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Abraham Jefferson Seay Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-550
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Oklahoma Territorial Governor. An autobiography (1893) of Seay; a biography (1915) of Seay, including a family history, written by Clark Brown; typescripts of Seay's diaries (1862-1864, 1892-1893), the earliest kept during his service as a Union soldier during the Civil War, and the latter kept during his term as Territorial Governor; and typescripts of letters (1905-1909) sent and received by Seay after his retirement from public office.
Dates: 1862-1915

Alan W. Farley Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1017
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Attorney. Notebooks of memoirs by Homer W. Wheeler, describing his life as an Army Scout; broadsides, newspapers, and handbills regarding the settlement of Kansas; along with a wide variety of other documents collected by Farley and relating the the Civil War, settlement of Kansas, Indian battles on the Great Plains with an emphasis on Kansas, and on the history of the American West in general. Also included is one of the two known copies of the "Siwinowe Kesibwi" (Shawnee Sun) newspaper (1841).
Dates: 1833-1966

Alfred Griffith Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-235
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Surgeon and naval officer. Correspondence (1860-1913) to and from Griffith regarding his experiences as a medical cadet with the U.S. Army during the Civil War, his participation in a U.S. naval expedition to Darien (modern Panama), and also regarding New Hope Seminary in the Choctaw Nation; diaries (1864-1870) regarding Griffith's travels abroad, and his emigration to Indian Territory; naval medical reports and requisition requests (1870-1871); petition (1894) from the residents of Sans Bois, Choctaw Nation, requesting that Griffith establish a medical practice there; certificates (1900-1917); a passport (1871); manuscripts (1864-1865) by Griffith concerning his Civil War experiences with Sherman's army in Georgia and North Carolina; and programs (1888-1931).
Dates: 1842-1931

Charles Alley Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-6
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Soldier. A typescript of a diary (1861-1863, 1865) kept by Lt. Charles Alley, Company "C", 5th Iowa Cavalry, with an appendix including the regiment's organization and vital statistics.
Dates: 1861-1865

Gary Giessmann Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-2156
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Collector. Letters (1862-1863) from Union soldier, Robert Stansberry, to his family; business records (1904-1929) from the Southwest Merchandise Company; Sanders family correspondence and records (1870-1957); a diary (1886) by an unknown author recounting a trip from Carrolton, Arkansas, to Indian Territory; letters (1918) from Charles Robert Edgerly to his family regarding his military training; and various printed materials including pocket editions of the New Testament, song books, and medical books.
Dates: 1862-1994

Hugh Brown Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-62
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Collector. Two typescript copies of a journal (1821-1865) recounting John Brown's study of law in Lexington, Kentucky (1821-1822) and his activities and expenses as a planter, lawyer, and insurance agent in Camden, Arkansas (1852-1865).
Dates: 1821-1865

James Reagles, Jr., Collection

 Collection — Box: R-45
Identifier: WHC-M-1828
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Soldier. Correspondence (1866-1868) to and from Reagle regarding personal matters as well as his assignments at Fort Arbuckle, Indian Territory, with descriptions of the Indians of various tribes with whom he came into contact; and Reagles's diary (1864-1867), in which he recorded his experiences as a Union soldier in Virginia during the Civil War and his post-war service with the U.S. 10th Cavalry at Fort Arbuckle. In the diary Reagle recorded prominent Comanche, Choctaw and Chickasaw words and their English translations, a Caddo drinking song, and recipes for "elixirs of life." Of special note are his impressions of the Indians, his history of the Comanches through 1867, and drawing of a Caddo village he visited in 1867. James Reagle Jr. Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1864-1868

Jay L. Hargett Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-252
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Collector. Typescripts of correspondence (1816-1870) regarding missionary work among the Choctaw and Cherokee Indians; diaries (1914) recounting travel in the eastern United States and in the Galena, Kansas area; a student's notebook containing class notes, poetry and miscellaneous notes; an account book (1860's-1890's) recording purchases and daily expenses; and personal correspondence (1894-1902) between Edwin Ludlow and his wife. Correspondents regarding missionary activities include Cyrus Byington, Israel Folsom, David Folsom, Nathaniel Folsom, Peter Pitchlynn, Stand Watie, and Cyrus Kingsbury. J. L. Hargett Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1792-1935

Sherry Marie Cress Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-937
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Diary of Charles Knoff, recording his experiences as a soldier in the11th Indiana Infantry Volunteers during the Civil War and detailing his participation in the Battles of Shiloh, Fort Donelson and Corinth (1861-1865). Also included are letters from various persons regarding the diary.
Dates: 1851-1956

Walter Stanley Campbell Collection

 Collection — Drawer: 8606
Identifier: WHC-M-84
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Author and professor. Personal correspondence (1897-1957); correspondence with Campbell's relatives (1822-1896); correspondence with publishers and literary agents (1920-1958); literary manuscripts (ca. 1914-1957); diaries, notebooks, and journals (1901-1926); and business papers (ca. 1925-1959) regarding Campbell's writings on the West, Indians, and Oklahoma, with emphasis on transportation, fortifications, cowboys, wars and battles, criminals and outlaws, and Indian chiefs, along with original Indian art by Carl Sweezy. Walter Stanley Campbell Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1800-1964