Badger Family Papers

Collection Summary

Title: Badger Family Papers
Call Number: MS 2000-02
Size: 0.25 linear feet
Acquisition: Purchased from Historical Collectibles Auctions
Processed by: HKW, 5-16-2000; MN, 10-2008
Restrictions: None
Note: Digital collection, Badger Family Papers

Literary Rights

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Content Note

The Badger Family Papers consists of letters from the Badger family in Fort Scott, Kansas to the Haywood family in Brooklyn, New York between 1872 and 1883. The letters, which discuss topics such as the weather, social activities, and each family's welfare, were written between the sisters Alice Badger and Eveline Haywood, and the cousins Henry Badger and Arthur Haywood, and Delice Badger and her aunt Eveline. The letters are arranged in chronological order.

Detailed Description: Series Listing

Series 1 Box 1 Correspondence. The files include letters written by the Badger family in Fort Scott, Kansas, to the Haywood family in Brooklyn, New York, between 1872 and 1883.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 ‒ Correspondence

Box 1 FF 1 1872-1873: June 30, 1872 mentions church activities; March 7, 1873 mentions church activities; July 11, 1873 mentions African Americans.
Box 1 FF 2 1874-1876: February 24, 1874 mentions church activities; May 10, 1874 mentions general family welfare; June 22, 1876 mentions grasshoppers and church activities; October 31, 1876 mentions general family welfare.
Box 1 FF 3 1877-1879: January 26, 1877 mentions weather and social activities; March 1, 1878 mentions weather; March 30, 1878 mentions church activities; April 27, 1879 mentions general family welfare; August 24, 1879 mentions general family welfare; November 11, 1879 mentions general family welfare.
Box 1 FF 4 1880-1883: March 20, 1881 mentions weather; November 19, 1882 mentions general family welfare; July 8, 1883 mentions general family welfare.