Personal papers and other materials which either report or depict daily activities, social customs, and other aspects of social interaction at all levels of society.
Aldrich, Jamon, Letter, 1838, (C1446)
A Mormon immigrant wrote his brother about Missouri. Geographical location of his homestead, fertility of land, crops, prices, wages, Indians, U.S. military forts and troops, anti-Mormon sentiment, Joseph Smith, and news of family and friends.
Allen, Martha, Letter, 1857, (C0507)
Letter to her aunt and uncle from Ray County, Missouri, March 15, 1857. Description of the weather, comments about crops, and family news. An added note by a sister, Lucinda.
Barnes, Charles Merlin (1873-1966), Papers, 1892-1965, (C2802)
8 linear feet
The Charles M. Barnes Papers consist of the diaries, correspondence, photographs, financial records, and miscellaneous material of a Marston, Missouri, businessman and University of Missouri graduate. The Barnes family owned and operated a series of successful business enterprises in southeastern Missouri during the early twentieth century.
Barrows Family, Letters, 1834-1849, (C3264)
Correspondence between Freeman Barrows, his brother John and his sister Sarah; between Elizabeth Vaill Waldo and her sister Asenath B. Vaill Barrows, wife of Freeman Barrows. Freeman Barrows tells of business, social and economic conditions in Batesville and Papinville, MO, and urges his family to join him there.
Barth Family, Papers, 1852-1907, (C0997)
The papers of the family of Moses Barth, a Rocheport, Boone County, Missouri, mer-chant, contain correspondence, deeds, and financial statements. The 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 guerillas in the Rocheport area.
Beauchamp Family, Letters, 1832-1894, (C3128)
Letters received by the John A. Beauchamp family of Liberty, MO, from relatives in Tennessee, Louisiana, and southeastern Texas discussing family news, prices, business prospects and post-Civil War conditions.
Bedell, William (1795-1844), Day Book, 1834-1844, (C1454)
Bedell was a Clark County, MO, farmer. Day book contains diary notes, articles of agreement, court summons, and farm and household accounts paid and received.
Belwood-Ezell Family, Papers, 1850-1935 (C0073)
0.6 linear feet
Correspondence, diaries, and miscellaneous items of families living in Saline and Pettis Counties, Missouri. Much of the correspondence pertains to news of family members and friends. Most of the letters are to and from family members, including children, of Mary Belwood Ezell and Francisco Ezell.
Bentley Family Collection, 1818-1980 (C3042)
5 rolls of microfilm
Correspondence of Nancy V. Bentley, Jordan R. Bentley, and J. Marshall Bentley. Reminiscences of Jordan R. Bentley and material pertaining to Bentley and other allied families. Material on the Civil War in Chariton, Howard, and Cooper Counties, family and social life in the 1880s and 1890s and Chariton County history.
Bingham Family, Papers, 1814-1930, (C0998)
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.
Bingham, John and Jacob, Papers, 1822-1884, (C2715)
Mostly correspondence of Bingham family of Virginia and Missouri; scant mention of contemporary news. A few miscellaneous papers connected with estates, wills, and property.
Bishop, W., Letters, 1896-1898, (C0526)
Two letters to his granddaughter, Laura Benton, telling of hard times in 1896, prices at the feed store, and members of the family.
Blackstone, Robert, Letter, 1860, (C1463)
Description of a Christmas visit to Christian College, Columbia, MO. The students at Christian, except seniors, were permitted to have guests only during the holidays. Stationery letterhead has a photograph of the University of Missouri.
Blackwell, John A. (1834- ), Papers, 1852-1940, (C3732)
2.3 linear feet
Contains the correspondence, diaries, writings, Civil War papers, and medical practice records of a doctor from Bedford, IN, who later lived in Foristell and Wellsville, MO. Also included are family letters, Woman's Christian Temperance Union records, and a history of the Clover family.
Bohm, Louis F., Letters, 1866-1868, (C3290)
Letters to Bohm, regarding music and local news and politics.
Botts-Lewis Family, Letters, 1837-1877, (C0213)
Letters from the Botts and Lewis families in Virginia to the Peyton and James Botts families in Missouri. Farm crops, operations, land conditions, prayer meetings, collection of debts, slave prices, family matters, and other miscellaneous topics.
Bright, Mrs., Letter, 1850, (C0500)
To her husband, Ky., from Glendale [Mo.], Feb. 29, . Discussion of family affairs, land conditions, and the weather.
Brock Family, Papers, 1821-1823, (C2916)
Personal letters regarding the death and estate of Jefferson Brock and Margaret Estes; documents concerning Jefferson Brock estate.
Bronaugh-Bushnell Family, Papers, 1852-1930, (C0079)
1.2 linear feet
The papers consist of personal and business correspondence of the Bronaugh and Bushnell families, landowners and business operators near Clinton, Henry County, Missouri.
Burt, Richard W. (1823-1911), Papers, 1817-1911, (C0226)
Description of everyday life in Ohio during the 1840s. Letters on army life during the Mexican War and the Civil War. Letters include descriptions of battles of Fort Donelson, Shiloh and Vicksburg. Scrapbook contains clippings from Burt's Progressive Age, Coshocton, Ohio, clippings of his letters regarding the Mexican and Civil Wars, and other miscellaneous clippings.
Caldwell-Steele Family, Letters, 1823-1841, (C0243)
Three letters and one bill of sale for property. Letters concern the Caldwell family of Green County, Kentucky, and their relatives, the Steele family of Callaway County, Missouri. Letters discuss education, politics, religion and local and personal news. Originals in the possession of Miss Dillard.
Carey, Alex, Collection, 1864-1933 (C0253)
Includes shares on Gold and Silver Tunnel Company; deed for land in Jackson County; accounts; 1864 constitution of Platte City, Missouri, I.O.O.F. lodge; notes; obituary of R.T. Carey; tintype; letters to Lucille Carey from friends; 1887 medical book; and letters from a book salesman, 1872.
Carpenter, John C., Letters, 1868-1870 (C0236)
Written from Alleghany County, Virginia, discussing politics and local and family affairs.
Carpenter, Sam, Letters, 1834-1842 (C0235)
Written from Alleghany County, Virginia, discussing politics and local and family affairs.
Carvill, George W., Letters, 1834-1868, (C2697)
Letters written by Carvill, his wife Kate and daughter Eliza, living in the United States and Canada, to his sister Eliza and, later, brother-in-law William Boyle in England. The letters discuss family and political matters and economic problems.
Cleveland-Gillaspy Papers, 1849-1939 (C0105)
0.4 linear feet
Correspondence, legal papers, tax receipts, photographs, and miscellany of James C. Gillaspy and James Longstreet Cleveland of Boone County, MO. Includes minute book and constitution of Providence Speas (Spiritual, Physical, Educational and Social) Club, Providence, MO, an organization active during the 1930s.
Communications Consortium Media Center, Records, (WUNP5661)
7.5 linear feet
INVENTORY. Materials, compiled, collected, and distributed which relate to women's news issues. Topics include abortion, human reproduction, media, politics, and others.
Conley-Miller Family, Papers, 1792-1967, (C3693)
5.2 linear feet, 3 oversize volumes
Correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, account books, ledgers, financial and personal rec-ords, genealogical materials, photographs, and miscellaneous items of the Conleys and Millers, prominent Boone County, Missouri, families.
Conyers, Thomas W. (1795-1879), Papers, 1817-1903, (C0755)
0.2 linear feet, 1 oversize volume
The papers of a Monroe County, Missouri, landowner, merchant, soldier, and politician include diaries, an account book, genealogical materials on the Conyers family, and miscellany regarding the daily activities of the Conyers family and their slaves. Particular emphasis is given to everyday farming operations and accounts.
Corder-Thomas Family, Papers, 1867-1961, (C3697)
56 volumes and 9 folders on 11 rolls of microfilm, 1 oversize folder
The Corder-Thomas Family Papers consist of diaries of Leslie Walker Corder, a Waver-ly, Missouri, farmer and civic leader; his wife Nellie Perry Buck Corder; and her aunt Susan Buck Cooper Thomas. The papers also include family letters, newsclippings, and miscellaneous items.
Cornett Family, Papers, 1847-1981, (C3808)
5.1 linear feet
Papers of the Cornett family of rural Linn County, Missouri, including William and Martha; their children, Bracy, Winifred, Jo Lee, and Carl; and Martha's family, the Moores and Roots. Letters, household and farm records, photographs, and other family papers, along with the early records of the Moore School near Linneus, document the social, cultural, and agricultural life of a northern Missouri family and the teaching careers of two of their daughters.
Cortelyou Family, Papers, 1826-1964, (C2463)
1 linear foot
Real estate leases, New Jersey, 1826-1846, and records of estates administered by James and Peter Cortelyou, New Jersey, 1842-1882. Personal correspondence received by Kansas banker Luther M. Cortelyou, Jr., 1895-1964; his high school papers and memorabilia; and diaries kept by him and his father, 1869-1900.
Crede Family Papers, 1818-1939, (3065)
2 linear feet and 2 oversize volumes; also available on 4 rolls of microfilm
Personal correspondence, genealogical records, and business records of a German-American family living in Osage County, Missouri. The bulk of the collection concerns Hermann Crede, who emigrated in 1853; other papers pertain to his brothers, Wilhelm (who emigrated in 1853) and Carl (who emigrated in 1855). Much of the correspondence is in German; the business records are in English.
Davidson, James Franklin (1839- ), Papers, 1868-1917, (C0089)
0.4 linear feet
The diaries and miscellaneous papers of a lawyer and farmer who lived in Chicago, Illinois, and Hannibal, Missouri.
Davis-Vandiver Family, Letters, 1864-1872 (C0299)
Typed copies of letters from Clay and Ray Counties, Missouri, discussing family affairs, trouble with bushwhackers, and politics in 1872.
Doble-Lucas Family, Letters, 1856-1865 (C0305)
Letters from locations in New York, Ohio, Indiana, and California.
Drake, Charles D. (1811-1892), Autobiography, 1811-1867, (C1003)
1 linear foot on 1 roll of microfilm
Autobiography of a lawyer, U.S. senator from Missouri, radical Republican, and principal author of the Missouri State Constitution of 1865, the "Draconian Code."
Draper-McClurg Family, Papers, 1838-2009, (C3069)
3.9 linear feet; folders 1-134 also available on 5 rolls of microfilm
The Draper-McClurg family papers are comprised of correspondence, photographs, Civil War diaries and records, and other personal papers of the families of Philander Draper and Joseph W. McClurg. The papers document the families' involvement in politics, farming and orchards, lead mining and smelting, the Civil War, and frontier life in Missouri, the Dakota Territory, and several western states.
Duncan-Hardin-Jenkins Family, Papers, 1821-1860 (C0307)
Letters between family members in Missouri and Kentucky relating to family business, crops, neighbors, and romantic interests. Mention of Bonne Femme Academy, Boone County, Missouri. Bible class organized by Mary B. Jenkins Hardin, including list of members.
Duree Family, Papers, 1847-1888 (C0303)
Receipts for taxes and money received, notes, and letters concerning a trip west and family health and affairs.
Ebeuhoh, Lucie, Papers, 1897-1898, 1908, (C3941)
The papers of Lucie Ebeuhoh, of St. Louis, Missouri, consist of personal correspondence with her future husband Phillip Ebeuhoh in 1897 and 1898, and to Phillip while she was on a European trip in 1908.
Epps, H.N., Family, Letters, 1817-1880 (C0201)
Letters from Estes, Lea, and Cates family members discussing family matters, relatives, and unsettled political conditions.
Ewing Family, Papers, 1927-1950, (C3815)
Notebook and diary of the Ewing family. The notebook contains information about hunters, the type of game birds shot, and the amount paid for access to hunting grounds. Ruth Ewing's diary entries, 1944-1945, tend to be one-liners about the weather, her husband's job searches, and her daily activities.
Fike, Henry C. (1832-1919), Diaries, 1851-1919, (C2215)
0.1 linear feet
Diaries written by Fike while a student in McKendree College, IL; while a soldier in the Civil War; and about his migration to and life in Warrensburg, MO, and his work in Kansas City, MO, and various cities in the West.
France, Martha M. and Sara M., Papers, 1878-1905, (C0874)
14 folders, 1 volume
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.
Fry, Annette Riley, Papers, 1882-1983, (C3729)
0.4 linear feet
The Annette Riley Fry Papers contain primarily correspondence between Fry and people, or relatives of people, who came to Missouri from New York on "orphan trains" sponsored by the Children's Aid Society during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Fry wrote an article on the orphans, which appeared in the December 1974 issue of American Heritage.
Funeral Notices, 1883, (C2284)
Printed notices of funerals of James Brannum and William S. Stone.
Gano, John Allen, Family Papers, 1794-1948, (C0065)
1.2 linear feet, 2 rolls of microfilm
Letters to Elder John Gano of Bourbon County, Kentucky, an evangelist in the early Disciples of Christ church. Accounts and bills, advertisements, circulars, and publications. A diary describes his conversion, baptism, and life as a preacher.
Gentry, Richard Harrison, Letters, 1837-1843, (C0931)
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.
Gentry, Thomas B., Family Expense Books, 1870-1902, (C3439)
Itemized amounts of purchases in the household of Thomas B. and Mary Todd Gentry of Columbia, MO, for thirty-two years.
George, B. James, (1896-1975), Collection, 1887-1975, (C3564)
2.6 linear feet
Correspondence, clippings, photographs, diaries, and bound material on the George family, Quantrill, William H. Gregg, and civil rights, compiled and authored by a native of Jackson County, MO, whose father served in the Civil War under Quantrill.
Geyer, Henry S., Papers, 1829-1858, (C1799)
Love letters between Henry S. Geyer and Joanna A. Quarles, and 1858 deed to Henry Geyer.
Gigous Family, Papers, 1875-1877, (C0325)
Letters written to George and Mary Gigous by M.E. Wagner, sister of Mary; Amos Castle, friend of George; and Daniel Stull, cousin of George. The letters describe farming, agricultural prices, immigration, rural education, and rural life in Otter Creek, IA, and Maryville, MO. Includes typed notes on the family.
Gillaspie, William R., Papers, 1851-1886, (C0679)
Letter from James C. Hamilton of Fulton, MO, to his brother William in Washington City, IA. He talks of the weather, crops, the prosperity of the country, a revival meeting and their need of a preacher. Brief biography of Ben Butler, legislator, governor, Union general, senator, and presidential candidate, who ran as a Republican, Democrat, and Greenback.
Gilliam, Charles Wesley, Diary, 1856-1876, (C3272)
Daily account of a Lincoln County, MO, farmer's life. Marriages and deaths, activities of friends and relatives, election returns, prices paid for household goods, farm life, and Civil War experience.
Gourgas Family, Papers, 1815-1843, (C2699)
Letters of Adele Gourgas, daughter of a Swiss immigrant, to her brother John Mark Gourgas relating her impressions of and experiences in the Millersburg-Lexington, KY, region and Cincinnati, OH, where she moved with her husband John Dubois in 1819. Letters from Jacob Gourgas to his brother John Mark and other papers of family interest. Letters are in French.
Green, A.P. (1875-1956), Papers, 1926-1958 (C2960)
29 linear feet
Business and personal papers of a Mexico, Missouri, fire brick manufacturer. Correspondence with family members; business associates in U.S., Europe, and South America; as trustee of Westminster College and member of Board of Visitors of University of Missouri; and with miscellaneous business and charitable organizations.
Guitar, Mary Jane, Letters, 1846-1851, (C2952)
Two letters, one to Jane Austin, Carrollton, MO, 1846, regarding health of family and friends and the changes taking place in Columbia; and one to Odon Guitar, 1851, regarding deaths of friends and family news.
Guitar, Odon (1825-1908), Papers, 1832-1865, (C0882)
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.
Guthrie, Charles Claude, Sr. (1880-1963), Family Papers, 1896-1978, (C3549)
2.8 linear feet
The papers of Charles Claude Guthrie, Sr. contain college essays and notes, correspondence, and miscellaneous personal papers of Guthrie. The bulk of the collection is letters written between Guthrie and his mother and sisters living in Columbia and Marthasville, Missouri.
Hadley Family, Letters, 1838-1869, (C1997)
Letters written to Moses and Susan Hadley by Elizabeth Hadley Wyman and her husband Edward, who were teachers. Description of trip from Boston to Illinois in 1839.
Hager, Archibald Little (c. 1814-c.1887), Diary, 1844-1887, (C0896)
0.4 linear feet
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.
Hagerman-Hayden Papers, 1852-1893 (C0110)
0.6 linear feet
Letters and papers of an Alexandria, Missouri, lawyer; a Keokuk, Iowa, student at Academy of the Visitation, St. Louis; and a music student in Oberlin, Ohio.
Hamilton, T.M. “Ted” (1905-2001), Papers, 1922-1984, (C3073)
14 rolls of microfilm
Papers of Saline County, Missouri, farmer and expert on historic and prehistoric weaponry. Correspondence on archaeological and historical topics, as well as personal, business, and local civic affairs. Also includes photographs, notes, organizational materials, publications, and manuscripts on Hamilton’s archaeological interests.
Hardin, Charles Henry (1820-1892), Papers, 1842-1892 (C0111)
0.1 linear feet
Hardin was a lawyer, governor of Missouri, 1874-1876, and founder of Hardin College in Mexico, Missouri. Collection includes correspondence with wife and friends, essays, speeches, unofficial reports, law notebook, legal cases in Boone, Callaway, Macon, and Randolph Counties, and diary of Mary Hardin, 1854-1856 and 1859.
Harper, H.W., Chemists' and Druggists' Diary, 1876, (SUNP1080)
Notations on weather, social life and business, Boonville, MO.
Harwood, Wanda Haney, Collection, 1862-1889, (C1241)
Diary written in 1872 by Maggie Jenkins of Brookfield, MO, as well as letters from her sister, Carrie Kittinger of Buffalo, NY. Also includes a letter from Samuel Cherry to Maranda Haney, letters from Sarah A. Mason and members of the Myers family, and letters to William M. Jenkins from single women he contacted through magazines.
Haskell, Agnes Hadley (1876-1946), Daybooks, 1909-1946, (C3467)
The daybooks of Agnes Lee Hadley Haskell, wife of Governor Herbert S. Hadley and later wife of Henry J. Haskell, editor of the Kansas City Star, contain records and diary entries noting her social and club engagements and the activities of her children; and various programs, newspaper clippings, receipts, and correspondence.
Hawkins Family, Papers, 1835-1879, (C0332)
Miscellaneous letters discuss the Mormon conflict in 1838 and prices, weather, and family news from California and Texas.
Hayden, Jacob J., Letter, 1868, (C1554)
From Scotland County, MO, June 7, 1868. Hayden wrote an army buddy about his return home after the Civil War . His property was claimed by his brother, a Union man. Family news, marriage, birth of children, farming, county fair, crops, and Hayden family genealogy.
Helm-Davidson Family Papers, 1824-1970 (C3434)
1.2 linear feet
Diaries, correspondence, account books, genealogical records, and personal and business papers of Mary Aileen Davidson and her ancestors. John B. Helm letters and diaries, Ben N. Crump letters, and J. Frank Davidson papers show social and economic life in Kentucky and Missouri.
Hicklin, Young and John Ryland, Papers, 1876-1929 (C0115)
0.7 linear feet
Accounts, receipts, and correspondence of members of the Hicklin family, Lexington, Missouri, pioneers.
Hickman-Bryan Papers, 1796-1920, (C0045)
2.8 linear feet
This collection contains the papers of two families named Hickman, one of Boone County, Missouri, and the other of Alexandria, Louisiana. Related by marriage, the families had business dealings in slaves, agriculture, and livestock. The papers of the Bryan family, related to the Boone County Hickmans by marriage are also in this collection.
Holeman, Nancy Nash (1806- ), Papers, 1865-1877 (C0117)
0.1 linear feet
Diary (104 pages), 1869-1877, gives account of life in Callaway County, MO. Daily activities, family matters, recipes. Original and typed copy.
Horne and Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Catalogue, 1897-1898, (C0724)
The collection contains a clothing and household furnishings catalogue of a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, company.
Houck, Ida, Letters, 1869-1927 (C0119)
0.25 linear feet
Family letters concerning daily activities, personal business and family affairs of a farm woman living near Bedford, Iowa.
Hubbert, George, Papers, 1875-1881, (C1899)
Text of an address given by George Hubbert at a 4th of July picnic in Neosho in 1875 and apparently revised in 1881.
Hughes, Rachel Wall, Papers, 1823-1893, (C0331)
The papers contain photostatic copies of letters and a court order appointing Elizabeth Gross administratrix of an estate in 1823. The letters are from Virginia, Ohio, California, and Missouri. They comment on politics, religion, home life, and lead mining in California.
Hunt, William S., Divorce Petition, 1851, (C2826)
Notice of petition for divorce by William S. Hunt from Melinda Hunt, printed in Liberty, MO, Weekly Tribune.
Hutchinson-Salisbury, Papers, 1843-1867, (C3779)
Papers of Harriet Newell Hutchinson (1824-1908) and Lucius Salisbury (1824-1904), founder of Salisbury, Missouri. Correspondence, typescripts, and miscellaneous items are in the collection. Many of the letters center around Hutchinson's and Salisbury's courtship.
Hutchison Family, Papers, 1831-1890, (C3713)
Personal correspondence of Benjamin F. Hutchison, steamboat captain residing in Pittsburgh, PA; his wife, Eliza J.; and their son, William B. The letters describe daily life, behavior at school, relatives, and friends, including illnesses and deaths. Also tax records, primarily from St. Louis County, MO, and legal documents, including land grants, deeds, and notes.
Imboden-Dunklin Family, Letters, 1833-1854, (C0948)
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.
Jenkins, William, Collection, 1860s-1870s, (SUNP0688)
0.4 linear feet
Miscellaneous clippings, publications, recipes, ledgers, scrapbooks, diaries, souvenirs, etc. primarily about northern Missouri. Two scrapbooks were originally ledgers: Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad Co.; and an unidentified baseball club, 1870s. An 1869 diary records the daily work activities at a mill. The writer is unknown.
Johnston, Harriet D., Papers, 1923-1927, (C3691)
0.2 linear feet
Papers of an instructor in zoology at Stephens College, Columbia, MO, 1925-1927, to John F. Calvert concerning family matters, happenings in Columbia, the University of Missouri, Stephens College, and Butler College, Indianapolis, IN. Also miscellaneous printed materials and photographs.
Kehde, Ned, Collection, n.d., (C3537)
Material, including photographs, on life of Jesse Howard, sign painter of Fulton, MO.
King, George, Family, Papers, 1778-1924, n.d. (C0125)
The papers of a Boone County, Missouri family contain genealogy, correspondence, legal papers, and a newspaper, The Connecticut Courant, from 1778.
Kingsbury, Lilburn A. (1884-1983), Collection, 1816-1983, (C3724)
9.2 linear feet; 16 oversize volumes, 6 card files
The personal papers and collected materials of Lilburn A. Kingsbury of Howard County, Missouri. Kingsbury was an insurance agent, farmer, orchardist, bank clerk, local historian, writer, genealogist, musician, and antique collector.
Knife and Fork Club, Kansas City, Missouri, Papers, 1899-1926 (C0127)
0.4 linear feet
Programs, clippings, and miscellaneous items of a Kansas City dinner club. Guest speakers included governors, diplomats, educators, ministers, and scientists, among others.
Lamm, Henry, Papers, 1904-1916 (C0128)
0.7 linear feet
Letters of congratulation on election as justice of the Missouri Supreme Court, 1904, and Republican nomination for governor, 1916; articles; addresses; and reminiscences entitled Flatsam, Jetsam, and Ligan, stories involving a number of Missouri law cases.
Larwill Family, Papers, 1794-1947 (C0129)
0.4 linear feet
Political, business, and private correspondence, account books, family history, and essays of an early Ohio family active in Ohio River commercial ventures, land transactions, and Jacksonian politics and bank reforms. Folders contain typed copies of items on microfilm plus some originals not on film.
Lenoir Family, Papers, 1832-1860, (C1826)
Correspondence from Missouri, Tennessee, and North Carolina, but primarily of the Walter R. Lenoir family in Boone County, MO, describing the life of early settlers, prospects for Missouri, and growth of Columbia. Education, farming, land, slaves, churches, and family are also discussed.
Lenoir, Thomas (1730-1861), Letters, 1839-1843, (C0355)
Letters from Lenoir in Fort Defiance, NC, to his brother Walter in Columbia, MO, concerning the death of their father and settlement of his estate.
Leonard, Abiel (1797-1863), Papers, 1782-1932, n.d., (C1013)
16.4 linear feet
Abiel Leonard of Fayette, Missouri, was a lawyer, landowner, and prominent Whig, who began his law practice in Missouri in 1819 and served on the Missouri Supreme Court in the 1850s. His papers consist of personal and business correspondence of the Leonard family, as well as deeds, contracts, wills, depositions, bills, receipts, account books, some military documents, photo-graphs, maps, and miscellaneous material.
Leonard, Nathaniel (1799-1876), Papers, 1800-1896, 1927 (C2525)
1 folder, 2 reels of microfilm
Papers of Nathaniel Leonard, a prominent Cooper County, Missouri, stock breeder and farmer, and his family. Consist of land papers, account and other record books, correspondence, Civil War papers, and 1824 fur memorandum, and an 1875 diary of Lon V. Stephens.
Leyda, Norine, Diary, 1912-1914, (C3573)
Day by day happenings in the lives of a family who lived on a farm in Ray County, MO. Weather and chores are the main topics.
Lingle, Lawrence D., Collection, 1811-1885, (C2260)
Miscellaneous correspondence concerning families in Ohio, Michigan, Vermont, and Missouri relating to family and social gossip, weather, livestock, crops, road construction, and teaching in a private school.
Long, Martha White (1829-1909), Reminiscences, 1904, (C2693)
Memories of early childhood, teaching experiences, and life after her marriage until her husband's death. Also obituary of Cornelia C. White.
Lynch, James Lewis, Memoirs, 1923 (C0132)
0.7 linear feet
Memoirs written by Lynch about his family in Howard and Saline Counties. Genealogy from Austria to Virginia to Missouri, farm life, education, Civil War experiences, and tobacco exporting, 1864. Essays for children on citizenship, study, and the Christian life.
M. Born and Company, Chicago, Illinois, Sample Books, 1905-1928, (C3777)
Clothing sample books of M. Born and Company, a men's clothing supplier located in Chicago, IL. Includes illustrations of the company's line of day and evening wear. No information available on the company's history.
Machir, John, Papers, 1791-1899, (C2893)
0.6 linear feet
The papers of John Machir, a businessman and landowner who lived in St. Louis and Co-lumbia, Missouri, consist of the legal papers of his father, Henry Machir, business correspond-ence, slave bills of sale, deeds, tax bills, surveys, personal correspondence, and account books.
Marbut, Curtis Fletcher (1863-1935), Papers, 1852-1963, (C3720)
4.4 linear feet
The personal and professional papers of C. F. Marbut, a geology professor at the University of Missouri, 1895-1910, and soil scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1910-1935, includes correspondence, estate and financial records, photographs, publications, manuscripts, and maps. The personal correspondence received by Louise Marbut Moomaw and a short series of Civil War letters are also included in the papers. See also collection 3721, the Curtis Fletcher Marbut Papers, 1901-1943, 1981-1983.
Marshall Family, Papers, 1852-1909 (C0204)
Land deeds and family letters of the Joseph Marshall family and Lynch family, Saline County, Missouri, from Fayette, Fulton, Glasgow, Pettis County, Howard County, and Blue Lick, and from Lynch sisters at Oxford Female College, Cooper Female Seminary, and Minnesota with mention of family members, schools, slaves, California, and crops.
Matthews, Lizzie Blanche (c. 1852- ), Papers, 1885-1920, (C0832)
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.
Mayes-McMahon Family, Letters, 1815-1816, (C0940)
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.
McLane, William H., Papers, 1836-1893 (C1020)
1 linear foot
Personal and business correspondence of a merchant in Appleton and Clinton, Missouri, who also served as a representative in the Missouri General Assembly, curator of the University of Missouri, deputy U.S. marshal, and colonel in the Civil War.
McLoed, John W., Papers, (WUNP5946)
Photographs and scrapbook from McLoed's days as an agriculture student at the University of Missouri. Includes images of parades, festivals, the campus, students, and the city of Columbia and its environs from the late 1910s to 1920.
McLorn, Olive Gilbreath, Papers, 1915-1934, (C3477)
0.8 linear feet
Letters to Olive Gilbreath from William L. Cazalet, a British businessman living in Russia. Primarily love letters but also include impressions of World War I, the Russian Revolution, and British refugees from Russia.
McRoberts, A.J., Papers, 1859-1876, (C0375)
Primarily letters written by A.J. McRoberts to his wife Mollie during the Civil War, and her replies. McRoberts was a Union sympathizer living in Saline County, MO. His wife had returned to her family in Ohio. They describe conditions in their respective locales. Other letters discuss family affairs.
Miller-Stephens Family, Papers, 1811-1960, (C3229)
0.3 linear feet
Correspondence between members of the P.T. Miller family and the E.W. Stephens family, as well as Personal, business, and civic letters of Hugh Stephens. Several letters from 1811 to 1814, one 1839 letter, then resumes with a few Civil War letters. Traces the courtship of Nick E. Miller and Sallie "Birdie" Fisher until their marriage in 1874. Also includes the 1902 foreign travel letters of James H. Moss, a relative of the Stephens family.
Missouri, Hamilton, Photograph Collection, c. 1880s-1920s, (C3789)
Single, family, and group portraits from the late 1800s and early 1900s taken primarily by photographers in Hamilton, MO.
Missouri, Wayne County, Collection, (SUNP3132)
Audio recording of Wayne County, MO residents concerning the settlement, education, business, transportation, religion, Civil War, and other aspects of the history of the county.
Mitchell, Ewing Young, Jr. (1873-1954), Papers, 1840-1949 (C1041)
0.4 linear feet
Papers of a Springfield, Missouri, lawyer active in Democratic Party politics, who served as assistant secretary of commerce in Franklin Roosevelt’s first administration. Material concerns family affairs, law practice with emphasis on county indebtedness, Ozark land speculation, and Democratic politics on the state and national levels.
Morgan, Clara Washburn (1851- ), Diary, (C3818)
Diary kept by Morgan, the wife of five-term Missouri Congressman Charles Henry Morgan, in Washington, D.C., during 1885. The diary records such events as a suffrage meeting, Washington politics, and Grover Cleveland's inauguration and provides insight into family life and entertaining.
Morris Family, Papers, 1880-1946, (C0369)
1 linear foot
Financial records, correspondence, notary public records, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous items of Byron V. Morris and Frank B. Morris, Rockbridge, Ozark County, MO. Account books from B.V. Morris' businesses.
Mudd, Henry Thomas (1818-1902), Papers, 1850-1879, (C1023)
0.25 linear feet
Correspondence and papers of Henry T. Mudd of Kirkwood and St. Louis, Missouri. Mudd was a businessman, politician, member of the Missouri General Assembly, delegate to the Missouri Constitutional Convention in 1875, and a curator of the University of Missouri.
Napton, M., Letters, n.d., (C0378)
Typed copies of letters to [William Barclay] Napton from his wife, discussing family incidents and activities.
Oliver Family, Papers, 1805-1977, (C3731)
18.1 linear feet
Papers of a prominent Cape Girardeau, MO, family including family and professional correspondence, patriotic organizations materials, legal firm records, family financial and legal records, speeches and writings, genealogical materials, information on Missouri State Normal School and First Presbyterian Church of Cape Girardeau, photographs, and miscellany.
Perry Family, Letters, 1837-1872, (C3323)
Personal letters mentioning deaths, marriages, religious conversions, slave auctions, and events of local interest. Letters originate in Tennessee, Georgia, Texas, or Missouri.
Phillips, Nellie H., Letter, 1889, (C3232)
To Maggie Sampson, Rocheport, MO, from Columbia, MO, Dec. 30, 1889. Thanks Miss Sampson for a Christmas gift.
Pompey, Sherman Lee, Papers, n.d., (C3493)
Articles by Pompey on Ozark people, their religions and folk music. Lines and verses of songs are included.
Priddy, Bob, Collection, (WUNP6086)
INVENTORY Audio tapes from Priddy's radio show "Missouri Moments" produced for Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. RESTRICTED See staff.
Pritchett, Waller M., Papers, 1884-1913, (C2887)
0.08 linear feet
Family and personal correspondence, bills and receipts, and letters of sympathy on wife's death.
Puchta, Randolph E. (1928-2006), Interview, 1998, (C2521)
1 folder and 3 audio cassettes
An interview with Puchta, a resident of Hermann, Missouri. In the interview Puchta discusses his early life, German ancestry, wine making, local customs and leisure activities, and transportation. Of note are his descriptions of photographs from the Edward Kemper Collection at the Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia (Accession No. 4633).
The Puchta Interview is one of the many oral interviews done by the State Historical Society of Missouri in an ongoing effort to preserve the state of Missouri’s history.
Reed, Thomas ( -1861), Letters, 1852-1859, (C2043)
Written by a Shannon County, MO, man to his brother and sister-in-law in Mississippi. Politics, family matters, crops, health, and cures are discussed.
Reid, Loren D. (1905- ), Papers, c. 1900-1992, (C3946)
The personal and professional papers of Loren D. Reid, a professor of speech at the University of Missouri-Columbia, include correspondence; manuscripts of two of his books, Hurry Home Wednesday and Finally It’s Friday; other writings and speeches; correspondence, contracts and royalty statements from the various publishing houses he worked with; and travel memorabilia.
Reid, Loren D., Papers, (WUNP5923)
Addition of correspondence dated 2000.
Reppy-Frissell-Drake Family, Papers, 1860-1930 (C0155)
0.1 linear feet
Personal correspondence of a DeSoto, Missouri, family concerning the Civil War, relatives in the East, and family news. Additional family papers are available at the Missouri Historical Museum in St. Louis.
Rich, John A. (1855-1944), Diaries, 1884-1943, (C0898)
0.3 linear feet
Diaries of John A. Rich, lawyer and judge from Slater, Saline County, Missouri.
Richards, Channing, Papers, 1835-1863, (C2167)
Correspondence between Channing Richards and his wife Lydia Williamson Richards, 1835-1842. Discuss social and family activities in New Jersey and Ohio; business as a grain merchant; transportation; and weather. Also a letter from Channing Richards, Jr., Union soldier, 1863.
Richey Family, Letters, 1866-1890, (C0391)
Written about family affairs from Louisville, KY; Lexington, MO; Cincinnati, OH; and Stewartsville, MO.
Robidoux, Orral Messmore (1859- ), Diary, 1918, (C2626)
History of the Robidoux and Messmore families, childhood memories of farm life in nineteenth-century Middle West, and comments on contemporary Kansas City.
Rollins, James S. (1812-1888), Papers, 1546-1968, (C1026)
3.3 linear feet; 10 rolls of microfilm
The papers of James S. Rollins, a Boone County, Missouri, lawyer, politician, businessman, and curator of University of Missouri include correspondence with family, business and political associates, and George Caleb Bingham and other friends. The papers covers state, national, and Whig party politics from 1830 through the 1880s, the Civil War in Missouri, internal improvements and the North Missouri Railroad, and education at University of Missouri.
Russell, Cornelia, Papers, 1866-1871, (C3080)
Letters concerning farming and family life and price list of grocery items.
Sappington Family, Papers, 1831-1939, (C2889)
0.2 linear feet
Copies of miscellaneous papers of Dr. John Sappington of Arrow Rock, MO, and his family. A few personal papers, household accounts, and records of his pill business, but mostly material about the financial provisions Sappington made for the children of his daughter Eliza and Alonzo Pearson.
Scott, Elvira Ascenith Weir (1821-1910), Diary, 1860-1887, (C1053)
0.2 linear feet
Typescript photocopy of diary of a woman from Miami, Missouri, including descriptive observations on the themes of home, family, and religion, as well as the impact of the Civil War on life in her own community and region.
Shaw, Milton, Papers, 1824-1921 (C0428)
5 folders, typed copies; also on 1 roll of microfilm
Letters from Tennessee, Kentucky, and Missouri discussing slaves; farm crops, implements, and stock; property indentures; church membership; trade; schools; and teaching. Genealogical materials on the Denton family. Originals on microfilm; typed copies in folders.
Sheppard Family, Papers, 1844-1887 (C0429)
6 folders, typed copies; also on 1 roll of microfilm
Miscellaneous letters from Philadelphia; Tennessee; Cincinnati; Springfield and St. Louis, Missouri; and England. A letter from Paris, TN, describes local preaching techniques. Originals on microfilm; typed copies in folders.
Smith-Cotton Family, Papers, 1834-1929, (C0399)
2.9 linear feet
Campaign materials from Wilson’s 1970 challenge to the 8th district’s incumbent U.S. Congressman Richard H. Ichord.
Stephens, Frank Fletcher (1878-1966), Papers, 1875-1966 (C3599)
14.7 linear feet, 8 audio tapes, 10 card files
Papers of a University of Missouri professor and dean of students in the College of Arts and Science, 1924-1948. Correspondence, office files, committee reports, lecture notes, speeches, articles, diaries, accounts, university history, and photographs are included.
Stephens, Margaret Nelson (1862-1929), Papers, 1823-1927, (C0311)
0.8 linear feet
The diaries of Margaret Nelson Stephens, the wife of Missouri Governor Lon V. Stephens, 1897-1901, document her daily life from 1876 to 1927. Genealogy notes describe Margaret’s ancestry and other documents cover a wide range of topics pertaining to relatives through her sister Nadine’s marriage to Charles E. Leonard. Most deal with Charles E. Leonard himself, and his brothers Leverett and Abiel. Two Missouri Militia muster rolls, 1862-1863, and a bill of sale for slaves, 1849, are most notable.
Stevens, Anna Frike, Papers, 1912-1917, (SUNP2256)
0.4 linear feet
Notebooks, tablets, papers, used by Mrs. Stevens while a student in Salem, MO, schools.
Stevenson, Crotia and Alvin Haggard, Papers, 1837-1899, (C3523)
0.5 linear feet
Correspondence, souvenir programs, student publications and business receipts of Crotia Stevenson and her cousin Alvin Haggard, both of Boone County, Missouri, and their relatives in Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee. A few letters describe conditions at home and on battlefields during the Civil War.
Stone, Kimbrough (1875-1958), Papers, 1897-1958, (C0005)
11 linear feet; also available on 37 rolls of microfilm
Papers of a judge of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1917-1947 (presiding judge, 1928-1947), who continued to work with the court after his retirement in 1947. Topics covered in the papers include the U.S. courts; Democratic politics; Kansas City and Missouri bar associations and law schools; and fraternal and charitable organizations.
Stratton, Pauline H., (1814-1887), Diary, 1846-1870, (C0842)
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.
Sullivan, Amos H. (1841-1934), Papers, 1850-1939 (C0273)
Papers of a Miami, Missouri, doctor containing clippings about weather, an eclipse, comet in 1910; Miami history and personalities, patients' case histories and accounts; diary about his family, and complete weather register with maximum and minimum temperature recordings.
Sullivan, Amos H. (1841-1934), Record Books, 1878-1947, (C2145)
Weather records, personal diaries, accounts, and medical hints of a Miami, MO, physician. Vol. 1 1878-1891. Vol. 2 1891-1919. Vol. 3 1919-1928. Vol. 4 1929-1947.
Sutter, Rosa Schaefer (1850-1920), Diaries, 1875-1920, (C0843)
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.
Swallow, George Clinton, Papers, 1839-1909 (C0408)
Letters to Mr. And Mrs. Swallow on their 50th wedding anniversary. Clippings. Diary, 1839-1899, recording positions offered and held, move to Columbia, and association with University and Geological Survey of Missouri.
Tayloe Family, Papers, 1879-1942, (C2510)
4 linear feet
Personal letters and business papers of the John R. Tayloe family of Bem and Owensville, MO. Correspondence to John R. Tayloe, his sons John L. and William L. Tayloe, and his wife Lizzie Miller Tayloe from relatives and friends concerning family affairs, farming, and teaching. Some business papers are also included.
Terry, George F. and Ursula, Letters, 1841-1843, (C1918)
Written to Reuben and Elizabeth Terry, Millersburgh, KY, from Callaway County, MO. Crops, hard times, and family news.
Theilman Family, Papers, 1881-1928 (C0410)
Letters written by four brothers and a sister, Emil, Robert, Louis, G.A., and Bertha Theilman of Kingston, Missouri. Comments on events at the University of Missouri, book business, family history, loaning money, and land values in southern Missouri and Dakota Territory. Scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, some written by Laura M. Theilman about her family and friends, trips taken, and education, and memorabilia.
Thomas, Harry, Letters, 1884 (C0411)
Love letters written by a sergeant in Troop K, First Cavalry, U.S. Army, stationed in Montana, to Kathleen Lyons. Sgt. Thomas and Miss Lyons had never met.
Thompson, Herbert and Emma, Papers, 1911-1920, (C3764)
Photographs and letter from Emma's sister Kate who was working in Oregon. Letter describes "jamming" strawberries in the sun. The Thompsons were living in Worth County, MO.
Thrasher, Benjamin R. (1818- ), Diaries, 1877-1891, (C3048)
Four diaries written by a Macon County, MO, farmer. His daily entries, spanning almost fifteen years, describe farm life, livestock breeding, social activities, transportation, illness, death, and daily changes in the wind and weather. Also detailed personal and business expenses.
Valentines, n.d., (C2900)
Vanarsdale, Susan D. (1824-1856), Diary, 1847-1855, (C1283)
Written in Mexico, MO, and various locations in Illinois and Indiana about family and personal affairs; local people; religious activities; and her own writing efforts, some of which she sold to newspapers. No information is available about the location of the original of the diary.
Watson, Catherine and Cyrus, Letterbook, 1836-1837, (C2756)
Thirty-two letters written by Catherine and Cyrus L. Watson from Louisiana, Missouri, and Springfield and Bloomington, IL, to friends and relatives on the sickness and deaths of Mary Pond and Catherine Watson.
Weeks' Photographic Studio, Linn, Missouri, Glass Plate Negatives, c.1880, (C3889)
Negatives of portraits believed to be from a photographic studio in Osage County, Missouri.
Weeks, Raymond L. (1863-1954), Papers, 1873-1954, (C1045)
5.4 linear feet, 10 audio discs
The papers of Raymond L. Weeks contain primarily correspondence regarding his academic career in Romance languages, philology, and phonetics at the universities of Michigan, Missouri, and Illinois; and Columbia University in New York City. Much of this correspondence concerns faculty positions and topics such as academic freedom and university politics, during the 1890s through 1940s. Royalty statements for Weeks' works, postcards, poetry, photographs, newspapers clippings, and articles and scholarly writings make up the rest of the collection.
Welty, Elizabeth, Letters, 1891-1894, (C0986)
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.
White, Cornelia C. (1860-1931), Papers, 1913-1931, (C2744)
Reminiscences of her early childhood in Cazenovia, NY; two letters to J.C. Bay, 1928; and photograph, articles about, and obituary of Cornelia C. White.
William Chrisman High School, Independence, Missouri, Class of 1951, Papers, 1940-2001, (C3979)
0.6 linear feet
This collection contains records pertaining to the class of 1951 from William Chrisman High School in Independence, Missouri. The bulk of the records come from the 1948-1951 time period and include such items as yearbooks, photographs, playbills, graduation announcements and commencement programs.
Winston Family, Papers, 1805-1886 (C0190)
Letters to and from various members of a North Carolina family concerning settlement of estate, governmental positions, sums of money, and family information. Bill of sale for two slaves. Letter from Francis Marion Cockrell to John H. Winston, Clay County, MO, concerning possibilities of renomination for the U.S. Senate.
Wood, J. David, Letter, 1883, (C0554)
Letter from J. D. and Kate Wood of Challis, Idaho, to his uncle and aunt, Joseph and Elizabeth Wood of Putnam County, Missouri, November 14, 1883. Discusses mining activities, living conditions, and the education of their sons.
Woods-Holman Family Papers, 1805-1906, (C0191)
0.25 linear feet
Letters, documents, notebooks, accounts, and receipts of two southeast Missouri families. Papers concern family news, business, farming, livestock, religion, teaching, Indians, fur trade, economics, politics, Gold Rush, and Civil War and descriptions of California, Iowa, Kansas, and Texas.
Wyatt, John, Letters, 1844-1846, (C0324)
Two letters to his daughter Mary (Mrs. Richard Harrison Gentry) describing the Missouri River flood in Warren County, disease in Marthasville, and conditions in their church. One letter contains words of a hymn composed by Benjamin Sharp and sent to his granddaughter Mary to sing to the brethren.