Quakers -- Kansas
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
William Hobson, 1820-1891, was a Quaker minister and farmer from North Carolina, Iowa, and Oregon. The collection contains chiefly diaries (1859-1891) describing rural life in Iowa and ministerial visits to California, Kansas, Missouri, and Oregon; together with autobiographical fragments and notes for sermons.
The collection consists primarily of lively letters by Joseph Mendenhall, a Quaker bachelor, to his cousin. They are written from Lawrence, Kansas, between 1882 and 1903, on topics ranging from Quaker ministers, the possibility of less plainness in meetinghouses, and many details about episodes in his or others' lives.
This collection includes letters from Anna Pratt Parker in Kansas to her parents, Henry and Amy Pratt, in Chester County, Pa. Also included is genealogical information on the Pratt family. The letters relate news of the family and daily life, information on weather and market prices, and observations on farm life in Kansas.