Columbia Manuscript Collections

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C0801 Gallatin Bank (Gallatin, Mo.) Postcard no date

The collection contains a postcard picture of the bank building at Gallatin, Missouri, which was robbed by Jesse and Frank James on 7 December 1869. Picture includes a group of unidentified men.

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C0802 THE ZOUAVE REGISTER (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) 1861

Fragment of a newspaper dated 4 September 1861 and published by the Missouri Infantry, 8th Regiment, Volunteers (also known as the American Zouaves). Lists field and staff officers and reports on battles.

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C0803 Jefferson Club (St. Louis, Mo.) Photograph 1901

Photograph of members and guests of the Jefferson Club of St. Louis at Monticello, VA, the home of Thomas Jefferson, on 12 October 1901. Included are Missouri politicians Harry B. Hawes and William J. Stone.

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C0804 Paris Covered Bridge (Paris, Mo.) Photograph c. 1948

Photograph of a covered bridge located at the city limits of Paris, Monroe County, MO.

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C0805 Spring Valley Farm (Platte County, Mo.) Lithograph no date

Pictorial representation of Spring Valley Farm, the residence of Thomas F. Stone, located seven miles north of Weston, Platte County, Missouri.

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C0806 Louisiana Purchase Exposition (St. Louis, Mo.) Pictures 1904

Twenty-four views of various buildings and exhibits of the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Consists of black and white miniatures in the form of a souvenir booklet.

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C0807 University of Missouri Photographs 1883-1893

Photographs of the Agricultural Boarding Club, students and faculty, Jesse Hall auditorium, and university cadets and officers. Also, a print of the university, Stephens Female College, and Christian Female College.

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C0808 Missouri. Capitol, Jefferson City, Architectural Drawings no date

Plans for north and south elevations of the Capitol, by Tracy and Swartwout, Architects, New York City.

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C0809 COLLEGE SONGS, Missouri State University 1873

Song book of lyrics of the popular college songs of the day.

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C0810 National Grange Song Book 1874

Used at Central Hill Grange, Fayette, MO.

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C0811 Strother Colbert and Company Broadside 1871

Announcement of a complete abstract office for Saline County, urging landowners to protect themselves with a perfect abstract of title to their property.

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C0812 Democratic Party Ballot 1876

Regular Democratic ticket, Columbia, MO, 7 November 1876, giving candidates for president, vice-president, electors, governor, and other state and county officials.

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C0813 Toole Dramatic Company Program [1894]

Illustrated program and advertisement of J.E. Tools and his "excellent dramatic company," in Edwin Jerome's comedy, KILLARNEY AND THE RHINE. Includes dramatic criticisms and reviews.

Probably distributed in Carlinville, IL.

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C0814 Hardin College (Mexico, Mo.) Papers 1919

Report on the college and appeal from the alumni association president concerning the half million dollar expansion campaign for the college.

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C0815 L.D. Thompson Letter to DAILY DEMOCRAT-NEWS (Marshall, Mo.) 1932

Letter written by state auditor to the Marshall newspaper on the question of increased state taxes.

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C0816 Ewing Young Mitchell Jr. Papers 1944

Pamphlets by Mitchell entitled "Truman's First Nomination for Senator was Stolen" and "Four Horsemen of the Pendergast Machine."

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C0817 Miller County Institute (Spring Garden, Mo.) Record Books 1884-1894

Account and record books of a preparatory school; students' accounts and records of tuition received.

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C0818 Anderson House (Lexington, Mo.) Architectural Drawings no date

Map showing location, plot plan, and portion of Civil War Battle of Lexington State Park; basement and floor plans; interior and exterior details; north, south, east, and west elevations; sections; and profiles. Documentation was undertaken as part of Historic American Buildings Survey under direction of U.S. National Park Service, Branch of Plans and Design, with Kenneth E. Coombs, architect.

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C0819 Union Pacific Railway Handbill no date

Advertisement for Kansas farmlands in the "Golden Belt."

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C0820 Daniel R. Fitzpatrick Cartoons 1934-1943

Newspaper cartoons concerned with Missouri politics during this period. Published in the ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH.

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C0821 S.C. Turnbo Clippings 1899-1907

The collection contains clippings of articles written by S.C. Turnbo of southern Missouri. They give accounts of hunting wild animals, such as panthers, bears, and wolves, in the Ozarks of Missouri and Arkansas, also a bit about pioneer life.

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C0822 William R. Denslow Collection 1841-1929

The collection contains materials collected by William R. Denslow, including his father's memoirs, articles on local history, letters (1859-1861), written by a young boy working on a whaling ship, and a typescript copy of an 1898 diary describing the Yukon gold fields.

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C0823 Ivan Lee Holt Jr. Papers 1937-1981

The papers of Ivan Lee Holt, Jr. contain correspondence, memoranda, reports, and other papers relating to the career of Holt, a circuit judge in St. Louis, Missouri. Contains material concerning his activities in the American Bar Association including the Section of Judicial Administration; the National College of State Trial Judges; the National Probation and Parole Association; the Methodist Church; and other charitable, legal, and religious organizations.

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C0824 Percy A. Hogan Papers 1915-1957

The papers contain correspondence of Percy A. Hogan, law librarian at the University of Missouri. Percy A. Hogan served as law librarian and lecturer in legal bibliography for the University of Missouri Law Library, 1915-1956. Percy and his wife Florence rented an apartment in the Conley home at 602 Sanford and his papers were found there in 1981.

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C0825 Missouri Land and Live Stock Company and Missouri Land Company of Scotland Papers 1881-1924

Records, reports, and correspondence of companies which had main offices in Edinburgh, Scotland. Their purpose was to obtain land in southwest Missouri to sell or lease.

Originals in Colorado State Archives.

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C0826 THE RESEARCH 1915-1916

The collection contains copies of University of Missouri student newspaper for November 1915 and January and April 1916. Articles include information on athletics department, sportsmanship, and fraternity and sorority activities.

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C0827 CASS COUNTY DEMOCRAT-MISSOURIAN 1957

The collection contains articles on the old Civil War mansion of John R. William and a detailed statement of receipts and disbursements of Cass County, Missouri, 1957.

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C0828 Anna and Dehn Batschelett House (La Due, Mo.) Architectural Drawings 1976

The collection contains the line drawings for the Batschelett House in La Due, Missouri, including: Location map; partial site plan; foundation and floor plans; a general section; north, south, east, and west elevations; door and window elevations; and profiles of details. Documentation was undertaken as part of Historic American Buildings Survey through the U.S. National Park Service Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation, John A. Huffman, architect. Drawings by Tony Apostolaros.

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C0829 Mercer County, Missouri Atlas Frontispiece 1877

History of Mercer County, MO, as given on the frontispiece of the 1877 atlas.

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C0830 Lincoln County Courthouse (Troy, Mo.) Architectural Drawings 1974

The collection contains a site plan, floor plans, and south, east, and west elevations of proposed addition to Lincoln County Courthouse. Drawings by Henze and Kuda Associates, architects.

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C0831 William F. Jones Papers 1819-1928

Letters written primarily by William F. Jones from his home in Bloomingburg, OH, to cousins living in Montgomery County, MO. Jones describes the national political scene, election results, his family, local weather and crops, his Civil War experiences, and the Spanish-American War. Also includes the account book (1844-1928), of Wilson P.H. Jones. See also collection 995.626. See information folder for brief genealogy of the Jones family.

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C0832 Lizzie Blanche Matthews Papers 1885-1920

Correspondence of Lizzie B. Matthews, with George H. Brooks, between 1889 and 14 August 1900, their wedding date. Topics include teaching school, teachers' salaries, smallpox outbreaks, local court cases, small town entertainment, weather, road conditions, and operating a dry goods store in Salisbury. Miscellaneous programs.

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C0833 Ferris Forman Letter 1836

To Clark Hyatt, from St. Louis, Mar. 8, 1836.

Reprint of letter describing St. Louis and Potosi.

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C0834 Davis-Hughes Family Papers 1842-1963

Papers of two Missouri families represented by William Thompson Davis and his brother-in-law, Joseph Taylor Juan Hughes. Collection consists mainly of Davis' letters, his diploma, and a program from the Davis Institute. Also includes genealogical material.

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C0835 Erodelphian Literary Society (Lexington, Mo.) Records 1851-1859

Records of a small, college-based literary society in existence from 1850 to 1860. Its membership included DeKalb Musgrove, Adair Wilson, and Joseph Taylor Juan Hughes. Consists of correspondence with prominent individuals, 1851-1859, and an incomplete set of meeting minutes, 1853-1856.

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C0836 Hermann, Missouri, Clippings 1945

Clipping reprinting section of journal of the Reverend William A. Helffrich of the early Reformed Church, describing river trip from Pennsylvania to Hermann, MO, in 1848, and the social life among pioneer settlers. From the Advertiser Courier, Hermann, MO, 27 April 1945.

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C0837 Political Clippings 1878, 1888

Clippings concerning national politics. Party platforms and financial matters.

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C0838 Polly Cooley Letter 1851

Letter to her husband, N.G. Cooley, who was in Idaho prospecting for gold. Reprinted in Carrollton Democrat, 1935.

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C0839 Linda M. Locke Papers 1969-1982

Papers of a Missouri National Organization for Women chapter coordinator and assistant state and state coordinator, 1978-1982; Adult Abuse Remedies Coalition lobbyist, 1979-1980; delegate to 1980 Democratic National Convention; and Missouri Equal Rights Amendment Countdown Campaign project director, 1981-1982.

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C0840 Sarah Ann Chandler Papers 1832-1938

The papers contain a diary of family's trip from Louisa County, Virginia, to Cooper County, Missouri. Account of a similar trip in 1938 by Charles Quarles Chandler, II. Ralph Dickinson's comments on the 1836 diary. Photographs and miscellany.
Original in the possession of Oran T. Tucker.

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C0841 William Nash Diary and Account Book 1821-1849

The collection contains a record of daily activities and personal accounts kept by a Callaway County, Missouri, farmer. A few diary entries, 1848-1849, were made by someone other than William Nash.

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C0842 Pauline H. Stratton Papers 1841-1870

The collection contains a diary of Mrs. Stratton's life in Virginia and Missouri. She writes of spinning, weaving, soap making, rearing her children, trouble with black servants, the Civil War, and business difficulties after her husband's death. Also included is a letter written by her to her husband in 1841 before their marriage.

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C0843 Rosa Schaefer Sutter Diaries 1875-1920

The collection contains a series of diaries written by a housewife near Billings, Missouri, about home activities and family affairs; notes kept on correspondence from 1885 to 1920; and recipe book giving recipes for cakes and pies, and remedies for illnesses and rheumatism.

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C0844 Wyatt McGhee Arithmetic Copy Book 1805-1833

The collection contains a copy book with definitions and problems covering all common types of arithmetic and surveying; tables; and a few notes added at the later date.

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C0845 William N. Russell Law Notebook 1864

Notes on law lectures of Professors Campbell, Cooley and Walker, taken by William N. Russell in 1864. Also gives date he began law practice (May 16, 1864) and a record of clients and fees.

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C0846 William Jasper Spillman Notebooks 1885-1886

Lecture notes taken by Spillman, who graduated from the University of Missouri in 1886. The notes are for chemistry, lithology, paleontology, geology, and civil government.

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C0847 Louis Houck Scrapbook c. 1859-1876

Scrapbook of business cards from lawyers and other businessmen, primarily from eastern Missouri.

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C0848 Mary Paxton Keeley Papers 1830-1983

Papers of the first woman graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, 1910. Active as a journalist, teacher, playwright, poet, fiction writer, genealogist, and photographer. Material includes correspondence; diaries; manuscripts for Keeley's articles, fiction, and poetry; clippings; tapes; and photographs.

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C0849 Grandin, Missouri, School Record Book 1914-1917

Teachers' record book of grades 1-13 inclusive from 1914-1917. One copy of state report of high school statistics and miscellaneous printed blanks for teachers' contracts and reports.

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C0850 Raymond P. Brandt Papers 1917-1974

The papers of Raymond Brandt contain correspondence, newspaper articles, interviews, notes, financial accounts, audio cassettes and photographs of a Sedalia, MO, man who was a Washington, D.C. correspondent for the St. Louis POST-DISPATCH from 1923 to 1967. Brandt wrote on politics, economics, and the Soviet Union, which he visited five times.

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C0851 High Hill, Missouri, School Roll Book 1880-1881

The collection contains the attendance and grades of students of High Hill School and the text books used. Not completely filled.

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

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

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C0853 Iron County, Missouri School District No. 2, Records 1871-1894

Record books of school district, giving minutes of meetings, accounts, lists of taxpayers, teachers, contracts, and other information.

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C0854 George Armstrong Wauchope Papers 1892

A handwritten record of the burning of the University, prefaced by an argument in favor of the retention of the old university columns. Telegrams to the president from Governor David R. Francis and others; also some press clippings on the fire and events that followed.

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C0855 Educational Conference Record Book 1916-1941

Records compiled in 1941 in attempt to document history of a Missouri educational policy group.

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C0856 University of Missouri, School of Law Faculty Meeting Records 1873-1890

Records of official meetings, polls of students, and lists of students receiving passing grades on various examinations.

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C0857 University of Missouri, Committee of Deans Minute Book 1924-1935

Copies of the minutes of the University deans' meetings, sent to J.T. Quarles. Committee members were: Williams, Brooks, Quarles, Mumford, Miller, Martin, Heckel, Parks, Neale, Robbins, Cowan, Bour, Short, Conley, Moredock, Stephens, Irion, Brewer, and Noyes. Various university problems were dealt with under two presidents, Stratton D. Brooks and Walter Williams.

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C0858 Missouri Capitol Dedication Program 1924

The program of the dedication of the Missouri Capitol on 6 October 1924 lists the activities and participants for the day, including the parade in the morning, the band concert, and the "dedication exercises proper" in the afternoon.

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C0859 Cattle Feeders of Missouri Book 1900

Lists of leading cattle feeders in Missouri. Counties listed are Barry, Barton, Benton, Bollinger, Cole, Henry, Lawrence, Mercer, Miller, Moniteau, St. Clair, and Vernon. Lists were compiled with a view to securing results of an experiment in steer feeding.

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C0860 Lafayette County Medical Association Book 1879-1903

Minutes, register of doctors, accounts, copy of medical fee bill, and photograph. Association was located in Higginsville, MO.

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C0861 Henry Baker Farm Record Book 1862-1883

Farm breeding records, farm sales, purchases, and general account book and farm ledger of Henry Baker, St. Joseph, MO. Photographs enclosed.

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C0862 Eugene Chinn Account Book 1845-1882

Scattered personal accounts, 1845-1847 and 1878-1882, probably kept by a Howard County, MO, farmer.

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C0863 Orville Zimmerman Papers 1922-1962

Correspondence and other papers from Zimmerman's terms as a Democratic congressman from Missouri's 10th district, 1935-1948. Zimmerman's major committee assignments included the Agriculture, Flood Control, and Post-War Economic Policy and Planning Committees.

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C0864 John Howard Account Book 1872-1908

Records of wages paid, money expended for lumber and supplies, and other accounts. Also reports on the weather and the breeding of jacks. Probably from Jackson County, MO, area.

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C0865 Hessemer's Atheneum (Marshall, Mo.) Record Books 1882-1905

Scrapbooks containing theater programs, contracts with performers, clippings, and photographs.

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C0866 Haysler F. Poague Books 1913-1934

The collection contains books kept by a Henry County, Missouri, lawyer and realtor, including cases, fees, and real estate with prices and commissions.

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C0867 Pliny Parks Farm Account Book 1800-1823

The collection contains farm, purchase, milling and general household accounts kept by Pliny Parks. Early entries are listed in English pounds. The book was probably kept while the owner lived in New England.

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C0868 Family Service of Columbia, Inc. Records 1900-1978

The records of the oldest social service agency in Columbia, Missouri. Name changes include Charity Organization Society, 1901-1922; Public Welfare Society, 1922-1934; Social Service Society, 1937-1957; Family Service of Columbia, 1957-1984; and Family & Children's Services of Mid-Missouri, 1984 to the present. Contains financial records, administrative records, casework files, correspondence, proposals and publicity materials.

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C0869 Robert L. Davidson Jr. Scrapbook 1918

The collection contains one scrapbook of newspaper clippings kept by Davidson's parents of Sedalia, Missouri, about his experiences while a 1st Lieutenant during World War I. Also includes articles about Davidson's father, pastor of the First Baptist Church, who did YMCA work in France.

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C0870 French Newspaper Clippings c. 1883-1897

Scrapbook of French newspaper clippings about world events. Most of the clippings refer to France, the French Chamber of Deputies, England, the British parliament, and Ireland. Articles on William E. Gladstone and Charles S. Parnell, Irish home rule bill, and Napoleon's expedition into Egypt.

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C0871 Mamie Guenzburger Sticker Album 1903

Winning album for a girl under 13 years in the 1903 Natural Food Company sticker album contest. Album must have been shown at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis sometime in 1904; cover title is WORLD'S FAIR STICKER ALBUM.

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C0872 Luckett Family Scrapbook 1854-1936

Items collected by Marie Rees (Mrs. Luther James Luckett), Pettis County, MO, and daughter, Susan Magaffin Luckett (Mrs. Rufus E. Logan): pictures, clippings, greeting cards, letters, and other miscellaneous items.

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C0873 Edwin L. Miller Scrapbook 1888-1897

Newspaper clippings taken from a Holden, Johnson County, MO, newspaper, pertaining to deaths of literary, military and political notables of the time, Holden M.E. Church convention program and membership certificate, Johnson County wolf hunt, and feature and human interest stories.

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C0874 Martha M. and Sara M. France Papers 1878-1905

Diary of Martha M. France, wife of St. Joseph, MO, banker, Charles B. France, Jr. Diary, mementos, and photos of her daughter, Sara M. France, a student at Ogontz School near Philadelphia, PA, from 1889-1892.

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C0875 James C. Gillaspy Books 1855-1936

Autograph book from Howard Seminary for Women, Fayette, MO, 1855; account books of Gillaspy and of general store; 1877 merchant's tax book; horse breeding record book; Gillaspy's diary, 1864-1865; scrapbook with articles about the Civil War, poems, stories; DEBORAH, A TALE OF THE OVERLAND ROAD, 1865, by Barnett C.M. Farthing, telling of a trip from Nevada to Missouri.

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C0876 Archelaus Herndon Record Book 1830-1859

Records of the Baptist Missionary Society of Goochland, VA. Genealogy of Archie Perkins family, beginning in 1760. List of Negroes belonging to James Herndon. Archelaus Herndon lived in Carrollton, MO.

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C0877 Bliss Lyceum Records 1890

Constitution and articles of association of an organization at the University of Missouri. The group was formed to encourage legal study, to provide a forum of thought, to strengthen collegiate ties, and to secure benefits from discussions of legislative and judicial questions.

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C0878 University of Missouri, New Era Debating Club Record Book 1902-1908

Minutes of meetings, membership lists, and drill of the club. Also a copy of its 1897 constitution.

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C0879 Moreton Frewen Papers 1823-1922

Papers concerning Frewen's personal life, money-making ventures, and interest in bimetallism and silver. Frewen was a member of Parliament for Northeast Cork and long interested in Irish problems.

Originals in the Library of Congress.

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C0880 Boonville Turn and Gesang Verein Papers 1852-1925

Constitution and by-laws, deed, rules for use of meeting hall, reports of secretary, receipts for dues, and application for membership of a German social organization in Boonville, MO. Minutes, roster of members, and account books. Written in German until 1902.

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C0881 Danville Literary and Social Club History 1889

Brief history of the club, 1839-1889; fiftieth anniversary celebration speeches; biographical sketches of members; and list of subjects discussed by the club.

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C0882 Odon Guitar Papers 1832-1865

Correspondence of Odon Guitar, including love letters to Kate Leonard in 1865; letters from his mother, Emily Guitar, while Odon was in the Army; correspondence of John and Emily Guitar, 1832-1846, and letter from Odon to his parents from Fort Leavenworth, 1843. Also copy of letter of J.H. Ellis criticizing Odon's conduct as provost in St. Joseph, 1863.

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C0883 University of Missouri, Board Club Records 1888-1896

Constitution, bylaws and amendments to the constitution; revision of the executive board of curators, adopted 31 July 1896; cash receipts of fees and dues of boarding club.

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C0884 U.S. Presidential Agricultural Campaign Literature 1928-1936

EQUITY FOR AGRICULTURE: AN ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR SMITH, 1928, prepared by Ferry and Hanly Advertising Company. Newspapers and periodicals, advertisements, pamphlets, and some statistics on the distribution. AGRICULTURE IN THE 1936 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, prepared by Critchfield and Company.

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C0885 Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, Lodge No. 634 Records 1916-1932

The recording secretary's books for Lodge 634 of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen in Brookfield, MO.

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C0886 "La Decouverte du Missouri et L'Histoire du Fort D'Orleans (1673-1728)," Marc DeVilliers 1925

Printed copy written in French. Early history of Missouri and the founding of Fort D'Orleans. Also partial translation.

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C0887 Clay County Courthouse (Liberty, Mo.) Architectural Drawings 1983

Floor plans for Clay County courthouse by Abend Singleton Associates, Kansas City, MO.

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C0888 Warren County, Missouri, Clerk Record Book 1833-1846

Certificates of marriage, registration of ear marks, and records of stray animals--horses, mules, hogs, etc. The strays were taken before a justice of the peace and appraised. Clerks were Carty Wells, 1833-1837; Joseph B. Wells, 1837-1841; and Eli Carter, 1842-1846.

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C0889 Missouri. Constitutional Convention Debates and Proceedings 1845-1846

Debates on qualifications of Missouri governor, representation, banks and corporations, election of auditor, and elective judiciary. Record of proceedings of Missouri Constitutional Convention in Jefferson City, November 1845-January 1846.

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C0890 Hans E. Doerner Books 1904-1910

Record of marriages solemnized by H.E. Doerner, justice of the peace, at Steele, Pemiscot County, MO, 1904-1910, and THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE TOWN OF STEELE, 1905. H.E. Doerner was chairman of the board of trustees at that time. Included are newspaper articles about Doerner.

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C0891 Howard County, Missouri, Record Book 1868

Record book of trials and court proceedings from Howard County, MO, beginning in February 1868.

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C0892 Clarence Cannon Papers 1893-1964

Papers of Cannon, Democratic congressman from Missouri's 9th district, 1923-1964, and of Champ Clark (1850-1921), Democratic congressman from Missouri's 9th district, 1893-1895 and 1897-1921, and Speaker of the House. Papers include correspondence of Cannon and Clark, speeches by Clark, newspaper columns written by Cannon, a constituent card file kept by Cannon, and miscellaneous material.

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C0893 John Leyden Papers 1800

Biography of the life of John Leyden, including short accounts of incidents and short letters of Leyden's describing his work; and journal of a trip through Scotland, describing the country, people, and institutions. The journal covers July to October, 1800. Original journal and typed copy is in the collection.

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C0894 Virginius Blackburn Otey Notebook 1857-1886

Copies of letters, poems, and essays of Virginius B. Otey of Lynchburg, VA.

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C0895 Lewis E. Meador Constitutional Convention Papers 1943-1944

Personal files of a professor of economics at Drury College who was a delegate-at-large to the convention. Meador served on the committees of education, taxation, schedule, and executive. Composed primarily of correspondence, the collection also contains drafts of articles, minutes of committees, and proposals considered by the convention.

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C0896 Archibald Little Hager Diary 1844-1887

Photocopy of a diary kept by a farmer in a rural community in Perry County, Missouri. Diary records daily events such as births, marriages, and deaths, the weather, social occasions, and agricultural tasks. Gaps may exist in diary.

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C0897 Isaac W. Rogers Diary 1865

Diary of a merchant of Virginia City, Montana Territory, records the weather, business, gold fields, and local conditions.

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C0898 John A. Rich Diaries 1884-1943

Diaries kept by a lawyer and judge who was a resident of Slater, Saline County, MO. General home affairs, his law practice, religion, the Southern Methodist Church, politics, travel, business, bank failures, and improvements made over the years. Also genealogical material.

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C0899 William H. Richardson Diary 1846-1847

Diary of a volunteer under the command of Alexander Doniphan in the Mexican War. Richardson left Carrollton, MO, in August 1846 and reached Monterey in May 1847. By July he had returned to his home in Maryland.

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C0900 Zoar Baptist Church Records 1867-1886

The records contain minutes of church meetings, including financial reports, dismissal of members for various reasons, such as dancing, drinking, immoral conduct; rules of decorum; articles of faith; church membership; and a church history from 1827-1867.

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