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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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Albert Karsch Photograph Collection, no date (P0803)
14 photographs

Photos of Philip Graham Long home in Farmington, MO.

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American Iron Mountain Company Records, 1849-1855 (R0003)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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The American Iron Mountain Company Records contain the shipping records for the American Iron Mountain Company located in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri. Included are accounts of pig iron received from Iron Mountain and shipments to buyers, and a tally book of ore delivered to the company over the plank road.

Aulsbury Chapel Free Will Baptist Church (Bonne Terre, Mo.) Records, 1889-1944 (C2977)
1 roll of microfilm

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Record book of a church organized in 1889 in St. Francois County, by John Wood and W.R. Aulsbury. Record book contains membership lists, often including dates of baptism, death, or dismissal, and meeting minutes (1890-1933) dealing with the running of the church.

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James Ballard Papers, 1842 (R0672)
(1 folder)

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This is a letter from James Ballard near Mine La Motte in Madison County or St. Francois County, Misouri. The letter concerns acquisition of apple, pear, and plum trees, and other business matters. The recipient of Ballard's letter, John Randol, Jr., was probably in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.

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Bangert Family Papers, 1923-1994 (SP0008)
.5 cubic feet (40 folders, 620 photographs)

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The Bangert Family Papers chronicle two generations of the Bangert Family. They consist mostly of the personal papers of Nell Mabrey Bangert and the genealogy and family photographs of her husband’s family. Also included is material chronicling her teaching career, including photographs of her students, which have been organized by year.

Bank of Elvins Stock Certificate Collection, 1911 (R0746)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)

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This is a certificate for five shares of stock in the Bank of Elvins, at Elvins in Saint Francois County, Missouri. It was issued to Carr Hartshorn on April 26, 1911.

Bethel Association United Baptist Churches of Jesus Christ Records, 1816-1996 (R0598)
4 rolls (72 volumes)

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These are the minutes of the annual meetings of the Bethel United Baptist Association of southeaster Missouri, beginning with the organizational meeting in 1816. The Association consists of chruches in Crawford, Iron, Madison, St. Francois , and Wayne counties.

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Bismarck, Missouri, Photograph Collection, 1904-1931 (P1049)

Seven photographs of Bismarck, Missouri, collection on the occasion of the city's bicentennial and published in the book The Sign of a Good Town.

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Blue Family Papers, 1818-1973 (R0105)
0.02 cubic foot (2 folders)

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The Blue Family Papers contain photocopies of correspondence, legal papers, and miscellaneous papers of John W. Blue and his daughter, Minnie Blue and Anna Lloyd of Farmington, Missouri.

Mary J. Briscoe-Riesberg Papers, 1993-2015 (CG0030)
0.8 c.f.

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The Mary J. Briscoe-Reisberg Papers includes papers, maps, photographs, and audio cassettes related to the Missouri Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association from 1994 to 2015.

Brother Joe Welshmeyer Photograph Collection, 1921-1951 (P0471)
4 photographs

Photos of Ukrainian churches in St. Francois, St. Joseph, and Ilasco.

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Tennie S. Burk Papers, 1837-1972 (C4285)
0.75 cubic feet (26 folders)

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The papers of Tennessee 'Tennie' Selby Burk contains her personal papers including genealogical information on her family and on various Missouri chapters of the Daughters of the American Colonists (DAC).

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Carleton College Collection, 1859-1979 (R0133)
1 roll (6 folders)

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These are business papers, correspondence, and printed material of Carleton College (1854-1916) and its alumni association, and newspaper clippings pertaining to the history of the school, located in Farmington, St. Francois County, Missouri.

Xenophon Caverno Papers, 1917-1941 (C0059)
1.4 cubic feet

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Personal correspondence and information and correspondence about cotton organizations, farm organizations, and transactions concerning his plantation and plantation store. General expenses of the plantation, purchase of cotton seed, and records of accounts.

Cayce Family Papers, 1827-1914 (R1319)
0.5 cubic foot (18 folders)

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The Cayce Family Papers contain correspondence to and from members of the Cayce family of St. Francois County, Missouri. Most of the items are addressed to or written by Ellis P. Cayce. The papers contain information on family members, family businesses, and Ellis's courtship of Emma Dupuy.

Milton P. Cayce Sr. Daybook, 1856 (C1068)
0.04 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Record of a Farmington, MO, merchant.

Chester, Perryville, Sainte Genevieve and Farmington Railroad Company Collection, 1894 (R0861)
(1 folder)

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This is a numbered, blank, stock certificate for the Chester, Perryville, Ste. Genevieve & Farmington Railroad Company. Organized in 1894, the company was part of Louis Houck's railroad network in southeasten Missouri.

Civil War Documents, 1861-1865 (C4274)
0.2 cubic feet (2 folders)

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Photocopies of miscellaneous papers and documents, including discharges, enlistments, a commission, confederate bills and notes, stamps, insignia, orders, mustering out papers of soldiers, including officers, mostly from Missouri.

Counts Family Papers, 1797-1983 (CG0002)
0.2 c.f.

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The Counts Family Papers contain Bible records, tintypes, correspondence, and a family history book of the family that lived in Sainte Genevieve County, Missouri.

Alfred B. Cree Papers, 1862-1863 (R0301)
0.05 cubic foot (2 folders)

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The Alfred B. Cree Papers contain the letters of Capt. Alfred B. Cree of Co. F., 22nd Iowa Infantry. Cree wrote of family matters, camp life, and regimental politics from Benton Barracks at St. Louis, and from camps at Rolla, Salem, Iron Mountain, and Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, 1862-1863. There is also a single letter from Charlestown in what is now West Virginia, in 1864.

M. J. Crews Collection, 1885 (R1238)
(1 folder)

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This is a certificate, dated October 24, 1885, for M. J. Crews as a Master Mason and member of Iron Mountain Lodge No. 430, Free and Accepted Masons, at Iron Mountain in Saint Francois County, Missouri.

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L. Walter Dempsey Stenographer's Notes, 1917 (C3016)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Shorthand notes taken during the investigation of the Lead Belt Riots in St. Francois County, MO, in 1917.

William Dent Records, 1861-1866 (R0341)
1 volume microfilmed

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This is an account ledger from a general store at Dent's Station in St. Francois County, a few
miles south of what is now Bismarck, Missouri. An index to the accounts is available.

Desloge Mining Collection, 1840-1956 (R1370)
0.1 cubic foot (3 folders)

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The Desloge Mining papers consist of documents pertaining to the Desloge Consolidated Lead Company. The mining operation was located in Desloge, which is in St. Francis County, Missouri. Business documents and letters about the company, a family tree of the wealthy Desloge family, and newspaper clippings about the company are included in the collection.

Doe Run Lead Company Collection, 1898-1901 (R1228)
2 cubic feet

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These are cancelled checks dated from July 2, 1898 to January 17, 1901, written against the account of the Doe Run Lead Company of Doe Run, Missouri, at the Farmers' and Miners' Bank of Bonne Terre in Saint François County, Missouri. The checks were signed by F. P. Graves, Secretary.

Doe Run, Missouri Photograph Collection, circa 1925 (R0240)
0.05 cubic foot (1 folder)

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These are two photographs of businesses at Doe Run in St. Francois County, Missouri. Included are exterior views of the office of the Doe Run Lumber Company, and the general store of Meyer & Gruner. The views have been copied on 35 mm slides.

Mrs. B.L. Dunaway Papers, 1965 (C3098)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The papers of Mrs. B.L. Dunaway contain a paper about life of Sarah Burton Murphy and a program of service honoring her memory held in Farmington, MO.

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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.

Ellis Family Papers, 1787-1948 (R0251)
(10 folders, 1 roll of microfilm)

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This collection includes correspondence, business records, and legal papers, and genealogical information pertaining to two early families of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. The Ellis family came from Georgia about 1805; the Ranneys from Indiana about 1825. Other names represented in the collection are Beckham, Cobb, Giboney, Ogle, Waters, and Wathen (Warthen-Worthan).

Elmwood Seminary (Farmington, Mo.) Records, 1911-1914 (C0602)
0.15 cubic feet (7 folders)

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The records of Elmwood Seminary contain account and record books, papers, and correspondence of a Presbyterian girl's school in Farmington, Missouri.

Politte Elvins Collection, 1908, 1920 (R1179)
(1 folder)

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These are small campaign cards for Politte Elvins of Saint Francois County, Missouri, who was a successful candidate for United State Representative in 1908 and an unsuccessful candidate in the Republican primary election for Lieutenant Governor in 1920.

Establishment of the Town of Farmington Collection, no date (R0490)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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This is a compilation from county records of the land surveys and legal actions which established
the town of Farmington in St. Francois County, Missouri. The compilation begins with the
donation of land by David Murphy and location of the county seat in 1822, and continues through
1904 with the transactions which established the various additions to the city.

Albert Lee Evans Medical Records, 1913-1914 (R0018)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)

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The Albert Lee Evans Medical Records contain a photocopy of an individual account book for medical services. Albert Lee Evans, a Bonne Terre, Missouri, physician who began practice in Saint Francois County in 1900.

Mary E. Bugg Eversole Papers, 1822-1952 (R1268)
5 cubic feet (76 folders)

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This collection consists of corresondence, legal papers, journals, ledger books, and ephemera of Mary E. Bugg Eversole and the Bugg, Cole, and Eversole families of Potosi, Washington County, Missouri. The bulk of the collection consists of Mary E. Bugg's personal correspondence, 1883-1941, financial records 1912-1952, and miscellaneous ephemera, 1863-1938.

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Farmington Prospecting and Mining Company Collection, 1892 (R1120)
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This collection contains certificate number 34, dated April 20, 1892, for 30 shares in the Farmington Prospecting and Mining Company at Farmington in St. Francois County, Missouri. The shares were sold to Andrew Wayne Logan and the certificate was signed by Robert Tetley, president, and Kossuth W. Weber, secretary.

Farmington, Missouri Municipal Records, 1856-1929 (R0331)
3 microfilm rolls

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These are municipal records of Farmington, St. Francois County, Missouri. Included are the
charters of the city, ordinances, the records of the boards of aldermen and trustees, oaths of office, records
of bonds and commissions, tax assessments, and a partial census of the city.

Federal Lead Company, Mining Department Business Report Records, 1918-1921 (R0540)
25 folders

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These are sets of monthly statistical reports prepared by officers of the Federal Lead Company's mines and mill at Flat River in St. Francois County, Missouri. Included are balance sheets, production data, power consumption figures, and other information concerning the company's operations.

Federal Lead Company, Mining Department Records, 1907-1913 (R0520)
2 cubic feet (17 volumes)

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These are letterbooks of outgoing correspondence maintained by Harry Adelbert Guess, general
manager of the Federal Lead Company's mine and mill at Flat River in St. Francois County,
Missouri. Topics include production, exploration, shipping, labor relations, and environmental pollution.

First Baptist Church, Bonne Terre, Missouri Collection, 1916 (R1032)
(1 folder)

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This is a directory for 1916 of the First Baptist Church at Bonne Terre in St. Francois County, Missouri. W.W. Pierce was the pastor and William Frey was the chairman of the deacons. Includeds illustrations, lists of officers and activeties, statement of beliefs and church covenant, and a church roll of over 300 members with addresses.

Flat River Industrial Corporation Records, 1937-1943 (R0719)
(1 folder)

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This collection includes an original stock certificate and photocopies of supporting documents concerning the Flat River Industrial Corporation, which was formed to acquire land and build a shoe factory upon it in Flat River (now Park Hills) in Saint Francois County, Missouri.

Flat River Woman's Club Collection, 1930 (R1098)
(1 folder)

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This is a program booklet for the "Belles of Blackville: A Blackface Minstrel," presented by the Flat River Woman's Club on April 11, 1930, at Flat River (now Park Hills) in St. Francois County, Missouri.

Flat River Woman's Club Records, 1913-1953 (R0206)
1 folder, 7 volumes microfilmed

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These are record books, minutes of meetings, a scrapbook, and miscellaneous papers of a
woman's club in St. Francois County, Missouri. The charitable and civic group was begun in 1907
as the Mothers and Patrons Club of Flat River (See WHMC-R collection #R70). The club disbanded
in 1953.

J. B. Fleming Business Records, 1860-1874 (R0482)
(1 roll of microfilm)

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This is an account ledger of a saloon and general store operated by John B. Fleming at
Farmington, St. Francois County, Missouri. The volume includes an index.

Katharine Peers Forster Scrapbook Collection, 1888-1898 (R1080)
(1 volume, 1 folder)

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This is a scrapbook kept by Katharine Peers Forster, who was a student at Elmwood Seminary at Farmington in St. Francois county, Missouri. Included are programs from concerts and school events, clippings, and memorabilia.

Fort Scott Foundry and Machine Works Company Records, cicra 1890 (R0350)
(1 folder)

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This is an illustrated pamphlet advertising the automatic ore treatment machinery produced by the Fort Scott Foundry and Machine Works. It bears testimonials from mine owners and operators throughout the United States, including the Granby Smelting & Mining Company of Granby, the Desloge Lead Company of St. Francois County, and the Hazard Dressing Mill of Mine La Motte, Missouri.

Franklin Baptist Association Records, 1932 (R0153)
1 folder

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This is a report on the annual session of the Franklin Baptist Association, held at Three Rivers
Church, Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri, on the hundredth anniversary of the church and the Association.
Included are the constitution and lists of member churches of the Association, and histories
of the church and the Association.

Freemasons, Star of the West Lodge No. 133 Ironton, Missouri Records, 1849-1962 (R0446)
34 folders, 13 volumes MICROFILMED

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These are records of the Masonic Lodge at Ironton in Iron County, Missouri. The records include
minute books, membership records, personnel files, and miscellaneous lodge papers,
1849-1962. The collection also includes the record books of the Iron Mountain Lodge, 1864-1894,
which consolidated with the Star of the West Lodge in 1894.