 John Eddy Franklin Papers 1946-1954

Recollections of life in southeast Missouri and Franklin's part in bank, land, and railroad development during the 1880s and 1890s.

Poem and article by Alice Franklin Bryant; THE LAND OF CORN, about Franklin's southeast Missouri plantation, by J.E. Wood; 2 letters; and newspaper clippings.

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C0320 Campbell-Hill Family Papers 1819-1863

The papers contain typed copies of the following items: deed, 1819; notice of public sale, 1845; and letter of James Hill to his daughter-in-law, 1863.

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C0321 William B. Groom Papers 1843-1872

Papers of a California, MO, resident. Two notices of the sale of Negro children; promissory notes.

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C0322 Gally and Johnston Company Papers 1858-1900

Papers of Toledo, IA, merchants. Promissory notes, tax receipts, general receipts, miscellaneous papers and letters, mortgages, bills of sale and labor, abstract of title for construction of Johnston's house, and Mexican land grant.

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C0323 Robert Gooding Letters 1861-1864

Letters written by a second lieutenant in the 59th Illinois Regiment to his brother in Illinois while serving with the Union Army in southern Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia. Descriptions of the territory, attitudes of the people, battles, and general camp conditions.

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C0324 John Wyatt Letters 1844-1846

Two letters to his daughter Mary (Mrs. Richard Harrison Gentry) describing the Missouri River flood in Warren County, disease in Marthasville, and conditions in their church. One letter contains words of a hymn composed by Benjamin Sharp and sent to his granddaughter Mary to sing to the brethren.

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C0325 Gigous Family Papers 1875-1877

Letters written to George and Mary Gigous by M.E. Wagner, sister of Mary; Amos Castle, friend of George; and Daniel Stull, cousin of George. The letters describe farming, agricultural prices, immigration, rural education, and rural life in Otter Creek, IA, and Maryville, MO. Includes typed notes on the family.

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C0326 Lewis Riley Papers 1857-1875

Letters of a Union Cavalryman to his wife describing battles and scrimmages in the South, particularly Vicksburg, MS, near Memphis, TN, and Little Rock, AR, and concerning the buying of property. Letters from Lewis' friends to their relatives; deed for land in Miller County; receipts and pension certificate issued to Riley's survivors.

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C0327 Clarinda and J.G. Hearn Papers 1869-1872

Concerning payment of taxes on Dolle estate in Gasconade County, MO.

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C0328 A.D. and Zebulon Harmon Papers 1835-1841

Letters and papers of a St. Charles, MO, mercantile firm, discussing current markets and prices.

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C0329 Thomas Harrison Papers 1860-1894

General account and stud book, 1860-1873; stud book, 1876-1894; weight certificate, 1889; check, 1890; and three miscellaneous items.

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C0330 R.F. Horton Papers 1903-1910

Typed copies of two letters concerning the activities of the Mexican-Nevada Exploration Company and an account of the author's travels and work in Arizona and Mexico. Stay at Guaymas, Mexico; birds at Playa Beach at the mouth of the Sinaloa River; mention of massacre by Indians.

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C0331 Rachel Wall Hughes Papers 1823-1893

The papers contain photostatic copies of letters and a court order appointing Elizabeth Gross administratrix of an estate in 1823. The letters are from Virginia, Ohio, California, and Missouri. They comment on politics, religion, home life, and lead mining in California.

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C0332 Hawkins Family Papers 1835-1879

Miscellaneous letters discuss the Mormon conflict in 1838 and prices, weather, and family news from California and Texas.

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C0333 Arch Talcott Hollenbeck Papers 1919-1949

Correspondence with A.M. Hyde about the Roosevelt Memorial Association, and with other members of the organization. Reminiscences of a Republican convention held at West Plains, MO, in 1908, and of Hollenbeck's position in the Hyde administration.

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C0334 John H. Holman Papers 1861-1876

Holman, a colonel during the Civil War, was one of the first men to command colored troops. Papers include correspondence regarding his command, a map of the "seat of war," two U.S. Grant letters, one John C. Fremont letter, official documents, and personal letters.

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C0335 Charles F. Hinrichs Papers 1862-1902

Papers and records of a German American who lived in Cape Girardeau and Butler Counties in Missouri. Records concern Hinrich's Civil War service in Company L, 10th Missouri Volunteer Cavalry. Other papers document his agricultural interests, the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and his efforts to establish a German colony at Carola, Butler County, MO.

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C0336 Thomas Harvey Jr. Papers 1852-1865

Letter to Harvey from a friend, describing happenings and dangers of a trip from New York to California by way of Isthmus of Panama, conditions in California, and advantages of working there. Letters from relatives concerning family matters. Letter from brother Richard to brother Warren commenting upon attitude of Texans toward the Confederate Army.

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C0337 Haley Family Papers 1864-1867

Letters from Wade Hampton Haley in Oregon, to relatives in Missouri, telling hazards of Oregon travel and travel in Missouri during the Civil War and describing mill and life in small settlement around mill.

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C0338 Harvey Family Papers 1834-1873

The collection contains negative photostats of correspondence and estate papers of the Thomas H. Harvey family of Saline County, Missouri. Letters describe the area, give prices for land, slaves, and products, and mention family news. Estate records include a will and an estate inventory, 1852. Collection is arranged chronologically.

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C0339 G.P. Sanders (New Bloomfield, Mo.) Records 1900-1937

Invoices and receipts from a general merchandising store located in New Bloomfield, MO. Underwent several name changes: Sanders Brothers, Sappington and Sanders, and G.P. Sanders. No information is available on establishment or dissolution of the store.

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C0340 Smith and Maugh's Drugstore (Fayette, Mo.) Ledger 1851-1854

Merchandise sold by the store included drugs, spices and other condiments, candy, stationery supplies, literature, school textbooks, paints, tobacco, liquor, violin strings, and some hardware items.

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C0341 G.H. and J.R. Tatum (Glasgow, Mo.) Account Books 1858-1880

Account books from the general merchandise stores of G.H. and/or J.R. Tatum in Glasgow, Missouri.

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C0342 T.S. Yates Account Books 1831-1896

Record of a general merchandise firm in Fulton, MO.

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C0343 Callaway County, Missouri Assessor's Records 1830

Tax list for residents and nonresidents of Callaway County, James Baker, assessor. The list is divided into resident and nonresident sections. These sections are arranged alphabetically by individual and list value and location of land and includes other property such as slaves and livestock.

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C0344 Rocheport Roller Mills (Rocheport, Mo.) Records 1882-1937

Records of the grain mill established in 1875, originally called Monitor Mills. It produced Tuberose and Snowflake flour, as well as meal, ship stuff, and bran.

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C0345 Stone Hill Wine Company (Hermann, Mo.) Records 1896-1919

Ledgers, sale books, harvest book, bank draft register, warehouse receipt book, and price list for winery and brandy distillery owned and operated by George Stark and his sons, Ottmar G. and Louis J. The company included a bottling plant in St. Louis and a whiskey distillery in Bardstown, KY.

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C0346 A.E. Jones and Company (Green City, Mo.) Records 1895-1903

Daybooks and ledger for a lumber and building supply business. The accounts show the sale of lumber, windows, shingles, line, hair, cement, plaster, paint, and numerous other items. Quantities purchased, prices, amount and type of payment, and disbursements are shown. Disbursements also indicate freight charges and employees' salaries.

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C0347 Gottlieb A. Hoehn Papers 1895-1945

Papers of Gottlieb A. Hoehn, a journalist and labor organization supporter from St. Louis, MO. The papers consist of printed minutes, anniversary booklets, and programs pertaining to labor organizations. They also include articles written by Hoehn and some miscellaneous materials.

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C0348 Carlton Jones Papers 1820-1850

The collection contains negative photostats of a diary of a trip from Salt Lake to Ringgold, California, 1850; map of trip; two letters written from gold fields; deed to military bounty land in Missouri; and obituary.

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C0349 Wesley Kaylor Papers 1857-1963

Letters of a Union soldier in Missouri to his family in Newark, MO. Also letter telling of his death in Ironton, MO, of improper vaccination.

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C0350 W.H. Kennan Papers 1901-1907

Letter, speech, and journal of a Mexico, MO, lawyer who was the son-in-law of Charles H. Hardin.

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C0351 Elijah King Papers 1873-1888

Letters written to King in Iowa from Munn and Farwell, land agents in Grant City, MO, giving prices and description of land. Broadside advertising cheap western homes in the Grand and Platte River country of northeast Missouri, and a genealogy of the King, Munn, and Farwell families.

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C0352 John Kiefner Collection 1819-1912

The collection contains photostats of a miscellany of Perry County documents; legal papers concerning real estate; training and apprehension of slaves, taxes, Civil War, loyalty of public officials; politics, 1850, 1896-1912; Missouri military orders during the Civil War.

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C0353 O.A. Lavinder Letters 1919

From a soldier with the A.E.F. in France to his cousin E.M. Douglas of Benton City, Missouri. Discusses the country, weather, and army life.

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C0354 Ashley Lea Letters 1839-1884

Letters of a pioneer Missouri family discussing conditions on the journey to the California gold fields, family news, and crop conditions in Mississippi in 1857.

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C0355 Thomas Lenoir Letters 1839-1843

Letters from Lenoir in Fort Defiance, NC, to his brother Walter in Columbia, MO, concerning the death of their father and settlement of his estate.

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C0356 Walter Raleigh Lenoir Letter 1834

To Edmond Jones, Fort Defiance, NC, from Columbia, MO, Dec. 30, 1834.

Description of Columbia and the surrounding country.

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C0357 Elijah Lail Papers 1854-1857

Letter to Lail from Adniram Allen, Bourbon County, KY; deposition of John Wells; and bill of sale to Lail from Decatur H. Harris for a Negro girl.

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C0358 Rufus E. Longan Papers 1879-1936

Miscellaneous papers of a brigadier general in the U.S. Army, who was a member of a pioneer family of Pettis County, MO. Papers include a school report; marriage license and certificate; will; several letters; messages of sympathy and news clipping of Longan's funeral; and "The Dirigible," an army newsletter edited by Longan.

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C0359 John Braxton Land Papers 1918-1939

Papers of a Slater, MO, druggist. Slater Methodist Church directory, 1918; newspaper clippings, mostly about Cambridge, MO; Chautauqua programs, 1921-1922; and correspondence with Edward E. Wall.

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C0360 John Hiram Lathrop, Papers 1842-1865

Circulars; correspondence; statement signed by Lathrop freeing slave; and letter to president of Hobart College, NY, regarding faculty organization.

Lathrop was the first president of the University of Missouri.

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C0361 Harvey Lamme Papers 1840-1888

Personal financial records, including state and county tax receipts.

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C0362 Phillip Lincoln Papers 1859-1878

Wm. W. Woodward letter from Tallahassee, 1859; statement of citizenship of Stephen Lincoln, 1861; petitions signed by some citizens of Massachusetts in Boston, 1878.

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C0363 Logan Family Papers 1836-1866

Family letters concerning business, family matters, and health. Letter, 1836, from Philadelphia about purchases and shipment of goods. Letters also written from Kentucky, Missouri, and California.

Diary of Martha Logan describes the route taken to California in 1864.

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C0364 James E. Lincoln Papers 1878-1919

Diary and scrapbook concerning movements of the U.S.S. NEW ORLEANS, from 30 April-30 June 1898; Spanish-American War clippings; printed copy of 1878 address; THE U.S.S. SAINT LEWIS WEEKLY; naval academy chapel bulletin; and short story.

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C0365 Duncan C. and James R. Milner Letters 1863-1865

The collection contains typed copies of letters from soldiers in Sherman's army to relatives in Ohio describing army life. Telegram to Sherman from Henry Halleck, 1864, announcing victory over enemy in battle. Letters pertaining to James R. Milner's assignment in the army.

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C0366 Augustus Murphy Papers 1813-1859

Papers of a tobacco plantation owner who moved from near Louisville, KY, to Callaway County, MO, about 1828. Family affairs and farming are discussed.

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C0367 Edwin L. Miller Papers 1852-1897

Price list of L. and I.J. White Company, a Buffalo, NY, firm making edge tools and planes; letter; and miscellaneous clippings, including article on reelection of Francis M. Cockrell for fifth term, inauguration of William McKinley, obituaries, poems and other items.

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C0368 Samuel Collier Major Papers 1861-1884

A letter, 5 April 1861, listing law books and where they might be purchased; a handbill for an administrator's sale, 6 June 1876; and a handwritten legal bond, 6 October 1884. Major was a public administrator.

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C0369 Morris Family Papers 1880-1946

Financial records, correspondence, notary public records, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous items of Byron V. Morris and Frank B. Morris, Rockbridge, Ozark County, MO. Account books from B.V. Morris' businesses.

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C0370 Betty J. Mussell Collection 1811-1851

Letter, 1811, from Eunice Lowell to her children inquiring as to their health. She speaks of the religious conversion to Christ of several of her neighbors which took place "on the mountain." Reference to the conversion of a hundred or more others as well. Also an urgent request for money to buy wool. Letter, 1851, to Ira Smith from Joseph Smith concerning family health, his desire to see them, and the possibility of employment in a new saw mill.

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C0371 Julius Caesar Merrill Diary 1864

Typed copy of diary which gives an account of trip from Milwaukee to Boise City, ID, in 1864. Describes the journey over the old Oregon Trail, storms, severity of weather, shortage of food and water for their livestock, scarcity of firewood and wild game food for themselves, difficulties in fording rivers, fear of Indian attack, encounters with Indians wanting to trade, and other problems of wagon train life.

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C0372 University of Missouri Papers 1903

Commencement week program, 1903. Booklet, "Songs of Missouri."

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C0373 Samuel C. McCune Papers 1870

Letters to McCune, sheriff of Ralls County, MO, concerning land taxes. Delinquent land tax list for 1868 which were paid in 1870.

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C0374 McDonald and Cole (St. Charles, Mo.) Papers 1849-1850

Bills of sale, accounts, and correspondence of flour milling company.

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C0375 A.J. McRoberts Papers 1859-1876

Primarily letters written by A.J. McRoberts to his wife Mollie during the Civil War, and her replies. McRoberts was a Union sympathizer living in Saline County, MO. His wife had returned to her family in Ohio. They describe conditions in their respective locales. Other letters discuss family affairs.

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C0376 Archibald J. McDonald Papers 1878-1894

Letter of recommendation, teaching certificate, recipe for pickled pork, and commission as probate judge.

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C0377 McRoberts Family Papers 1851-1892

Correspondence from Kansas City to Monticello, MO, concerning the state legislature. Account book, 1851-1874, Lewis County, MO, Board of Education record book, 1866-1870. Book of sermons and home medicines. U.S. INFANTRY & RIFLE TACTICS BOOK, 1861.

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C0378 M. Napton Letters no date

Typed copies of letters to [William Barclay] Napton from his wife, discussing family incidents and activities.

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C0379 Robert Burett Oliver Papers 1882-1884

Accounts and receipts of a Jackson, Cape Girardeau County, MO, resident for taxes, groceries and produce, household goods, and labor.

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C0380 Archie Perkins Letters 1863-1864

Civil War letters written by Captain Perkins from a Union prison camp near Sandusky, OH.

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C0381 Price-Sebree-Jackson Letters 1779-1910

Typed copies of letters which appeared in THE SUNNY SOUTH. Cover such subjects as the Revolution, Episcopal Church, politics, and Sebree family genealogy. Also personal letters.

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C0382 Roscoe C. Patterson Papers 1930-1944

Campaign tour scrapbook, 1934; newspaper clippings scrapbook; and speeches of a U.S. senator from Missouri, 1928-1934.

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C0383 Thomas Parmer Papers 1805-1837

Deeds to land in [Charette] Village, District of St. Charles, to Thomas Parmer from Joseph Chartrau and Joseph Larrevy, and instruments recording the deeds, 1834. Also plan of town of Rockcastle, MO, 1837.

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C0384 James Cash Penney Papers 1859-1944

Compositions containing biographical material and merchandising information, written by the head of the J.C. Penney chain stores. Pamphlets on the J.C. Penney Missouri farms. Also a reproduction of the PLEASANT RIDGE PEARL, 1859, containing an oration by Penney's father.

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C0385 Charles Pettit Papers 1737, 1859-1964

Indenture between Theobold, Earl of Carlingford, and Charles Brett, 1737; letter to French poet Alphonse de Lamartine and his reply, 1859; and patent materials.

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C0386 George Pendleton Papers 1860-1875

Receipts, five-day furlough for Pendleton during the Civil War, judgment against Caldwell and Mitchell, and page of accounts with a general store.

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C0387 "Letters of a Missourian Who Died in the Gold Rush," Charles H. Philpott ed. no date

Synopsis of letters written between 1848 and 1850 by Alexander M. Philpott, the editor's uncle. A.M. Philpott was a medical student in Jefferson City when he left for the gold fields. He died in Sacramento, 1850. Also genealogical information.

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C0388 Justus Post Letters 1816

Photostat copies of letters from St. Louis, Missouri Territory, to his brother John Post in Vermont commenting on land prices, condition and availability.

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C0389 Princeton (Mo.) High School Papers 1899-1915

Commencement programs, 1899 and 1900, and catalogue, 1914-1915.

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C0390 H. Clyde Wilson Papers 1962-1972

Campaign materials from Wilson's 1970 challenge to the 8th district's incumbent U.S. congressman Richard H. Ichord. Papers are arranged as campaign, county, and research and reference files. Material is arranged alphabetically by subject within each file, and chronologically within each subject.

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C0391 Richey Family Letters 1866-1890

Written about family affairs from Louisville, KY; Lexington, MO; Cincinnati, OH; and Stewartsville, MO.

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C0392 Ross Family Papers 1844-1888

Documents concerning land transactions in Missouri. Four deeds, five checks, and two memorial poetry cards.

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C0393 Rankin Family Papers 1834-1868

Letters and papers of a Boonville, MO, family concerned with the McFarland estate, Rankin estate, and the firm of William and Smith Rankin.

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C0394 Edmond Rutter Papers 1853-1855

Bill of sale for Negro by Betsey Rutter to her husband. Notice in regard to stray horse in Knox County, MO. Letter from General Land Office, Shelby County, MO.

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C0395 Opie Read Papers no date

Two manuscripts, a contract, and a newspaper obituary of Opie Read, humorist and novelist. Manuscript of four-act play, "Young Abraham," based on the romance of Abraham Lincoln and Ann Rutledge. The other manuscript is a short story. Both were written by Read.

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C0396 Montana Rice Papers 1836-1867

The papers contain positive photostats of the following: two letters from John Y. Rankin, Confederate soldier, describing the last two years of the Civil War; two letters to John Rice of Palmyra, Missouri, one of which is from Thomas Marlin; deeds of gold claims in Utah Territory and Montana for William Rice.

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C0397 Edwin Stanton Rice Papers 1851-1947

John Dubois' membership in the Methodist Episcopal Church, April 7, 1851; Little Miami and Columbus and Xenia Railroad Company, freight ticket, 1863; letter, 1900, concerning Springfield, MO, freight office; and letter to a Springfield daily newspaper from Rice, 1947, with early Missouri historical notes.

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C0398 William Yarnel Slack Papers 1847-1880

Letters, newspaper clippings, and other items concerning the death of a Confederate general in the Battle of Elk Horn, MO, and the removal of the remains to Fayettville, AR.

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C0399 Smith-Cotton Family Papers 1834-1929

Papers of George R. Smith, a Missouri pioneer lawyer and politician, and his daughters, Sarah E. Cotton, and Mrs. M.E. Smith. Some letters about the George R. Smith College for Negroes. Smith was the founder of Sedalia, MO.

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C0400 Samuel H. Sutherland Papers 1858-1861

Letters to Samuel H. Sutherland, a student at the University of Missouri, from his parents in St. Clair County.

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