Militia and National Guard Manuscript Collections

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Adams, James A., Letter, 1862, (C2629)
1 folder
From Provost Marshall's Office requiring Price to furnish provisions for six Rebel prisoners.

Adams, James A., Letter, 1863, (C1615)
1 folder
The papers contain a directive that three prisoners were being sent to the Provost Marshall General at St. Louis in charge of Lt. Newlee, 9th Cavalry, Missouri State Militia. Instructions to St. Louis Provost Guard from Brig. General Strong, June 22, 1863, to allow Newlee to pass.

Alexander, David Leroy (1905-1995) Papers, 1865-2001, (K0924)
2 cubic feet
Family papers of the Alexander and Graham families of Jackson County and Pettis Counties in Missouri. Includes correspondence, birth certificates, marriage licenses, funeral information and other legal papers. Also Alexander's World War II military records; Robert B. Graham's discharge papers from the Missouri State Militia (1865); scrapbooks; photographs; books; and a journal kept by James Andrew Alexander of Longwood, Missouri.

Alvord, Clarence W. (1868-1928) and Idress Head (1873-1962), Collection, 1759-1962, (C0970)
21.2 linear feet and 1 oversize volume
Correspondence, writings, and collected materials of Clarence Walworth Alvord, founder of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association, editor of the Mississippi Valley Historical Review, and professor of history at the universities of Illinois and Minnesota; and his wife, Idress Head Alvord, writer and former curator of the Missouri Historical Society in St. Louis. Mrs. Alvord’s private manuscript collection includes territorial documents and Ste. Genevieve records; Liberty Tribune papers; Missouri state and county records; and Civil War and military papers.

Attebery, James, Papers, 1844-1966, (C2398)
6 folders
The papers relate to the Civil War Citizens Guards Company, St. Clair, County, Missouri; the Cole family, particularly Abraham Cole; warranty deed, homestead certificates, title bonds, land certificates and other papers involving land transactions. Also included are minute books of literary and social clubs, 1911-1914.

Audsley, Francis Fairbank (1835-1922) and Harriet Elizabeth (1840-1924), Papers, 1862-1912, n.d., (C2374)
0.2 linear feet
The papers of Francis Audsley, a farmer in Saline and Carroll counties in Missouri and a Union soldier during the Civil War, and his wife Harriet E., consist of the Audsleys's correspon-dence during the Civil War, 1863-1865; letters from Francis's cousins, Sarah Ann Audsley, living in Australia, and Mary Ellen Harding, living in England, 1876-1903; and miscellaneous.

Austin, James, Letter, 1846, (C0910)
1 folder
To his brother from Mexico, Oct. 23, 1846. Concerning the trip to Mexico and conditions there during the Mexican War.


Bailey, Alfred K. (1835-1926), Autobiography, n.d., (C0222)
1 folder
Life of Alfred K. Bailey up to the Civil War. Tells of trek to Illinois from Tennessee. He joined the Union Army. Also material about Joseph A. Howe and his joining the Confederate Army in 1861. His sons held the James boys' horses for five cents worth of candy.

Baker, Thomas Frazier, III (1918- ), Papers, 1959-1967, (C2465)
716 folders, 8 volumes, 8.4 cubic feet
Papers of a state representative from Stoddard County, 1961-1967. Campaign correspondence and publicity, correspondence with constituents in regard to legislation and welfare assistance, political correspondence on such matters as gubernatorial succession, reapportionment, conflict of interest legislation, and ouster of House Speaker Graham.

Ballow, G.W., Letter, 1862, (C0223)
1 folder
Guerrilla warfare and recruiting of troops in Missouri.

Banning, Ephraim P., Letters, 1898-1899, (C3735)
2 folders
The collection contains letters from a Brookfield, MO, man who served in the 6th Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Company A, during the Spanish-American War. The letters describe army camps in Florida, Georgia, and Cuba; military training; the weather; widespread illnesses; friends with him in the service; and trips taken to Jacksonville and St. Augustine, FL, and Savannah, GA.

Bell, C. Jasper, (1885-1978), Papers, 1934-1948, (C2306)
102.4 linear feet
Correspondence and other papers of a Missouri Democratic congressman. Material on Townsend Plan, legislation, and political campaigns.

Bell, Charles C., Photograph Collection, (P0657)
14 photographs
Photos of Charles C. Bell of Boonville, the Firmin Desloge family, engravings of notable Missourians, and composite of Missouri National Guard, Veteran Company A, 3rd Infantry.

Bell, John B., Record Book, 1860-1875, (R0119)
1 volume
This is a record book kept by John B. Bell, a physician at Potosi in Washington County, Missouri. Bell was a medical examiner of Enrolled Missouri Militia and U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War, and of pension applicants after the war. The entries include the results of examinations and descriptions of disabilities. The pension examinations are indexed.

Bell, Ovid (1875-1953), Collection, 1824-1950, (C3805)
10 folders
Papers of, and materials collected by, a Fulton, Missouri, resident relating to the history and residents of Callaway County. The collection comprises correspondence, copies of speeches and lectures given by Bell on historical topics, and documents including a typescript 1849 diary of James Tate, tax rolls for Callaway County, Callaway County Agricultural and Mechanical Society membership lists, and a regimental history and troop roster of Company B, 1st Missouri Cavalry, C.S.A.

Benecke Family Papers, 1816-1989, n.d., (C3825)
90.8 linear feet, 62 volumes, 3 audio tapes, 3 records, 413 glass plate negatives
Correspondence, business and law firm records, civic, political, legislative, and personal papers of a German American family of Brunswick, Missouri.

Benton, Thomas Hart (1782-1858), Letter, 1838, (C1847)
1 folder
The collection contains a letter concerning the censure of Gentry's Missouri troops in the Seminole War and the appointment of Gentry's mother as a postmistress.

Beveridge, John L., Special Orders, 1865, (C2197)
1 folder
The collection contains positive photostats of Special Orders No. 144 to investigate complaints of Dresden, Pettis County, MO, citizens against Captain Devohue and the Pettis County Volunteers Militia for alleged interference with citizens (rebels who had taken the oath) and their property.

Birch, James H., Memoirs, (C2010)
1 folder
The collection contains memoirs of Birch, who enlisted in the Santa Fe Battalion, left Ft. Leavenworth in May 1848, and was attacked by Indians, June 18, 1848.

Bishop, William (1817-1879), Papers, 1839-1891, (C3894)
0.4 linear feet
Papers of a commander of a Union cavalry unit in northeast Missouri during the Civil War, and State Treasurer of Missouri following the war. The papers consist of personal and military correspondence and miscellaneous documents, and State Treasurer records.

Black Family, Letters, 1861-1878, (C1898)
1 folder
The collection contains Civil War correspondence of George W. and Alexander Black of Company E, 21st Regiment, Missouri Volunteers, with members of their family; the correspondence concerns their deaths; family news and business letters.

Blair, James Thomas, Jr. (1902-1962), Papers, 1957-1961, (C2271)
64 linear feet, 4 oversize volumes
The papers have been arranged into the following ten series: Correspondence and Speeches; Governors' Conference; Veterans' Papers; Special Commissions and Studies; State Offices and Departments; Judiciary; County Problems and Requests; Applications and Appointments; Legislative Material; and Bound Volumes. For more detailed series descriptions, please see the folder list.

Bollinger, George Frederick, Letter, 1839, (C2956)
1 folder
To Charles Welling, Jackson, MO, from Jefferson City, MO, Dec. 20, 1838. Concerns the purchase of pork, election of officers in the Missouri legislature, and the Mormon War.

Bolton, Joel M., Memoir, 1930, (C1801)
1 folder
A 1930 memoir of Confederate soldier Joel Monroe Bolton of Jefferson City, MO, who served as a sergeant in a cavalry regiment in the West throughout the Civil War.

Boulware, W.C. Letter, 1861, (C1959)
1 folder
To Family from Lexington, MO, Sept. 28, 1861. Letter describing the battle of Lexington, in which the author participated, and its aftermath.

Boxley, Joe, Wilson Creek Battle Account, 1905, (C2390)
1 folder
The collection contains an account of the Battle of Wilson's Creek near Springfield, MO, 1861, and events leading up to it, as told by Joe Boxley to William E. Connelley. According to Connelley's interview, Boxley was a Negro slave whose master insisted Joe ride with him to General Price's camp and fight the Yankees.

Boyd, John R., Handbill, n.d., (C2832)
1 folder
Handbill addressed to the men of Buchanan and adjoining counties, calling for men to fight against Fremont.

Bradley, George, Letter, 1863, (R0566)
1 item, photocopies
This is a letter from Little Rock, Arkansas, 13 April 1863, by a Confederate soldier from Phelps County, Missouri. George Bradley served in the 10th Missouri Infantry (formerly Col. Alexander E. Steen's regiment) in Mosby Monroe Parsons's brigade. Bradley commented on camp life, changes in command of the army, fellow soldiers from Phelps County, and the course of the war in Arkansas.

Brady, Robert Kirk, Letters, 1917-1919 (C0077)
0.2 linear feet on 1 roll of microfilm
World War I letters of Robert Kirk Brady of Richmond, Ray County, Missouri, from Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and France. Scenes, customs, and people of France. Army life. Argonne, Verdun, battles, and Richmond and Ray County news.

Branham, Victoria, Photograph Collection, (P0213)
28 photographs
A collection of cabinet cards and carte de visit from the Civil War era, many of military officers.

Breckenridge, Clarence Edward, Papers, 1897-1960, (C1037)
0.2 linear feet
Family correspondence, newspaper clippings, miscellaneous typed notes on Breckenridge genealogy and the Breckenridges' historic role in early American and southeast Missouri history. Many families included who were distantly related to the Breckenridges. Presbyterian Church history. Majority of correspondence with Adella Breckenridge Moore, Herman F. Harris, and James M. Beckenridge.

Breckenridge, William Clark (1862-1927), Papers, 1752-1927, (C1036)
4.75 linear feet, 21 volumes, 3 rolls of microfilm
The papers of the St. Louis businessman, writer, and historian contain correspondence, scrapbooks, book sale announcements, and miscellaneous materials, with an emphasis on St. Louis and Missouri history.

Breese, Sidney A., Papers, 1863-1867, (C3429)
2 folders
The papers contain letters and official papers to and from the quartermaster's office and the chief of ordnance and ordnance stores. Breese was captain of the 6th Missouri Volunteer Cavalry in charge of ordnance and ordnance stores during the Civil War.

Brown, Bergun H. (1839-1922), Papers, 1861-1972, (C3798)
1 volume, photocopied
A collection of letters, diary, service documents, short histories, anecdotes, maps, excerpts from books, and newspaper articles compiled by Guy M. Brown and entitled Bergun H. Brown's Civil War Days. Material concerns Bergun Brown's Civil War service as a private in the 29th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry; some family history material is also included. Includes photocopies of Brown's manuscript letters and diary, with typescript copies. The annotations, short histories, and anecdotes were written by Guy M. Brown, Bergun's son.

Bryan, Columbus and Bennet, Letters, 1862-1863, (CA0209)
1 folder
From two brothers, who were Union soldiers in southern Missouri and Arkansas, to their family in Caledonia, MO. Troop movement, camp life, and general topics. Originals in the possession of R.H. Wilcox.

Bucklew, Leslie Leroy, Collection, 1897-1979, (S0625)
5 Folders, 7 Photographs, 4 Audio Tapes
The collection includes biographical material on Leslie LeRoy Bucklew. It also contains correspondence between Bucklew and military men he served with in the Spanish-American War and in World War I and letters from President Harry S. Truman and Bess Truman. Various documents provide information about servicemen and activities during and after the Spanish-American War and World War I. The photographs include World War I servicemen in 1917 from Camp Doniphan and Fort Sill. On the audio tapes, Bucklew tells where he lived and attended church and school in St. Louis, his mom's friendship with Mary Todd Lincoln's sister, and about his experience in the Spanish-American War.

Buegel, John T., Civil War Diary, 1861-1864, (C1844)
3 folders
The collection contains a diary, in German, with translation by William G. Bek, 1945. The diary documents Buegel's career as a soldier in Company F, 3rd Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, including battles of Camp Jackson, Wilson's Creek and Springfield, and Sherman's march to the sea.

Bull, William, "Reminiscences of War Between the States," 1904, (C1060)
1 volume
Personal experiences of William Bull during his military career, 1860-1880, especially the period of the Civil War.

Burtnett, Washington, (1825-1862), Papers, 1855-1862, (C2146)
1 folder
Photograph and biography of Burtnett, 1861 Union Army discharge, 1855 Sons of Temperance membership, 1856 record book fly leaf, and two 1862 letters to his wife and children. Burtnett wrote about the war, McClellan and Pope outside Richmond, army marches, communications, and his duties as acting clerk for his commander, Captain McDonald.


Campbell, R., Letter, 1832, (C4149)
1 folder
Letter written to William D. Waldo from R. Campbell during the Black Hawk War.

Carnahan, A.S.J. (1897-1968), Papers, 1944-1960, (C2539)
55.8 linear feet
Papers of a Democratic congressman from Missouri's 8th District. Correspondence dealing with agriculture, army, civil defense, district problems, election campaigns, foreign affairs, legislation, and the United Nations.

Carter, Larkin G., Commission, 1824, (C1598)
1 folder
Commission as lieutenant, 15th Regiment, Missouri Militia. Signed by Alexander McNair.

Carter, R.C., A Short Sketch of My Experiences During the First Stages of the Civil War, (C2911)
1 folder
The collection contains a memoir describing experiences of a Confederate lieutenant. He includes the battles of the Hemp Bales, Wilson's Creek, Pea Ridge, and Boonville in his reminiscences.

Catherwood, William L., Papers, 1859-1873, (C3799)
14 folders
Papers pertaining to the 8th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia, which Catherwood commanded during the Civil War. The papers also include incorporation papers, deeds, and correspondence of the Lander Hill Tunnel and Silver Mining Company of New York and Nevada, and a detailed report and drawing for a New York City rapid transit system, 1873.

Caulfield, Henry S. (1873-1966), Papers, 1878-1966, (C2409)
2.1 linear feet
The papers of Henry S. Caulfield contain correspondence, diaries, photographs, reports, speeches, and miscellaneous material. Caulfield was a Republican governor of Missouri (1929-1933) and St. Louis official.

Chouteau, Auguste P. (1786-1838), Commission, 1818, (C2194)
1 folder
The collection contains Chouteau's commission as major of the 1st Battalion, 1st Regiment, Missouri Territory Militia.

Civil War Claims, 1865-1874, (C1493)
1 folder
Claims by Elizabeth Givens of Callaway County for supplies taken by Maj. H.C. Caldwell, Third Iowa Cavalry; William J. Bedsworth of Callaway County for horses taken by White, Enrolled Missouri Militia; and Henry Larimore of Callaway County for supplies furnished and services rendered the Union Army.

Civil War Documents, Missouri, 1863-1867, (C2671)
0.2 linear feet
The collection contains oaths of loyalty; reports of E. Anson More, quartermaster general of Missouri; and special orders from the adjutant general's office. All concern members of the Missouri Militia from various regiments and companies.

Civil War Letter, 1862, (C1835)
1 folder
To his wife from "Thomas" Nov. 14, 1862. Discusses guerrilla activities, bushwhacking, and the possibility of enlisting in the Missouri Militia, as well as family affairs and future prospects.

Civil War Muster Rolls, 1861-1864, (C1853)
1 folder
The collection contains a fragment of muster roll of men from Caldwell County, MO, 1861; a penciled list of names, July 1864, of Caldwell County militia, possibly those pursuing Thraillkill (Confederate) Raiders; and a letter from Bertha Booth explaining the muster rolls.

Civil War Regimental Histories, Missouri, n.d., (C3500)
1 folder
Organization, orders, campaigns, mustering out, and casualties of ten Missouri regiments in the Civil War.

Civil War Special Orders, Missouri, 1863-1864, (C3160)
1 folder
Special order from Office of the Provost Marshal General, Department of the Missouri, paroling Richard B. Keeble, and special order from the Adjutant General's Office, State of Missouri, calling George C. Gaddy's Company, Enrolled Missouri Militia, into active service.

Clark, Champ (1850-1921) and Bennett Champ (1890-1954), Papers, 1853-1973, (C0666)
25 linear feet, 4 oversize volumes
Political and personal papers of a Democratic U.S. congressman from Missouri, 1893-1895 and 1897-1921, and his son, a Democratic U.S. senator from Missouri, 1933-1945. Also includes materials of other family members. Collection contains correspondence, financial and legal documents, journals, photographs, speeches and writings, and clippings and scrapbooks.

Clark, N.H. Letters, 1848, (C2709)
1 folder
To John D. McKown, St. Louis, MO, from Vera Cruz, Mexico. Clark marched with General Scott during the Mexican War; he describes the assault on Vera Cruz.

Colman-Hayter Family Papers, 1839-1900, (C0084)
0.2 linear feet
Correspondence and miscellaneous material of a northwest Missouri family. Correspon-dence includes letters from William S. Hayter who was with General Stephen W. Kearny in the Southwest during the Mexican War; letters from Washington and Thomas J. Hayter describing their lives in the Oregon Territory; letters from Henry Colman during his trips down the Mississippi; letters from Mary Colman Belt to her family in Texas; and letters of Thomas H. Colman and Abraham G. Hayter, soldiers in the Confederate Army.

Connaway, Dennis Harper (1819-1889), Papers, 1858-1888, (C0248)
10 folders
Correspondence, Civil War papers, and miscellaneous papers. County collector book of Cedar County.

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.

Cook, Warren, Collection, 1782-1978, (R0043)
5 folders
These are photocopies of papers of the Smith, Havins, Roseberry, and Cook families of southwestern Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. The collection includes correspondence, estate papers, and genealogical records. There are also two farm diaries, 1875-1876.

Copher and Stidham Family Records, (CA2183)
1 volume
One bound volume of handwritten copies of wills, and roster compiled by Thomas Copher, a War of 1812 soldier.

Crawford, Henry Clay (1838- ) and William H., Letters, 1857-1865, (C0239)
1 folder
Copies of letters to their family from Union soldiers operating in southwest Missouri. Originals in the possession of M. Knight.

Culver, Romulus E., (1810-1847), Papers, 1846-1886, (C2612)
2 folders
The papers of Romulus E. Culver contain letters from Culver, who marched with Doniphan in the Mexican War, from the New Mexico Territory, and from individuals gathering information about Culver's death at the hands of Mexican insurgents in Mora, NM. Also included are miscellaneous documents, an interview with William Matney, and receipts.


Dalton, John M. (1900-1972), Papers, 1921-1965 (C2417)
130.3 linear feet, 1 CD
Personal and official papers of a Democratic governor of Missouri, 1961-1965. Includes some material from his term as Missouri attorney general.

Davis, James J., Pension File, 1879, (C3271)
1 folder
Military and pension records from U.S. Adjutant General's Office. Davis enrolled in the Missouri State Militia at Cameron, MO, in 1862.

Day, Joseph M., Loyalty Oath, 1866, (C1618)
1 folder
The records contain Joseph M. Day's loyalty oath as Second Lieutenant, Company F, Seventy-seventh Regiment, Missouri Militia, Cornelia, Johnson County, Missouri, December 13, 1866. Signed by Lieutenant W. E. Chester, Enrolling officer.

Deatherage, John G., Memoir, 1916, (C3268)
1 folder
Civil War reminiscences of a Union soldier who went with men from his neighborhood at Talbert Ferry on White River to Salem, AR, to fight with Colonel Marshall of the 1st Illinois Cavalry.

Donnelly, Phil M. (1891-1961), Papers, 1944-1957, (C2151)
91.6 linear feet, 10 volumes
Papers relating to Donnelly's two terms as Democratic governor of Missouri.

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.

Dunklin, Daniel (1790-1844), Papers, 1815-1877, (C0097)
0.6 linear feet
The papers of the fifth governor of Missouri consist of correspondence, financial records, and miscellaneous items. The correspondence is especially rich in the discussion of Missouri elections and of the leading political issues in Missouri and in the United States from 1829 to 1835.

Dunlap, John N. (1822-1905), Journal, 1847 (C0306)
1 folder
Part of a journal kept by a doctor during the Mexican War. Describes nature, climate, health, war, and peace activities, traveling conditions, and his companions.

Dyson, Bell, and Sans Souci Families Papers, (S0016)
0.2 cubic foot (21 folders, 1 roll of microfilm)
The papers contain 83 letters written by or to Absalom Roby Dyson (1832-1864) and his wife, Louisa Johnson Dyson (1833-1898), between 1850 and 1880 regarding their life in Steelville and Franklin County, Missouri, before the Civil War and Absalom Dyson’s service as a Confederate soldier. Also included are various teaching contracts, business and employment records, and other documents related to Absalom Dyson’s work as a farmer, postmaster, and teacher.


Ely, Joshua S., Papers, 1812-1846, (C1004)
3 folders
Correspondence, receipts, estate papers of Benjamin Ely, and military papers of Joshua S. Ely of Ralls County, MO.

Emmons, F[rancis] M[arion] (1837-1905), Civil War Letters, 1862-1864, (C2375)
1 folder
Written by a member of Company I, 7th Missouri Volunteer Cavalry, in southern Missouri and Arkansas to his parents and sister Cassie at LaPlata. Mentions his brother Riley, supplies, prices, morale, Indian regiments and rebel forces, burning of steamboats and gun boat, and duel of General Marmaduke and Colonel Walker.


Faris Family Books, 1850-1925, (C1102)
7 volumes
Personal account books kept by James Madison Faris (1823-1904) and James William Faris (1852-1928), of Carrollton, MO; also records of marriages, births, and deaths and muster rolls of Captain D. Hoover's company of Carroll County Provisional Militia, 1864-1865.

Fifth Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Company I, Reunion Papers, 1946-1958, (C2647)
1 folder
The papers contain lists of members and their activities, issued annually by John E. Norton.

Fort Osage Records, 1808-1815, (K0147)
4 microfilm rolls
Correspondence, reports and other documents found in the National Archives pertaining to the establishment and operation of Fort Osage, near what is now Sibley, Missouri.

French and Spanish Archives, 1763-1841, (C2965)
23 rolls of microfilm
The French and Spanish Archives is a collection of documents from the St. Louis area dating primarily from the colonial and territorial periods.

Fristoe Family, Papers, 1812-1867, (C0317)
3 folders
Letters of the Fristoe family, who came to Missouri from Stafford County, VA. Two were written by a soldier to his sister during the War of 1812. Notes were made by the donor.


Gooch Family, Papers, 1853-1905 (C0108)
8 folders
Civil War letters from James, William, and Thomas Gooch to their family in Missouri. Primarily letters from James Gooch to his cousin John, with many complaints about never getting answers to his letters. There are also several army documents belonging to John Gooch.

Greene County, Missouri, Militia Exemption Roll, ca. 1863, (R0321)
1 folder, photocopies
This is an "Assessment Roll of Exemptions from Military Duty," for Greene County, Missouri, ca. 1863. The list bears the names of individuals who paid a tax in lieu of militia service during the Civil War, the fees paid, and the units from which exemptions were granted. Most exemptions were from duty in the 72nd and 74th regiments of Enrolled Missouri Militia.

Guitar, Odon (1825-1908), Collection, 1836-1906, (C1007)
0.4 linear feet and 13 oversize volumes
The Guitar collection comprises correspondence, military papers, accounts books and ledgers, and a scrapbook of Union Army General Odon Guitar.

Guitar, Odon (1825-1908), Papers, 1832-1865, (C0882)
2 folders
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.

Guitar, Sarah (1892-1963), Collection, n.d., (C3391)
1.5 cubic feet, 5 card boxes
Card file compiled by Sarah Guitar, reference librarian of the State Historical Society of Missouri, as a guide to county boundaries of Missouri, 1812-1929; Missouri congressional district boundaries, 1845-1933; Missouri senatorial districts, 1820-1931; and Missouri judicial circuits, 1815-1915.


Hadley, Herbert Spencer (1872-1927), Papers, 1830-1943, (C0006)
15.2 linear feet, 35 volumes on 58 rolls of microfilm
The papers of a Missouri Republican lawyer, politician, educator, and author include correspondence, letterbooks, scrapbooks, manuscripts, photographs, cartoons, and miscellaneous material. Originals in storage.

Halleck, Henry Wager, (1815-1872), Letter, 1862, (C2571)
1 folder
To H.R. Gamble, St. Louis, MO, from Corinth, MS, July 7, 1862. Halleck assures Gamble that the 18th Missouri Infantry has not been consolidated after the Battle of Shiloh. Also typed copy.

Hardeman, Glen O. (1825-1905), Collection, 1777-1922, (C3655)
3.6 linear feet
The papers of the Hardeman family, who moved to Howard County, Missouri, from Tennessee, developing Fruitage Farm and a botanical showplace called Hardeman’s Garden on the Missouri River include correspondence, financial records, and scrapbooks. The correspondence includes letters from such prominent persons as Henry Clay and Thomas Hart Benton.

Hardy, Lloyd Ellis, Collection, ca. 1911-1926, (R0642)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a collection concerning Lloyd Ellis Hardy, a native of Tippah County, Mississippi, and later a resident of Bethany, Harrison County, Missouri. Compiled and edited by the donor, the collection includes letters written during Hardy's service in the 4th Missouri Infantry on the Mexican border and at Nevada, Missouri, 1916-1917, and with the 139th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, in France, 1919.

Harrison, C. (1820-1871), Letter, 1847, (C0922)
1 folder
To Mr. and Mrs. William Cave, Columbia, Missouri, from Chihuahua, Mexico, April 4, 1847. A soldier with Colonel Doniphan's expedition into Mexico during the Mexican War describes army activities and general conditions. Also typed copy.

Harrison, John (1790-1874), Commission, 1818, (C1551)
1 folder
Commission as major of the 2nd Battalion, 12th Regiment, Missouri Territory Militia.

Hawkins Family, Papers, 1835-1879, (C0332)
2 folders
Miscellaneous letters discuss the Mormon conflict in 1838 and prices, weather, and family news from California and Texas.

Hearnes, Warren E. (1923-2009), Papers, 1965-1972, (C3585)
602 boxes on 127 rolls of microfilm
Papers of Democratic governor of Missouri from 1965 to 1972. The originals are at the Missouri State Archives in Jefferson City.

Henderson, Orval L., Jr. (1930- ), Papers, 1904-2015, (C4130)
15.2 cubic feet, 1 DVD, 3 CDs, 1 audio cassette, 5 video cassettes
The papers of Orval Henderson contain records of the Missouri Society for Military History, Missouri Militia/National Guard research files and articles, other materials relating to Missouri military history research and historical organizations, and personal papers. Henderson was a Missouri Department of Natural Resources employee who served in the Missouri National Guard from 1948-1990.

Hennings, Thomas C., Jr. (1903-1960), Papers, 1901-1960 (C3000)
190.5 linear feet, 6 audio tapes, 5 films, 5 rolls of microfilm, 25 records, 1 oversize volume
Personal and political papers of a Democratic congressman, 1934-1940; St. Louis circuit attorney, 1940-1941; naval officer, 1941-1944; lawyer, 1944-1950; and U.S. senator, 1950-1960. Collection focuses on senatorial years, the bulk consisting of constituent correspondence, and is arranged topically.

Hensler, Capt. John E. (1820-1907), Papers, 1860-1910, (S0833)
1 Folder
Captain John E. Henseler was born in Opladen, Germany on February 2, 1820. He was a carpenter and served as an engineer in the Prussian Army prior to immigrating to the United States in 1854. He became a naturalized citizen in April 1860. Capt. Henseler enlisted in the 35th Mo. Vol. Inf. in 1861, at the age of 41. He performed engineering tasks such as overseeing the construction of fortifications until his discharge in 1863. He lived for many years in Peoria, IL, and served for a period as an Internal Revenue Service Storekeeper.

Hiller Family Papers, 1785-1993, (C3856)
7.2 linear feet, 2 volumes
Papers of a family of farmers, lawyers, bankers, doctors, and business people of Kahoka, Clark County, Missouri. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, genealogical records, estate records, diaries, personal account books, deeds, military records, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, manuscripts, and miscellaneous material.

Hinrichs, Charles F. (1828-1902), Papers, 1862-1902, (C0335)
2 rolls of microfilm
Papers and records of a German American who lived in Cape Girardeau and Butler Counties in Missouri. Records concern Hinrichs's Civil War service in Company L, 10th Missouri Volunteer Cavalry. Other papers document his agricultural interests, the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and his efforts to establish a German colony at Carola, Butler County, Missouri.

Hyde, Arthur Mastick (1877-1947), Papers, 1913-1954, (C0007)
20.8 linear feet
Papers of a Republican governor of Missouri, 1921-1925 and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1929-1933, consisting of correspondence, clippings, printed material, photographs, and personal items. Major topics include agriculture, conservation, roads, Republican politics, labor disputes, law enforcement, prohibition, and Missouri state institutions and politics.


James, Andrew Jackson, Papers, 1863, (C3568)
1 folder
The papers of Andrew Jackson James contain a history of Company M, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Missouri State Militia; and an order to James to return to his company after being captured and released by Confederate forces.

James, Samuel William, Collection, (K0846)
0.03 cubic foot (1 folder)
The collection contains sixteen photocopies of photographs of Samuel William James during his time as a lieutenant in Missouri National Guard, Second Infantry Regiment, Company D in the Spanish-American War.

Johnson, M.W., Affidavit, 1863, (C2703)
1 folder
Concerns stores lost when he was forced to retreat.

Jones, Paul C. (1901-1981), Papers, 1943-1969 (C3604)
60.6 linear feet
Constituent and legislative correspondence from Jones’s years as a Democratic congressman from Missouri’s 10th district, 1948-1969. Jones’s major committee assignments included the Agriculture and the House Administration Committees.


Kaylor, Wesley ( -1863), Papers, 1857-1863 (C0349)
1 folder
Letters of a Union soldier in Missouri to his family in Newark, Missouri. Also letters telling of his death in Ironton, Missouri, of improper vaccination.

Kem, James Preston, (1890-1965), Papers, 1946-1952, (C2700)
157 linear feet on 550 rolls of microfilm, 2 audio discs
The Kem Papers document the term of a Republican United States Senator from Missouri. The bulk of the material is constituent correspondence.

Kiefner, John, Collection, 1819-1912, (C0352)
5 folders
The collection contains photostats of a miscellany of Perry County documents; legal papers concerning real estate; training and apprehension of slaves, taxes, Civil War, loyalty of public officials; politics, 1850, 1896-1912; Missouri military orders during the Civil War.

Kimmel, Cyrus T., Diary, 1865-1870, (C1131)
1 volume
Primarily 1865 entries during Civil War service, recorded at Ironton, Whitewater, Cape Girardeau, Bloomfield, Brunswick, Bowling Green, and St. Louis, MO, and Millers Station, AR. Scattered entries for 1866-1870. Also invitation to New Year's Union Ball, Brunswick, MO, December 30, 1865, and poem. Kimmel served as an assistant surgeon in the 2nd Missouri State Militia Cavalry.

Kirby, James M., Civil War Material, 1862-1896 (C0203)
1 roll of microfilm
Union army muster roll, 1862, Dade County, Missouri; solicitation by G.A.R. Department of Missouri for membership, 1886; certificate of service in the Union army issued by Adjutant General's office, 1896; and ordnance inventory, 1864.

Koonse, April and Michael, Photograph Collection, (P0883)
16 photographs
Photos of Bill See and Battery B, 128th Field Artillery Battalion, Missouri National Guard, at Fort Leonard Wood and Columbia, MO, 1948-1950.

Kutzner, Edwin A., Special Order, 1863. To Captain John D. Meredith, Mexico, Missouri, from Headquarters, Second Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia, Hannibal, [Missouri] August 30, 1863, (C1508)
1 folder
Special Order No. 42 to discharge William O. Bartrum, a private in Company A, 2nd Provisional Regiment, E.M.M., by order of Col. Kutzner, Commander.

Kroeger, Otto and Joe, Photograph Collection, (P0002)
400 photographs
The Kroeger collection is comprised of approx. 400 glass plate negatives, film negatives, photographs, newspaper articles and letters. Photographers were Otto and his son, Joseph Kroeger, both of Jefferson City, Missouri.


Lawrence, Bertram I., The Story Of The 138th Infantry Regiment-St. Louis' Own, (S0315)
82 Pages
History of the 138th Infantry, Missouri National Guard by one of its officers. The Regiment was deployed in the defense of Alaska during WWII

Lazear, Bazel F., (1823-1894), Papers, 1851-1904, (C1014)
15 folders
Correspondence to wife while on duty with Missouri State Militia during the Civil War; encounters with guerrilla forces; battle descriptions; and personal relations with fellow soldiers. Also letter to wife from California gold fields, 1851; letters about his dismissal from job with Railway Mail Service; and letters about his Civil War pension claim.

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.

Lewis, William Emmerson (1828-1863), Civil War Letters, 1862-1863, (C1150)
1 folder
Letters written to his wife and children while serving in Company I, 26th Regiment, Missouri Volunteers, during the Civil War. Edited by William T. Miller.

Lindsay Family, Papers, 1858-ca. 1980, (R0352)
1 folder, photocopies
This collection consists of correspondence, biographical material, and miscellaneous material regarding James Lindsay of Ironton, Missouri, and his sons, Joseph F. Lindsay and Robert L. Lindsay. The Lindsays were prominent early residents of Iron County and were Union veterans of the Civil War.

Little, Tho[ma]s, Invoice, 1863, (C1510)
1 folder
Invoice of transportation listing horses, mules, harness and wagon, given to Captain John D. Meredith, Company A, 2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia.

Lomax, John (1812-1877), Papers, 1862-1865, (C2635)
1 folder
The papers of John Lomax contain Civil War letters and letters re family genealogy.

Long, William C., Papers, 1859-1891, (C2624)
8 folders
Nineteen Civil War letters; letters to and from Irwin Walley, Long's son-in-law; miscellaneous family papers; and photographs of the opening of the Oklahoma Territory, 1891.

Lozier, Ralph F., (1866-1945), Papers, 1855-1945, (C2655)
65.75 linear feet, 5 volumes
The papers contain correspondence, pamphlets, speeches, and news clippings related to Lozier's legal, agricultural, and political careers. Also included are research notes for and copies of Lozier's two historical novels and campaign papers of Lue C. Lozier.


Macon War of 1812 Veterans Composite, (P0394)
1 photograph
Composite image of War of 1812 veterans, Macon, MO 1871.

Martin, Clyde, Photograph Collection, (P0146)
0.5 linear feet
Photographs of Missouri National Guard people and events.

Mase, Adam (1798-1865), Record Book, 1832, (C0492)
1 folder, photocopies
A record book of Adam Mase from Pike County, Missouri, captain of the 1st Company Pike Volunteers. The record book consists of letters, company orders, a company roster, a daily log, a provisions list, and receipts.

Matthews, Robert Pinckney (1837-1891), Souvenir of the Holland Company Home Guards and “Phelps” Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Infantry, ca. 1890, (C1160)
1 volume
Robert Pinckney Matthews' "souvenir" is a memoir of his time in the Home Guards and "Phelps" regiment, 1861-1862.

McClurg, J[oseph] W[ashington] (1818-1900), Telegram, 1869, (C1746)
1 folder
The collection contains a telegram to Charles Dougherty, Independence, MO, from Jefferson City, MO, Dec. 24, 1869. Dougherty was sheriff of Jackson County, and the telegram gives instructions for organizing a militia to aid in the capture or killing of Frank and Jesse James.

McDeanum, W.N., Receipt, 1863, (C1617)
1 folder
The papers contain a receipt for military stores, i.e., corn and hay, to Captain Edward Harding, assistant quartermaster, U.S. Army, from agent for North Missouri Railroad Company, St. Charles, June 5, 1863, and promise to deliver goods to Lieutenant James O. Newlee, Company C, Ninth Regiment Cavalry, Missouri State Militia, Mexico, Missouri.

McKown, John D., Papers, 1851-1897, (C2335)
11 folders
The papers of John D. McKown contain personal correspondence, business papers, Civil War military papers, and documents concerning construction of Saline County, MO, courthouse.

McLane, William H., Papers, 1836-1893 (C1020)
1 linear foot
2 volumes
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.

McReynolds, Allen (1877-1960), Papers, 1842-1970, (C3605)
6 linear feet, 3 audio tapes, 3 audio cassettes
Papers of a Carthage, Missouri, lawyer, state senator, Democratic candidate for governor, president of the State Historical Society of Missouri, and member of the University of Missouri Board of Curators. The correspondence concerns civic, legal, political and business interests, family, and friends. The papers include correspondence of the McReynolds family dating from the 1840s through the 1940s. See also Manuscript Collection # 23, Allen McReynolds Constitutional Convention Papers, 1941-1944.

McRoberts, A.J., Papers, 1859-1876, (C0375)
4 folders
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.

Mendenhall, Willard H. (1832- ), Diaries, 1853-1864, n.d., (C3866)
4 volumes, 1 folder
The diaries of Willard H. Mendenhall record his life on a farm near Lexington, MO, during the Civil War.

Mexican War, Map of Battles, 1847, (C0784)
1 folder, oversize
Survey of operations of the U.S. Army under Major General Whitfield Scott, August 19-20, 1847. Locale of battle in which General James Shields participated.

Missouri Association of Mexican War Veterans, Reunion Notice, 1904, (C3267)
1 folder
Announcement of a reunion of the National Association of Mexican War Veterans by the president of the Missouri Association, Odon Guitar, to be held in St. Louis, 16-17 September 1904.

Missouri. Artillery (Confederate), King's Battery, Historic Roll, n.d., (C1498)
1 folder
The collection contains photostats of a historic roll of Captain Houston King's Battery, originally known as the Clark Battery, 2nd Missouri Artillery, Little's Division. An abstract of information in the roll is also included. The original of roll is in the Missouri Adjutant General's office.

Missouri, Artillery, Order Book, 1862-1869, (C1167)
1 volume
The collection contains Civil War orders for the 2nd Regiment, Company B.

Missouri. Artillery, 2nd Regiment, Order Book, 1861-1862, (C1166)
1 volume
Civil War order book for southwestern district headquarters, under the command of General Samuel R. Curtis."

Missouri. Cavalry, 10th Regiment, Volunteers, Morning Reports, 1864-1865, (C1169)
1 volume
The collection contains Civil War morning reports written from Memphis, Tennessee, by M.H. Lusk, Commander.

Missouri Cavalry, First Battalion, United States Reserve Corps, Record Books, 1861-1865, (C2493)
2 volumes
Vol. 1 Company orders, 1 March 1862-1 February 1863. Vol. 2 Company clothing, 1 September 1861-1 October 1865. Three companies of the 1st Battalion, USRC, consolidated with other troops to form the 5th Missouri Cavalry in 1862.

Missouri, Cavalry, 1st Regiment, Missouri State Militia, Company K, Reports, 1864-1865, (C2069)
1 folder
Morning reports and remarks.

Missouri. Cavalry, 2nd Regiment, Volunteers, Missouri State Militia, Company L, Papers, 1865, (C2871)
1 folder
The muster-out roll of Company L, and a brief history of Civil War service of that company. OVERSIZE.

Missouri Cavalry. Fourth Regiment, Missouri State Militia, Company K, Muster-Out- Roll, 1865, (C2706)
1 folder
Muster-out roll and payroll for this company.

Missouri. Cavalry, 8th Regiment, Volunteers, Company L, Muster-Out Roll, 1863, (C2872)
1 folder
Muster-out roll. OVERSIZE.

Missouri. Cavalry, 9th Regiment, Volunteers, Mo. State Militia, Company F, Muster-Out Roll, 1865, (C2736)
1 folder
The collection contains a Civil War muster-out roll of Winfield S. Wood's Company.

Missouri, Clark County. Papers, 1842-1846, (C3543)
1 folder
The Clark County papers contain a record of names of voters and votes cast for all candidates in the August 1842 primary election in Clark County; and a muster order to the 75th Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 14th Division of Clark County Militia, May 8, 1846.

Missouri. General Assembly (Confederate), Archives, 1861, (C2722)
2 folders
Bills, resolutions and amendments for the Confederate General Assembly, November 1861, under the governorship of Claiborne Fox Jackson. Includes a letter from C.F. Jackson, the act withdrawing Missouri from the Union, an act to provide for electing representatives to the Confederate States of America Congress, and other acts.

Adjutant General's Office, Regimental Papers, 18th Missouri Veteran Volunteers, (C2616)
1 folder
The papers contain official correspondence; lists of missing after the battle of Shiloh; request for change from infantry regiment to cavalry. The unit was also known as Morgan's Rangers and in 1864 was changed to the 18th Regiment, Veteran Volunteers.

Missouri, Infantry, 1st Regiment, Rifle Battalion, Companies A and B, Muster Roll, 1861, (C1964)
1 folder
Muster roll of Missouri Volunteer Infantry, 1st Regiment, Rifle Battalion, Companies A and B.

Missouri Infantry, 21st Regiment, Volunteers, 1861-1969, (C4255)
0.5 cubic feet (17 folders)
The papers contain copies of pension records, military records, and memoirs of members of the Missouri Infantry, 21st Regiment, Volunteers, and other material pertaining to Civil War soldiers.

Missouri. Infantry, 21st Regiment, Volunteers, Company C, Muster-Out Roll, 1862, (C2870)
1 folder
Muster-out roll of Company C, which was mustered into service 1 February 1862 by Lt. E.A. Moore. OVERSIZE.

Missouri. Infantry, 21st Regiment, Volunteers, Company D, Muster-Out Roll, 1863, (C2873)
1 folder
Civil War muster-out roll of Missouri Infantry, 21st Regiment, Volunteers, Company D. OVERSIZE.

Missouri. Infantry, 2nd Regiment, Volunteers, Order Book, 1859-1869, (C1173)
1 volume
Orders and equipment issued at headquarters to members of the regiment, 1859-1869. Also contains sales book of William Sicher, 1867-1869."

Missouri. Infantry, 39th Regiment, Volunteers, Company D, Muster-Out Roll, 1864, (C2868)
1 folder
Civil War muster roll of Company D, 39th Infantry Regiment, Missouri Volunteers. OVERSIZE.

Missouri. Infantry, 39th Regiment, Volunteers, Company E, Muster-out Roll, 1865, (C1503)
1 folder
The collection contains a muster-out roll of a detachment of Lieutenant Colonel S[amuel] M. Wirt's company, organized September 1864, commanded by Lieutenant G.W. Weldy, and mustered-out at Macon, MO, by Captain B. Sharp.

Missouri. Infantry, 45th Regiment, Volunteers, Company I, Sick Report, 1864-1865, (C3860)
1 volume
Sick report kept by Sgt. Richard B. Corson, listing soldiers in General Hospitals in Jefferson City and Nashville, TN, or confined to quarters.

Missouri, Infantry, 49th Regiment, Company G, Muster-Out Roll, 1865, (C2632)
1 folder
Muster-out roll of company organized at Warrenton, MO, September 23, 1864, and discharged at Benton Barracks, St. Louis, August 2, 1865.

Missouri. Militia, 26th Regiment, Fine Assessment Book, 1824-1830, (C1174)
1 volume
Annual records of the court for the assessment of fines for the Missouri Militia, 26th Regiment. Also contains a membership list of the Magnolia Literary Society, 1874, and recipes."

Missouri. Militia, 2nd Regiment, Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia, Co. A, Muster Roll, 1863, (C1499)
1 folder
The collection contains a muster roll of Captain John B. Meredith's Company, 1-April-30 June 1863.

Missouri. Militia, 2nd Regiment, Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia, Co. A., Muster Roll, 1863, (C1500)
1 folder
The collection contains a muster roll of Captain John B. Meredith's Company.

Missouri. Militia, 2nd Regiment, Provisional Enrolled Mo. Militia, Co. A, Muster-In Roll, 1863, (C1496)
1 folder
The collection contains a muster-in roll of Captain John D. Meredith's company.

Missouri. Militia, 4th Regiment, Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia, Co. D, Muster Roll, 1863, (C1504)
1 folder
The collection contains a muster roll of David P. Whitmer's company, 2 May-30 June 1863.

Missouri. Militia, 50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia, Company D, Muster Roll, 1862-1863, (C1501)
1 folder
The collection contains a muster roll of Captain Charles McQuoid's company, 9 August 1862-30 April 1863. Colonel Samuel M. Wirt, inspector and mustering officer.

Missouri. Militia, 51st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia, Company F, Muster-In Roll, 1862, (C1506)
1 folder
Muster-in roll of Captain David P. Whitmer's company, 29 July-25 December 1862.

Missouri National Guard, Photographs, (P0076)
0.2 linear feet
Images of Charles Lindbergh, aerial photos of Columbia, MO, Fort Riley (KS), Lambert Airfield, 35th Division Aviation, Digital images of Fort Riley, national guard officers under Gov. Wm. J. Stone.

Missouri State Militia, 82nd Regiment, Company L, Muster Roll, 1863, (C2714)
1 folder
The records contain a muster-out roll of a regiment commanded by Captain Robert P. Clark, organized 20 October 1863 at Platte City, Missouri.

Missouri, Ste. Genevieve. Archives, 1756-1930, (C3636)
1474 folders on 78 rolls of microfilm
French colonial, and territorial records of the District of Ste. Genevieve. Ste. Genevieve County records and court records. A third of the documents are dated 1756-1804; the remainder date from 1805 to 1930. Original documents are in the possession of the Ste. Genevieve County Court.

Missouri. Militia, 9th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry, Reunion Notice, 1900, (C3266)
1 folder
Notice of a reunion of the 9th Missouri Cavalry to be held at Moberly, 13-14 September 1900. Signed by Odon Guitar.

Missouri. Militia, Boone County, General Order No. 1, 1862, (C2879)
1 folder
General Order No. 1 requiring all persons subject to military duty in Boone County to report for enrollment. OVERSIZE.

Missouri. Militia, Enrolled Missouri Militia, 4th Military District, Order Book, 1862-1863, (C1099)
1 volume
Order book, Enrolled Missouri Militia, 4th Military District, Springfield, MO, General C.B. Holland, commanding officer. Includes genealogical index compiled by Justus R. Moll.

Missouri. Mounted Volunteers, 3rd Regiment, Company D, Muster Roll, 1847-1848, (C1684)
1 folder
Mexican War muster roll and letter from Lewis M. Means, Adjutant General, 10 May 1939, listing biographical information on Augustus Jones. Original in the Missouri Adjutant General's files.

Missouri Veterans History Project, Oral History Records, 2010- (C4052)
4.4 cubic feet
The records of the Missouri Veterans History Project contain the local copy of veteran oral history interviews recorded for the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress. The records include audio, video, interview logs, and some transcripts. The former Western Historical Manuscript Collection, a joint collection with the State Historical Society of Missouri, was a founding partner of the Veterans History Project in 2001.

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.

Moore, Meredith Tarlton, Papers, (K0202)
0.1 cubic foot (3 folders)
The collection consists of a transcript, trip accounts, and notes written from an interview taken of Meredith Tarlton Moore by William E. Connelley, a Kansas City historian, focusing on Moore's service in the Mexican American War and his two trips to and from California.


Newlee, James O., Commission, 1862, (C1616)
1 folder
The papers contain the commission of James O. Newlee as Second Lieutenant, Company C, Ninth Cavalry Regiment, Missouri State Militia.


Park, Guy Brasfield (1872-1946), Papers, 1932-1937, (C0008)
24.2 linear feet
Official and personal correspondence and papers of Guy B. Park, Democratic governor of Missouri from 1933 to 1937.

Peers, Edward J., Letter, 1839, (C2957)
1 folder
To Lilburn W. Boggs, Jefferson City, MO, from Troy, MO, Dec. 10, 1839. Letter requesting equipage for a 200-mile march ordered of Peer's brigade by Major General D. Willock.

Peirce City Guards, Records, 1883-1888, (R0544)
1 folder, photocopies
This collection consists of a "Secretary's Record" and miscellaneous papers of the Peirce City Guards, a local company of state militia at Peirce (now Pierce) City in Lawrence County, Missouri. Included are minutes of meetings and some membership data.

Phillips, Edward D., Papers, 1865-1938, (C3091)
2 folders
The papers contain teaching certificates, grade reports, and Civil War reminiscences of a prominent Kansas City educator. Newspaper clippings about Phillips, including his obituary. Also a diary.

Pollock, David Wilson, (1841-1910), Letters, 1861-1863, (C2569)
1 folder
Letters from an enlisted man and officer of the 18th Missouri Infantry. The letters comment on the Civil War in Illinois, Mississippi, and Tennessee, as well as personal family matters.

Pomeroy, E.W., Letter, 1847, (C2042)
1 folder
The collection contains a letter to Robert Aull, Mexico, MO, from E.W. Pomeroy, Santa Fe, May 29, 1847. The letter discusses Doniphan's expedition and Santa Fe trade.

Pompey, Sherman Lee, Manuscript of "Keep the Home Fires Burning", (CA0140)
1 folder
A history of the 7th Regiment State Militia Cavalry, in the Civil War.

Porrine, Lewis, Papers, 1882, (C1608)
1 folder
The papers of Lewis Porrine contain instructions written by Porrine for submitting inspection bills and an enclosed corrected statement of pay due D.B. Murphy as annual inspector of the 2nd Brigade, National Guard.

Price, James A. (1829-1916), Papers, 1861-1890, (C3639)
10 folders
The papers contain copies of correspondence and official documents of a Missourian who served in the Civil War as captain, major and colonel in Union regiments. Included is correspondence concerning a pension Price requested for an injury sustained during the war.

Pritchett College, Glasgow, Missouri, Board of Trustees’ Proceedings, 1868-1926, (C1209)
2 volumes
Articles of association; certificate of incorporation; charter granted by secretary of state of Missouri; by-laws; and reports of the president and treasurer and the director of Morrison Observatory, as incorporated in the minutes of the meetings of the board of trustees of the Pritchett School Institute (later Pritchett College) in Glasgow, MO.


Reese, A.W. (1828-1905), Personal Recollections of the Late Civil War in the United States, 1870, (C3627)
0.2 linear feet
Recollections of a surgeon who served under Sherman in Georgia. Describes army life, battles, impressions of the South, and the war in Missouri. Recalls Indiana childhood. Comments on experiences at Post Hospital, Warrensburg, after the war, including vigilante action against former rebels.

Richards, John Edward, Legal Papers, 1860-1936, (C2155)
4 folders
The papers of John Edward Richards contain photostats of legal papers of J.E. Richards of Moscow Mills, MO, his immediate family, contemporaries, and descendants. Stock certificates, leases, deeds, insurance policy, and bills are included.

Richardson, William H., Diary, 1846-1847, (C0899)
1 folder
Diary of a volunteer under the command of Alexander Doniphan in the Mexican War. Richardson left Carrollton, MO, in August 1846 and reached Monterey in May 1847. By July he had returned to his home in Maryland.

Rockwood, Rhoderick R., Diary and Record Book, 1864-1914, (C2658)
1 volume
Diary of service with the Missouri Infantry, 18th Regiment (Morgan's Rangers), during the Civil War, 24 August 1864-1 June 1865. Financial records of the United Moderns, 1902-1903. Records of J.E. Rockwood, referee in bankruptcy for the District of Montana, 1907-1914. Farm accounts, 1868, 1870.

Ruark, Ozias, Papers, 1864-1865, (C2651)
2 folders
The papers contain a Civil War diary dated February-August 1864, and muster-out roll of a captain in Company L, 8th Regiment, Missouri State Militia.

Rubey, Charles W., Papers (R0200)
0.25 cubic foot (15 folders, 2 rolls of microfilm)
The Charles W. Rubey Papers contain the personal, business, and military papers of Charles W. Rubey, a businessman and militia officer from Lebanon, Missouri. Included are personal, family, and business papers, and records from militia organizations raised in Laclede County during the Civil War. The military records include correspondence, orders, equipment, and ordinance returns, certificates of enrollment and exemption, and muster rolls.

Rumbold, Frank M. (1862-1934), Papers, 1854-1937, (S0181)
64 Folders On 5 Microfilm Rolls
The Frank M. Rumbold collection is divided into three series: (1) Business Papers (2) Military Papers and (3) Personal Papers.


Salisbury, Philander, Papers, 1843-1880, (S0527)
8 Folders
The collection includes correspondence from Salisbury to his wife Mary between 1843-1846 when he was serving as a captain in the Mexican American War. The collection also includes other family correspondence, genealogies and records.

Sasse, David Blake, Collection, 1940-1993, (C4107)
1 folder
The collection of David Blake Sasse contains mostly correspondence between Sasse and military veterans describing their experience with Missouri National Guard units. Sasse also collected military unit histories and political campaign materials.

Schrantz, Ward Loren, Memoirs, ca. 1909-1946, (R0361)
11 folders
These are memoirs of military service by a resident of Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, who served in the Missouri National Guard and the U.S. Army before World War I. He was a captain of a machine gun battalion in Europe, 1917-1919, a reserve officer, 1920-1942, and a U.S. Army troopship commander during World War II.

Selby, P.O., "Adair County's War Record from Pioneer Days to and Including 1942," 1943, (C1251)
1 volume
Compiled by Selby for the MacDougall-Lowe Post No. 20, American Legion, Kirksville, MO.

Seyffert, Wilhelm and Augustus, Papers, 1854-1905, (C2888)
2 volumes
The papers of Wilhelm and Augustus Seyffert contain a copy book of poems in German (vol. 1), a history of Missouri State Militia, Company E, 13th Cavalry, and an account book of Augustus Seyffert, 1869-1889 (vol. 2).

Simpson, Avington Wayne (1834- ), Diary, 1861-1865, (C2993)
1 roll of microfilm
This diary, kept by a Polk County, Missouri, resident, contains short concise entries dealing with the daily events of a Confederate Missouri State Guard unit organized in July 1861. Simpson participated in the 1864 summer campaign through the Kennesaw Mountains, including the fall of Atlanta.

Sitton, John James (1842-1915), Collection, 1860-1913, (R1286)
6 volumes, 2 folders
The collection consists of a three-volume journal, scrapbooks, miscellaneous papers, and photographs, 1860-1913 of a Missouri Confederate soldier and postwar resident of Oregon County, Missouri. The journal, 1860-1882, documents service in the Missouri State Guard and other Confederate units in Missouri, Arkansas, and Mississippi during the Civil War, wounding and capture at the Battle of Big Blue in 1864, and imprisonment at Kansas City, St. Louis, and Johnson’s Island, Ohio. Postwar entries concern teaching subscription schools, office holding and electioneering, social affairs, and church matters in Alexander County, Illinois, Boone County, Arkansas, and Oregon and Dent counties in Missouri. Three scrapbooks, miscellaneous papers and photographs, ca. 1896-1913, include newspaper clippings about the Battle of Wilson’s Creek, Johnson’s Island prison, and other Civil War events, United Confederate Veterans activities, and other aspects of Sitton’s life.

Smith, Forrest (1886-1962), Papers, 1940-1953 (C2220)
72.6 linear feet, 11 volumes
Papers of a Democratic governor of Missouri, 1949-1953. Includes correspondence, reference material, speeches, and miscellaneous material.

Smith, Thomas Adams (1781-1844), Papers, 1798-1864, (C1029)
1 linear foot on 2 rolls of microfilm
Correspondence, letterbooks, and official papers of Brigadier General Thomas Adams Smith, a professional soldier who served in Florida during the War of 1812 and on the Canadian front protecting civilians.

Snead, Thomas L. (1828-1890), Papers, 1861-1862, (C2453)
1 folder
The papers of Thomas L. Snead contain correspondence and orders of Snead, who was adjutant general of the Missouri State Guard (Confederate) and then assistant adjutant general of the Confederate Army. The papers mention the 5th Military District, reporting number of forces and quartermaster's duties.

Spencer, George A. (1906-1997), Papers, 1931-1963, (C2466)
4.6 cubic feet
Correspondence, publicity, and legislative papers of a Boone County, MO, Democrat. Spencer's election campaigns and positions as city attorney, prosecuting attorney, and state representative and senator, and candidacy for Democratic nomination for attorney general. Activities of the Columbia, MO, Chamber of Commerce.

Spencer, George A., (1906-1997), Papers, 1948-1960, (C0969)
9 linear feet, 1 volume
Letters, reports, and legislative papers of a Democratic state representative from Boone County, 1949-1952, and state senator, 19th district, 1953-1960. In the 1960 Democratic primaries Spencer was an unsuccessful candidate for the attorney general nomination.

Stark, Lloyd Crow (1886-1972), Papers, 1931-1941, (C0004)
170 linear feet, 3 oversize volumes, 2 card boxes
The papers of the Democratic governor of Missouri, 1937-1941, relates to official business, campaigns, and personal affairs.

State Historical Society of Missouri, Typescript Collection, (C0995)
774 items on 14 rolls of microfilm
The State Historical Society of Missouri Typescript Collection consists of typescripts of articles and manuscripts donated over the years to the Historical Society.

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. Ste-phens, 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.

Stephens, Ruth D., Collection, 1824-1979, (C4128)
1.4 cubic feet
The Ruth D. Stephens Collection contains genealogical information on the Douglass, Stephens, Griffin, Shannon, Ellis, Parks, and Miller families. The collection consists of letters, business papers, family trees, photographs, diaries, and extensive notes on the families.

Stephens, Thomas White (1839-1922), Diaries, 1861-1864, 1912-1913, (C2282)
0.3 linear feet
Eight diaries and various diary pages of a corporal in Company K, Indiana Infantry, 20th Regiment. The last diary contains entries about life Topeka, Kansas in 1912 and 1913. See also C169, Stephens Family, Papers, 1863-1875, 2008.

Straub, David, Certificates, 1890, (C0474)
1 folder
Certificates of Civil War service in the Missouri State Militia Cavalry, 6th Regiment, and Volunteer Cavalry, 13th Regiment, 1861-1866.

Switzler, Lewis M., Papers, 1862, (C2705)
1 folder
Enrollment certificate dated September 22, 1862, and a provost marshal pass dated December 5, 1862, for Lewis M. Switzler.

Symington, W. Stuart (1901-1988), Papers, 1918-1995, (C3874)
316.25 linear feet, 86 ephemera items, 41 audio discs, 11 audio cassettes, 64 audio tapes, 32 reels of 16mm film, 2 reels of 35mm film, 3 video tapes, 2 video cassettes, 2 CDs, 5 DVDs
The papers of William Stuart Symington, U.S. Senator from Missouri (1953-1976), include constituent correspondence, family and personal correspondence, limited genealogical and family materials, appointment books and calendars, audio and video recordings, campaign materials, editorial cartoons, select invitations and itineraries, limited pre-senatorial materials, photographs, photographic negatives and slides, press files, scrapbooks, selected Congressional testimonies, speeches, staff memoranda, voting records, and miscellaneous ephemera.


Taggart Family, Papers, 1825-1913, (C4201)
1 cubic foot (32 folders)
The Taggart Family Papers consists of correspondence between various members of the Taggart family and friends between the years 1825-1913. Henry Taggart lived in Linn County, Missouri.

Tallman Family, Tallman-Brown Families Letters, 1861-1868, (R0447)
2 folders, photocopies, typescripts
This is correspondence of related families of Miller County, Missouri. The principal correspondents are John, Martha, and Matthew Tallman, who wrote to their brother, Jeremiah, while he served in the 1st Missouri Light Artillery, and John D. Brown, of the same regiment, who wrote to his sister, Hannah M. Brown. Topics include military activity in Miller County and southern Missouri, farm life, and family matters.

Tandy, Charlton H. (1836-1919), Papers, 1868-1967, (S0135)
7 Folders
Charlton H. Tandy was born to free black parents on December 16, 1836, in Lexington, Kentucky. Tandy Moved to St. Louis in 1857 and worked as a porter, coachman and waiter until the Civil War. He enlisted in Company B of the 13th regiment of the Missouri State Militia and at the end of the war, was honorably discharged as a captain In 1870 he was appointed a messenger in the U.S. Customs House, the first of eleven commissioned positions in federal, state and municipal government. Tandy was a persistent fighter for black civil rights and active in Republican politics. He helped establish Lincoln Institute (Lincoln University) in 1870, the first school of higher education for blacks in Missouri. He successufully worked to get black educators into the St. Louis public school system. In 1870 he organized a boycott against the segregated St. Louis streetcar lines and , after time in jail and litigation, integrated the streetcars. During the "Colored Exodus" from the South in 1879, he assisted 2, 000 refugees who were stranded in St. Louis. Appearing before a U.S. Congressional committee he urged Congress to provide aid for these refugees and to investigate and stop the violation of Negro rights in the South. He was known as a great orator and spoke on behalf of many white politicians. A loyal Republican he did not hesitate to criticize the party for neglecting the needs of Negroes. Tandy organized Negro political clubs to encourage Negroes to vote, run for office and become involved in political parties. He predicted the decline of Republicans in St. Louis politics if they continued to ignore Negroes. His predictions came true. Hed died in September, 1919.

"The Battle of Pilot Knob by One Who Was There," n.d., (C3425)
1 folder, photocopy of a typescript
Memoir of an unknown observer (actually Theodore Pease Russell, see the biographical sketch on finding aid) of the 1864 Battle of Pilot Knob. He describes weapons used, skirmishes, regiments, officers, and casualties.

The Missouri Collection, (C3982)
17.9 cubic feet, 9 audio cassettes, 3 audio discs, 9 CDs, 1 computer disc, 1 film, 6 film strips, 3 DVDs, 2 video cassettes (790 folders, 22 oversize items)
The Missouri Collection is an artificial collection combining miscellaneous small acquisitions related to Missouri places, individuals, organizations, and events.

Third Regiment Missouri National Guard (Kansas City, MO) Records, 1900-1910, (K0368)
2 volumes
Records of a local regiment of the Missouri National Guard. Includes log and copies of correspondence and muster rolls and general and special orders.

Thompson, Meriwether Jeff (1826-1876), Papers, 1854-1935, (C1030)
0.25 linear feet; also on 1 roll of microfilm
Civil War memoir, correspondence, business and legal papers, family genealogies, and miscellaneous papers of M. Jeff Thompson. Thompson was a civil engineer, a railroad and real estate promoter, mayor of St. Joseph, Missouri, and a brigadier general in the Confederate Army.

Thurber, Charles H. (1842-1891), Papers, 1861-1866, (C2573)
2 folders
The papers of Thurber, a Union officer, include letters to his family while serving in a Missouri artillery unit in northeastern Mississippi, and photocopies of military papers relating to Thurber’s military career.


U.S. General Land Office, Papers, 1819-1859, (C1901)
1 folder
The collection contains certificates of bounty land in Missouri granted for military service.

U.S. Work Projects Administration, Historical Records Survey, Missouri, 1935-1942, (C3551)
302 linear feet; also available on 817 rolls of microfilm
Correspondence, records, and working files. Originally designed to survey and inventory all county government records, the survey finally included inventories of church records, manuscript collections, vital statistics, American imprints, and federal archives. Incorporates records of the Federal Writers Project for Missouri.


Van Horn, Robert Thompson (1824-1916), Papers, 1855-1907, (C1032)
7 folders
The papers of Robert Thompson Van Horn contain correspondence and miscellaneous papers of a Kansas City journalist who served as a lieutenant colonel with the 25th Regiment of Missouri Volunteers, as mayor of Kansas City, and as a U.S. congressman.

Van Ravenswaay, Charles (1911-1990), Papers, 1841-1990, (C3873)
21.8 linear feet, 1 audio cassette
Correspondence, research notes, photographs, and literary manuscripts of historian and author Charles van Ravenswaay, former director of the Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis; Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts; and the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum and Gardens, Wilmington, Delaware.


War of 1812, Muster Roll, 1814, (C1582)
1 folder
The records contain one muster roll of a company of mounted volunteers commanded by Sarshel Cooper. Includes names in company, rank, length of service, general remarks, and numbers of horses, arms, and equipment.

Westover, John G., Collection, 1910-1946, (C3733)
1.1 cubic feet
Correspondence between members of a Missouri family, including three sons in the service, during World War II. The letters deal largely with family matters, but also include descriptions of military bases, a soldier's daily routine and training, and people, cities, and countries in Africa and Europe. Also included are letters from an uncle who was in the service during World War I and in the 1920s.

White, Green Bery (1844-1930), Letters, 1862-1864, (C3001)
1 folder, typescripts and photocopies
Six letters from a Union soldier in Co. D, 21st Regiment, Missouri Volunteers, from camps at Vicksburg, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Georgia to his parents.

Williams, Francis Marion, Papers, 1862-1866, (R0413)
1 folder, photocopies
These are Civil War papers of Francis M. Williams, a native of Fredericktown in Madison County, Missouri, who served in the 4th Missouri Militia Regiment and the 50th Missouri Infantry. The collection includes correspondence and military papers concerning duty at St. Francis Bridge and in Iron and Washington counties in Missouri.

Wilson, Elias V., Papers, (CA5452)
0.1 linear feet
Papers of E.V. Wilson of Edina, Knox County, MO. Primarily relates to Wilson's Civil War service as Major of North East Missouri Home Guards; including correspondence, muster rolls, commission papers and provision reports. Includes few earlier and later documents. Also Qunicy In the Civil War by Carl A. Landrum.

Wilson, James, Papers, 1864-1951, (C1994)
1 folder
The papers of James Wilson contain documents pertaining to the death of Major Wilson, U.S. Army, who was shot by Confederate forces near Union, MO, in 1864.

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.

Woodson, Richard Goodrich, Newspaper Clipping, 1863, (C3092)
1 folder
The papers contain a newspaper clipping from the Missouri Democrat, reporting the capture of General Jeff Thompson and his staff by Colonel Richard Goodrich Woodson of the 3rd Cavalry, Missouri State Militia, at Pilot Knob, Missouri.

World War I Collection, 1917-1921, (C3223)
1.4 cubic feet
Clippings largely from Kansas City and St. Louis, MO, newspapers regarding World War I soldiers from Missouri; the 35th, 89th, and Rainbow Divisions; and the Red Cross and hospital work. Also includes political cartoons, war statistics, and county casualty lists.


Younger, Cole, (1844-1916), Papers, 1915, (C1670)
1 folder
The papers contain Younger's application for Confederate veteran's pension, data on his Civil War service, correspondence between Missouri and U.S. adjutant's general about Younger, and newspaper clipping about John McCorkle's book, Three Years with Quantrill. Younger was a member of Quantrill's Raiders and the James Brothers' outlaw band.

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