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1st Regiment, Missouri Engineers Collection, 1889 (R1381)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The 1st Regiment, Missouri Engineers Collection contains a history of the 25th Reiment Misouri Infantry and Bissell's Engineer Regiment of the West and includes unit rosters. This history was edited and compiled by Dr. W.A. Neal, who served as the assistant sugeon in the 1st Missouri Engineers.

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Katherine Alexander Memory Book, 1916-1917 (CA6511)
0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)

Memory book kept by a student at Central College for Women in Lexington, Missouri, 1916-1917.

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George H. Ambrose Papers, 1858-1924 (R0641)
(6 folders)

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These are personal and business papers of George H. Ambrose, a county judge of Lafayette County, Missouri, and president of the Lexington & St. Louis Railroad company. The collection includes correspondence, legal and business papers, memoranda books, and bank account books.

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Anderson House (Lexington, Mo.) Architectural Drawings, no date (C0818)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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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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Anthony Graham DiScala Photograph Collection, 1911-1912 (P0724)
2 photographs

Copy photos of Aullville Public School, 1911-1912

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Aull Family Business Records, 1830-1862 (C3038)
26 volumes; also available on 6 rolls of microfilm

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Business record books of James and Robert Aull, early businessmen of Lexington, MO.

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Aull Family Business Records, 1839-1869 (C3039)
3 rolls of microfilm

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The collection contains record books of Robert Aull and John Aull, two early businessmen of Lexington, MO. Records of Robert Aull's store in Lexington, 1839-1840; his personal finances and banking operations, 1842-1858. Books from John Aull's general store in Lexington, 1854-1869.

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James Aull Daybook, 1841-1842 (C3043)
1 volume; also available on 1 roll of microfilm

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Entries on merchandise received and sold in James Aull's store in Lexington, MO. Related collections include 592; 3001; 3038; and 3039.

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J.H.P. Baker Civil War Diary, 1864-1865 (C1449)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The diary of J.H.P. Baker, dated October 16, 1864-June 17, 1865, discusses the war in Missouri, Price's retreat, the Southern cause, Lee, Johnston, Beauregard, Price, Shelby, Sherman, guerrillas, Lee's surrender, Lincoln's assassination, and Johnson's inauguration. Baker, a doctor with General Shelby, was in charge of a Texas Confederate hospital.

Laura H. Benton Account Book, 1913-1932 (C0285)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Itemized sales and expense records for dairy and poultry products, Lexington, Missouri.

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W.C. Boulware Letter, 1861 (C1959)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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To Family from Lexington, MO, Sept. 28, 1861. Letter describing the battle of Lexington, in which the author participated, and its aftermath.

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Charles M. Bowring Papers, 1819-1922 (C3547)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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The papers of Charles M. Bowring contain Bowring's diary recording events in Wellington, MO, from 1819 through 1898, and poems which he wrote on many subjects.

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Lizzie E. Brannock Letter, 1864 (C0224)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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To brother Edwin from Chapel Hill, MO, Jan. 13, 1864. Desolate conditions of Missouri during the Civil War, her husband's imprisonment in St. Louis by the Union army, and her attempts to support her family. Original in donor's possession.

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Brenneman, Wade, and Wall Family Papers, 1870-1970 (KA2379)
1 c.f.

Brenneman, Wade, and Wall Family photographs, cards, and negatives

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C.T. Wallace Album, 1877-1912 (P0309)
64 photographs

64 black and white matte photographs, mostly 5x7, showing views of mainly Pettis, Lafayette and Saline counties. Includes images relating to the Methodist church, cats, farming, the Missouri Pacific Railroad, rivers and creeks.

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Carter-McDade Family Papers, 1850-1936 (CA6471)
1.75 cubic feet, 6 oversize items

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Family papers and genealogical material of the Carter, McDade, and related families largely of the Sedalia and Waverly, Missouri, areas collected by Marguerite Carter McDade.

Central College for Women (Lexington, Mo.) Records, 1852-1932 (C4387)
1 cubic foot (33 folders, 5 oversize items)

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Records of the Methodist women's college consisting of photographs, minutes of the Board of Trustees meetings, event programs, and financial and administrative records documenting the college's building construction projects in the 19th century through its financial decline and closure in the 1920s.

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James M. Chaney Letter, 1873 (C1783)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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To A. Leeper, Chillicothe, MO, from Lexington, MO, Jul. 7, 1873.

Acknowledges payment of Lizzie Leeper's bill at Elizabeth Aull Seminary. Copy of bill enclosed.

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Concordia Baptist Church (Concordia, Mo.) Records, 1861-1922 (C3906)
4 folders, 1 roll of microfilm

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The records of the Concordia Baptist Church consist of minute books of the congregation and the sister society, and the constitution of the church. The records are in German. A translation of the records is included in the collection.

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Confederate Home (Higginsville, Mo.) History and Cemetery Records, no date (C3498)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Account of formation of the Confederate Home Association, building of the home, cost, dedication, and takeover by the state. List of inmates and list of men and women buried in the cemetery.

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Confederate Home, Higginsville, Photographs, 1904 (P1046)

Seven photographs of the Confederate Home in Higginsville, MO, ca. 1904. Includes images of the main building, barnyard, surgeon's residence, hospital reception hall, and exterior views of residences.

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Kenneth E. Coombs Papers, 1960s-1970s (CA5865)
5 cubic feet

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Project files of a Kansas City architect related to historic restoration projects in Missouri. Includes correspondence, photographs, survey material, planning documents, financial records, and architectural drawings.

Phyllis Miller Copus Collection, 1950s-1970s (CA6286)
4 cubic feet

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Genealogy and other family history materials, both printed and video, from the Howell, Holden, Shutt, and Sandifer families, of Dallas, Jackson, Cass, and Lafayette Counties, Missouri. The collection also includes the Margie Ellis Howell Papers, a collection acquired by Copus after Howell's death. These papers include information on the Ellis, Howell, Parkes, Perry, and Hammonds families of Missouri.

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Corder Livery Stable Photograph, 1891 (P0347)
1 photograph

Corder Livery Stable, men and boys standing in front of stable with horses and carriages.

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Corder-Thomas Family Papers, 1867-1961 (C3697)
11 rolls of microfilm, 1 oversize item

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Diaries of Leslie Walker Corder, a Waverly, MO, farmer and civic leader; his wife Nellie Perry Buck Corder; and her aunt Susan Buck Cooper Thomas. Family letters, news clippings, and miscellaneous items. Routine entries about life in Waverly; weather statistics; farm and rental accounts; expense records; genealogies; and comments on building roads and railroads.

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Davis-Hughes Family Papers, 1842-1963 (C0834)
0.06 cubic feet (3 folders)

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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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Douglas R. Frazee Photographs, 1880-1985 (P0072)
0.25 linear feet

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Photographs of the Missouri River and life on the towboat Brownville, 1963-1985 by Frazee, an engineer on the vessel. Photos of Marshall, MO, 1948-1950, and Marthasville, MO, area in the early 1900s. Aerial photographs of Saline County, Marshall, Brookfield, and Pettis County, 1946-1949. Aerial photographs of farms and buildings along Highways 20, 24, 41 in Saline and Lafayette Counties, ca. 1947. Also include a variety of images of Missouri scenes and Missourians.

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T.R. Early Store Journal, 1896 (C3194)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains pages from the records of a dealer in lumber and hardware in Lexington, MO, dealing with Albert Young's account.

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Robert L. Elgin Research Collection, 1960-1993 (R1261)
2.1 cubic feet (65 folders)

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These are the research files of a civil engineer, surveyor, and historian from St. James in Phelps County, Missouri. The colletion includes reports, scale sketches, and photographs concerning the restoration of various historic sites in Missouri, charcoal iron furnace sites in Missouri, and prehistoric petroglyphs and pictograph sites in the Missouri Ozarks.

Loula Grace Erdman Papers, no date (C3221)
0.15 cubic feet (7 folders)

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Manuscript of novel, THE SHORT SUMMER; and manuscript of THE YEARS OF THE LOCUST, in English and German.

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Erodelphian Literary Society (Lexington, Mo.) Records, 1851-1859 (C0835)
0.1 cubic feet (5 folders)

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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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Evangelical Bethel Congregation (Concordia, Mo.) Records, 1872-1947 (C1292)
0.22 cubic feet (3 folders)

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The records of the Evangelical Bethel Congregation consist of minutes of congregational meetings, church constitutions, membership lists, and other church records. Recorded primarily in German, an English translation of the records is included in the collection. These records are part of the German Heritage Archives.

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James M. Fitzpatrick Letters, 1848-1857 (C2711)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)

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Twenty-one letters to and from James Fitzpatrick of Lexington, KY, concerning family news, the California gold rush, farming, and cholera epidemic.

Fred Robins Photograph Collection, 1884-1951 (P0725)
32 photographs

Photos of Wellington and Lexington, MO, ca. 1920s-1930s, and the Ozark County Times printing office. Photographs of Turners Mill and Dawt Mill. Portraits of people from Lexington.

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Freedom Zion Methodist Church (Concordia, Mo.) Records, 1851-1920 (C3907)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder), 1 roll of microfilm

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The records of the Freedom Zion Methodist Church consist of the quarterly annual conference minutes of the church. The records are in German. A translation of the records is included in the collection.

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Friends of Sacred Structures Records, 1991-2015 (K1370)
5 c.f.

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The records of Friends of Sacred Structures documents, photographs, and notebooks related to religious structures assisted by FOSS, covering the period 1991 through 2015. The records also include materials related to locations targeted by the organization for assistance as well as board, council, and committee records.

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Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" Slusher and Alice Garr Papers, 1875-1896, 1991 (C3987)
0.2 cubic feet

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The Mollie and Alice Garr Papers consist mostly of letters written from 1875 to 1896 by a mother and daughter from Lafayette County, Missouri, to relatives in Virginia -- primarily to William Benjamin Plunkett of Greene County. Also included are photocopies of various explanatory materials, such as obituaries, death certificates, printed articles, and genealogical lists of the Garr and Slusher families, compiled by the donor of the papers in 1991.

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Cora S. Gladish Papers, 1885-1951 (CA5818)
1 cubic foot

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Sheet music of compositions written and published by Cora Gladish of Higginsville, Missouri, related correspondence, biographical information, watercolors, photographs, and miscellaneous material. Also includes diaries of Ann Eliza Gladish and miscellaneous Gladish family material.

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Charles Gunther Papers, no date (C0695)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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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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Mrs. Henry W. Hamilton Collection, 1838-1924 (C1840)
0.08 cubic feet (4 folders)

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Checks, deeds, promissory notes, and invoices, primarily of residents of Lafayette County, MO. Lafayette County election returns, 1844 and 1860.

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Young and John Ryland Hicklin Papers, 1876-1929 (C0115)
0.7 cubic feet

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Accounts, receipts, and correspondence of members of the Hicklin family, Lexington, MO, pioneers.

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"[History of Waverly, Missouri]," J.M. Motte, no date (C0777)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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A short history of Waverly, Lafayette County, Missouri.

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Isaac Hockaday Letters, 1861 (C2728)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains letters from a Lexington, MO, farmer to his mother, describing the battle of Lexington, September 1861.

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Harry Middleton Hyatt Papers, 1792-1956 (C4301)
3.8 cubic feet (105 folders)

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The papers contain material generated or received by Harry M. Hyatt, a genealogist. The material consists of family lineage charts, family correspondence, journals, photographs, and correspondence between Harry Hyatt and other genealogical researchers. Families researched are predominately the Richardson and Baker families, but other related families are included, such as the Miller and Walton families.

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International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, Local 323 (Higginsville, Mo.) Records, 1956-1983 (C3870)
3.6 cubic feet

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Records of a labor union local which include correspondence, grievance reports, shop meeting notes, manuals, and production figures and other employee data.

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James R. Santmyer Photograph Collection, 1889, no date (P0135)
5 photographs

Photo of Rocky Branch Switch Engine, date unknown, with two unnamed men, and several images of a celebration at Higginsville, MO for the centennial of George Washington's inaugeration.

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