Columbia Manuscript Collections

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C0901 Robards Family Bible Records no date

The records contain pages from the Robards family Bible containing records of marriages, births, and deaths.

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C0902 John O'Donnell Papers 1945

The papers contain copies of his sports column, which was written in the form of letters to servicemen and women during World War II. O'Donnell also printed letters from them.

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C0903 EVENING STAR Records 1867

The records contain a log book of trips on the Missouri River, giving financial account, conditions, and distances of trips; an advertisement of trips to the Idaho gold fields. Consists of negative photostats and typed copies.

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C0904 Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad Land Promotion Circular 1860

The collection contains one advertisement of New England Colony located in Daviess and Caldwell Counties, Missouri. Descriptions of crops, minerals, soils, climate, lumber, and price of land.

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C0905 The River and Railway Transportation Company Articles of Association 1877

Copy of the notarization, recorder's statement for Cooper County, charter granted by the State of Missouri, and minutes of the board of directors' meeting, 3 March 1877.

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C0906 U.S. Post Office Department Letters 1941-1942

To E.L. Pigg, Jefferson City, MO, from Washington, D.C., concerning early mail routes between Richmond and Liberty, MO. Includes a list of postmasters at Richmond, 1822-1935, and at Liberty, 1822-1934.

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C0907 Account Book 1813-1814

Unidentified record book listing amounts received from boarders, November 15, 1813 - March 9, 1814, St. Louis. Reference to Colonel William H. Ashley.

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C0908 J.P. Richards Check 1859

A check written on the banker J.P. Richards, Hannibal, MO, for $600.

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C0909 Fred H. Walden Letter 1791

To a friend in Philadelphia, PA, from Stockholm, Sweden, Apr. 12, 1791.

Description of a naval battle in which the Swedish fleet was victorious over Russian ships.

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C0910 James Austin Letter 1846

To his brother from Mexico, Oct. 23, 1846. Concerning the trip to Mexico and conditions there during the Mexican War.

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C0911 Massachusetts Bay State Revolutionary War Bond 1777

A Revolutionary War bond issued by the State of Massachusetts Bay to Thomas Drowne for the price of thirteen pounds six shillings.

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C0912 Council for Democracy Bulletins 1944-1946

Bulletins entitled "Write Now," dealing with current problems and distributed by a nonprofit organization located in New York City.

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C0913 Anatomical Record Papers 1908-1913

Anatomical Record, published under auspices and support of Wistar Institute. Minutes of meetings with decisions on policies to be followed by Record editor; letter to Horace Jayne advising him of vote of thanks extended by editorial board for establishing Record and regretting his withdrawal; minutes of meeting held by editors; various journals published by Institute.

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C0914 University of Missouri, William Jennings Bryan Prize Essays 1901-1925

First-prize essays written in competition for the William Jennings Bryan Prize at the University of Missouri, 1901, 1902, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1913, 1914, and 1925.

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C0915 University of Missouri, Oliver L. Steele Prize Essays 1923

The collection contains essays submitted at the University of Missouri for the Oliver L. Steele Prize. Daniel L. Brennan, "The Obligations of American Citizenship." Robert D. Watt, "The Social Obligations of American Citizenship." Mary Lois Pyles, "Social Obligations of American Citizenship."

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C0916 University of Missouri, Williams S. Woods Prize Essays 1901-1909

Essays submitted for the William S. Woods Prize at the University of Missouri.

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C0917 U.S. Office of Defense Health and Welfare Services (Kansas City, Mo.) Reports 1941-1945

Mimeographed reports prepared in cooperation with other agencies on various areas in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Arkansas. Reports include descriptions of communities including population, facilities, and services available.

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C0918 James C. Gillaspy Papers 1843-1889

Account, tax and assessor record books of a Boone County, Missouri, farmer, lawyer, deputy sheriff, tax collector, sheriff, treasurer, representative, and Columbia mayor. Also includes the account book (1855-1858) of Thomas J. Gillaspy, constable of Jefferson Township, Monroe County, Missouri.

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C0919 Central Trades and Labor Union of St. Louis Minutes 1945-1946

Minutes of bimonthly meetings. Printed.

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C0920 University of Missouri, Board of Curators Records 1839-1932

Minutes of meetings and records and papers of the Board.

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C0921 University of Missouri, College of Agriculture Records 1879-1948

Records of the College of Agriculture.

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C0922 C. Harrison Letter 1847

To Mr. and Mrs. William Cave, Columbia, Missouri, from Chihuahua, Mexico, April 4, 1847. A soldier with Colonel Doniphan's expedition into Mexico during the Mexican War describes army activities and general conditions. Also typed copy.

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C0923 Civil War Scrapbook 1850-1865

Newspaper clippings of the Civil War period containing material on: Buchanan-Fillmore election, slavery problem, states' rights, speeches, and other issues of the war period.

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C0924 Columbia Kiwanis Club (Columbia, Mo.) Charter 1922

Charter of a service club.

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C0925 MISSOURI (Snag Boat) Pictures 1923

Picture of deep water commissioners leaving Kansas City on the MISSOURI on the way to St. Louis, 22 May 1923. Two photographs of an unidentified man.

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C0926 World Columbian Exhibition (Chicago, Ill.) Award 1893

Award given to the University of Missouri for its leaf tobacco exhibit.

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C0927 S.P. Reynolds Collection 1806-1810

Plats of village of Little Prairie, New Madrid District, 1806, and of town of New Madrid, 1810.

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C0928 Arcola Christian Church (Arcola, Mo.) History 1982

Printed history of church located in Dade County, MO, compiled at time of the centennial celebration. Includes lists of members, ministers, and elders and deacons. Also contains photographs and reminiscences of church events by members.

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C0929 Columbia Club (Columbia, Mo.) Account Book 1910

Financial records of a town and gown club.

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C0930 William Joel Stone Papers 1859-1935

Papers of a Missouri congressman (1885-1891), governor (1893-1897), and U.S. senator (1903-1918). Includes information on Stone's early career in Nevada, MO; the 1908 senatorial election; his senatorial career; and his death.

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C0931 Richard Harrison Gentry Letters 1837-1843

Series of love letters between Richard Harrison Gentry of Columbia, MO, and Mary Wyatt of Pinckney, MO. Includes one letter from Dorothy Gentry to her brother, Richard, while he was a student at the University of Arkansas in 1837.

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C0932 Mary Ream Letter 1862

To B. Frank Venable, Jefferson City, MO, from Washington, D.C., June 1, 1862.

Expresses concern over brother Robert, who is under the command of General Beauregard; speaks of daily visits of James S. Rollins, friend of her sister Vinnie; and refers to lack of gaiety and dances in Washington.

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C0933 Shannon Family Papers 1845-1960

Contains baccalaureate and other addresses by President James Shannon of the University of Missouri, some correspondence on religious matters, and family history and genealogy.

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C0934 John Erwin Papers 1870

Appointment to voter registration board of the 9th Senatorial District of Missouri and instructions to law officers on procedure to follow in registering white and colored voters in 1870, with emphasis on allowing colored persons to register if qualified.

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C0935 University of Missouri-Columbia Plat 1978

Plat of the university showing buildings and streets. Buildings are numbered, but not named.

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C0936 Cass County, Missouri, Documents 1836-1884

Bills of sale for property, cattle and slaves, tax receipts, court proceedings, bonds, and court testimony.

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C0937 E.H. Hart Papers 1880-1907

The papers contain records of fruit shipped from Federal Point, Florida, between 1880 and 1896. Also a mailing list dated 1907.

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C0938 Poultry Production Notes 1903

The collection contains notes on poultry production, probably from an agriculture course.

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C0939 University of Missouri, Department of Chemistry Records 1912-1937

The records contain an official department record, 1912-1926; minutes of Missouri chapter of the American Chemical Society; notes on equipment of Schweitzer Hall; and minutes of Missouri Beta Chapter of Pi Delta Nu, women's chemistry organization.

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C0940 Mayes-McMahon Family Letters 1815-1816

Two letters written by B.V. Mayes, St. Louis, to his cousin Nancy McMahon in Henderson, KY. Both letters concern family matters and Mayes's dislike of St. Louis. He remarks on the absence of any American women in the city and on the poor living and working conditions he faces as a clerk in a mercantile house.

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C0941 State Bank of Poplar Bluff (Mo.) History 1951

Pamphlet commemorating fiftieth anniversary of founding of bank. Includes biographical data on officers, history of bank, and photographs of officers, employees and facilities.

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C0942 University of Missouri, College of Arts and Science Records 1943-1945

Announcements of policy and general information. Also some correspondence pertaining to the Western Historical Manuscripts Collection, directed by W. Francis English who later became dean of Arts and Science.

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C0943 Orr Family Papers 1932-1939

Information on Sample Orr and his family gathered by Justus R. Moll for the writing of an article. Orr, born in Tennessee, came to Missouri in 1852 and was the Constitutional Unionist candidate for governor in 1860. After the Civil War he moved to Montana and finally to Idaho. Correspondence is primarily between Moll and Orr's daughter, Katie Orr Chapman.

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C0944 Single Tax Papers 1897-1953

Correspondence, pictures, clippings, and pamphlets dealing with Henry George's theory of the single tax on land and how to apply it.

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C0945 Thomas Fry Letter 1862

To Mary Fry from "Camp in the Wilderness," Aug. 21, 1862.

To his wife concerning personal matters and expressing the hope that the war will be over soon.

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C0946 Charles Haley Letter 1847

To Charles Haley, Sullivan County, MO, from Dade County, MO, Aug. 12, 1847. Tells his father about the condition of the land, and crops and timber in Dade County.

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C0947 McMahon Family Letters 1810-1827

Four letters from relatives of Nancy McMahon, from Maury County, TN, and Henderson County, KY. Letters concern family matters. See also Mayes-McMahon Family, Letters, 1815-1816 (C0940).

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C0948 Imboden-Dunklin Family Letters 1833-1854

Letters of the Imboden family in Lake Providence and Locust Grove, LA, to their Dunklin relations in Fredericktown, MO, concerning family matters. Also included is a store account, 1833, in the name of Captain John Dunklin.

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C0949 Toler Family Papers 1856-1882

Contains four deeds conveying property in Arkansas and Missouri: 1856, Polk County, MO; 1861, Benton County, AR; 1876, Independence County, AR; and 1882, Izard County, AR.

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C0950 Thomas Sheppard Papers 1854-1860

The papers contain two land deeds, one dated 1854 and signed by President Franklin Pierce, and the other dated 1860 and signed by President James Buchanan.

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C0951 Missouri Extension Homemakers Association, Inc., Mural Documentation Project 1975-1976

Inventory of Missouri murals, arranged alphabetically by county. Information includes location, owner, artist's name, date, dimensions, description and condition of mural, published material about the artist, and photographs.

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C0952 FRIEDRICH MUENCH: MAN OF LETTERS ON THE MISSOURI FRONTIER, Reader and Source Book, Siegmar Muehl 1990s

Siegmar Muehl translated and edited the writings of Muench, who immigrated to the U.S. with the Giessen Emigration Society in 1834, and was a liberal thinker. He settled in Missouri, farmed, and wrote extensively. These papers contain translations as well as photocopies of Muench's work and are part of the German Heritage Archives.

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C0953 Mississippi River Map c. 1750

"A New Map of the River Mississippi from the Sea to Bayagoulas," c. 1750.

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C0954 Frank A. Robinett Papers 1961

Letter in response to an article, "Cowboy and Cattlemen," by Lewis Atherton in the MONTANA MAGAZINE, 1961. Robinett relates stories of early cattlemen he knew in Texas, particularly of one Bill Washington. Also Atherton's response.

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C0955 Green Clay Journal 1861-1862

Green Clay, a member of the U.S. foreign service, served as secretary of legations in St. Petersburg and later in London. His journal primarily contains description of various places in Russia and England. Clay also refers to "Lincoln's fratricidal war" and gives a lengthy description of Czar Alexander II.

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C0956 Columbia Club (Columbia, Mo.) Book 1907

Articles of association, by-laws, house rules, members, officers, and committees of a club to promote social intercourse and intellectual culture.

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C0957 Akinsville & Hooper Institutes Bulletins 1876-1885

1885 bulletin of classes at the Akinsville Institute in Versailles, MO, and 1876 bulletin of the Hooper Institute in Clarksburg, MO.

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C0958 "Ozark Land and Lumber Company: Organization and Operations, 1887-1923," James W. Martin and Jerry J. Presley 1958

Paper prepared for Professor R.C. Smith of the School of Forestry, University of Missouri. Includes photographs.

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C0959 Frank Kern Letters 1930-1940

Letters pertain to the renting and selling of land in the Missouri Ozarks during the Great Depression years.

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C0960 Mary Dwight Eaman Bright Papers 1912-1913

At age 24, Mary Dwight Eaman spent a year traveling around the world with her cousin, Mary A. Eaman. Traveling westward, they made stops in Hawaii, Japan, China, Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East, Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, and New York City. The journal, correspondence, photographs, and postcards in the collection relate specifically to this trip.

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C0961 Isadore Anderson Papers 1910-1911

Notebook of Isadore Anderson of Kansas City, MO, recording treatment given his various patients.

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C0962 Harry E. Thaxton Letter 1961

To Lewis Atherton, Columbia, MO.

Recollections of lumbering activities in the Doniphan, MO, area.

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C0963 Fraternity Newsletters 1961

Six fraternity newsletters issued by University of Missouri chapters of FarmHouse, Kappa Alpha, Alpha Tau Omega, Sigma Phi Epsilon, and Acacia.

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C0964 University of Missouri, U.S. Naval V-12 Program Papers 1943-1945

Memoranda and correspondence concerning the establishment of the naval V-12 program at the University of Missouri during World War II.

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C0965 Junius L. Meriam Papers 1904-1944

The Junius L. Meriam Papers consist of photographs and a scrapbook primarily describing and depicting Meriam's views on elementary education. He was a professor at the University of Missouri School of Education and superintendent of the university laboratory schools from 1904-1924.

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C0966 Cote Sans Dessein Township (Callaway County, Mo.) Justice of the Peace Docket Book 1816-1827

Record of court proceedings, marriages, and stray livestock. Cases concern settlement of debts, loan repayments, estates, land ownership, and assault and battery. Volume was begun by William H. Dunnica, the first justice of the peace (1821-1823), as a mercantile accounts record.

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C0967 Clarice Steward Merrill Letter 1962

To [T.A. Brady, Columbia], MO, from [West Covina, CA], Nov. 7, 1962.

Letter about Mrs. Merrill's grandfather, Major James B. Ruckel, and his possible connection with the construction of the original University buildings.

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C0968 Republic of Texas Broadside no date

Broadside setting forth the proceedings of the Texas meeting at the capital of Mississippi. General Quitman of the committee appointed to report resolutions expressive of the views of friends of reannexation of Texas, chaired the meeting.

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C0969 George A. Spencer Papers 1948-1960

Letters, reports, and legislative papers of a Democratic state representative from Boone County, 1949-1952, and state senator, 19th district, 1953-1960. In the 1960 Democratic primaries Spencer was an unsuccessful candidate for the attorney general nomination.

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C0970 Clarence W. and Idress Head Alvord Collection 1759-1962

Correspondence, writings, and collected materials of Alvord, professor of history at the universities of Illinois and Minnesota; and his wife, writer and former curator of the Missouri Historical Society in St. Louis. The collection includes territorial documents and Ste. Genevieve records; LIBERTY TRIBUNE papers; Missouri state and county records; and Civil War and military papers.

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C0971 Confederate States of America Bond 1864

One-thousand-dollar bond.

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C0972 W.M. Dotson Letter 1864

Background on the prisoner George Ring, arrested in connection with cotton smuggling. Explains where his belongings can be found.

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C0973 John Jordon Crittenden Letters 1820-1860

Letters pertaining to the Whig Party, particularly in Missouri. Originals in the Library of Congress.

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C0974 Virginia Southwood Family Papers 1861-1904

The Virginia Southwood Family Papers contain the genealogical record of Virginia Southwood's family, the diaries of George Ward Litts, and the Civil War correspondence between teacher Susan Griggs and some of the Union soldiers who had attended her school in Wolcottville, Indiana.

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C0975 Thomas-Browning Papers 1850-1909

Miscellaneous financial papers, 1874-1909, primarily pertaining to C.S. Browning's activities as a cattleman transferring livestock between Texas and Missouri. The account book, 1850-1908, was kept by C.M. Thomas, an auctioneer in Wellington and then Warrensburg, MO.

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C0976 O.T. Coleman Papers 1917-1960

The papers of O.T. Coleman contain his World War I correspondence from Camp Funston, KS; England; France; and Germany. The collection also includes clippings and pictorial images regarding World War I and Coleman's diaries as a soil extension agent at the University of Missouri.

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C0977 University of Missouri, Admission of Blacks Papers 1952-1954

Correspondence concerning the applications of blacks for admission to the University of Missouri during the years of transition from a segregated to an integrated institution.

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C0978 Christian Civic Foundation of Missouri Papers 1948-1957

Copies of letters and clippings concerning the Christian Civic Foundation of Missouri, formerly called the Temperance League of Missouri. They deal primarily with the liquor issue raised in the Missouri gubernatorial race in 1956.

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C0979 Phi Kappa Psi, Missouri Alpha Chapter Papers 1869-1959

Materials pertaining to a social fraternity at the University of Missouri. Includes a list of members, 1869-1913.

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C0980 Settoon Family Papers 1838-1896

Letters to and from the Settoon family of the Louisiana delta country concerning family and financial matters. The documents relate to property matters, including slaves.

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C0981 R.G. Dun Letters 1871-1874

Correspondence with William James concerning the Meramec Iron Works and other ore deposits in Missouri in which James was buying stock.

The originals are in the files of Dun and Bradstreet, New York.

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C0982 University of Missouri, Business Operations Records 1868-1959

Material from various University offices which handle business operations. Early material is from the secretary's office.

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C0983 Payne-Broadwell Family Papers 1803-1903

The Payne-Broadwell Family papers contain the business, personal, and legal papers of Moses U. Payne and his nephew Moses M. Broadwell. Moses U. Payne resided in Boone County, MO, from 1823 to 1895. Moses M. Broadwell's papers contain significant family letters and revealing correspondence from the Civil War and from the Reconstruction era. Also present are miscellaneous papers of the Oliver C. Roby family.

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C0984 Execution Invitation 1936

Invitation to attend the execution of George McKeever at the county jail in Fulton, MO. Mourning envelope addressed to Miss Annabel Brooks, New Bloomfield, MO.

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C0985 "The Story of Dunmoor," Clair V. Mann 1963

Speech delivered at the reenactment of the marriage of Lucy James and William A. Rucker, held at the Federal Soldiers' Home in St. James, MO, which was formerly the James family mansion, Dunmoor. Refers to the James family, the Maramec Iron Works, and the establishment of Dunmoor as the Federal Soldiers' Home.

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C0986 Elizabeth Welty Letters 1891-1894

Letters from Elizabeth Welty near Monte Vista and Lockett, CO, to her sister Ida in Missouri. Mention household, farming, and family matters; price of fruit and cereal crops; crop conditions; and hard times.

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C0987 University of Missouri, Research Council Records 1955-1961

Minutes and correspondence.

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C0988 T.E. White Notebooks 1892-1897

Notebooks kept by a state veterinarian listing calls and symptoms of cattle examined.

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C0989 Rufus Schofield Diploma 1886

Diploma issued by the University of Missouri and the St. Louis Medical College.

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C0990 Thomas Jefferson Jackson See Notebooks 1892-1896

Lecture notes for courses in celestial mechanics taught by See at the University of Chicago.

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C0991 Joe Ford Letter 1891

Letter giving custody of his son, Will Ford, to Mrs. Will Cunningham and Miss Scebie.

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C0992 Wednesday Study Club (Columbia, Mo.) Minutes 1908-1935

Minutes of a women's organization.

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C0993 University of Missouri, Department of Home Economics Records 1886-1962

Correspondence and miscellaneous papers concerning faculty, facilities, alumni, curriculum, and department bulletins.

Bulk of the material consists of bulletins and reports of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Extension Service.

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C0994 University of Missouri, Faculty Union Records 1933-1935

Account books of the Faculty Union, located at 15 Allen Place, Columbia, MO.

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C0995 State Historical Society of Missouri Typescript Collection 1814-1962

The State Historical Society of Missouri Typescript Collection consists of typescripts of articles and manuscripts donated over the years to the Historical Society.

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C0996 Lisbon Applegate Collection 1819-1903

Correspondence and business papers of Lisbon and Lewis M. Applegate of Keytesville, MO. Letters from George W. Applegate in California, 1848-1873, describing prospects for ranching, gold mining, and wine-making ventures; politics; and impact of Civil War and abolitionists. Civil War in Missouri; politics in Missouri and Chariton County; economic conditions and opportunities in Chariton County.

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C0997 Barth Family Papers 1852-1907

Papers contain correspondence, deeds, and financial statements of the family of Moses Barth, a Rocheport, Boone County, MO, merchant. Bulk of the material is correspondence between family members concerning their general welfare and business matters. Several letters written during the Civil War describe economic conditions and confrontations with Confederate guerrillas in the Rocheport area.

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C0998 Bingham Family Papers 1814-1930

Correspondence of members of the Bingham family of Virginia and then of Missouri and Texas. References to friends, deaths, marriages, travel prices, estates and personal affairs of the Bingham family.

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C0999 Henry Vest Bingham Diary 1818

Diary kept by Henry Vest Bingham during his trip from Virginia to Missouri. Descriptions of St. Louis and St. Charles, MO, and the country through which he traveled. Published in MISSOURI HISTORICAL REVIEW, Vol. 40.

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C1000 Garland Carr Broadhead Papers 1853-1908

Correspondence and miscellaneous geological and historical notes of an engineer, geologist, and professor of geology at the University of Missouri. Scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings relating to the history of Texas and Missouri.

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