Columbia Manuscript Collections

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C0601 Columbia Industrial School (Columbia, Mo.) Minute Book 1894-1910

Minutes of board meetings. Cover formation, operation, and finances of the school. Purpose of the school was to give young girls a means of gaining a livelihood by sewing or other appropriate work. School was organized and operated by church women.

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C0602 Elmwood Seminary (Farmington, Mo.) Records 1911-1914

The records of Elmwood Seminary contain account and record books, papers, and correspondence of a Presbyterian girl's school in Farmington, Missouri.

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C0603 Pritchett School Institute (Glasgow, Mo.) Records 1868-1906

The records of the Pritchett School Institute contain yearly reports, correspondence concerning scholarships and hiring of teachers, expense accounts, and material relative to the Morrison Observatory.

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C0604 Kemper Family School (Boonville, Mo.) Papers 1873-1890

The papers contain announcements, catalogues, and programs of annual examinations and commencement.

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C0605 Hooper Institute (Clarksburg, Mo.) Papers 1879-1894

Papers of a Moniteau County school, originally called the Clarksburg Select School. Class notes, programs, copy of school journal "The Visitor," examination book, and miscellaneous.

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C0606 B.M. Stigall Papers 1920-1930

Correspondence of a superintendent of Paseo High School, Kansas City, MO, pertaining to problems of education such as techniques of recitation, segregation of pupils on basis of IQ, social and educational significance of mental surveys, value of tests given to soldiers, World War I, advantages of a junior high, and discipline.

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C0607 Butler Play School (Butler, Mo.) Scrapbook 1908

Scrapbook of the Butler Play School for the summer of 1908. Includes a typewritten report and evaluation of the school's operations, correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

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C0608 Columbia Kiwanis Club (Columbia, Mo.) Contest Winners 1945

Contest for elementary school students sponsored by the War-Time Citizenship Committee of the Kiwanis Club.

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C0609 Thilo Pheiffer Book 1848-1849

Ciphering book containing rules and sample problems illustrating them. Pheiffer lived in Quebec, Canada, and prepared this book there.

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C0610 Watson Seminary (Ashley, Mo.) Catalogue 1866

Eleventh annual catalogue of a Pike County school. Names of faculty members and students, course of study, and aims of the institution.

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C0611 Vichy Normal, High School, and Business Institute (Vichy, Mo.) Catalogues 1887-1888

Catalogues for the 1887-1888 school year giving information about tuition and courses of study, description of courses, and information about the town and area.

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C0612 St. Joseph Veterinary College Student Record Book 1908-1947

Student record book listing courses taken, grades, and date of graduation. Transcripts from schools previously attended are also included.

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C0613 Culpepper-Shannon College (Lebanon, Mo.) Catalogue 1899-1900

General information on locality and courses. Photographs and advertisements of local merchants.

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C0614 James M. Ferguson Deportment Sheet 1861

Grades and general deportment of a student at the University of Missouri.

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C0615 Howard-Payne College (Fayette, Mo.) Program 1892

The program is for the college's graduation exercises in 1892.

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C0616 LaGrange College Receipt 1876

From the college made out to Miss Bell Riley for contribution for endowment.

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C0617 Missouri Female College (Boonville, Mo.) Certificate no date

Certificate of stock signed by P.G. Rea, president.

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C0618 Mount Pleasant College (Huntsville, Mo.) Papers 1860-1862

Annual catalogue of Mount Pleasant College, Huntsville, MO, for the year ending, 24 June 1860. Commencement program for 1862.

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C0619 Mary Brown Moore Letter 1936

To Ida C. Bates, Columbia, Missouri, from Nashville, Tennessee, Feb. 26, 1936.

Description of the experiences of her mother, Elizabeth Brown Daniel (Mrs. H. Clay) (1847- ), at Christian College, Columbia, Missouri, in 1863 and 1864. She also attended Independence Female College and Howard Female College.

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C0620 Thomas C. Reveley Class Materials 1841-1842

Syllabus and notes prepared for the studies of those attending lectures on Materia Medica and Pharmacy, delivered in the University of Pennsylvania. Contains source, description, and use of various medicines.

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C0621 Central Methodist College (Fayette, Mo.) Programs 1887-1894

CENTRAL COLLEGIAN, 1891, 1894; constitution of the Phi Alpha Literary Society, 1887; program of the 20th anniversary of Aristotelian Society, 1889; 3rd annual preliminary contest between literary societies, 1892; commencement program, 1893.

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C0622 Frank Thilly Letter 1898

To G.P. Wilson, Hagerstown, MD, from Columbia, MO, Apr. 30, 1898.

Letter about work on philosophy. Thilly was a professor of philosophy at the University of Missouri.

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C0623 St. Charles College Term Report 1836

Report prepared by John Hunter Fielding upon completion of the school's first year.

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C0624 E.H. Twining Report c. 1873

Report by Professor Twining concerning his botanical research in the vicinity of the University of Missouri.

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C0625 University of Missouri, Union Literary Society Papers 1871-1872

Constitution and bylaws of the Union Literary Society at the University of Missouri. Program of the society's annual exhibition, 5 April 1872.

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C0626 "Cow-Hide," University of Missouri c. 1880

Pages from humorous publication.

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C0627 University of Missouri Subscription List 1839

Names of Boone County, MO, residents, with amounts subscribed, who sought the establishment of the state university in the county.

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C0628 M. Slade Kendrick Papers 1951-1973

Letters written to a professor of agricultural economics at Cornell University by his friend, the poet John G. Neihardt (1884-1973), and related items.

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C0629 New England Society of St. Louis Program 1923

Program of the 38th annual reunion of the New England Society of St. Louis, held at Hotel Chase in St. Louis, Missouri.

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C0630 Missouri State Teachers Association Programs 1883

Programs of meetings of the association, one dated 23 July 1883 and one undated.

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C0631 Independent Order of Good Templars, Walnut Grove Lodge No. 683 (Rocheport, Mo.) Quarterly Return 1874

Return for quarter ending October 31, 1874, lists membership, dues, payments, and officers.

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C0632 University of Missouri, G.I. City Town Meeting Minutes 1946-1952

Minutes kept by the citizens of G.I. City, University of Missouri emergency housing trailer court, of their meetings to discuss problems of washing machine rental and purchase, playgrounds for children, health and sanitation, elections, parties, garbage disposal, sewing machines, repairs, house care, prowlers, and hospitalization of dependents of University students.

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C0633 "Historical Sketch of the Department of Physics, Univ. of Mo., 1839-1954," Harry E. Hammond 1954

History of the physics department and its work, 1839-1954. Includes photographs of physics lab equipment and one image of the chancellor's home on the University of Missouri campus.

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C0634 Kansas City Veterinary College History and Directory 1956

History and lists of officers, faculty, and alumni.

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C0635 University of Missouri, Memorial Union and Stadium Committee Records 1919-1930

Copies of minutes of meetings and correspondence generated by the Memorial Committee of Nine. This committee supervised fund-raising and pledge collecting for the construction of the Memorial Union and the Memorial Stadium.

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C0636 University of Missouri, Max Meyer Incident Papers 1929-1930

Professor Meyer was dismissed from the University shortly after the dismissal of Professor De Graff because of a sex questionnaire.

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C0637 University of Missouri, College of Arts and Science Homecoming Guest Register 1925-1926

Signatures and date of graduation of alumni returning for homecoming in 1925 and 1926.

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C0638 William Jewell College Receipt 1869

Receipt form of William Jewell College, Liberty, MO.

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C0639 Steelville Normal and Business Institute Papers 1894-1936

School catalog, 1894-1895; a treasurer's account; letter to alumni, 1936; a reunion paper, 1936.

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C0640 Forest History Foundation Papers 1956-1958

Oral interview with George W. Dulany, Jr., of LaJolla, CA, concerning lumbering in Missouri. Copies of "Forest History Newsletter" and a letter to W. Francis English of the University of Missouri.

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C0641 W.H. Burnham Class Notes 1861

Notes of lectures on anatomy and physiology by Professor Norwood and on international and constitutional law, taken at the University of Missouri by W.H. Burnham of Clarksville, Pike County, MO.

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C0642 William Franklin Switzler Papers 1896-1902

The papers contain miscellaneous letters found in the Switzler Day Book, Collection, C1270. Letters from Stanley B. Simpson, Augustus W. Simpson, and Joseph Simpson, S.W. McCall, and J.N. Whitney. Two bills to Missouri DEMOCRAT.

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C0643 Sims & Fitzgerald Commission Sales Company (St. Louis, Mo.) Records 1866-1867

The records contain a fragment of a record book of a commission company dealing in cotton, hides, furs, tobacco, wheat, hemp, castor beans, and sorghum molasses. Lists cost of freight, marine insurance, government tax, commissions on sale, and record of sale.

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C0644 Steamboat Cargo Record 1859-1963

A record of the boat, master, destination and cargo of vessels leaving the port of Cambridge on the Missouri River. Most of the cargo was tobacco, hemp, potatoes, hides, and wheat. The book was used as a scrapbook by John B. Land and was recovered by removing most of the clippings. See also the Land, John Braxton (1860-1949), Papers, 1918-1939, (C0359).

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C0645 Dwyer, Huntington and Company Letter Book 1887

The letter book contains orders for supplies, dynamite, tools, clothing, and food. Reports on progress and financial problems of a construction company doing work for the Chicago, Minneapolis, and St. Paul Railroads.

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C0646 Joplin, Missouri Special Road District Minute Book 1914-1917

The record book contains minutes of meetings, including bills and expenditures.

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C0647 U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers Missouri River Photographs 1928-1931

Photographs of highways and railroad bridges across the Missouri River, with maps and basic engineering facts. Also pictures of boats and construction for river control.

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C0648 Western Missouri Good Roads Association (Joplin, Mo.) Minute Book 1912-1915

Bylaws, financial statement, and minutes of meeting of the association, which was organized in July 1912.

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C0649 Joplin Consolidated Mining Company Books 1887-1928

Minute book containing articles of incorporation and minutes of meetings, and account book with accounts of sales and labor.

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C0650 Katy C. Mining Company (Joplin, Mo.) Books 1900-1906

V. 1 Accounts with Miners Bank, payrolls, and miscellaneous accounts, 1900-1903.

V. 2 Articles of association, by-laws and minutes of meetings of directors, 1900-1906.

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C0651 Coral Gables Trust Indenture 1929

Mortgage and trust indenture between Coral Gables, Inc., Coral Gables Properties, Inc., and the City Trust Company of Miami, FL.

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C0652 H. Clifford Brown Chemistry Laboratory Notebook 1920

A notebook kept by a student in chemistry, describing experiments and giving equations.

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C0653 H.B. Babb Notebook 1872-1875

Notes on the cultivation of small fruits, soil, and chemistry. Rolls of elementary school classes in back.

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C0654 Joseph Carpenter Arithmetic Book 1820

Book containing 95 pages on arithmetic and about 200 pages on surveying.

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C0655 William Givens Copy Book 1816-1821

The copy book contain notes prepared by a student of mathematics.

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C0656 Eva Johnston Papers 1893, 1923-1926

The papers of Eva Johnston contain a graduation speech and program; dedication speech by Louise Nardin at presentation of Johnson's portrait to the University; and two copybooks containing a translation of Euripides' Medea.

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C0657 J.W. Lawson Law Notebook 1874

Notebook of questions on law kept by Lawson on the textbook by Leake on contracts.

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C0658 Swallow Fossil Collection Catalogues 1877

Catalogues of fossils in the cabinet of M.A. Swallow, January 6, 1877.
Vol. 1 Specimens 1-2784 and minerals presented by Professor Cleveland in 1848.
Vol. 2 Specimens 1401-2655 and 3000-3427.

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C0659 D.P. Wright Account Books 1914-1949

Records of medical practice.

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C0660 Charles Quarles Chandler Letter 1847

To Charles Quarles, Mechanicsville, VA, from Philadelphia, PA, Jan. 9, 1847. Discusses recent and forthcoming medical books.

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C0661 Carlinville, Illinois Papers 1884-1894

Miscellaneous legal documents, papers, and clippings.

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C0662 Thomas Jefferson Downing Papers 1918-1925

Two medical papers written by a doctor from New London, MO: One, "A Possible Factor of Degeneracy," was published in the NEW YORK MEDICAL JOURNAL, July 20, 1918; the other, "A Pope as Physician," was printed in the MEDICAL JOURNAL AND RECORD, December 16, 1925.

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C0663 Daniel Gentry Deposition c. 1903

Group depositions on behalf of the plaintiff, Gentry, in a legal case involving floods on the Grand River. Ira B. Hyde was attorney for the plaintiff. The defendant was the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company, represented by Orton & Orton.

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C0664 Thomas D. Hines Speech 1927

Paper about circuit court judges from the time courts were established in 1815, read before Cape Girardeau Historical Society.

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C0665 Maurice M. Milligan Report 1939

Statement of the facts in a case against T.J. Pendergast involving income tax evasion, 1939. Milligan was an attorney for the prosecution.

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C0666 Champ and Bennett Champ Clark Papers 1853-1873

Political and personal papers of a Democratic U.S. congressman from Missouri, 1893-1895, and 1897-1921, and his son, a Democratic U.S. senator from Missouri, 1933-1945. Also includes materials of other family members. Collection contains correspondence, financial and legal documents, journals, photographs, speeches and writings, and clippings and scrapbooks.

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C0667 Mathematics Notebooks no date

Mathematical notebooks, written in German. Surveyor's notebook and one of sample problems.

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C0668 Henry Clay Campaign Ribbon 1844

"Henry Clay, the Peoples' Choice. Missouri State Convention, St. Louis, June 3, 1844."

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C0669 Herndon Family Letters 1859-1879

Letters written from the gold fields and from Texas, describing living conditions and discussing politics.

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C0670 Andrew Jackson Letter 1845

To [William Breckenridge], from The Hermitage, [Jan.] 28, 1845.

Discusses politics and the Polk administration.

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C0671 Joseph Davis Letter 1855

To G.R. Smith, from Fayette, MO, May 31, 1855.

Comments on political trends in Kansas and Missouri.

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C0672 Walter King Speech 1859

Speech given in the Missouri House of Representatives, 10 December 1859, on "The Difference Between the Northern Democratic Views on Territorial Policy."

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C0673 H.H. Lewis Letter 1950

To the History Department, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, from Cape Girardeau, MO, Mar. 15, 1950.

Concerns alleged conspiracy to repress incriminating information Lewis had collected about government officials. Two-page letter and enclosures.

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C0674 Thomas F. Eagleton Papers 1944-1987

Papers of circuit attorney for the City of St. Louis, 1956-1960; attorney general of Missouri, 1960-1964; lieutenant governor of Missouri, 1964-1968; and U.S. senator from Missouri, 1969-1986. Includes correspondence, photographs, speeches and press releases, audiovisual materials, microfilm and newspaper clippings.

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C0675 G[eorge] Graham Vest Letters 1885, 1889

Letter to Duke Draffen, Boonville, MO, 23 February 1885, suggests the possibility of Vest getting Draffen a district judgeship.

Letter to Draffen, 9 June 1889, announces a prospective visit and reminisces about earlier days.

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C0676 Turner Society Pamphlets 1912-1945

Pamphlets and publications of St. Louis area Turner groups. Also a history of the American Turnerbund, 1924; an annual report of the national executive committee of American Turners, 1941; and copies of TURNER TOPICS, publication of American Turners.

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C0677 "Some Facts and Recollections of the History of the Department of Physics at the University of Missouri in Columbia," Newell S. Gingrich 1981

Typescript, largely written by Gingrich in 1974, which contains information on and reminiscences of the faculty, a history of departmental moves and addition of equipment, a history of the O.M. Stewart Fund, and a history of the Committee on Science Laboratories and Instruments.

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C0678 Thomas Lilbourne Anderson Papers 1860-1864

The papers of Thomas Lilbourne Anderson, lawyer, politician, and U.S. Congressman who practiced law in St. Charles and Palmyra, Missouri contain an autobiography and three letters written to Anderson in the 1860s, one describing the Battle of Springfield in 1863.

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C0679 William R. Gillaspie Papers 1851-1886

Letter from James C. Hamilton of Fulton, MO, to his brother William in Washington City, IA. He talks of the weather, crops, the prosperity of the country, a revival meeting and their need of a preacher. Brief biography of Ben Butler, legislator, governor, Union general, senator, and presidential candidate, who ran as a Republican, Democrat, and Greenback.

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C0680 Margaret Stout Davis Autobiography 1952

The autobiography, "The Story of My Life" by Margaret Stout Davis, covers her life from 1870 to 1952. She recounts her fathers' and husbands' business ventures.

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C0681 Henry S. Kelley Autobiographical Sketch no date

The sketch contains a description of pioneer life in the community of Marion, Indiana, in 1846 and later.

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C0682 "Judge Thos. J.C. Fagg," Clayton Keith 1905

Biographical sketch of a Pike County pioneer.

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C0683 "My Father, W.H. Pyle, American Psychologist," Vernus Pyle 1949

Biography of William H. Pyle (1875-1946), educator and psychologist, follows his life from 1900 until his death. He taught Educational Psychology at the University of Missouri and at Wayne University, Detroit, MI, and became dean of the graduate school at Wayne University.

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C0684 "Past Days of the Ozarks," Nannie Edwards 1945

Original poem depicting home and community life during the author's childhood in the Missouri Ozarks.

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C0685 W.L. Frazier Papers 1932

Symbolic poem written by a Boise, ID, doctor and sent to L.M. Defoe, Columbia, MO. Also descriptive letter and picture.

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C0686 "Crossing the Plains," Wade Howard 1864

Poem about a trip from Tipton, MO, into Idaho, starting April 23, 1864. Printed in 1886 by the poet's brother, W.S. Howard.

C0687 "Tolstoi, or, Prometheus Befriended," Walter Clare Martin 1914

Field Prize poem written in June 1914 at the University of Missouri.

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C0688 Anna M. Marti Sketches no date

The sketches contain the account, "How Mother Got Her Forty Acres," dictated by Anna Marti, of her mother's trip in 1845 from Switzerland to the United States and how she acquired forty acres of land near Kochille, Michigan. Also includes a short typewritten sketch of Anna M. Marti by Mrs. E.L. Gage.

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C0689 "Veblen on the Missouri Campus," Matthew White Paxton no date

The collection contains a biographical sketch of Thorstein Veblen, but little concerning his time at the University of Missouri. Prepared for MISSOURI ALUMNUS but not used.

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C0690 "A Page from the Past," Mrs. Phillip M. Smith no date

The collection contains reminiscences of Mrs. Smith about a slave book belonging to the estate of General Thomas A. Smith. See also collection 166, volume 1.

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C0691 Thomas E. Breckenridge Papers 1894, 1950

The papers contain a petition for pension, 1894; family notes, and "The Breckenridge Memoirs" by John Mitchell, 1950.

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C0692 Wellington Allen Reminiscence 1885

The collection contains a record of the death of Alf Bowlin, a hunted Confederate soldier, near Forsyth, Missouri, in 1862, as told and recorded by a Union soldier in 1885.

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C0693 Clay County Savings Association Robbery Description 1866

Description of robbery, supposedly committed by Jesse James, February 13, 1866, including amounts stolen.

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C0694 "The James Boys," C.V. Froman 1954

Stories about Jesse and Frank James and other Missouri outlaws.

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C0695 Charles Gunther Papers no date

Reminiscences of incidents of his father's trips West in search of gold and return trips, once via Panama and once via Cape Horn. Incidents recalled in connection with the family house in Lexington, MO, during the Civil War. Poem by Gunther, "The Cat Came Back."

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C0696 Martin A. Gauldin Diary 1845

Trip to Austin, TX, from Marshall, MO, November and December 1845.

Remarks on campsites, towns and settlements, fertility of soil, and variety and condition of timber seen enroute.

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C0697 "Robert Levi Todd," William R. Gentry no date

The major events in the lives of the family of Robert Levi Todd from the family's settlement in Missouri in 1816 to the death of Robert Levi Todd, Jr., in 1891.

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C0698 William Y. Hitt Santa Fe Trail Memories no date

Journey by Hitt's father, probably after 1831, from the Franklin-St. Joseph area to Taos, NM, and back to Topeka, KS, and St. Joseph. Number of wagons, people, and detailed account of hardships encountered.

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C0699 R.E. Howlett Reminiscences 1916

Civil War reminiscences of a Confederate doctor, dictated to George Zollinger.

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C0700 J. Sam Lail Papers 1839-1911

Reminiscences of Civil War days and historical sketch of the Christian Church at Liberty, MO. Lail lived in Shamrock, Callaway County, MO.

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