Jayhawker Party Collection of Materials: Finding Aid

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Overview of the Collection

Title: Jayhawker Party Collection of Materials
Dates (inclusive): 1849-1938.
Bulk dates: 1850-1887.
Collection Number: mssJA 1-1105
Creator: Jayhawker Party
Extent: 1,105 pieces in 10 boxes, 8 volumes, and 4 oversize folders
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2203
Fax: (626) 449-5720
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: This collection contains letters, narratives, and eight large volumes of clippings related to the members of the Jayhawkers, their overland trip to the California gold fields through Death Valley in 1849-1850, and their annual reunions held between 1872-1918. It also contains diaries by Asa Haines and Sheldon Young and a map of Death Valley by William Lewis Manly (c. 1889). The collection was assembled by John B. Colton (1831-91), a member of the Jayhawker party.
Language: English.

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Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Jayhawker Party Collection of Materials, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Provenance

Sources of acquisition: Edward T. Colton, April 1930 and June 1931.
The Asa Haines diary (JA 1051) was a gift from G. Wm. Hume, September 11, 1957.

Processing/Project Information

Some materials were separated from the collection because of their fragility. Photostat or microfilm copies have been substituted in order to preserve the originals.

Historical Note

The Jayhawker party (originally composed of 36 single young men) left Illinois in April 1849 to cross the plains in search of gold in California. After joining several other wagon trains and hiring Capt. Jefferson Hunt, a Mormon guide, to lead them over the Spanish Trail to Los Angeles, the Jayhawkers and some of the other wagon owners separated themselves to try a shortcut by way of Walker Pass and got lost in what is now known as Death Valley. After a struggle with hunger and thirst, in addition to the loss of 3 lives, the party safely arrived at the San Francsiquito Ranch north of Los Angeles, California, on February 4, 1850.
Beginning in 1872, John Burt Colton, a member of the Jayhawker Party, organized reunions held annually on February 4th until 1918. At the time of the reunions, the Jayhawkers recalled details about their journey in 1849 and shared news about surviving members.

Scope and Content

The collection contains letters, narratives, and eight scrapbooks containing clippings related to the members of the Jayhawkers, the group's overland trip to the California gold fields through Death Valley, and their annual reunions held between 1872-1918. It also contains diaries by Asa Haines and Sheldon Young of the Jayhawker's route and a map of Death Valley by William Lewis Manly (approximately 1889). The collection was assembled by John Burt Colton, a member of the Jayhawker party.

Related Materials in the Huntington Library

Arrangement

All manuscript material has been arranged in boxes chronologically, followed by the ephemera.
There are four oversize folders not stored in boxes: JA 332, JA 1050, and FAC 704. The fourth oversize folder (no call number) contains a Photostat of the San Francsico Call from Sunday, Dec. 25, 1898.
  • Box 1: 1849-1880 (with some material dating up to 1896)
  • Box 2: 1881-1890 (with some material dating up to 1893)
  • Box 3: 1891-1895 (Aug.)
  • Box 4: 1895 (Sept)-1897 (with some material dating up to 1910)
  • Box 5: 1898-1900 (with some material dating up to 1906)
  • Box 6: 1901-1904 (with some material dating up to 1908)
  • Box 7: 1905-1909 (with some material dating up to 1917)
  • Box 8: 1910-1913 (with some material dating up to 1919)
  • Box 9: 1914-1952 & ephemera

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

Subjects

Brier, John Wells, 1842-1914.
Colton, John B. (John Burt), 1831-1891.
Doty, Edward.
Fremont, Jessie Benton, 1824-1902.
Groscup, John.
Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner.
Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928.
Manly, William Lewis, 1820-1903.
Mecum, Charles B.
Stephens, Lorenzo Dow, 1827-.
Jayhawker Party.
Overland journeys to the Pacific -- History -- Sources.
California -- Gold discoveries -- Personal narratives.
Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.) -- History.
Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.) -- Description and travel.

Forms/Genres

Diaries -- United States.
Letters (correspondence) -- United States.
Scrapbooks -- United States.

Alternate Authors

Colton, John B. (John Burt), 1831-1891.
Brier, John Wells, 1842-1914.
Manly, William Lewis, 1820-1903.


Collection Contents

 

Manuscripts and Ephemera

Box 1

Manuscripts, 1849-1880.

Note

Some folders have materials dating up to 1896.
Folder 1

Patterson, J. B. To Colton, Chauncey S. Oquawka, Ill. 1849 Mar. 28 JA 1091

Enclosed in: 1882, Mar. 17. Patterson, J. B. to John B. Colton.
Folder 2

Colton, John Burt. To Patterson, J. B. Iowa 1849 Apr. 8 JA 1075

Folder 3

Colton, John Burt. To Colton, Chauncey S. Iowa 1849 Apr. 15 JA 176

Folder 4

Colton, John Burt. To Colton, Emily H. McLanathan. Near Kanesville, Iowa 1849 May 22 JA 179

Folder 5

Colton, John Burt. To Noteware, James H. Council Bluffs, Iowa 1849 May 22 JA 250

Folder 6

Clay, Alonzo Cordell. To Barnett, John T. Great Salt Lake, Utah 1849 Sept. 22 JA 120

Folder 7

Young, Sheldon. Diary of the Jayhawker's journey from Joliet, Ill. to Rancho San Francisquito, Calif. [typescript]. 1849 - 1850 Mar. 18 - Feb. 5 JA 555

Folder 8

Haines, Asa. Diary of Jayhawkers' route from Knoxville, Ill. to Rancho San Francisquito, Calif. and return east by way of Panama, and other personal notes [facsimile]. 1849-1865 JA 1051

Folder 9

Mecum, Charles Bert. To Barnett, John T. Bidwell's Bar & Cedar Fort, Calif. 1851 Mar. 20 JA 665

Folder 10

Colton, John Burt. To Colton, Chauncey S. Sonora, Calif. 1851 July 28 JA 177

Written on pictorial letter sheet: James Stuart hung by the Vigilance Committee.
Folder 11

Colton, John Burt. To Colton, Chauncey S. San Francisco, Calif. 1851 Sept. 11 JA 178

Folder 12

Shannon, Thomas. To Colton, John Burt. Marysville, Calif. 1854 Mar. 25 JA 863

Folder 13

Carrington, John W. To Colton, John Burt. New York, N.Y. 1854 June 23 JA 114

Folder 14

Taylor, Robert B. To Colton, John Burt. Stockton, Calif. 1854 Aug. 5 JA 989

Folder 15

Rude, William B. To Colton, John Burt. Tucson, Ariz. 1859 - 1867 JA 849 - 853

5 letters.
Folder 16

Doty, Edward. To Colton, John Burt. Calif. 1871 - 1890 JA 377 - 380

4 letters.
Folder 17

Mc Grew, Miletus S. To Colton, John Burt. Bloomington, Ill. 1872 Jan. 18 JA 606

Folder 18

Cole, Cal A. To Colton, John Burt. Allona, Ill. 1872 Jan. 30 JA 1064

[facsimile].
Folder 19

Mecum, Charles Bert. To Honored Jayhawkers. 1872 >Feb. 4 JA 715

Folder 20

Mc Gowan, Ed. To Colton, John Burt. Knoxville, Tenn. 1872 >Feb. 5 JA 746

Folder 21

Edgerton, Sidney P. To Colton, John Burt. Muscatine, Iowa & Kennard, Neb. 1872 - 1877 JA 416 - 418

3 letters.
Folder 22

Groscup, John. To Colton, John Burt. Long Valley, Calif. 1872 - 1880 JA 472 -474

3 letters.
Folder 23

Bartholomew, Edward F. To Colton, John Burt. Kansas & Pueblo, Colo. 1872 - 1890 JA 25 - 29

4 letters & 1 post card.
Folder 24

Shannon, Thomas. To Colton, John Burt. San Jose, Mount Sein & Los Gatos, Calif. 1872 - 1899 JA 864 - 868

5 letters [facsimiles and originals].
Folder 25

Bartholomew, Edward F. To Clay, Alonzo Cordell. Kansas & Pueblo, Colo. 1873 - 1891 JA 20 - 24

5 letters.
Folder 26

Doty, Edward. To Clay, Alonzo Cordell. Calif. 1873 - 1891 JA 381 - 385

5 letters [facsimiles and originals].
Folder 27

Shannon, Thomas. To Richards, Luther A. San Jose & Los Gatos, Calif. 1874 - 1898 JA 874 - 879

6 letters.
Folder 28

Groscup, John. To Richards, Luther A. Long Valley, Calif. 1875 Feb.? 6 JA 502

Folder 29

Colton, John Burt. To Kingsbury, S. Galesburg, Ill. 1875 Dec. 29 JA 224

On verso: 1876, Jan. 5. Kingsbury, S. to John B. Colton.
Folder 30

Bartholomew, Edward F. To Richards, Luther A. Iowa, Kan. & Colo. 1875 - 1886 JA 33 - 36

4 letters [facsimiles & originals]. Also: resolution for the compilation of a Jayhawker history.
Folder 31

Doty, Edward. To Richards, Luther A. Calif. 1875 - 1886 JA 391 - 394

4 letters.
Folder 32

Mecum, Charles Bert. To Edgerton, Sidney P. Rippey, Iowa 1876 Jan. 1 JA 708

Folder 33

Colton, John Burt. To Edgerton, Sidney P. Galesburg, Ill. 1876 Jan. 10 JA 189

Folder 34

Brier, James Welch. To Mecum, Charles Bert. Grass Valley, Calif. 1876 Jan. 17 JA 70

Folder 35

Colton, John Burt. To Davison, Urban P. Galesburg, Ill. 1877 Jan. 9 JA 182

Folder 36

Colton, John Burt. To Stephens, Lorenzo Dow. Galesburg, Ill. 1877 Jan. 9 JA 290

Folder 37

West, Frederick. To Colton, John Burt. Holton, Kan. 1877 Jan. 15 JA 1007

Folder 38

Allen, R. H. To Colton, John Burt. Chico, Calif. 1877 Jan. 19 JA 4

Also: Biographical notes concerning George Allen on verso of printed advertisement for Allen's Springs.
Folder 39

Thompson, John S. To Colton, John Burt. Los Angeles, Calif. 1877 Feb. 2 JA 1099

Folder 40

Haser, I. To Colton, John Burt. Galena, Ill. 1877 Feb. 28 JA 525

Folder 41

Clay, Alonzo Cordell. To Frans, Harrison B. Galesburg, Ill. 1877 Dec. 24 JA 125

Folder 42

Clay, Alonzo Cordell. To Davison, Urban P. Galesburg, Ill. 1877 & 1882 JA 123 - 124

2 letters.
Folder 43

Clay, Alonzo Cordell. To Woolsey, John Leander. Galesburg, Ill. 1877 & 1882 JA 130 - 131

2 letters.
Folder 44

Edgerton, Sidney P. To Clay, Alonzo Cordell. Kennard, Neb. 1878 Jan. 12 JA 415

Folder 45

Mecum, Charles Bert. To Brother Jayhawkers. Rippey, Iowa 1878 Jan. 25 JA 716

Folder 46

Davison, Urban P. To Clay, Alonzo Cordell. Wyo. 1878 - 1891 JA 337 - 338

2 letters.
Folder 47

Richards, Luther A. To Stevens, Lorenzo Dow. Woodhull, Ill. 1879 Jan. 4 JA 841

Folder 48

Richards, Luther A. To Woolsey, John Leander. Woodhull, Ill. 1879 Jan. 4 JA 842

Folder 49

Brier, James Welch. To Richards, Luther A. Grass Valley, Calif. 1879 Jan. 23 JA 71

Folder 50

Mecum, Charles Bert. To Dear Comrades [Jayhawkers]. Rippey, Iowa 1879 Jan. 27 JA 717

Folder 51

Davison, Urban P. To The Jayhawkers. Wyo. 1879 - 1901 JA 359 - 362

4 pieces.
Folder 52

Mecum, Charles Bert. To Davison, Urban P. Rippey, Iowa 1880 Jan. 12 JA 706

Folder 53

Mecum, Charles Bert. To Haines, Asa. Rippey, Iowa 1880 Jan. 12 JA 710

Folder 54

Mecum, Charles Bert. To Woolsey, John Leander. Rippey, Iowa 1880 Jan. 12 JA 713

Folder 55

Bartholomew, Edward F. To Mecum, Charles Bert. Buena Vista, Colo. 1880 Jan. 23 JA 32

Folder 56

Brier, James Welch and Brier, Juliet Wells. To The Jayhawkers. Arcata, Calif. 1880 Jan. 25 JA 75

In the handwriting of James W. Brier.
Folder 57

Doty, Edward. To Mecum, Charles Bert. Calif. 1880 - 1887 JA 389 - 390

2 letters.
Folder 58

Mecum, Charles Bert. To Colton, John Burt. Rippey & Perry, Iowa 1880 - 1895 JA 667 - 674

8 letters [originals & facsimiles].
Folder 59

Frans, Harrison B. To Mecum, Charles Bert. Baker City & Baker Co., Ore. 1880 - 1896 JA 444 - 446

3 letters [originals & facsimiles].
Box 2

Manuscripts, 1881-1890.

Note

Some folders have materials dating up to 1893.
Folder 1

Haines, Asa. To Davison, Urban P. Knoxville, Ill. 1881 Jan. 1 JA 513

Folder 2

Colton, John Burt. To Postmaster of Miner's Delight, Wyoming. Galesburg, Ill. 1881 Jan. 20 JA 1078

On verso: 1881, Jan. 27. Rimo, James to John B. Colton.
Folder 3

Bartholomew, Edward F. To Haines, Asa. Buena Vista & Pueblo, Colo. 1881 & 1885 JA 30 - 31

2 letters.
Folder 4

Groscup, John. To Haines, Asa. Long Valley, Calif. 1881 - 1885 JA 497 - 498

2 letters.
Folder 5

Haines, Asa. To Woolsey, John Leander. Knoxville, Ill. 1881 & 1885 JA 515 - 516

2 letters.
Folder 6

Shannon, Thomas. To Haines, Asa. San Jose & Los Gatos, Calif. 1881 - 1885 JA 869 - 870

2 letters.
Folder 7

Stephens, Lorenzo Dow. To Haines, Asa and Brother Jayhawkers. San Jose, Calif. 1881 - 1885 JA 970 - 971

2 letters.
Folder 8

Doty, Edward. To Haines, Asa. San Jose, Calif. 1881 - 1889 JA 386 - 388

3 letters.
Folder 9

Shannon, Thomas. To The Jayhawkers. Calif. 1881 - 1903 JA 880 - 883

4 letters.
Folder 10

Bailey, A. A. To Colton, John Burt. Evanston, Wyo. Territory 1882 Feb. 6 JA 13

post card.
Folder 11

Price, John. To Colton, John Burt. Coloma, Calif. 1882 Feb. 7 JA 788

post card.
Folder 12

Patterson, J. B. To Colton, John Burt. Oquawka, Ill. 1882 Mar. 17 JA 1092

Enclosure: 1849, Mar. 28. Patterson, J. B. to Chauncey S. Colton.
Folder 13

Clay, Alonzo Cordell. To West, John Lewis. Galesburg, Ill. 1882 & 1891 JA 128 - 129

2 letters.
Folder 14

Colton, John Burt. To Plummer, John W. Galesburg, Ill. 1883 Jan. 8 JA 263

Folder 15

Stephens, Lorenzo Dow. To Colton, John Burt. San Jose, Calif. 1883 - 1899 JA 897 - 902

6 letters [originals & facsimiles].
Folder 16

Frans, Harrison B. To Colton, John Burt. Baker City & Rye Valley, Ore. 1883 - 1901 JA 438 - 443

6 letters [originals & facsimiles].
Folder 17

Richards, Luther A. To Davison, Urban P. Burchard, Neb. 1884 Jan. 2 JA 838

Folder 18

Richards, Luther A. To Woolsey, John Leander. Burchard, Neb. 1884 Jan. 2 JA 843

In the hand of John B. Colton.
Folder 19

Brier, John Wells. To Richards, Luther A. Salinas, Calif. 1884 Jan. 21 JA 100

Folder 20

Brier, James Welch. To The Jayhawkers. Rohnerville, Calif. 1884 Jan. 25 JA 74

Folder 21

Bancroft, A. L. & Co. To Colton, John Burt. San Francisco, Calif. 1884 Apr. 30 JA 1054

In the handwriting of A. E. Parsons.
Folder 22

Stephens, Lorenzo Dow. To Richards, Luther A. Strawberry Valley & San Jose, Calif. 1884 - 1898 JA 976 - 979

4 letters [originals & facsimiles].
Folder 23

Haines, Asa. To Brier, James Welch & Brier, Juliet Wells. Knoxville, Ill. 1885 Jan. 1 JA 511

Folder 24

Haines, Asa. To Colton, John Burt. De Long, Ind. 1885 Jan. 4 JA 512

Folder 25

Richards, Luther A. To Haines, Asa. Burchard, Neb. 1885 Jan. 28 JA 839

Folder 26

Haines, Asa. To Richards, Luther A. & Brother Jayhawkers. Burchard, Ill. 1886 Jan. 24 JA 514

Folder 27

Bartholomew, A. R. To Charles Bert Mecum. Pueblo, Colo. 1887 Jan. 10 JA 19

Folder 28

Mecum, Henry LeRoy. To Colton, John Burt. Jefferson, Iowa 1887 Feb. 19 JA 739

Folder 29

Clay, Alonzo Cordell. To Richards, Luther A. Galesburg, Ill. 1887 & 1894 JA 126 & 127

2 letters.
Folder 30

Richards, Luther A. To Colton, John Burt. Neb. 1887 - 1894 JA 820 - 826

7 letters.
Folder 31

Stephens, Lorenzo Dow. To Mecum, Charles Bert. San Jose, Calif. 1887 - 1905 JA 972 - 975

4 letters.
Folder 32

Mecum, Frances E. Richards. To Colton, John Burt. Iowa & Ore. 1887 - 1907 JA 729 - 737

4 letters & 5 post cards.
Folder 33

Clay, Alonzo Cordell. To Brier, James Welch and Brier, Juliet Wells. Galesburg, Ill. 1888 & 1891 JA 121 - 122

2 letters.
Folder 34

Manly, William Lewis. To Clay, Alonzo Cordell. College Park & San Jose, Calif. 1888 - 1894 JA 612 - 615

4 letters [originals & facsimiles].
Folder 35

Shannon, Thomas. To Clay, Alonzo Cordell. Mount Sein & Los Gatos, Calif. 1888 & 1895 JA 861 - 862

2 letters.
Folder 36

Stephens, Lorenzo Dow. To Clay, Alonzo Cordell. San Jose, Calif. 1888 - 1895 JA 894 - 896

3 letters.
Folder 37

Wiley, William H. To Clay, Alonzo Cordell. De Long, Ill. 1889 Jan. 14 & Apr. 27 JA 1028 - 1029

2 pieces.
Folder 38

Frans, Harrison B. To The Jayhawkers. Baker City, Ore. 1889 Jan. 28 JA 449

Folder 39

Plummer, John W. To Haines, Asa. Tonlon, Ill. 1889 Feb. 2 JA 785

Folder 40

Mecum, Frances E. Richards. To The first book of chronicles of the Jayhawkers. Attached: 1899, Mar. 24. Mecum, Frances E. Richards to John B. Colton. Rippey, Iowa 1889 >Mar. 24 JA 738

Folder 41

Wiley, William H. To Colton, John Burt. De Long, Ill. 1889 Mar. 30 JA 1030

Folder 42

Colton, John Burt. To Wiley, William H. Kansas City, Mo. 1889 Apr. 1 JA 1076

Folder 43

Urmy, W. S. To Colton, John Burt. San Francisco 1889 June 6 JA 994

Folder 43

Price, Robert C. To Colton, John Burt. Knoxville, Ill. 1889 - 1896 JA 793 - 801

9 letters.
Folder 44

Shannon, Thomas. To Mecum, Charles Bert. Mount Sein & Los Gatos, Calif. 1889 - 1896 JA 871 - 873

3 letters [originals & facsimiles].
Folder 45

Manly, William Lewis. To West, John Lewis. Death Valley Comrades (the Jayhawkers). College Park & San Jose, Calif. 1889 - 1899 JA 644 - 649

6 letters [originals & facsimiles].

Also: 2 advertisements for Death Valley in '49 by W. L. Manly.
Folder 46

Colton, John Burt. Kansas City, Mo. 1890 Jan. 9 JA 299

Folder 47

Colton, John Burt. To Brier, James Welch & Brier, Juliet Wells. Kansas City, Mo. 1890 Jan. 10 JA 160

Folder 48

Field, C. A. To Colton, John Burt. Galesburg, Ill. 1890 Jan. 16 & Feb. 26 JA 425 - 426

2 post cards.
Folder 49

Montgomery, Dow. To Colton, John Burt and Comrades of 1849. Denver, Colo. 1890 Jan. 26 JA 1090

Folder 50

Price, Robert C. To Burkhalter, J. L. Knoxville, Ill. 1890 Jan. 29 JA 791

Folder 51

Craig, Alfred C. To Colton, John Burt. Galesburg, Ill. 1890 Feb. 2 JA 1079

Folder 52

Burkhalter, James L. To Colton, John Burt. Galesburg, Ill. 1890 Feb. 3 JA 1059 (1&2)

2 pieces.
Folder 53

Dean, Julia E. To Colton, John Burt. West Sabetha, Kan. 1890 Feb. 10 JA 365

Folder 54

Wyman, Holmes. To Colton, John Burt. Holmes, N. D. 1890 Mar. 13 JA 1102

Folder 56

Manly, William Lewis. To Colton, John Burt. College Park & San Jose, Calif. 1890 - 1893 JA 616 - 622

7 letters [facsimiles].
Box 3

Manuscripts, 1891-1895 August.

Folder 1

Groscup, John. To Clay, Alonzo Cordell. Long Valley, Calif. 1891 Jan. 21 JA 471

Folder 2

Frans, Harrison B. To Alonzo Cordell Clay. Baker City, Ore. 1891 Jan. 26 JA 434

Folder 3

Gritzner, Frederick A. To Colton, John Burt. St. Louis, Mo. 1891 Feb. 1 & Mar. 16 JA 468 - 469

2 letters.
Folder 4

Langford, L. F. To Mecum, Charles Bert. Swedonia, Ill. 1891 Feb. 15 JA 558

Folder 5

Frans, Harrison B. To Clay, Alonzo Cordell. Baker City & Baker Co., Ore. 1891 - 1895 JA 434 - 435

2 letters [facsimiles].
Folder 6

Bracken, Clio Hinton. To Colton, John Burt. Hunecker New York, N. Y. 1891 - 1901 JA 64 - 66

3 letters.
Folder 7

Mecum, Charles Bert. To Brier, James Welch & Brier, Juliet Wells. Rippey, Iowa 1892 Jan. 6 JA 666

Folder 8

Mecum, Charles Bert. To To fellow pioneers. Rippey, Iowa 1892 Jan. 6 JA 1088

Folder 9

Doty, Frank. To Mecum, Charles Bert. Naples, Calif. 1892 Jan. 23 JA 396

Folder 10

Davison, Urban P. To Mecum, Charles Bert. Derby, Wyo. 1892 Jan. 27 JA 357

Folder 11

Davison, Urban P. To Colton, John Burt. Derby, Wyo. 1892 Jan. 28 & Mar. 7 JA 339 - 340

2 letters.
Folder 12

Colton, John Burt. To Brier, James Welch & Brier, Juliet Wells. Kansas City, Mo. 1892 Feb. 15 JA 161

Folder 13

Doty, Frank. To Colton, John Burt. Naples, Calif. 1892 Mar. 22 JA 395

Folder 14

Knight, Charles. To Colton, John Burt. Broken Bow, Neb. 1892 May 20 JA 1084

Folder 15

Buell, E. W. To Colton, John Burt. Waterville, N. Y. 1892 - 1897 JA 1058 (1&2)

2 letters.
Folder 16

Colton, John Burt. To Brier, James Welch. Kansas City, Mo. 1893 Jan. 3 JA 162

Folder 17

Brier, James Welch. To Colton, John Burt. Lodi, Calif. 1893 Jan. 10 JA 69

Folder 18

Mecum, Charles Bert. To Woolsey, John Leander. Rippey Station, Iowa 1893 Jan. 18 JA 714

Folder 19

Rand Mc Nally & Company. To Colton, John Burt. Chicago, Ill. 1893 Jan. 18 JA 802

Signed for Rand Mc Nally & Co. by F. C. W.
Folder 20

Kerr, John B. To Colton, John Burt. Chicago, Ill. 1893 Feb. 9 JA 556

Folder 21

Manly, William Lewis. Climbing in Life [facsimile] 1893 Feb. 10 JA 650

Folder 22

Spears, John R. To Colton, John Burt. Northwood, N. Y. 1893 July 4 JA 889

Folder 23

Wiley, Nancy J. Haines. To John Burt Colton. De Long, Ill. 1893 Oct. 1 JA 1100

Folder 24

Bartholomew, Cordelia Kellog. To Colton, John Burt. Pueblo, Colo. & Topeka, Kan. 1893 & 1894 JA 37 - 38

2 letters & 1 scrap.
Folder 25

Spurr, George G. To Colton, John Burt. Boston, Mass. 1893 & 1898 JA 891 - 892

2 letters.
Folder 26

Blodgett, Henry W. To Colton, John Burt. Waukegan, Ill. 1893 & 1899 JA 61 - 62

2 letters.
Folder 27

Groscup, John. To John Burt Colton. Cahto & Laytonville, Calif. 1893 & 1903 JA 475 - 478

4 letters.
Folder 28

Groscup, John. To The Jayhawkers. Cahto & Laytonville, Calif. 1893 - 1908 JA 503 - 509

7 letters.
Folder 29

Richards, Luther A. To The Jayhawkers. Beaver City, Neb. 1894 Jan. 10 JA 844

Folder 30

Brier, James Welch. To Richards, Luther A. Lodi, Calif. 1894 Jan. 15 JA 72

Folder 31

Gibbs, P. S. To Colton, John Burt. Crary, Neb. 1894 Feb. 6 JA 1081

Folder 32

Palmer, Theodore Sherman. To Richards, Luther A. Washington, D. C. 1894 Feb. 8 JA 780

Folder 33

West, John Lewis. To Richards, Luther A. Phillipsburg, Mont. 1894 Feb. 13 JA 1016

Folder 34

Colton, John Burt. To Lamont, Daniel. Kansas City, Mo. 1894 Mar. 2 JA 225

Author's retained copy.
Folder 35

Palmer, Theodore Sherman. To Colton, John Burt. Washington, D. C. 1894 Mar. 8 - Sep. 23 JA 765 - 769

5 letters & 1 scrap.
Folder 36

Thompson, A. N. To Colton, John Burt. Washington, D. C. 1894 Mar. 15 JA 990

Folder 37

Colton, John Burt. To Palmer, Theodore Sherman. 1894 Mar. 21 JA 256

Folder 38

Colton, John Burt. To Theodore Sherman Palmer. Kansas City, Mo. 1894 Apr. 12 JA 257

Folder 39

Parmenter, F. K. To Price, Robert C. Peoria, Ill. 1894 Dec. 24 JA 781

Folder 40

Colton, Edward T. To Richards, Luther A. Kansas City, Mo. 1894 JA 1065

Folder 41

Manly, William Lewis. To Colton, John Burt. College Park, Calif. 1894 - 1895 JA 623 - 630 [facsimiles]

8 letters.
Folder 42

Martin, P. O. To Colton, John Burt. Delaware, Ill. 1894 - 1895 JA 660 - 662

3 letters.
Folder 43

West, John Lewis. To Colton, John Burt. Phillipsburg, Mont. 1894 - 1897 JA 1008 - 1013

6 letters [originals and facsimiles].
Folder 44

Dodge, Grenville M. To Colton, John Burt. New York, N. Y. & Council Bluffs, Iowa 1894 - 1908 JA 374 - 376

3 letters.
Folder 45

Cody, William Frederick. To Colton, John Burt. Colo., N. Y., & Neb. 1894 - 1915 JA 135 - 138

4 pieces, also: newspaper clipping and envelope face with note in hand of John B. Colton.
Folder 46

Clay, Alonzo Cordell. To The Jayhawkers. Galesburg, Ill. 1895 Jan. 11 JA 119

In the handwriting of John B. Colton. On verso: list of the surviving Jayhawkers in the handwriting of John B. Colton.
Folder 47

Ashby, Mrs. C. B. To Colton, John Burt. Fort Scott, Kan. 1895 Jan. 22 - Mar. 6 JA 7 - 9

2 letters & 1 post card.
Folder 48

Frans, Harrison B. To Alonzo Cordell Clay. 1895 Jan. 28 JA 435

Folder 49

Richards, Luther A. To Clay, Alonzo Cordell. Beaver City, Neb. 1895 Feb. 1 JA 819

Folder 50

To Burkhalter, James L. To Colton, John Burt. Galesburg, Ill 1895 Feb. 1 JA 1105

Incomplete.
Folder 51

Blodgett, H. W. Waukegan, Ill. 1895 Feb. 7 JA 1055

Folder 52

West, John Lewis. To Stephens, Lorenzo Dow. Phillipsburg, Mont. 1895 Mar. 7 JA 1017

Folder 53

Colton, John Burt. To Proce, Robert C. Kansas City, Mo. 1895 Apr. 5 JA 265

On verso: [After 1895, Apr. 5]. Palmer, Amos S. to John B. Colton.
Folder 54

Colton, John Burt. To McGrew, Miletus S. Kansas City, Mo. 1895 Apr. 16 JA 236

Folder 55

Clark, Rosa A. To Colton, John Burt. Decatur, Ill. 1895 Apr. 27 JA 1063

On verso: 1895, May 20. Colton, John B. to Rosa A. Clark.
Folder 56

Clark, F. D. To Colton, John Burt. New York, N. Y. 1895 July 15 JA 118

post card.
Folder 57

Edgerton, Ida L. To Colton, John Burt. Sheldon, Iowa 1895 July 26 JA 414

Folder 58

Edgerton, W. L. To Colton, John Burt. Sheldon, Iowa 1895 Aug. 4 JA 419

post card.
Folder 59

Hill, George W. To Colton, John Burt. Pomona, Calif. 1895 Aug. 6 JA 536

post card.
Folder 60

Colton, John Burt. To Goodell, Charles. Kansas City, Mo. 1895 Aug. 11 JA 202

On verso: 1895, Aug. 1. Goodell, Charles to John B. Colton.
Folder 61

Colton, John Burt. To Allen, R. H. Kansas City, Mo. 1895 Aug. 15 JA 141

Folder 62

Nowland, Mrs. James. To Colton, John Burt. Tonlon, Ill. 1895 Aug. 20 JA 756

Folder 63

Colton, John Burt. To Edgerton, S. E. Kansas City, Mo. 1895 Aug. 21 JA 188

On verso: 1895, Aug. 3. Edgerton, S. E. to John B. Colton. AND 1895, Sept. 2. Colton, John B. to Manning L. Spooner.
Box 4

Manuscripts, 1895 September-1897.

Note

Some folders have materials dating up to 1910.
Folder 1

Spooner, M. L. To John Burt Colton. Wooster, Ohio 1895 Sep. 4 JA 890

Folder 2

Coues, Elliott. To John Burt Colton. Hot Springs, S.D. 1895 Sep. 11 JA 334

Folder 3

Colton, John Burt. To Postmaster, Bloomington, Ill. Kansas City, Mo. 1895 Oct. 1 JA 316

Folder 4

Stevenson, T. W. To John Burt Colton. Bloomington, Ill. 1895 Oct. 7 JA 982

Folder 5

Price, Robert C. To Alonzo Cordell Clay. Knoxville, Ill. 1895 Nov. 19 JA 792

Folder 6

Hovey, Louis T. To Colton, John Burt. Chicago, Ill. 1895 - 1896 JA 1082 (1&2)

2 pieces.
Folder 7

Goodell, Charles. To John Burt Colton. 1895 - 1896 JA 460 - 467

7 letters & 1 post card.
Folder 8

Roosevelt, Theodore. To John Burt Colton. New York & Albany, N. Y. 1895 & 1899 JA 845 - 848

4 letters, Annexed: 2 newspaper clippings.
Folder 9

Palmer, Theodore Sherman. To John Burt Colton. Washington, D.C. 1895 - 1904 JA 770 - 774

7 letters.
Folder 10

Woolsey, Homer. To John Burt Colton. De Long, Ill. 1896 Jan. 6 JA 1036

Folder 11

Brier, James Welch & Juliet Brier Wells. To Dear Old Comrades. Antioch, Calif. 1896 Jan. 16 JA 76

In the handwriting of James W. Brier.
Folder 12

Tage, E. B. To John Burt Colton. Boise City, Idaho 1896 Jan. 24 JA 1049

Folder 13

Churchill, George C. To John Burt Colton. Galesburg, Ill. 1896 Jan. 29 JA 1062

Folder 14

Colton, John Burt. To J. B. Brooks. Kansas City, Mo. 1896 Jan. 29 JA 1069

Folder 15

Carlisle, M. Y. To Charles Bert Mecum. Thermopolis, Wyo. 1896 Jan. 30 JA 113

Folder 16

Richards, Luther A. To Charles Bert Mecum and Brother Jayhawkers. Beaver City, Neb. 1896 Feb. 1 JA 840

Folder 17

West, John Lewis. To Charles Bert Mecum. Phillipsburg, Mont. 1896 Feb. 10 JA 1015

Folder 18

Temple, J. W. To Charles Bert Mecum. Victoria, Ill. 1896 Feb. 15 JA 1098

Folder 19

West, John Lewis. To William Lewis Manly. Willow Creek, Mont. 1896 June 15 JA 1014

[facsimile].
Folder 20

Allen, W. V. To John Burt Colton. Chico, Calif. 1896 Sep. 26 JA 5

Folder 21

Young, Nellie M. Edgerton. To John Burt Colton. Cincinnati, Ohio 1896 Oct. 1 JA 363

Folder 22

Price, O. L. To John Burt Colton. Galesburg, Ill. 1896 - 1897 JA 789 - 790

2 letters.
Folder 23

Mecum, Charles Bert. To John Burt Colton. Perry, Iowa 1896 - 1898 JA 675 - 684

10 letters [originals and facsimiles].
Folder 24

Millett, E. B. To John Burt Colton. Pomona, Kan. 1896 - 1899 JA 1089 (1 - 3)

3 letters.
Folder 25

Manly, William Lewis. To John Burt Colton. College Park & San Jose, Calif. 1896 - 1901 JA 631 - 639

9 letters [originals and facsimiles].
Folder 26

Black, Annie. To John Burt Colton. Neb. 1896 - 1902 JA 52-54

3 letters.
Folder 27

Groscup, John. To Charles Bert Mecum. Laytonville, Calif. 1896 - 1905 JA 499 - 501

3 letters.
Folder 28

Hotchkiss, George W. . To John Burt Colton. Chicago, Ill. 1896 & 1911 JA 540 - 541

2 letters.
Folder 29

Bicknell, George A. To John Burt Colton. 1901 - 1915 JA 39 - 48

9 letters & 2 postal cards.
Folder 30

Black, Samuel R. To John Burt Colton. Gothenburg, Neb. 1897 Jan. 9 - Dec. 22 JA 55 - 59

5 letters.
Folder 31

Enderly, E. C. To John Burt Colton. Thermopolis, Wyo. 1897 Feb. 3 JA 421

Folder 32

Blythe, J. W. To John Burt Colton. Burlington 1897 Feb. 7 JA 1056

Folder 33

Sister Helen. To Brother John. 1897 Feb. 18 JA 1104

Folder 34

Lath, F. H. To John Burt Colton. Chicago, Ill. 1897 Feb. 19 JA 1085

Folder 35

Prince, George W. To John Burt Colton. Washington, D.C. 1897 Feb. 20 JA 1094

Folder 36

Hobbs, T. To John Burt Colton. Joliet, Ill. 1897 Mar. 24 JA 537

Folder 37

Post Master of Dixon, Wyo. To John Burt Colyon. Dixon, Wyo. 1897 Mar. 25 JA 1103

Folder 38

Colton, John Burt. To T. Hobbs. Kansas City, Mo. 1897 Mar. 26 JA 214

On verso: 1897, Mar. 31 Hobbs, T. to John B. Colton.
Folder 39

Colton, John Burt. To T. Hobbs. Kansas City, Mo. 1897 Apr. 3 JA 215

On verso: 1897, May, Hobbs, T. to John B. Colton.
Folder 40

Colton, John Burt. To Postmaster of New Santa Fe, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. 1897 Apr. JA 301

Folder 41

Colton, John Burt. To William L. Campbell. Kansas City, Mo. 1897 May 6 JA 1070

Folder 42

C, W. L. To John Burt Colton. 1897 May 12 JA 1080

Folder 43

Byer, William N. To John Burt Colton. Denver, Colo. 1897 May 15 JA 1060

Folder 44

Colton, John Burt. To T. Hobbs. Kansas City, Mo. 1897 May 28 JA 216

On verso: 1897, June 15, Hobbs, T. to John B. Colton.
Folder 45

Colton, John Burt. To T. F. Prust. Kansas City, Mo. 1897 June 19 JA 266

On verso: [After 1897, June 19]. Prust, T. F. to John B. Colton.
Folder 46

Colton, John Burt. To Albert L. Hayden. Kansas City, Mo. 1897 June 22 JA 211

On verso: 1897, June 29, Hayden, Albert L. to John B. Colton.
Folder 47

Colton, John Burt. To Samuel Black. Kansas City, Mo. 1897 June 26 JA 152

Folder 48

Colton, John Burt. To Albert L. Hayden. Kansas City, Mo. 1897 June 28 JA 212

On verso: 1897, July 4, Hayden, Albert L. to John B. Colton.
Folder 49

Colton, John Burt. To Lewis C. Young. Kansas City, Mo. 1897 June 28 JA 310

On verso: 1897, July 2, Young, Lewis C. to John B. Colton.
Folder 50

Colton, John Burt. To Samuel Black. Kansas City, Mo. 1897 June 30 JA 153

Folder 51

Colton, John Burt. To Lewis C. Young. Kansas City, Mo. 1897 July 4 JA 311

On verso: 1897, July 12, Young, Lewis C. to John B. Colton.
Folder 52

Colton, John Burt. To Lewis C. Young. Kansas City, Mo. 1897 July 19 JA 312

On verso: 1897, July 24, Young, Lewis C. to John B. Colton.
Folder 53

Stieff, John L. To John Burt Colton. Baltimore, Md. 1897 Aug. 12 JA 983

Folder 54

Colton, John Burt. To Samuel E. Carrell. Perry, Iowa 1897 Sep. 10 JA 1071 (1 & 2)

2 pieces.
Folder 55

Carrell, Samuel E. To John Burt Colton. Perry, Iowa 1897 Sep. 11 & 14 JA 1061 (1 & 2)

2 letters.
Folder 56

Mecum, Charles Bert. To John Burt Colton. Perry, Iowa 1897 Sep. 16 JA 1087

Folder 57

Colton, John Burt. To Mary W. Goddell. Kansas City, Mo. 1897 Nov. 23 JA 203

On verso: 1897, Nov. 24, Goodell, Mary to John B. Colton.
Folder 58

Stuckey, S. V. To John Burt Colton. Galesburg, Ill. 1897 Dec. 11 & 14 JA 1097 (1 & 2)

2 telegrams.
Folder 59

Alexander, C. W. To S. V. Stuckey. Kansas City, Mo. 1897 Dec. 14 JA 1053

Folder 60

Jewett, E. S. To John Burt Colton. Kansas City, Mo. 1897 Dec. 14 JA 1083

Attached: newspaper clipping of obituary notice for Alonzo C. Clay.
Folder 61

Colton, John Burt. To Samuel Black. Kansas City, Mo. 1897 Dec. 20 JA 154

Folder 62

Colton, John Burt. To Addison Ballard. 1897 - 1898 JA 1067 (1 & 2)

2 pieces.
Folder 63

Colton, John Burt. To Frederic Remington. Kansas City, Mo. 1897 - 1898 JA 267 - 270

4 letters.
Folder 64

Richards, Luther A. To John Burt Colton. Beaver City, Neb. 1897 - 1898 JA 827 - 831

5 letters.
Folder 65

Stone, Nathan J. To John Burt Colton. San Francisco, Calif. 1897 - 1898 JA 985 - 986

2 letters.
Folder 66

Colton, John Burt. To James Baker. Kansas City, Mo. 1897 - 1899 JA 146 - 148

3 pieces.
Folder 67

Colton, John Burt. To H. Westhoff & Son. Kansas City, Mo. 1897 - 1899 JA 302-304

3 letters, on verso of each: Westhoff, H. to John B. Colton.
Folder 68

Manly, William Lewis. To Death Valley Comrades. 1897 - 1899 JA 641 - 643

3 pieces [facsimiles].
Folder 69

Remington, Frederic. To John Burt Colton. New Rochelle, N.Y. 1897 - 1899 JA 804 - 807

4 letters.
Folder 70

Hayden, Albert L. To John Burt Colton. Moberly, Mo. 1897 - 1900 JA 526 - 529

4 letters [originals and facsimiles].
Folder 71

Colton, John Burt. To The Jayhawkers. Kansas City, Mo. 1897 - 1908 Jan. JA 320 - 330

11 letters.
Folder 72

Young, Lewis C. To Colton, John Burt. Portland, Leeds & Rutland, Ill. 1898 & 1910 JA 1037 - 1039

2 letters & 1 post card.
Box 5

Manuscripts, 1898-1900

Note

Some folders have materials dating up to 1906.
Folder 1

Stone, Nathan J. To Black, Samuel R. San Francisco, Calif. 1898 Jan. 4 JA 984

Folder 2

Colton, John Burt. To Goodell, Mary W. Kansas City, Mo. 1898 Jan. 9 JA 204

On verso: 1898, Jan. 13. Goodell, Mary W. To John B. Colton.
Folder 3

Colton, John Burt. To West, John Lewis. Kansas City, Mo. 1898 Jan. 9 JA 300

Folder 4

Leary, Stuart & Co. To Colton, John Burt. Philadelphia, Pa. 1898 Jan. 19 JA 1086

Folder 5

Brier, James Welch. To Richards, Luther A. Lodi, Calif. 1898 Jan. 20 JA 73

Folder 6

Colton, John Burt. To Young, Lewis C. Kansas City, Mo. 1898 Jan. 24 JA 313

On verso: 1898, Jan. 26. Young, Lewis C. to John B. Colton.
Folder 7

Frans, Harrison B. To Richards, Luther A. Baker Co., Ore. 1898 Jan. 26 JA 447

[facsimile].
Folder 8

Evans, Joseph. To Colton, John Burt. Newark, N. J. 1898 Jan. 27 & Feb. 18 JA 422 - 423

2 letters.
Folder 9

Davison, Urban P. To Richards, Luther A. Derby, Wyo. 1898 Jan. 28 JA 358

Also: note addressed to the Jayhawkers.
Folder 10

Colton, John B. To Postmaster, Glasgow, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. 1898 Jan. 29 JA 319

On verso: 1898, Jan. 30. Brown, D. L. to John B. Colton.
Folder 11

Colton, John Burt. To Dietzel, P. M. Kansas City, Mo. 1898 Jan. JA 184

On verso: 1898, Jan. Dietzel, P. M. to John B. Colton.
Folder 12

Manly, William Lewis. To Richards, Luther A. College Park, Calif. 1898 Jan. JA 640

[facsimile].
Folder 13

Brown, L. D. To Colton, John Burt. Glasgow, Mo. 1898 Feb. 1 JA 110

Folder 14

Colton, John Burt. To Evans, Joseph. Kansas City, Mo. 1898 Feb. 3 JA 190

Press copy.
Folder 15

Snyder, W. O. To Colton, John Burt. Cody, Wyo. 1898 Feb. 3 JA 1096

Folder 16

Colton, John Burt. To Gritzner, Fred A. Kansas City, Mo. 1898 Feb. 8 JA 205

On verso: 1898, Feb. 9. Gritzner, Fred A. to John B. Colton.
Folder 17

Colton, John Burt. To Evans, Joseph. Kansas City, Mo. 1898 Feb. 23 JA 191

Press copy.
Folder 18

Bowie, A. P. To Colton, John Burt. Phillipsburg, Mont. 1898 Mar. 3 JA 1057

Folder 19

Colton, John Burt. To Bowie, A. P. Kansas City, Mo. 1898 Mar. 11 JA 1068

Folder 20

Colton, John Burt. To Brown, Lorin W. Kansas City, Mo. 1898 Apr. 20 JA 169

Press copy.
Folder 21

Leverett, William J. To Colton, John Burt. Council Bluffs, Iowa 1898 Apr. 20 JA 566

Folder 22

Colton, John Burt. To Leverett, William J. Kansas City, Mo. 1898 Apr. 21 JA 226

Press copy.
Folder 23

Brown, Lorin W. To Colton, John Burt. Taos, N. M. 1898 Apr. 29 JA 111

Folder 24

Colton, John Burt. To Simpson, Smith S. Kansas City, Mo. 1898 May 5 & June 2 JA 286 - 287

2 letters.
Folder 25

Colton, John Burt. To Manly, William Lewis. Kansas City, Mo. 1898 Dec. 6 JA 238

Press copy.
Folder 26

Colton, John Burt. To Roosevelt, Theodore. Kansas City, Mo. 1898 Dec. 9 JA 273

Press copy.
Folder 27

Richards, George L. To Colton, John Burt. Beaver City, Neb. 1898 Dec. 27 JA 815

Folder 28

Colton, John Burt. To Brashear, Albert N. Kansas City, Mo. 1898 - 1899 JA 157 - 158

2 letters.

On verso of each: Brashear, Albert N. to John B. Colton.
Folder 29

Richards, Luther A. To Colton, John Burt. Beaver City, Neb. 1899 Jan. 3 - Feb. 14 JA 832 - 837

6 letters.
Folder 31

Colton, John Burt. To Manly, William Lewis. Kansas City, Mo. 1899 Jan. 9 JA 239

Press copy.
Folder 32

Colton, John Burt. To Inman, Henry. Kansas City, Mo. 1899 Jan. 16 JA 220

Press copy.
Folder 33

Colton, John Burt. To Millett, E. B. Kansas City, Mo. 1899 Jan. 16 JA 248

Press copy.
Folder 34

Shannon, Thomas. To Colton, John Burt. 1899 Jan. 22 JA 867

Folder 35

Mc Naughton, A. S. To Colton, Charles Bert. Council Grove, Kan. 1899 Jan. 23 JA 609

Folder 36

Colton, John Burt. To Jessie Benton Fremont. Kansas City, Mo. 1899 Jan. 25 JA 192

Press copy.
Folder 37

Inman, Henry. To Colton, John Burt. Topeka, Kan. 1899 Jan. 25 & 27 JA 548 - 549

2 letters.
Folder 38

Colton, John Burt. To Inman, Henry. Kansas City, Mo. 1899 Jan. 26 JA 221

Press copy.
Folder 39

Colton, John Burt. To Mann, Sidney. Kansas City, Mo. 1899 Jan. 26 JA 240

Press copy.
Folder 40

Colton, John Burt. To Simpson, Smith H. Kansas City, Mo. 1899 Jan. 26 JA 288

Press copy.
Folder 41

Colton, John Burt. To Majors, Alexander. Kansas City, Mo. 1899 Jan. 27 JA 237

Press copy.
Folder 42

Colton, John Burt. To Wilbur, Mark W. Kansas City, Mo. 1899 Jan. 30 JA 306

Press copy.
Folder 43

Colton, John Burt. To Campbell, O. L. Kansas City, Mo. 1899 Jan. 31 JA 170

On verso: 1899, Feb. 2. Campbell, O. L. to John B. Colton.
Folder 44

Mann, Sidney. To John Burt Colton. Dixon, Wyo. 1899 Jan. 31 & June 5> JA 652 - 653

2 letters.
Folder 45

Majors, Alexander. To Colton, John Burt. Denver, Colo. 1899 Feb. 1 JA 611

Folder 46

Townsend, M. To Colton, John Burt Colton. New York, N. Y. 1899 Feb. 2 JA 991

Folder 47

Richards, George L. To Colton, John Burt. 1899 Feb. 2 & June 9 & 15 JA 816 - 818

3 telegrams.
Folder 48

Hochholzer, A. M. To Colton, John Burt. New York, N. Y. 1899 Feb. 10 & 17 JA 538 - 539

2 letters.
Folder 49

Colton, John Burt. To A. M. Hochholzer. Kansas City, Mo. 1899 Feb. 14 JA 217

Press copy.
Folder 50

Colton, John Burt. To M. Townsend. Kansas City, Mo. 1899 Feb. 14 JA 294

Folder 51

Colton, John Burt. To Henry W. Blodgett. Kansas City, Mo. 1899 Feb. 15 JA 155

Press copy.
Folder 52

Martin, Almira Palmer. To John Burt Colton. Delaware, Ill. 1899 Feb. 22 JA 655

Folder 53

Colton, John Burt. To Hochholzer, A. M. Kansas City, Mo. 1899 Feb. 24 JA 218

Press copy.
Folder 54

Character sketch of James Bridger from Kansas City Times, Kansas City, Mo. [Contemp. copy in the handwriting of Virginia K. Bridger Wachsman]. 1899 June 3 JA 364

Folder 55

Colton, John Burt. To Mann, Sidney. Kansas City, Mo. 1899 June 17 JA 241

Press copy.
Folder 56

Colton, John Burt. To Palmer, Theodore Sherman. Kansas City, Mo. 1899 July 24 JA 258

Press copy.
Folder 57

Mann, Sidney. To Colton, John Burt. Dixon, Wyo. 1899 Aug. 4 JA 654

On verso: 1899, Aug. 10. Colton, John B. to Sidney Mann.
Folder 58

Reschke, Jennie Baker. To John Burt Colton. Dixon, Wyo. 1899 Sep. 24 & Dec. 4 JA 808 - 809

2 letters. Annexed: short biograpy of James Baker signed by John B. Colton.
Folder 59

Colton, John B. To Roosevelt, Theodore. Kansas City, Mo. 1899 Dec. 5 JA 275

Press copy.
Folder 60

Platt, I. H. To John Burt Colton. New York, N.Y. 1899 Dec. 8 JA 1093

Folder 61

Treadwell, George Curtis. To John Burt Colton. Albany, N.Y. 1899 Dec. 8 JA 992

Folder 62

Colton, John Burt. To Mrs. M. Adams. Kansas City, Mo. 1899 Dec. 25 JA 139

Folder 63

Colton, John Burt. To Reschke, Jennie Baker. Kansas City, Mo. 1899 Dec. 25 JA 271

Folder 64

Colton, John Burt. To Roosevelt, Theodore. Kansas City, Mo. 1899 Dec. 25 JA 276

Press copy.
Folder 65

Davison, Urban P. To Colton, John Burt. Thermopolis, Wyo. 1899 - 1900 JA 341 - 345

5 letters.
Folder 66

Mecum, Charles Bert. To Colton, John Burt. Independence & Perry, Iowa & Richland, Ore. 1899 - 1900 JA 685 - 691

7 letters.
Folder 67

Brier, John Wells. To John Burt Colton. Lodi, Calif. 1899 - 1907 JA 79 - 84

6 letters [originals & facsimiles].
Folder 68

Richards, E. Mary Davis. To John Burt Colton. Arroyo Grande, Calif. 1899 - 1908 JA 811 - 814

4 pieces.
Folder 69

Frans, Harrison B. To John Burt Colton. Kansas City, Mo. 1900 Jan. 1 JA 437

In the handwriting of John B. Colton with note addressed to Harrison B. Frans.
Folder 70

Colton, John Burt. To Clio Hinton Hunecker Bracken. Kansas City, Mo. 1900 Jan. 17 JA 1074

Press copy.
Folder 71

Mecum, Charles Bert. To Stevens, Lorenzo Dow. Independence, Iowa 1900 Jan. 18 JA 711

In the hand of Frances E. Richards Mecum.
Folder 72

Colton, John Burt. To Fremont, Jessie Benton. Kansas City, Mo. 1900 Jan. 19 JA 193

Press copy.
Folder 73

Manly, William Lewis 1900 Jan. JA 651

Youth & Old Age [facsimile].
Folder 74

Colton, John Burt. To Poteet, Mrs. R. L. Majors. Kansas City, Mo. 1900 Feb. 3 JA 264

Press copy.
Folder 75

Poteet, Mrs. R. L. Majors. To John Burt Colton. Westport, Mo. 1900 Feb. 12 JA 787

Folder 76

Colton, John Burt. To Hayden, Albert L. Kansas City, Mo. 1900 Feb. 27 JA 213

On verso: 1900, Mar. 7. Hayden, Albert L. to John B. Colton.
Folder 77

Frans, Harrison B. To William R. Usher. Rye Valley, Ore. 1900 May 18 JA 448

Folder 78

Hendrix, Joseph C. To John Burt Colton. New York, N.Y. 1900 July 18 JA 532

Folder 79

Stephens, Lorenzo Dow. To Dear Friends and Brother Jayhawkers. San Jose, Calif. 1900 & 1902 JA 980 - 981

2 letters.
Folder 80

Stephens, Lorenzo Dow. To Colton, John Burt. San Jose, Calif. 1900-1903 JA 903 - 909

7 letters.
Folder 81

Duvall, William Claywood. To John Burt Colton. New York, N.Y. 1900 - 1906 JA 412 - 413

2 letters.
Box 6

Manuscripts, 1901-1904

Note

Some folders have materials dating up to 1908.
Folder 1

Brier, Juliet Wells. To Lorenzo Dow Stephens. Lodi, Calif. 1901 Jan. 12 JA 103

Folder 2

Davison, Urban P. To John Burt Colton. Thermopolis, Wyo. 1901 Jan. 13 - Dec. 27 JA 346 - 351

5 letters & 1 telegram.
Folder 3

Walton, John T. To John Burt Colton. Nevada, Mo. 1901 Jan. 14 JA 1003

Folder 4

Mecum, Charles Bert. To Lorenzo Dow Stephens. Independence, Iowa 1901 Jan. 16 JA 712

In the handwriting of Frances E. Richards Mecum.
Folder 5

Colton, John Burt. To Jessie Benton Fremont. Kansas City, Mo. 1901 Jan. 20 JA 194

Folder 6

Austin, W. J. To John Burt Colton. Huntsville, Mo. 1901 Jan. 21 JA 11

Folder 7

Colton, John Burt. To W. J. Austin. Kansas City, Mo. 1901 Jan. 22 JA 144

Folder 8

Colton, John Burt. To John T. Walton. Kansas City, Mo. 1901 Jan. 22 JA 296

Folder 9

Wendell, A. C. To John Burt Colton. San Marcial, N. M. 1901 Jan. & Feb. JA 1021 - 1023

Annexed: photograph of John Wallace Crawford.
Folder 10

Bachert, Jennie Gritzner. To Colton, John Burt Colton. Moberly, Mo. 1901 Feb. 10 JA 12

Folder 11

Colton, John Burt. To Jennie Gritzner Bachert. Kansas City, Mo. 1901 Mar. 1 JA 145

Folder 12

Colton, John Burt. To Charles C. Carson. Kansas City, Mo. 1901 Mar. 1 JA 171

Folder 13

Carson, R. A. To John Burt Colton. Rogers, Ark. 1901 Mar. 3 JA 115

Folder 14

Colton, John Burt. To Editor of Pioneer Magazine. Kansas City, Mo. 1901 Apr. 10 JA 1077

Folder 15

Colton, John Burt. To W. P. Webster. Kansas City, Mo. 1901 Apr. 12 JA 298

On verso: 1901, Apr. 17, Webster, W. P. to John B. Colton.
Folder 16

Murgotten, Alexander P. To John Burt Colton. San Jose, Calif. 1901 Aug. 14 JA 753

Folder 17

Colton, John Burt. To Jessie Benton Fremont. Kansas City, Mo. 1901 Sep. 19 JA 195

Folder 18

Fremont, Jessie Benton. To John Burt Colton. Los Angeles, Calif. 1901 - 1902 JA 451 - 454

4 letters; annexed: photo of author, also: scrap.
Folder 19

Shannon, Ralph W. To John Burt Colton. Los Gatos, Calif. 1901 JA 859 - 860

2 letters.
Folder 20

Mecum, Charles Bert. To John Burt Colton. Independence & Mt. Vernon, Iowa 1901 - 1905 JA 692 - 705

11 letters and 3 postcards.
Folder 21

Bigelow, Hiram. To John Burt Colton. Galva, Ill. 1901 - 1907 JA 49 - 51

3 letters.
Folder 22

Colton, John Burt. To Martin Wood. Kansas City, Mo. 1901 - 1908 JA 307 - 309

3 letters.
Folder 23

Wood, Martin. To John Burt Colton. Saugus & Los Angeles, Calif. 1901 - 1908 JA 1031 - 1034

4 letters.
Folder 24

Davison, Urban P. To John Burt Colton. Thermopolis, Wyo. 1902 Jan. 2 - Mar. 9 JA 352 - 356

5 letters [originals and facsimiles].
Folder 25

Colton, John Burt. To Jessie Benton Fremont. Kansas City, Mo. 1902 Jan. 10 JA 196

Folder 26

Colton, John Burt. To Theodore Roosevelt. Kansas City, Mo. 1902 Jan. 10 JA 277

Folder 27

Colton, John Burt. To Theodore Roosevelt. Kansas City, Mo. 1902 Jan. 11 JA 278

Author's retained copy; annexed: 5 clippings and a magazine picture of Thomas Hart Benton; also: clipping of poem Fremont by Joaquin Miller, 1895.
Folder 28

Mecum, Charles Bert. To Urban P. Davison. Independence, Iowa 1902 Jan. 12 JA 707

Folder 29

Colton, John Burt. To George B. Harris. Kansas City, Mo. 1902 Jan. 14 JA 209

Folder 30

Colton, John Burt. To Charles Elliott Perkins. Kansas City, Mo. 1902 Jan. 18 JA 262

Folder 31

Perkins, Charles Elliott. To John Burt Colton. Burlington, Iowa 1902 Jan. 22 JA 783

Folder 32

Colton, John Burt. To Jessie Benton Fremont. Kansas City, Mo. 1902 Jan. 26 JA 197

Folder 33

Colton, John Burt. To Harry H. Dunn. Kansas City, Mo. 1902 Mar. JA 186

Folder 34

Dunn, Harry H. To John Burt Colton. Fullerton, Calif. 1902 Apr. 10 JA 411

Folder 35

Colton, John Burt. To Harry H. Dunn. Eddyville, Neb. 1902 June 20 JA 187

Folder 36

Colton, John Burt. To Neilson Olcott. Kansas City, Mo. 1902 July 5 JA 251

Folder 37

Colton, John Burt. To Charles Fletcher Lummis. Kansas City, Mo. 1902 Aug. 13 JA 227

Folder 38

Colton, John Burt. To Secretary of Western Association. Kansas City, Mo. 1902 Sep. 11 JA 331

Folder 39

Colton, John Burt. To Annie Black. Eddyville, Neb. 1902 Oct. 25 JA 151

Folder 40

Brier, Juliet Wells. To John Burt Colton. Lodi, Calif. 1902 & 1903 JA 101 - 102

2 letters [facsimiles].
Folder 41

Cortelyou, George Bruce. To John Burt Colton. Washington, D.C. 1902 - 1903 JA 1045 - 1048

4 letters.
Folder 42

Brier, Juliet Wells. To The Jayhawkers. Lodi, Calif. 1902 - 1906 JA 104 - 107

4 letters [originals and facsimiles].
Folder 43

Lummis, Charles Fletcher. To John Burt Colton. Los Angeles, Calif. 1902 JA 581 - 584

4 letters.
Folder 44

Olcott, Neilson. To John Burt Colton. New York, N.Y. 1902 - 1912 JA 758 - 762

5 letters.
Folder 45

Harris, George B. To John Burt Colton. Chicago, Ill. & Los Angeles, Calif. 1902 - 1913 JA 519 - 523

5 letters.
Folder 46

Moeller, Minnie. To John Burt Colton. Salem, Ore. 1902 - 1915 JA 747 - 751

5 pieces.
Folder 47

Usher, William R. To John Burt Colton. Richland, Ore. 1902 - 1916 JA 995 - 999

Annexed: 2 obituaries of Harrison B. Frans.
Folder 48

Mecum, Charles Bert. To Dear Jayhawkers. Independence, Iowa 1903 Feb. 4 JA 718

In the hand of Frances E. Richards Mecum.
Folder 49

Bot, Joaquin. To John Burt Colton. San Gabriel, Calif. 1903 Feb. 6 JA 1042

Folder 50

Jones, Gurley. To Charles B. Mecum. Hawthorne, Nev. 1903 Feb. 6 JA 553

Folder 51

Colton, John Burt. To Theodore Sherman Palmer. Kansas City, Mo. 1903 Feb. 11 JA 259

Folder 52

Colton, John Burt. To Pacific Coast Borax Co. Kansas City, Mo. 1903 Feb. 27 JA 253

Folder 53

Colton, John Burt. To Theodore Roosevelt. Kansas City, Mo. 1903 Mar. 4 JA 279

Folder 54

Colton, John Burt. To George W. Martin. Kansas City, Mo. 1903 Mar. 9 JA 242

Folder 55

Pacific Coast Borax Company. To John Burt Colton. San Francisco, Calif. 1903 Mar. 23 JA 763

Folder 56

Martin, George Washington. To John Burt Colton. Topeka, Kan. 1903 Mar. 25 - Apr. 27 JA 656 - 659

4 letters.
Folder 57

Matthews, Albert. To John Burt Colton. Boston, Mass. 1903 Mar. 31 & Apr. 9 JA 663 - 664

2 letters.
Folder 58

Colton, John Burt. To Albert Matthews. Kansas City, Mo. 1903 Apr. 2 JA 243

Folder 59

Colton, John Burt. To Lewis C. Young. Kansas City, Mo. 1903 Apr. 3 JA 314

Folder 60

Jones, Gurley. To John Burt Colton. Pactolus, Nev. 1903 Apr. 6 JA 554

Also: map of Death Valley drawn by Gurley Jones (in pencil).
Folder 61

Brier, James M. . To John Burt Colton. Topeka, Kan. 1903 June 13 JA 68

Folder 62

Colton, John Burt. To Description of James Bridger's grave and those of family. Kansas City, Mo. 1903 Sep. 20 JA 317

Folder 63

Doty, Henry. To John Burt Colton. Naples, Calif. 1903 - 1904 JA 397 - 398

2 letters.
Folder 64

Loeb, William J. To John Burt Colton. Washington, D.C. 1903 - 1908 JA 573 - 579

7 letters.
Folder 65

Groscup, John. To John Burt Colton. Laytonville, Calif. 1904 Jan. 13 - Dec. 28 JA 479 - 485

7 letters.
Folder 66

Mecum, Charles Bert. To John Groscup. Independence, Iowa 1904 Jan. 21 JA 709

In the handwriting of Frances E. Richards Mecum.
Folder 67

Usher, William R. To Charles Bert Mecum. Richland, Ore. 1904 Jan. 22 JA 1001

Folder 68

Stephens, Lorenzo Dow. To John Groscup. San Jose, Calif. 1904 Jan. 29 JA 969

Folder 69

Warren, J. H. To John Burt Colton. San Francisco, Calif. 1904 Feb. 3 JA 1005

Folder 70

James, Mary Davison. To John Burt Colton. Thermopolis, Wyo. 1904 Feb. 15 JA 551

Annexed: obituary of Urban P. Davison.
Folder 71

Colton, John Burt. To Mary Davison James. Kansas City, Mo. 1904 Feb. 24 JA 222

Folder 72

Colton, John Burt. To Theodore Sherman Palmer. Washington, D.C. 1904 Mar. 3 JA 260

Folder 73

Colton, John Burt. To James H. Warren. San Francisco, Calif. 1904 Apr. 7 JA 297

Folder 74

Colton, John Burt. To Theodore Roosevelt. Kansas City, Mo. 1904 Apr. 16 JA 280

Folder 75

Colton, John Burt. To Mary Hunter Austin. Kansas City, Mo. 1904 June 11 JA 142

Folder 76

Austin, Mary Hunter. To John Burt Colton. Independence, Mo. 1904 July 7 JA 10

Attached: magazine picture of author.
Folder 77

Colton, John Burt. To Mary Hunter Austin. Kansas City, Mo. 1904 July 12 JA 143

Folder 78

Shannon, Thomas. To John Burt Colton. Los Gatos, Calif. 1904 Mar. 30 JA 884

Folder 79

Colton, James Burt. Program for unveiling of James Bridger monument. 1904 Dec. 11 JA 318

Folder 80

Stephens, Lorenzo Dow. To John Burt Colton. San Jose, Calif. 1904 - 1907 JA 910 - 915

6 letters.
Folder 81

Higgins, P. C. To John Burt Colton. Carpinteria, Calif. 1904 & 1908 JA 533 - 534

2 letters.
Folder 82

Lawson, George Lorando. To John Burt Colton. Omaha, Neb. & Calif. 1904 - 1908 JA 559 - 565

7 letters.
Box 7

Manuscripts, 1905-1909

Note

Some folders have materials dating up to 1917.
Folder 1

Dobler, Edith. To Brier, Juliet Wells. Rockford, Ill. 1905 Jan. 1 JA 372

Folder 2

Usher, William R. To Colton, John Burt and Mecum, Charles Bert ... and Jayhawkers of '49. Richland, Ore. 1905 Jan. 21 JA 1000

Folder 3

Usher, William R. To Mecum, Charles Bert and Mecum, Frances E. Richards. Richland, Ore. 1905 Jan. 21 JA 1002

Folder 4

Mecum, Maud Frances. To Colton, John Burt. Mt. Vernon, Iowa 1905 Feb. 17 & 19 JA 741 - 742

2 post cards.
Folder 5

Mecum, Henry Le Roy. To John Burt Colton. Oelwein, Iowa 1905 Feb. 20 JA 740

Folder 6

Colton, John Burt. To Theodore Roosevelt. Kansas City, Mo. 1905 Feb. 21 JA 281

Folder 7

George, W. A. To Colton, John Burt. Broken Bow, Neb. 1905 Feb. 22 JA 436

Folder 8

Elliot, Howard. To Colton, John Burt. St. Paul, Minn. 1905 Feb. 25 JA 420

Folder 9

Colton, John Burt. To Cody, William Frederick. Kansas City, Mo. 1905? July 16 JA 1072

Press copy.
Folder 10

Colton, John Burt. To Broughton, Mrs. L. V. Eddyville, Neb. 1905 Aug. 1 JA 168

Press copy.
Folder 11

Evershed, Ina E. To Colton, John Burt. Kansas City, Mo. 1905 Setp. 3 JA 424

Folder 12

Colton, John Burt. To Charles Fletcher Lummis. Kansas City, Mo. 1905 Dec. 3 JA 228

Folder 13

Wheeler, Charles H. To Colton, John Burt. Greely, Colo. 1905 Dec. 6 JA 1024

Folder 14

Colton, John Burt. To Barnett, J. A. Kansas City, Mo. 1905 Dec. 26 JA 149

Press copy.
Folder 15

Dobler, Edith. To Colton, John Burt. Rockford, Ill. 1906 Feb. 2 JA 373

Folder 16

Colton, John Burt. To Dobler, Edith. Kansas City, Mo. 1906 Feb. 9 JA 185

Press copy.
Folder 17

Colton, John Burt. To Bigelow, Hiram. Kansas City, Mo. 1906 Feb. 24 JA 150

Press copy.
Folder 18

Streeter, Mrs. A. J. To Colton, John Burt. New Windsor, Ill. 1906 Mar. 2 JA 987

Folder 19

Pask, Sarah E. Reed. To Colton, John Burt. Williams Center, Ohio 1906 Mar. 16 JA 782

Folder 20

Colton, John Burt. To Pask, Sarah E. Reed. Kansas City, Mo. 1906 Apr. 8 JA 261

Press copy.
Folder 21

Colton, John Burt. To Lorenzo Dow Stephens. Kansas City, Mo. 1906 Apr. 21 JA 291

Folder 22

Syter, Byron. To Colton, John Burt. Kansas City, Mo. 1906 July 26 JA 988

Folder 23

Woods, William Stone. To Colton, John Burt. Kansas City, Mo. 1906 Dec. 20 JA 1035

Folder 24

Groscup, John. To John Burt Colton. Laytonville, Calif. 1906 - 1910 JA 486 - 492

7 letters.
Folder 25

Mc Claughry, Robert Wilson. To Colton, John Burt. Leavenworth, Kan. & Joliet, Ill. 1906 & 1917 JA 603 - 604

2 letters.
Folder 26

Mc Namar, C. W. To Colton, John Burt. Lexington, Neb. 1907 Jan. 23 & 30 JA 607 - 608

2 letters.
Folder 27

White, Mrs. Lovell. To Colton, John Burt. San Francisco, Calif. 1907 Feb. 9 JA 1025

Rubber stamp signature.
Folder 28

Wells, Dick. To Colton, John Burt. Salt Lake City, Utah 1907 Feb. 17 JA 1018

Folder 29

Hart, J. S. To Colton, John Burt. Ukiah, Calif. 1907 Feb. 21 JA 524

Telegram.
Folder 30

Mc Farlane, Thomas. To Colton, John Burt. Chicago, Ill. 1907 Feb. 21 JA 605

Folder 31

Colton, John Burt. To Crawford, John Wallace. Eddyville, Neb. 1907 June 4 JA 180

Press copy.
Folder 32

Dickson, J. C. To Colton, John Burt. Allegheny, Pa. 1907 July 2 JA 371

Written on verso of printed form letter from John Wallace Crawford, To my Friends, dated Mar. 4, 1907.
Folder 33

Colton, John Burt. To Meyer, August?. Kansas City, Mo. 1907 July 14 & 31 JA 244 - 245

2 letters.
Folder 34

Foster, Cordia M. Stevenson. To Colton, John Burt. 1907 - 1913 JA 428 - 433

6 letters.
Folder 35

Colton, John Burt. To Theodore Roosevelt. Kansas City, Mo. 1908 Jan. 20 JA 282

Folder 36

Willsie, Fannie Clay. To John Burt Colton. Woodhull, Ill. 1908 Jan. 31 JA 1101

Folder 37

Sabin, Edwin L. To Colton, John Burt. Denver, Colo. 1908 Feb. 1 JA 854

Folder 38

Glover, Mrs. M. C. To Colton, John Burt. Lockhart, Tex. 1908 Feb. 2 JA 459

Folder 39

Spain, Mrs. S. To Colton, John Burt. Benson Mines, N. Y. 1908 Feb. 18 JA 888

Folder 40

Mullin, S. C. To Colton, John Burt. Lexington, Neb. 1908 Feb. 19 JA 752

Folder 41

Colton, John Burt. To Mrs. M. C. Glover. Eddyville, Neb. 1908 Feb. 22 JA 201

Folder 42

Colton, John Burt. To Spain, Mrs. S. Kansas City, Mo. 1908 Feb. 24 JA 289

Press copy.
Folder 43

Colton, John Burt. To White, Mrs. Lovell. Kansas City, Mo. 1908 Feb. 29 JA 305

Press copy.
Folder 44

Colton, John Burt. To Carraga, Lazaro Pagona. Kansas City, Mo. 1908 Mar. 10 JA 254

Folder 45

Pagona Carraga, Lazaro. To Colton, John Burt. San Gabriel, Calif. 1908 Mar. 17 JA 764

Folder 46

Colton, John Burt. To George B. Harris. Kansas City, Mo. 1908 Mar. 20 JA 210

Folder 47

Colton, John Burt. To Lagaro Pagona Carraga. Kansas City, Mo. 1908 Mar. 21 JA 255

Folder 48

Colton, John Burt. To Charles Fletcher Lummis. Eddyville, Neb. 1908 Aug. 15 JA 229

Folder 49

Smith, Benner X. To Colton, John Burt. Salt Lake City, Utah 1908 Sept. 10 JA 886

Folder 50

Doty, Henry. To John Burt Colton. Santa Barbara, Calif. 1908 JA 399 - 403

5 letters.
Folder 51

Mc Arthur, Alexander. To Colton, John Burt. Aledo, Ill. 1908 - 1910 JA 601 - 602

2 letters.
Folder 52

Brier, James Wells. To John Burt Colton. Lodi, Calif. 1908 - 1912 JA 85 - 94

10 letters [originals and facsimiles].
Folder 53

Stephens, Lorenzo Dow. To John Burt Colton. San Jose, Calif. 1908 - 1912 JA 916 - 922

7 letters [originals and facsimiles].
Folder 54

Mecum, Edwin Welton. To Colton, John Burt. California 1908 - 1913 JA 719 - 728

9 letters & 1 telegram.
Folder 55

Tubbs, F. H. To Colton, John Burt. Chicago, Ill. 1909 Feb. 9 JA 993

Folder 56

Colton, John Burt. To Coburn, F. D. Kansas City, Mo. 1909 Feb. 28 JA 1073

Press copy.
Folder 57

Coburn, F. D. To Colton, John Burt. Topeka, Kan. 1909 JA 134

Folder 58

Colton, John Burt. To Theodore Roosevelt. Kansas City, Mo. 1909 Mar. 3 JA 283

Folder 59

Colton, John Burt. To Saturday Evening Post. Kansas City, Mo. 1909 Mar. 29 JA 285

Press copy.
Folder 60

Colton, John Burt. To Groscup, John. Kansas City, Mo. 1909 Apr. 7 JA 206

Folder 61

Colton, John Burt. To Richards, George L. Eddyville, Neb. 1909 May 27 JA 272

Press copy.
Folder 62

Broughton, Mrs. L. V. To Colton, John Burt. Waverly, Mo. 1909 July 24 JA 109

Folder 63

Nebraska Moline Plow Co. To Colton, John Burt. Omaha, Neb. 1909 July 27 JA 754

Folder 64

Colton, John Burt. To Blodgett, Israel P. Eddyville, Neb. 1909 Sept. 2 JA 156

Press copy.
Folder 65

Blodgett, Israel C. To Colton, John Burt. [After 1909 Sept. 2] JA 63

Also: photograph of author.
Folder 66

Harper, Frank. To Colton, John Burt. New York, N. Y. 1909 & 1911 JA 517 - 518

2 letters.
Folder 67

Palmer, Theodore Sherman. To John Burt Colton. Washington, D.C. 1909 - 1917 JA 775 - 779

5 letters.
Box 8

Manuscripts, 1910-1913

Note

Some folders have materials dating up to 1919.
Folder 1

Sanders, Burdette S. To Colton, John Burt. Oakland, Calif. 1910 Feb. 5 JA 858

Folder 2

Needles, Thomas B. To Colton, John Burt. Nashville, Ill. 1910 Feb. 24 JA 755

Folder 3

Colton, John Burt. To Needles, Thomas B. Kansas City, Mo. 1910 Mar. 13 JA 249

Press copy.
Folder 4

Colton, John Burt. To Lummis, Charles Fletcher. Eddyville, Neb. 1910 July 4 JA 230

Press copy.
Folder 5

Staldy, P. G. To Bolton, John [i.e. Burt Colton]. South Bend, Ind. 1910 July 26 JA 893

Folder 6

O'Hern, John E. South. To Colton, John Burt. Omaha, Neb. 1910 Oct. 12 JA 757

Folder 7

Clough, William Pitt. To Colton, John Burt. New York, N. Y. 1910 Dec. 19 JA 133

Folder 8

Simpson, E. S. To Colton, John Burt. San Francisco, Calif. 1910 Dec. 31 JA 885

Telegram.
Folder 9

Doty, Henry. To Colton, John Burt. Santa Barbara, Calif. 1910 - 1911 Jan. - Mar. JA 404 - 406 & 1041

4 letters.
Folder 10

Colton, John Burt. To Brier, John Wells. Kansas City, Mo. & Galesburg, Ill. 1910 - 1913 JA 163 - 165

3 letters.
Folder 11

De Laney, Paul. To Colton, John Burt. Denver, Colo. 1910 - 1917 JA 367 - 370

4 letters. Annexed: photo of Colton De Laney.
Folder 12

Colton, John Burt. To Clough, William Pitt. Kansas City, Mo. 1911 Jan. 26 JA 175

Press copy.
Folder 13

Groscup, John. To Brier, Juliet Wells. Laytonville, Calif. 1911 Jan. 31 JA 470

Folder 14

Jenifer, F. M. To Colton, John F. [i.e. Burt]. Los Angeles, Calif. 1911 Feb. 17 JA 552

Also: 4 photos of Death Valley.
Folder 15

Colton, John Burt. To Alcott, Neilson. Kansas City, Mo. 1911 Mar. 15 JA 252

Press copy.
Folder 16

Colton, John Burt. To Jennifer, F. M. Kansas City, Mo. 1911 Mar. 18 JA 223

Press copy.
Folder 17

Colton, John Burt. To Lummis, Charles Fletcher. Eddyville, Neb. 1911 Mar. 30 JA 231

Press copy.
Folder 18

Colton, John Burt. To Roosevelt, Theodore. Kansas City, Mo. 1911 Apr. 17 JA 284

Press copy.
Folder 19

Colton, John Burt. To Hotchkiss, George W. Kansas City, Mo. 1911 Aug. 30 JA 219

Press copy.
Folder 20

Lummis, Charles Fletcher. To Colton, John Burt. Los Angeles, Calif. 1911 - 1912 JA 585 - 590

6 letters.
Folder 21

Colton, John Burt. To Chapman, Arthur. Galesburg, Ill. 1912 Feb. 12 JA 173

Press copy.
Folder 22

Chapman, Arthur. To Colton, John Burt. Denver, Colo. 1912 Feb. 12 & 19 JA 116 - 117

2 letters.
Folder 23

Colton, John Burt. To Chapman, Arthur. Galesburg, Ill. 1912 Feb. 15 JA 174

Press copy.
Folder 24

Hilles, Charles D. To Colton, John Burt. Washington, D. C. 1912 Feb. 19 JA 535

Folder 25

Gentry, Elizabeth Butler. To Colton, John Burt. Kansas City, Mo. 1912 Feb. 21 & 26 JA 456 - 457

2 letters.
Folder 26

Gingher, W. L. To Colton, John Burt. Chicago, Ill. 1912 Feb. 22 JA 458

Folder 27

Colton, John Burt. To Baldwin, W. W. Galesburg, Ill. 1912 Feb. 23 JA 1066

Press copy.
Folder 28

Colton, John Burt. To Gentry, Elizabeth Butler. Galesburg, Ill. 1912 Feb. 24 JA 198

Press copy.
Folder 29

Colton, John Burt. To Gingher, W. L. Galesburg, Ill. 1912 Feb. 24 JA 200

Press copy.
Folder 30

Blodgett, Carrie A. To Colton, John Burt. Waukegan, Ill. 1912 Feb. 25 JA 60

Folder 31

Colton, John Burt. To Taft, William Howard. Galesburg, Ill. 1912 Feb. 27 JA 293

Press copy.
Folder 32

Colton, John Burt. To Lummis, Charles Fletcher. Galesburg, Ill. 1912 Mar. 4 JA 232

Press copy.
Folder 33

Colton, John Burt. To Gentry, Elizabeth Butler. Galesburg, Ill. 1912 Mar. 6 JA 199

Press copy.
Folder 34

Adams, P. O. To Colton, John Burt. Mojave, Calif. 1912 July 7 & Oct. 1 JA 2 - 3

2 letters.
Folder 35

Colton, John Burt. To Lummis, Charles Fletcher. 1912 Nov. 14 JA 233

Press copy.
Folder 36

Colton, John Burt. To Adams, P. O. Galesburg, Ill. 1912 Nov. 20 JA 140

Press copy.
Folder 37

Baldwin, William Wright. To Colton, John Burt. 1912 - 1916 JA 14 - 17

4 letters.
Folder 38

Colton, John Burt. To Lummis, Charles Fletcher. 1913 Jan. 1 JA 234

Press copy.
Folder 39

Jayhawker Desert Menu, Chicago, Ill. [After 1913 Jan. 4]

Folder 40

Lummis, Charles Fletcher. To Colton, John Burt. Los Angeles, Calif. 1913 Jan. 11 - Mar. 12 JA 591 - 595

5 letters.
Folder 41

Wells, E. R. ?. To Colton, John Burt. Denver, Colo. 1913 Jan. 26 JA 1019

[facsimile].
Folder 42

Fremont, Elizabeth Benton. To Colton, John Burt. Los Angeles, Calif. 1913 Feb. 24 JA 450

Folder 43

Gadsden, James. To Colton, John Burt. Victoria, B. C., Canada 1913 Feb. 4 JA 455

Folder 44

Rice, Charles Elmer. To Colton, John Burt. Whittier, Calif. 1913 Feb. 11 JA 810

Folder 45

Reed, Mary. To Colton, John Burt. Santa Cruz, Calif. 1913 Feb. 12 JA 803

Folder 46

Pitt, C. C. To Colton, John Burt. Hobart, Okla. 1913 Feb. 13 JA 784

Folder 47

Henea, John. To Colton, John Burt. Grandview, Tex. 1913 Feb. 17 & Apr. 1 JA 530 - 531

2 letters.
Folder 48

Adams, Edward R. To Colton, John Burt. Cambridge, Mass. 1913 Feb. 19 JA 1

Folder 49

Whitney, Horace C. To Colton, John Burt. Salt Lake City, Utah 1913 Feb. 24 & Mar. 6 JA 1026 - 1027

2 pieces.
Folder 50

Brier, John Wells. To Colton, John Burt. Santa Cruz &. Lodi, Calif. 1913 Mar. 23 - Oct. 29 JA 95 - 99

2 letters & 3 post cards [facsimiles].
Folder 51

Colton, John Burt. To Brier, John Wells and Brier, E. D. 1913 Mar. 28 JA 166

Author's retained copy on verso of Art Collector's Club advertisement.
Folder 52

Colton, John Burt. To Miller, Darius J. ?. Galesburg, Ill. 1913 Mar. 28 JA 247

Press copy.
Folder 53

Miller, Darius J. ?. To Colton, John Burt. Chicago, Ill. 1913 Mar. 31 JA 745

Folder 54

Colton, Belle. To Colton, John Burt. Zephyrhills, Fla. 1913 Apr. 4 JA 333

Also signed for Mrs. J. B. Colton by Belle Colton.
Folder 55

Brier, Dwinelle. To Colton, John Burt. Santa Cruz, Calif. 1913 Apr. 15 JA 67

Folder 56

Colton, John Burt. To Daughters of the American Revolution. Galesburg, Ill. 1913 May 7 JA 181

Press copy.
Folder 57

Applegate, Mrs. M. R. To Colton, John Burt. Seattle, Wash. 1913 May 9 JA 6

Folder 58

Poore, Mrs. J. R. To Colton, John Burt. Sedan, Mont. 1913 May 13 JA 786

Folder 59

Colton, John Burt. To Middlebrook. Galesburg, Ill. 1913 May 29 JA 246

Press copy.
Folder 60

Colton, John Burt. To Postmaster of Algona, Iowa. Galesburg, Ill. 1913 June 9 JA 315

Folder 61

Fogarty, James. To Colton, John Burt. Oakland, Calif. 1913 June 14 JA 427

Folder 62

Colton, John Burt. To Usher, William r. Kansas City, Mo. 1913 June 19 JA 295

Press copy.
Folder 63

Lane, Charles J. To Colton, John Burt. Omaha, Neb. 1913 June 25 JA 557

Folder 64

Colton, John Burt. To Brier, James M. Galesburg, Ill. 1913 July 19 JA 159

Press copy.
Folder 65

Stephens, Lorenzo Dow. To Colton, John Burt. San Jose, Calif. 1913 - 1914 JA 923 - 929

7 letters [originals & facsimiles].
Folder 66

Groscup, John. To Colton, John Burt. Laytonville, Calif. 1913-1916 JA 493 - 496

4 letters.
Folder 67

Doty, Henry. To Colton, John Burt. Santa Barbara, Calif. 1913 - 1919 JA 407 - 410

4 letters.
Box 9

Manuscripts and ephemera, 1914-1952

Folder 1

Barnett, J. R. To John Burt Colton. Monmouth, Ill. 1914 Jan. 20 JA 18

[facsimile].
Folder 2

Sanborn, William David. To Frank Burt. San Francisco, Calif. 1914 Jan. 20 JA 855

Originally enclosed in a letter of Sanborn, W. D. to John B. Colton dated Jan. 20, 1914.
Folder 3

Sanborn, William David. To Colton, John Burt. San Francisco, Calif. 1914 Jan. 20 & 23 JA 856 - 857

2 letters.
Folder 4

Lewis, A. W. To Frank Burt. San Francisco, Calif. 1914 Jan. 22 JA 567

Folder 5

Lewis, A. W. To John Burt Colton. San Francisco, Calif. 1914 Jan. 22 - Mar. 9 JA 568 - 571

4 letters.
Folder 6

Brier, Mercy Ann Sweitzer. To John Burt Colton. Lodi, Calif. 1914 Jan. 28 JA 78

Folder 7

Webber, J. Clay. To John Burt Colton. Rantoul, Ill. 1914 Feb. 5 JA 1006

Also: tracing of recto & verso of 1850 San Francisco coin with identification in the handwriting of John B. Colton.
Folder 8

Burney, A. L. To John Burt Colton. Harrisonville, Mo. 1914 Feb. 13 JA 112

Folder 9

Colton, John Burt. Names and addresses of the original party the Jayhawkers of '49. 1914 - approximately 1916 JA 1044

6 pieces.
Folder 10

Lummis, Charles Fletcher. To Colton, John Burt. Los Angeles, Calif. 1914 - 1916 Feb. 14 - Apr. 18 JA 596 - 600

5 letters.
Folder 11

Mecum, William F. To John Burt Colton. Douglas, Wyo. 1914 - 1917 JA 743 - 744

2 letters.
Folder 12

Ward, Stevenson E. To John Burt Colton. New York, N.Y. 1914 Feb. 21 JA 1004

Folder 13

Brier, J. C. To John Burt Colton. Lodi, Calif. 1914 Feb. 24 JA 77

Folder 14

Colton, John Burt. To J. C. Brier. Galesburg, Ill. 1914 Mar. 2 JA 167

Folder 15

Hunker, Jacob John. To John Burt Colton. Pasadena, Calif. 1914 Sep. 25 JA 1040

Folder 16

Wemple, L. S. To John Burt Colton. Laytonville, Calif. 1914 Dec. 10 JA 1020

[facsimile].
Folder 17

Stephens, Lorenzo Dow. To Colton, John Burt. San Jose, Calif. 1915 Jan. 29 - Aug. 11 JA 930 - 934

5 letters.
Folder 18

Colton, John Burt. To Groscup, John. Galesburg, Ill. 1915 Mar. 5 JA 207

Press copy.
Folder 19

Davis, Samuel. To John Burt Colton. San Francisco, Calif. 1915 Mar. 15 JA 336

Folder 20

Smith, Walker. To John Burt Colton. San Francisco, Calif. 1915 Mar. 5 JA 887

Folder 21

Logan, Mrs. John A. To John Burt Colton. Washington, D.C. 1915 Apr. 10 JA 580

Folder 22

Lewis, Martha Jane Reed. To John Burt Colton. Capitola, Calif. 1915 May 3 JA 572

Folder 23

Crandell, Belle. To John Burt Colton. Artesia, N.M. 1915 June 1 JA 335

Folder 24

List of descendants of members of Donner Party & their addresses. 1915

Folder 25

Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner. To John Burt Colton. Los Angeles, Calif. 1915 - 1917 JA 542 - 547

4 letters & 2 postcards.
Folder 26

Stephens, Lorenzo Dow. To Colton, John Burt. San Jose, Calif. 1916 Jan. 25 - May 25 JA 935 - 945

10 letters, 1 post card.
Folder 27

Clay, H. H. To John Burt Colton. 1916 Feb. 2 JA 132

Folder 28

Maitz, Ed G. To John Burt Colton. Hyannis, Neb. 1916 Feb. 20 JA 610

Folder 29

Colton, John Burt. To Groscup, John. Galesburg, Ill. 1916 Feb. 22 JA 208

Folder 30

Colton, John Burt. To Lummis, Charles Fletcher. Galesburg, Ill. 1916 May 7 JA 235

Press copy. Annexed: newspaper clipping concerning marriage of Charles F. Lummis.
Folder 31

Stephens, Lorenzo Dow. To Colton, John Burt. San Jose & Pacific Grove, Calif. 1916 July 2 - Dec. 23 JA 946 - 957

12 pieces [facsimiles & originals].
Folder 32

Stephens, Lorenzo Dow. To Colton, John Burt. San Jose, Calif. 1917 Jan. 30 - Dec. 29 JA 958 - 963

6 letters [facsimiles].
Folder 33

Colton, Edward T. To John Burt Colton. New Orleans, La. 1917 Feb. 4 JA 1043

Folder 34

Irvin, Beryl E. To John Burt Colton. Sumner, Neb. 1917 Feb. 9 JA 550

Folder 35

Ripley, Edward Payson. To John Burt Colton. Chicago, Ill. 1917 Feb. 10 JA 1095

Folder 36

Russell, Faris R. To John Burt Colton. New York, N.Y. 1917 Feb. 13 JA 1052

Folder 37

De Laney, Colton. To John Burt Colton. Denver, Colo. Before 1917 June 30 JA 366

Also: photograph of author with a typed description from the Denver Post.
Folder 38

Colton, John Burt. To Paul & Colton De Laney. Galesburg, Ill. 1917 July 14? JA 183

Folder 39

Hagen, Christian. To John Burt Colton. Kansas City, Mo. 1918 Apr. 4 JA 510

Folder 40

Stephens, Lorenzo Dow. To Colton, John Burt. San Jose, Calif. 1918 - 1919 JA 964 - 968

5 letters & 1 post card advertising book [originals & facsimiles].
Folder 41

Colton, John Burt. To Stephens, Lorenzo Dow. Galesburg, Ill. 1919 Jan. 25 JA 292

Folder 42

Mecum, Edwin Walton. Report of the Jayhawker Reunion of April 12, 1931. 1931 Apr. 12

Folder 43

Account of the funeral of Edward Thomas Colton. After 1937 Nov. 6

Folder 44

Cole, Ruth Wiley. Story of the Jayhawkers' experiences, chiefly based on Asa Haines's dictation, with quotations from W. L. Manly and L. D. Stephens [facsimile typescript]. [Before 1938] FAC 705

Folder 45

Mecum, Edwin Welton. Dear Jayhawker Friend. Los Angeles, Calif. 1938 Apr. 12

Folder 46

Palmer, Theodore Sherman. List of Jayhawkers and Jayhawker descendants' reunions, 1872-1938. 1952

Folder Ephemera

Miscellaneous ephemera, chiefly clippings.

Includes program for the January 24, 1894, Fifth Annual Banquet of the Western Association of California Pioneers.
 

Microfilm and transcriptions

Volume 1 [microfilm reel]

Microfilm

1 box

Typescript transcriptions of correspondence in boxes 1-2

This box contains transcriptions of the letters in Boxes 1 and 2 made by Genne Myers Nelson in 1997.
 

Scrapbooks

These six scrapbooks chiefly contain newspaper clippings related to the Jayhawkers, with some correspondence and ephemera such as programs. Volume 2 chiefly contains clippings related to topics such as horses, farming, alfalfa, etc., with the stamp of the Buzzard Roost Ranche, Eddyville, Nebraska on the inside front cover. The volume numbers are based on the original numbers written on the volume spines; there is no "Volume 1."
Volume 2

Clippings scrapbook [chiefly related to farming and ranching], 1909-1913

Volume 3

Clippings scrapbook, 1897-1901

Volume 4

Clippings scrapbook, 1899-1904

Volume 5

Clippings scrapbook, 1903-1908

Volume 6

Clippings scrapbook, 1908-1914

Volume 7

Clippings scrapbook, 1914-1917

 

Restricted manuscripts (fragile)

Folder Oversize

Brockelbank, A. M. Letter to Chauncey S. Colton. Oquawka, Ill. 1849 Feb. 23 JA 108

Access Information

RESTRICTED. Available by special permission only.
Folder 8

Haines, Asa. Diary of Jayhawkers' route from Knoxville, Ill. to Rancho San Francisquito, Calif. and return east by way of Panama, and other personal notes. 1849-1865 JA 1051

Access Information

RESTRICTED. Use facsimile reproduction in Box 1, Folder 8. Original available by special permission only.
 

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Oversize Folders

Folder Oversize

Colton, John Burt. Account of the discovery of gold at the Rancho San Francisquito in 1842. Los Angeles, Calif. [2 pages]. 1908 Feb. 15 JA 332

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Manly, William Lewis. Jayhawkers' route south of Salt Lake to San Francisquito Rancho [map]. Approximately 1889 JA 1050

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Manly, William Lewis. Map of Jayhawkers' route across Death Valley to San Francisquito Rancho [facsimile: positive photostat of pencil map]. 1894 Aug. 14 FAC 704

Note

Photostat made in 1953 from the original owned by Ardis M. Walker. The map was later donated to the United States Government and displayed at the Death Valley National Monument.
 

Photostat of the San Francisco Call with article of Julia Brier, "Terrors of Death Valley." 1898 December 25