Columbia Manuscript Collections

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C0701 Milton Fletcher Mahin Memoirs 1933

Reminiscences of the son of a Methodist minister. The family moved from Indiana to Nebraska, and to Kansas before the Civil War. Mahin recalls the antebellum period, various important events in his life, and his travels to all sections of the United States.

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C0702 "My Lark," James M. Pyne 1911

Description by a volunteer infantryman of his part in subduing the insurrection on the Philippine Islands, his fights against disease, and his experiences as he worked his way around the world as a seaman.

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C0703 "Memorabilia," Carr Waller Pritchett 1904

Autobiographical sketch of Pritchett who with his parents migrated from Virginia to Missouri in 1835 and became a preacher, teacher, astronomer, and founder of Pritchett College. Tells of his early life in Virginia and the struggles of his first years in Missouri.

Also an edited version with comments by Betty Huston Pritchett (1952).

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C0704 "Early Post Roads and Post Offices in Ray and Clay Counties," E.L. Pigg 1942

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

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C0705 I.V. Smith Memoirs 1902

Civil War experiences of a Confederate soldier from Missouri, who retreated south to Mississippi with General Sterling Price.

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C0706 New Providence Baptist Church (Mississippi County, Mo.) Records 1894-1906

Records of the monthly meetings of the Baptist Church at Hough Station, Mississippi County, MO, from its organization on 24 November 1894 until December 1906. Includes membership lists, persons accepted into and excluded from church membership, elections to church offices and committees, and pastors called and elected.

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C0707 BIBLE EXPOSITOR 1860

One issue (August 24, 1860) of a religious bulletin published in Seneca Falls, NY.

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C0708 T.F. Stone Papers 1821-1876

Marriages and birth records from the family Bible and an invitation to the 25th commencement of the College of Christian Brothers, 1876.

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C0709 Ocran Clapp Funeral Sermon 1835

Sermon preached at Easthampton at the funeral of Ocran Clapp, who died in the snow December 15, 1835.

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C0710 Mount Vernon Union Sabbath School (Mount Vernon, Mo.) Book 1851

The first book of rules of the Union Sunday School at Mount Vernon, MO, organized in October 1851. Typed copy also included.

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C0711 Ste. Genevieve Catholic Church Picture 1910

The collection contains one picture postcard showing the Roman Catholic Church built in 1834.

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C0712 Princeton Baptist Church (Princeton, Mo.) Contract 1915

The collection contains the building contract for construction of the Baptist Church at Princeton, Missouri, August 18, 1915.

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C0713 Richmond Baptist Church (Richmond, Mo.) Program 1942

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

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C0714 Wyaconda Baptist Association Program 1944

The collection contains one program of the centennial celebration at the Baptist church in Wyaconda, Missouri.

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C0715 First Presbyterian Church (Columbia, Mo.) Session Book 1828

The collection contains a photostat copy of the first pages of a record book of a newly organized church.

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C0716 Columbus Christian Church (Columbus, Mo.) Records 1853-1938

The records of the Columbus Christian Church contain a copy of a history of the church, 1938, by Mrs. Hugh Simmerman. Also subscription lists, 1870 and 1883, and receipt, 1870.

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C0717 Barbara Higdon Papers no date

The papers contain transcribed oral interviews with Hubert Case, Arthur B. Phillips, and Elbert A. Smith concerning the Reformed Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

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C0718 Elbert A. Smith Interview 1954

The collection contains a transcribed oral interview of Elbert Smith, held in Independence, Missouri, April 23, 1954. Smith, a grandson of Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, was presiding patriarch of the church at the time of the interview.

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C0719 Charles Bender Bills of Sale 1870

The collection contains bills of sale for cattle, listing their brand insignia, sold to Charles Bender, Mountain City, Hays County, Texas.

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C0720 P.A. Brown Stud Horse Advertisement 1871

Poster advertising a thoroughbred stallion named Winfield as being available for stud service at the farm of P.A. Brown at Miami, Saline County, MO. Prices are listed for various types of service. Description of the horse and of its pedigree are also given.

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C0721 German Settlement Society Notations 1836-1839

The collection contains excerpts from a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, settlement society record book relative to starting new settlements in the west, particularly at Hermann, Missouri.

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C0722 Lynch Company Proposal ca. 1919

The collection contains comments on a plan submitted by Lynch Company to revamp an unidentified business by instituting a centralized order department.

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C0723 L.B. Ely and Brother Account 1877

The collection contains an account of Mrs. Austin with a general merchandise store in Carrollton, Missouri.

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C0724 Horne and Company (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Catalogue 1897-1898

The collection contains a clothing and household furnishings catalogue of a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, company.

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C0725 Daughters of the American Colonists Records 1907-2009

The records of a patriotic, historical, and educational organization include documents from the Missouri state organization, individual chapters, and the national society. They consist of by-laws, minutes, programs, newsletters, chapter yearbooks, and scrapbooks.

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C0726 Edward Cornet Grocer Company (St. Louis, Mo.) Catalogue 1907

The collection contains one catalogue of a St. Louis, Missouri, grocer, showing wholesale prices of goods.

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C0727 G.C. Higgenbothem Butcher Shop Records 1909-1910

The records contain sale records of a butcher shop in Mountain Home, Arkansas.

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C0728 Ames Plow Company Price List no date

The collection contains a list of ice tools of the Ames Plow Company in Massachusetts.

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C0729 Frick Refrigerating and Ice-Making Machinery Catalogue no date

The collection contains one catalogue showing equipment manufactured by the Frick Company of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.

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C0730 Drew-Stiff Lumber Company Order List 1890

List of stock and prices for a lumber company of Willow Springs, MO.

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C0731 Curry Amendment Hearing Minutes 1948

A discussion of the Curry Amendment to the Missouri Constitution.

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C0732 "Ann Hawkins Gentry," William Richard Gentry Jr. 1960

Remarks at dedication of the Ann Hawkins Gentry Roadside Park in Gentry County, MO, June 5, 1960.

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C0733 J.S. Gollan Speech 1930

Address of editor of LA PRENSA, Buenos Aires, an exchange lecturer of the University of Buenos Aires, before the Columbia Kiwanis Club, March 25, 1930.

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C0734 Kate McBeth Speech no date

Speech protesting women's suffrage.

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C0735 Richard Cleghorn Overton Address 1944

"Railroad Records and Local History," a talk given on 6 November 1944 in Harrisburg, PA, before the American Association for State and Local History. The effect of railroads on the history of Harrisburg, giving sources for railroad history.

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C0736 James A. Potter Speech no date

Given at the first annual Earl F. Nelson Memorial Lecture, under the auspices of the Missouri Law School Foundation in memory of Mr. Nelson.

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C0737 Warford Family Cemetery (Howard County, Mo.) Records no date

Inscriptions, land indenture, and map showing location of family cemetery in Prairie Township, Howard County, MO. Also includes a biographical sketch of John Warford (1798-1872), who established the cemetery.

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C0738 George G[raham] Vest Speech 1895

The collection consists of a speech by George G. Vest delivered before the Jefferson Club, St. Louis, Missouri, 31 October 1895, on the occasion of unveiling a bust of Thomas Jefferson. Vest gives a biographical sketch of Jefferson, his political views, and opposition. The last part contains advice to the Democratic party of the time.

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C0739 THE UNIVERSITY ARGUS 1891

Monthly publication of Athenaean and Union Literary Societies of the University of Missouri. Issue for December 1891.

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C0740 Bosworth Memorial Library Bulletins 1956

"A Supplementary Listing of the Theses Presented for Degrees from the College of the Bible [Lexington, KY] now in the Bosworth Memorial Library," and two copies of "A Listing of the Contents and Indexes of the Papers of Isaac Tipton, Reneau, Disciple Evangelist, Physician, Book Salesman, 1805-1885, now in the Bosworth Memorial Library."

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C0741 "In Memoriam," Anne Elizabeth Chandler 1904

Eulogies and obituaries of Anne Elizabeth Chandler.

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C0742 Huntsville, Missouri Brochure c. 1910

Brochure describing the town of Huntsville, circa 1910.

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C0743 "The Life of Richard T. Isaacs," Richard T. Isaacs 1878

Autobiography of Richard T. Isaacs and account of his murder of Henderson B. Clark. Includes letters received by Isaacs after his conviction for murder.

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C0744 Marshall, Missouri Centennial Celebration Pamphlet 1939

History of Marshall, MO, and tentative plan for a centennial celebration in 1939. Also a list of mayors of Marshall from 1879 to 1939.

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C0745 A.L. Maxwell Papers no date

Pamphlets dealing with the siege and battle of Lexington, MO, and a horse, Lady Wonder, who answers questions. Picture postcard of Seybold Tavern, Excelsior Springs, MO.

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C0746 American Association of University Professors, Missouri Conference Records 1958-1982

Records of a faculty organization devoted to the interests of higher education in Missouri. Contains correspondence, executive council meeting minutes, financial reports, annual meeting materials, newsletters and information on local chapters throughout the state.

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C0747 "A Story of an Emigrant People," Grant Leazenby no date

Reminiscences of the author's boyhood in Cainsville, Harrison County, MO. Recounts the lives of prominent Czechoslovakian immigrants in the community, describing their history as a people, their country, and the area they finally settled in.

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C0748 German English Evangelical Friedens Church (Hamburg, Mo.) Records 1920-1940

Records of the German English Evangelical Friedens Church, Hamburg, MO, consisting of an undated church history and record books from the years 1920 to 1940. The record books contain the church constitution, membership records, cash receipt accounts, expenditure and collection records, minutes of directors meetings and annual meetings, and the cemetery fund records.

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C0749 Ray Baird Papers 1897-1985

Papers of a Missouri professional youth work director, 1925-1956; businessman, 1956-1974; and amateur band leader, 1974-1982. Includes personal papers, genealogical materials on the Baird family, diaries, correspondence, poetry, award presentations, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

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C0750 "History of Athletics in the University of Missouri," William Gwathmey Manly no date

History of athletics at the University of Missouri, 1890-1898.

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C0751 Andrew W. McAlester 80th Birthday Dinner Program 1921

Program of dinner tendered Dr. McAlester in celebration of his eightieth birthday by the Boone County Medical Society and the citizens of Columbia, MO.

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C0752 University of Missouri, Stephens Medal Contest Program 1891

Program of University of Missouri oratorical contest.

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C0753 Edwin W. Stephens 70th Birthday Dinner Program 1919

Program of birthday dinner given for Edwin W. Stephens by the citizens of Columbia, MO, June 28, 1919.

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C0754 Franklin Russell Fetté Papers 1945-1950

Correspondence of managing director of the Fetté Rug Company. Information on Fetté, Communist takeover of China, and inflation in that country.

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C0755 Thomas W. Conyers Papers 1817-1903

Papers of a Monroe County, MO, landowner, merchant, soldier, and politician. Included are diaries, an account book, genealogical materials on the Conyers family, and miscellany regarding the daily activities of the Conyers family and their slaves. Particular emphasis is given to everyday farming operations and accounts.

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C0756 Boatmen's Savings Bank History 1937

History of the Boatmen's Bank, St. Louis, MO, 1847-1937.

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C0757 Battle of Wilson's Creek Memoir 1934

Memoir of the battle (1861) as told by Mrs. J.J. Bruton of Ozark, MO, to Katherine Brown in 1934.

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C0758 Florence Harrison Bill Genealogical Pamphlet 1950

AS I RECALL, STORIES OF AND FOR THE FAMILY by Florence Harrison Bill, containing unusual stories of Columbia, Glasgow, and Fayette, MO.

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C0759 "A Brief History of the Six Mile Territory," Mary Sue Chiles no date

An account of the early history of Six Mile Territory in Jackson County, MO, from 1804 through the Civil War.

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C0760 Civil War Reminiscences no date

Account of the battle of Springfield, MO, 1861, by Robert A. Austin, Carrollton, MO.

Experiences of Isaac Cruzen in Lexington, MO, 1862-1864.

Incidents in Richmond, MO, as told by a daughter of L.K. Kinsey. Notes on Cruzen genealogy.

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C0761 Newark, Missouri, History no date

History of Newark, Knox County, MO, 1836-1932, and typed copy of order of incorporation, 1872.

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C0762 "Christ Church Parish, Lexington, Missouri, 1845-1945," Burtis M. Little 1945

Centennial history of an Episcopal church.

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C0763 "The Harvey Book," Clarence Cannon 1957

Genealogy of the family of Ida Dawson Wigginton Cannon (Mrs. Clarence Cannon), beginning with Francis Harvey (1790-1860), who came to Lincoln County, MO, in the 1830s.

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C0764 Eminence, Missouri, History 1914

History of Eminence from the Civil War to 1914, written by Leland Adair.

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C0765 Frisco Railroad Survey no date

Chronological survey of construction and acquisitions by the Frisco Lines, 1849-1940.

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C0766 University of Missouri, College of Agriculture Photographs 1912

Photographs of College of Agriculture faculty members and a very brief history of Sanborn Field.

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C0767 Jones Family History 1747-1918

A history of the Jones family beginning with Welchman Ellis Jones (b. 1747). The family is traced from Maryland to the West: Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska.

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C0768 University of Missouri, School of Journalism 50th Anniversary Papers 1958-1959

Executive committee progress report and enclosures outlining events scheduled to celebrate the school's golden anniversary.

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C0769 James A. Finch Jr. Papers 1951-1980

Papers of assisting attorney general of Missouri; acting prosecuting attorney of Cape Girardeau County; member and president of the Board of Curators of the University of Missouri, 1951-1965; and judge, 1965-1978, and chief justice, 1971-1973, of the Missouri Supreme Court. Includes correspondence from Finch's term on Board of Curators and speeches at judicial conferences and other functions.

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C0770 Benton Barnes Megown Essays no date

The collection contains typescript essays on places and events of interest in Ralls County, Missouri, including the New London Christian Church and early settlements.

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C0771 "History of the Memorial Presbyterian Church & the Experiment Farm of Napton, MO," Thomas B. Hall 1944

The collection contains one pamphlet giving history of the T.A. Smith family and farm in Saline County, the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Napton, Missouri, and other hamlets in Saline County.

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C0772 Joseph and Mary Shackelford Roy Family History no date

The collection contains a brief family history, including an account of the wedding of Joseph and Mary S. Roy at St. Charles, Missouri, 1813; their places of residence during their lifetime; and the names of their daughters and their daughters' husbands and children.

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C0773 Spanish-American War History c. 1948

The collection contains a documentary history of the war with Spain, the Boxer Rebellion, and the Philippine Insurrection prepared by the United Spanish War Veterans. Includes descriptions of the battles, the attitudes of the Americans and their opponents, the diseases that caused a majority of the deaths, biographies of prominent personalities in the war and their pictures, and casualty lists.

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C0774 Christopher Morley Letter 1939

The collection contains one letter to a Mr. Sabel from New York City, 13 January 1939. Letter to autograph seeker declining to sign name to item written by Don (Marquis); this letter to serve as his autograph instead.

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C0775 "John Brown, 1855-1858," Eliza Johnston Wiggins no date

Sketches of John Brown's activities in Kansas from 1855 to 1858, compiled from writings of G.W. Brown, M.D.

Also a description of Pottawatomie massacre.

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C0776 "Masonic Lodge History, 1842-1943," Robert R. Wright no date

Remarks on Rocheport, Missouri, and surrounding lodges.

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C0777 "[History of Waverly, Missouri]," J.M. Motte no date

A short history of Waverly, Lafayette County, Missouri.

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C0778 J.W. Wilson Papers 1947

Sketch of incidents in Wilson's life, his achievements as superintendent of Atchison County, KS, high school, and as county highway engineer. Also incidents in the lives of his ancestors.

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C0779 Historical Essays on Southeast Missouri, Max L. Kelley no date

Five articles including "The Heel of Missouri," "Consolidated School District Number 8," "Louis Houck, the Father of Southeast Missouri," "The Execution of Tewanya," and "The Awakening of the Big Swamp."

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C0780 Missouri Archaeological Society Records 1934-1983

The records of an organization of amateur and professional archaeologists headquartered in Columbia, MO. Includes extensive members' correspondence, executive committee correspondence, membership and financial records, newspaper clippings, and photographs documenting members' interests and the organization's efforts to preserve Missouri's archaeological resources.

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C0781 Missouri National Organization for Women Records 1967-1982

Records of Missouri state chapter of the National Organization for Women. Contains financial records, conference materials, meeting minutes, city chapter materials, membership lists, correspondence, newsletters, publicity materials, and project files.

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C0782 H.J. Alley Short Horn Cattle Sale Catalog 1902

Dispersal sale of Alley's herd at Princeton, MO.

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C0783 Missouri Railroad and Township Map 1874

Map of Missouri showing railroad lines throughout the state.

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C0784 Mexican War Map of Battles 1847

Survey of operations of the U.S. Army under Major General Whitfield Scott, August 19-20, 1847. Locale of battle in which General James Shields participated.

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C0785 "Early History of Oregon County," William E. Lowry no date

Early history of Oregon County including biographical sketches of some of the settlers.

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C0786 Fort D'Orleans Photographs 1933

Annotated stereoscope photos of the probable site of Fort D'Orleans. Four photos with duplicates.

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C0787 Cantonment Bellefontaine Pictures 1894

Pictures of remains of officers' quarters and tombstones of Major Russell Dissell, William Sears, and the infant of Zebulon M. Pike.

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C0788 California, Missouri Picture 1861

Photograph of illustration of California, MO.

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C0789 Chariton River Blockhouse Photograph no date

Photograph of blockhouse guarding the Chariton River, Macon County, on Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad.

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C0790 Norman J. Colman Pictures 1889-1922

Photographs and negatives of office of COLMAN'S RURAL WORLD, c. 1900; Colman when secretary and commissioner of agriculture, from AMERICAN AGRICULTURALIST, March 1889; Colman with harness horse, from NEW BREEDER'S GAZETTE, 1922.

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C0791 Mary C. Marmaduke Clippings no date

The collection contains newspaper clippings on the Marmaduke and Sappington families and Arrow Rock Tavern.

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C0792 Daniel Family Papers 1870-1966

The papers of the Daniel family, of Osceola, Missouri, contain letters, diaries, newspaper clippings of family events, and photographs of family members. See information folder for brief genealogy of Daniel and Cox families.

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C0793 THE CAMPBELL CITIZEN (Campbell, Neb.) 1916

The collection contains the election issue of the paper for November 2, 1916, containing campaign ads and including a sample ballot.

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C0794 THE COMMONER (Lincoln, Neb.) 1908-1922

The collection contains copies of newspapers edited by William Jennings Bryan.

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C0795 THE TRUE AMERICAN (Schoharie, N.Y.) 1812

The collection contains one photostat copy of the September 5, 1812, edition of the True American and contains public announcements of sales, debts, and legal action, articles on the War, the Rhode Island election, ex-president Adams, and notices to British subjects residing in Schoharie County.

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C0796 Forrest C. Donnell Senatorial Papers 1945-1950

Papers of a Republican senator from Missouri, 79th through 81st Congresses. Contains correspondence and notes about such post-World War II subjects as economic adjustments, displaced persons, labor, civil rights, atomic energy, and the spread of communism.

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C0797 Boone County Home Mutual Insurance Company Policy 1859

The collection contains a policy issued to Mary L. Parker of Columbia, Missouri, and include the charter and by-laws of company.

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C0798 Missouri. Capitol, St. Charles, Reconstruction Architectural Drawing 1962

The collection contains a floor plan for the second floor and roof plan of proposed reconstruction of first Missouri State Capitol in St. Charles. Drawing by Kenneth E. Coombs, Architect, Kansas City, for Missouri State Park Board.

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C0799 Agricultural Articles 1823-1911

The collection contains articles from The Country Gentleman, 1856-1911; The Cultivator, 1838-1864; American Farmer, 1823-1832; Southern Cultivator, 1851; The Cultivator and Country Gentleman, 1866; The Journal of Agriculture, 1870. The articles deal with agriculture and the advantages of the country, primarily in Missouri.

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C0800 SQUATTER SOVEREIGN (Atchison, Kan.) 1855-1857

The collection contains a newspaper published by J.H. Stringfellow and R.S. Kelley as a pro-slavery weekly advocating that "the squatter claims the same sovereignty in the Territory that he possessed in the States." In 1857 ownership passed to S.C. Pomeroy and O.F. Short and the policy became pro-free state.

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