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Frontier and pioneer life -- Kansas

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Harry Parker Collection

 Item
Identifier: WHC-M-469
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The autobiography of Parker, an Oklahoma cattleman, relating his family's migration to the Oklahoma Panhandle in 1887. Included is an account of an immigrant family who killed several people before being apprehended.

Dates: 1937

Lelia Hudson Reeve Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1822
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Pioneer. Typescripts of manuscripts (ca. 1922) by Mrs. Reeve, entitled "Early Days in Western Kansas" "Santa Fe Trail" and "Early Days in Oklahoma.".

Dates: ca. 1922

Mary Griffith Hoops Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-1028
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Pioneer. Photocopy of a typescript memoir (1887) by Mary Griffith Hoops, published in the Marion Record in 1925, describing the settlement in 1864-1865 of her family in Marion, Kansas. Includes information on the early history of the area, life on the frontier, a meeting with Kit Carson, and a trading post on the Santa Fe Trail.

Dates: 1887

Nell Achsah Smith Snider Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1744
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Collector. Typescripts (n.d.) regarding pioneer life in early Kansas and Oklahoma Territory and the experiences of Lucile Snider Parks and Nel Smith, later Nell Smith Snider, in Pawnee, Oklahoma Territory. Nell Smith Snider Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1897-1955

Ralph Hayden Records Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1832
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Professor. Magazine and journal article (1940-1968) regarding historiography; and a manuscript (n.d.) by Loban S. Records entitled "The Recollections of a Cowboy of the Seventies and Eighties" regarding the lives of cowboys and ranchers in Kansas and the Cherokee Strip of Oklahoma in the 1870's and 1880's. The manuscript includes an account of Records's participation in the Land Run of 1893. Ralph Hyden Records Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1940-1968

Samuel Walter Smith Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-578
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Pioneer and banker. Memoirs (1949) of Sam Smith, recording his family's life in frontier Kansas and Colorado, and their participation in the Land Run of 1893 into the Cherokee Strip.

Dates: 1949

Territorial Oklahoma Manuscripts Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1937
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Subject collection. Typescript and original manuscript accounts by pioneers and frontiersmen regarding the settlement of No Man's Land and the Oklahoma and Indian Territories.

Dates: 1881-1907

William A. Plummer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2138
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Letters from William A. Plummer to relatives in Pennsylvania concerning homesteading, agriculture, real estate, local economy, politics, religion, Indians, and weather in the Wichita, Kansas area. Several letters to and from other family members are also included.

Dates: ca. 1870-1895