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Ludwig Abt Collection, 1910-1974 (CA5916)
87.5 cubic feet

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Architectural drawings, blue prints, sketches, surveys and site plans and related material of Moberly, Missouri, architect Ludwig Abt and successor firms Abt & Cleavinger, and J. Kay Cleavinger & Associates. Includes plans for schools, post offices, and other public buildings, churches, businesses, and residences in mid-Missouri counties.

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Alderson Family Genealogical Collection, no date (CA6168)
3 cubic feet

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Genealogical materials, including family group sheets, clippings, and photographs, of Alderson and affiliated families.

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Ancient Order of United Workmen Certificate, 1885 (C1965)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Certificate issued to Enoch G. Deskin, Moberly, MO.

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Bank of Moberly (Mo.) Records, 1914-1935 (C0278)
3 rolls of microfilm

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Minute book, account registers, and ledgers of a bank in Moberly, MO. Also contains a record book of special assessments for the paving and graveling of roads and for sewer construction in the city from 1924 through 1934.

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Thomas Swain Barclay Papers, 1912-1935 (C3938)
3 cubic feet (69 folders)

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Papers of Thomas Swain Barclay, a member of the American Red Cross during World War I, and member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at the University of Missouri. Personal and professional correspondence, wartime diary, overseas duty related papers, newsletters and programs, photographs, and miscellaneous material collected from his various associations. Also research material on Champ Clark.

Bedford-Hall Family Collection, 1870s-1890s (CA6410)
2 volumes

Commonplace book with notes, diary entries, stories, and poems kept by Charlotte Bedford Hall of Randolph County, Missouri, during the 1870s-1880s. Also a scrapbook with clippings, cut outs, and original artwork made by Ella Bedford for her nephew, William Willard Hall (Charlotte's son), 1890s.

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Boney and Goddard Ledger, 1857-1859 (C1050)
0.18 cubic feet (1 volume)

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The ledger contains the records of the W.G. Boney and I.O. Goddard, dealers in hardware, tinware, stoves, and harness and farm implements in Jacksonville, Randolph County, Missouri.

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Richard J. Chamier Papers, 1932-1974 (C4379)
1.8 cubic feet (74 folders)

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Military, political, and civic career of a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army in World War II, and Missouri State Senator. Includes correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings covering campaigns for State Senator in 1948 and 1952, as well as clippings on speeches, talks, and Legislative Bills, particularly a Bill to update the State of Missouri Criminal Law Codes. Also some civic work with the Moberly School Board involving desegregation and reports of racial bias in the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, of which Chamier was a member.

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Warren Cook Collection, 1782-1978 (R0043)
0.25 cubic foot (5 folders)

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The Warren Cook Collection contains photocopies of papers of the Smith, Havins, Roseberry, and Cook families of southwestern Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. The collection includes correspondence, estate papers, and genealogical records. Also included are two farm diaries from 1875-1876.

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Matthew P. Davidson Papers, 1882-1887 (C3089)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Marriage license of Lewis Watkins and Mattie Davidson, 1885, and various deeds and petitions on the property of Matthew P. and Allie F. Davidson.

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Elijah Deskin Certificate, 1869 (C1969)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a certificate for payment of work on roads.

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Elijah Deskin Deed, 1854 (C1967)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a deed conveying land to Deskin from William and Mary A. Sorrell.

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Elijah Deskin Mortgage, 1870 (C1968)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a mortgage on Deskin's land given as security for $100 borrowed from the capital school fund of Township 52, Range 15, Randolph County, MO.

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Elijah Deskin Receipts, 1855-1863 (C1971)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains tax receipts.

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Eldad Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Huntsville, Mo.) Records, 1832-1933 (CA5484)
0.1 cubic feet

Record book, 1832-ca. 1851; record book, ca. 1832-1933; 1843 indenture; and HISTORY OF THE ELDAD CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, n.d.

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William A. Eldridge Papers, no date (CA6534)
0.2 cubic feet, 1 oversize item

The collection contains military enrollment and discharge papers, a diary, photographs, and miscellaneous artifacts of a World War I soldier from Moberly, Missouri. Also includes a history of the 88th Division during World War I.

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First Christian Church (Moberly, Mo.) Records, 1869-1903 (C1087)
0.07 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Record book contains information related to early church history and membership, including names of members and dates for marriages and deaths. Other entries include an extensive list of those who became members after S.M. Martin's 1890 revival meeting and the church's position in an adultery case. Church minutes for 1879 to 1903.

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Fox Family Papers, 1870-1950s (CA6548)
1.4 cubic feet

Papers of a family from Moberly, Missouri, include photographs, scrapbooks, small artifacts, and miscellaneous material. Material largely concerns Lawrence Fox, Joy Eldridge Fox, and Anna Thieman Fox.

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Pleasant Tilman Gentry Diary, 1876-1896 (CA6453)
2 folders

Diary of a Baptist minister from Audrain County, Missouri, includes farm and livestock records, as well as records of marriages performed in Audrain, Boone, Monroe, Randolph, and Howard Counties. Also includes transcription with biographical information.

Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Missouri, A. Lincoln Post No. 5 List, no date (C2027)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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List of dead members of A. Lincoln Post, Moberly, MO.

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Isaac Hardister Surety Bond, 1896 (C1912)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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$500 surety bond of Isaac Hardister, street commissioner of Huntsville, MO.

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Veryl Hoenig Papers, c. 1770s-1990 (C4181)
0.4 cubic feet

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The papers of Veryl Hoenig contain genealogical research pertaining to the Burton, Searcy, Scott, Finnell, Sutliff, Forbes, Green, and Duncan families of Kentucky, Virginia, and Missouri. Documents include lineage records, copies of indentures, wills, and estates, a hand-drawn family chart, payroll information for service in the Revolutionary War, and excerpts from written histories.

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James L. Stone Photographs, 1915, 1960-1968 (P0299)
1 folder

Images of and relating to Moberly, MO, mainly in the 1960s.

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Jay Wright Photograph Collection, 1877-1882 (P0795)
4 photographs

Copy photos of the Randolph County Courthouse and Mount Pleasant College.

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John Croll Photograph Collection, 1890 (P0753)
4 photographs

Copy photos of Wabash Hospital (Moberly), N. Missouri R.R. Locomotive, Hannibal railroad yards and depot.

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George E. Ladd Papers, 1890s-1939 (R1493)
0.5 cubic foot (5 volumes)

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The George E. Ladd Papers include photograph albums containing images and engineering reports of landslides and property destruction caused by soil erosion including images of failed railroad lines and train wrecks in Missouri, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, California, Tennessee, New York, Ohio, and southern Italy.

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Ashley Lea Letters, 1839-1884 (C0354)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Letters of a pioneer Missouri family discussing conditions on the journey to the California gold fields, family news, and crop conditions in Mississippi in 1857.

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Adison P. Lester Papers, 1879-1880 (C2117)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Lester's petition for divorce from Mary J. Lester, and summons for her to appear before Moberly Court of Common Pleas.

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Lois E. Davis Photographs, 1966, 1981, no date (P0643)
11 photographs

Color snapshots of General Omar N. Bradley in Moberly, MO, and related sites. Photographs of Hungry Mother Wildlife Area and Locust Grove school in Howard County.

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Lozier Family Papers, 1910s-1930s (CA6450)
1 cubic foot, 6 oversize items

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Correspondence, political material, and miscellaneous material of a family from Carroll and Randolph Counties, Missouri. Largely concerns Ralph F. Lozier, a U.S. Congressman, and his son, Lue Lozier, an attorney and judge.

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Hugh McCanne Diary, 1850 (C1932)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains a diary kept by McCanne of his trip from Randolph County, MO, to California in the spring and summer of 1850.

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Mason McCormack Bill of Sale, 1842 (C1588)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Bill of sale for a Negro slave, sold to John M[arshall] Yates, [Randolph County, MO], May 24, 1842. Witnessed by C.F. Burckhartt and R.G. Gilman. Also a biographical sketch of John Marshall Yates (1795-1872).

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James McKinsey Papers, 1850-1872 (C1890)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Papers of James McKinsey with explanatory letter from his granddaughter, Nell Deskin. Two notes entered into with Randolph County for the use and benefit of the common schools, and note of Hattie G. Johnson entered into with the Moberly Bank.

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Bessie Mae Megee Papers, 1930s-1980s (CA6081)
1 cubic foot, 5 CDs

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Papers of Moberly, Missouri, resident Bessie Mae Megee, a national contest multi-winner. Includes correspondence, contest certificates and materials, issues of Contest magazine, newspaper clippings, essays notebook, and a set of KMOX radio interviews with Megee in 1983.

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Missouri Training Center for Men (Moberly, Mo.) Architectural Drawings, 1958 (C3180)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Plans, elevations, and sections of the administration and education buildings, chapel, auditorium-gymnasium, dining hall, kitchen, warehouse, vocational training and industry buildings, fire house, garage, and maintenance shop.

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Huntsville, Missouri Brochure, c. 1910 (C0742)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Brochure describing the town of Huntsville, circa 1910.

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Randolph County, Missouri Deeds, 1888-1909 (C3742)
0.06 cubic feet (3 folders)

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Warranty, quitclaim, and trust deed for properties in Randolph County, MO. Also includes a lease for land owned by J.E. Hubbard and a bond for deed.

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Missouri. Randolph County Warranty Deeds, 1879-1910 (C2594)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Miscellaneous warranty deeds and deeds of trust.

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Lynn Morrow Papers, 1804-2015 (R1000)
21 cubic feet (964 folders, 4 oversize folders)

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The papers of Lynn Morrow contain correspondence and research papers, with an additional significant collection of late twentieth-century promotional and advertising items. The papers reflect major areas of Morrow's research on the southwest Missouri region; Iron, Shannon, and Washington counties; Theodore Pease Russell and his writings; and the writings of Silas C. Turnbo. The collection also includes a large selection of promotional publications and ephemera associated with late 20th century tourism in Missouri and Arkansas.

Mount Carmel Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Randolph County, Mo.) Records, 1873-1979 (C3785)
0.2 cubic feet (10 folders)

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Records of the Mount Carmel Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Randolph County. The documents include information about baptisms, marriages, funerals, and dismissals. Also included are session minutes, church history, and pastoral information. Moreover, the records seem to include some documents from the Cumberland Chapel Church.

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Mount Pleasant College (Huntsville, Mo.) Papers, 1860-1862 (C0618)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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

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Mount Pleasant College (Huntsville, Mo.) Tuition Receipts, 1870-1872 (C2640)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains tuition receipts and brief description of the college.

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