Reed-Glynn papers

Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth A. Logan
Manuscripts Department
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Reed-Glynn papers
Inclusive Dates: 1881-2003
Collection Number: mssReed-Glyn papers
Extent: 119 items in two boxes
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: The collection chiefly contains material related to the Reed and Glyn families of Kansas.
Language of Material: The records are in English.

Administration Information

Access

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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Reed-Glynn papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Merry Ovnick, August 12, 2008.

Biography

Carlos L. Reed was born on October 15, 1875 in Zanesville, Ohio and married Laura Alice Glyn Reed (born August 29, 1880 in Trego County, Kansas) on August 1, 1900 in Topeka, Kansas. Carlos and Laura had four daughters, Gladys Leona Reed Dickson (1901-1946), Mabel Louise Reed Tanner (1903-1950), Dorothy Mildred Reed (1909-1934) and Kathleen Bernice Reed Wickham (1917 - ). Per the family history, Carlos helped his mother raise his seven siblings by selling papers and "blacking boots" after his father abandoned them in 1887. In 1910, Carlos and Laura moved to Garden City, Kansas. He was a farmer whose mortgage was foreclosed on during the Great Depression, after which time he worked for the WPA. Carlos died on June 23, 1953 in Colton, California. Laura died on December 8, 1959.
Laura was the daughter of Henry Glyn and Sarah Samantha Shelby Glyn, one of seven children. Her father, Henry, was born on January 29, 1841 in Indiana and married Sarah in 1866. They owned a 40 acre farm in Pike County, Illinois which they sold to homestead in Trego County, Kansas. After suffering from poor crop yields, they sold the 160 acres for $50 and relocated to a 20 acre farm near Grantville, Kansas. Per the family history, Henry experimented with potato crops and was "one of the pioneers of the huge Kaw Valley potato industry." Henry's date of death is unknown.

Scope and Content

The Manuscript series is arranged chronologically and contains nine journals written by Henry Glyn from 1881 to 1909 regarding his farming and life in Kansas. They include daily entries regarding growing and selling his produce, details regarding family matters, and calculations related to his finances and business income and expenses. The Correspondence series is arranged chronologically and predominantly contains letters amongst various family members, including Merry Ovnick, from the 1980s to 2003 as they worked on genealogical projects. Also included in the series are letters by and for the Round Robin Reeders, a set of circulating letters written by members of the Reed family from the 1950s through the 1960s. The Ephemera series is arranged alphabetically and contains genealogical trees and histories, government and legal documents, newspaper clippings, miscellaneous personal papers (including a graduation announcement and report card) and forty-one photographs. The genealogical trees and histories include the Reed-Glyns' efforts to trace their ancestors. The photographs of the Reed-Glyn families are divided into two folders, ranging from 1884 to 1949. Included is one tintype from circa 1884. There is also a copy of a printed book: "History of Grantville Kansas: 1954-1976."

Arrangement

Arranged in the following series: 1. Manuscripts; 2. Correspondence; and 3. Ephemera.

Indexing Terms

Personal Names

Glyn, Henry
Ovnick, Merry
Reed, Carlos
Reed, Laura

Subjects

Agriculture -- Kansas
Frontier and pioneer life -- Kansas

Geographic Areas

Kansas -- History -- 19th century -- Sources

Genre

Genealogical tables -- United States -- 20th century
Journals (accounts) -- Kansas-- 19th century
Journals (accounts) -- Kansas-- 20th century
Letters (correspondence) -- United States -- 19th century
Letters (correspondence) -- United States -- 20th century
Letters (correspondence) -- United States -- 21st century
Photographs -- United States -- 19th century
Photographs -- United States -- 20th century
Tintypes (prints) -- United States


CONTAINER LIST

Box 1

Manuscripts and Correspondence, 1919-1964

Folder  1

Henry Glyn Journal (1881-1883)

2 items. Includes transcription.
Folder  2

Henry Glyn Journal (1886-1888)

1 item.
Folder  3

Henry Glyn Journal (1888-1892)

1 item.
Folder  4

Henry Glyn Journal (1889-1891)

1 item. Includes receipts.
Folder  5

Henry Glyn Journal (1895)

1 item.
Folder  6

Henry Glyn Journal (1897)

1 item.
Folder  7

Henry Glyn Journal (1901-1907)

1 item.
Folder  8

Henry Glyn Journal (1902-1909)

1 item.
Folder  9

Henry Glyn Journal [undated]

1 item.
Folder  10

Mitchell, Lucy. Letter to Ellen Demons (1919, July 24)

1 item.
Folder  11

Reed, Laura. Letter to Kathleen Wickham (1942, May 10)

1 item.
Folder  12

Reed, Carlos. Letter to Kathleen Wickham (1944, July 31)

1 item.
Folder  13

Reed, Sarah E. Letter to "All the Reeds" (1956, Sep. 11)

1 item.
Folder  14

Coffey, Virginia Reed. Letter to "Relatives" (1957, Apr. 21)

1 item. Includes pasted news article.
Folder  15

Reed, Laura G. Reed circulating letter (1957, May 15)

1 item.
Folder  16

Wickham, Kathleen. Letter to "Reed-Robins" (1957, May 18)

1 item.
Folder  17

Byerley, Zora. Letter to "All and Sundry" (1957, May 27)

1 item.
Folder  18

Croll, Charlotte, et al. Letter to "Round Robin Readers" (1957, Aug. 16)

1 item.
Folder  19

Croll, Josie W. Letter to "Round Robin Readers" (1957, Oct. 17)

1 item.
Folder  20

Reed, Hallie. Letter to "Gentle People" (1957, Nov. 11)

1 item.
Folder  21

Reed, Sarah E. Letter to "All the Reed Clan" (1957, Nov. 18)

1 item.
Folder  22

Gilbert, Lela. Letter to Kathleen Wickham (1960, Jan. 29)

1 item.
Folder  23

Byerley, Zora. Letter to Kathleen Wickham (1964, Mar. 9)

1 item.
Folder  24

Reed, Hallie. Letter to "Everybody" (1964, Aug. 13)

2 items. Includes newspaper clipping.
Folder  25

"Mary." Letter to Kathleen Wickham (1964, Dec. 3)

1 item.
Box 2

Correspondence, 1976-2003 and Ephemera

Folder  1

Gilbert, Lela. Letter to Ralph and Kathleen Wickham (1976, Aug. 14)

1 item.
Folder  2

Camp, June. Letter to Kathleen Wickham (1982, Dec. 17)

1 item.
Folder  3

Peterson, Carol. Letter to Kathleen Wickham (1983, Apr.-July)

3 items. Includes a copy an unidentified photograph and printouts of genealogical information.
Folder  4

Glyn, Bertha. Letter to Kathleen Wickham [after 1983]

1 item.
Folder  5

Camp, June. Letter to Kathleen Wickham (1987, Mar.)

1 item.
Folder  6

Glyn, Bertha. Letter to Kathleen Wickham (1987, Mar. 1)

1 item.
Folder  7

Camp, June. Letter to Kathleen Wickham (1987, May 30)

1 item.
Folder  8

Camp, June. Letter to "family" (1987, June 8)

1 item.
Folder  9

Glyn, Bertha. Letter to Kathleen Wickham (1987, Aug. 4)

1 item.
Folder  10

Croll, Charlotte. Letter to Merry Ovnick [approx. 1999]

1 item.
Folder  11

Ovnick, Merry. Letter to Charlotte Croll (1999, Sep. 28)

2 items. Includes family tree.
Folder  12

Croll, Charlotte. Letter to Merry Ovnick (1999, Nov. 3)

1 item.
Folder  13

Tanner, Les. Email to Merry Ovnick (2000, June 17)

1 item.
Folder  14

Croll, Charlotte. Letter to Merry Ovnick (2001, Feb.)

2 items. Includes genealogical information from printed out pieces of papers.
Folder  15

Croll, Charlotte. Letter to Merry Ovnick (2001, Apr. 10)

5 items. Includes copies of four additional letters.
Folder  16

Ovnick, Merry. Letter to Charlotte Croll (2001, Apr. 22)

1 item. Marked as copy.
Folder  17

Croll, Charlotte. Emails to Merry Ovnick (2003, Oct. 4-5)

2 items.
Folder  18

Unknown author. Letter to Kathleen Wickham [undated]

1 item.
Folder  19

Genealogical Trees and Histories ([1985]-1988)

10 items.
Folder  20

Government/Legal Records (1942-1953)

11 items.
Folder  21

Newspaper Clippings (1934-1953)

3 items.
Folder  22

Miscellaneous Personal Papers (1882-[1934])

6 items.
Folder  23

Photographs [approx. 1884-approx. 1949]

19 items.
Folder  24

Photographs [undated]

22 items.
Folder  25

History of Grantville Kansas: 1954-1976: printed book (1976)

1 item.