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WILLIAM H. CARPENTER PAPERS
MS 89-17

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Series Description
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Series 1 Legal Correspondence, 1901-1914. Consists mainly of letters relating to divorces, injury cases, debt collections, and cases of unspecified nature.
Sub-Series 1 Box 1-3 Correspondence addressed to William H. Carpenter, 1901-1914. This series is arranged alphabetically by the letter writer's last name and chronologically.
Sub-Series 2 Box 4 Correspondence written by William H. Carpenter, 1901-1914. This series is arranged chronologically.
Sub-Series 3 Box 5
FF 1-5
Correspondence not addressed to or written by William H. Carpenter, but found amomg his papers, 1901-1919. This series is arranged chronologically.
Sub-Series 4 Box 5
FF 6-13
Miscellaneous documents. Contains documents related to William H. Carpenter's profession, as well as bills and receipts.
Series 2 Box 6
FF 1-10
Financial Correspondence, 1912-1914. Mainly concerning overdue loans and lumber business in which William H. Carpenter was involved, arranged by month, November 1912 - September 1914.
Series 3 Box 6
FF 11-17
Political Correspondence, 1914. Consists mainly of letters to and from Kansas Democrats, all miscellaneous, arranged by month from March 1914 - September 1914.
Series 4 Box 6
FF 18-24
Miscellaneous, 1910 and 1913. Arranged by month.

 

File Folder Level Description

Box 1 Contains correspondence to William H. Carpenter, A-F.
Box 1 FF 1 Contains A correspondence, 1902-1905. Contains a letter from J. A. Allen, Lost Springs, KS, (1 October 1903) regarding some rental land, and a letter from John H. Atwood, Leavenworth, KS (18 January 1904) wanting Carpenter's opinion about running for the National Committee.
Box 1 FF 2 Contains A correspondence, 1906-1909. Contains a letter from George W. Allison, McPherson, KS (December 1908) regarding a case against Gibbs and Taggart, and a letter from J. E. Addington, Topeka, KS (9 January 1909) encloses a brief in the case against C. R. I. and P. Ry. Co.
Box 1 FF 3 Contains A correspondence, 1911-1912. Contains a letter from Napoleon Argles (16 December 1912) concerning an estate in England, and a letter from Stephen H. Allen, Topeka, KS (12 February 1912) regarding Allen's appearance at the primary for the nomination Democratic candidate for United States senator.
Box 1 FF 4 Contains A correspondence, 1914. Contains letters concerning legal and financial matters.
Box 1 FF 5 Contains B correspondence, 1903-1904. Contains a letter from R. H. Burton, Lansing, KS (10 August 1903) arguing his case; a letter from George Beeker, Leheigh, KS (20 November 1903) informing Carpenter of the Needles case, and correspondence from J. T. Butler, Cottonwood Falls, KS about a meeting of the Democrat Central Congressional Committee.
Box 1 FF 6 Contains B correspondence, 1905: a letter from Bowman & Bowman Law, Newton, KS, (21 September 1905) concerning an officer who took the deposition in a case; a letter from C. E. Bryant, Independence, KS (22 November 1905) requesting a brief of the case against Rock Island, 80 Pac. 956.
Box 1 FF 7 Contains B correspondence, 1906-1909: correspondence letters from Blood & McCormick, Wichita, KS (December 1909) concerning two cases: Smith vs. Becker and Manker, et. al. vs. Tough.
Box 1 FF 8 Contains B correspondence, 1912: letters from various attorneys and clients regarding cases; a letter from Frank L. Britton, Osage City, informing Carpenter that he is a candidate for the Democratic Nomination for Lieutenant Governor.
Box 1 FF 9 Contains B correspondence, 1914: correspondence from Houston and Brooks regarding legal matters.
Box 1 FF 10 Contains C correspondence, 1903-1905: correspondence from J. P. Campbell, Abilene, regarding legal matters.
Box 1 FF 11 Contains C correspondence, 1906-1908: a letter from S. E. Cobb, Burns, (29 January 1906) requesting legal documents related to the bond; a letter from Dan Carpenter, Gashland, MO (23 September 1908) about Carpenter's letter to Governor Hoch printed in the Kansas City Post.
Box 1 FF 12 Contains C correspondence, 1909: correspondence from N. Cole, Abilene, (4 January 1909) regarding payment for the Nuss case; several letters from Carskaddan Pepper, Muscatine, Iowa, (1909) regarding the David Wright case; correspondence from F. P. Cochran, Cottonwood Falls, regarding his return to practice and his defeat for the senate.
Box 1 FF 13 Contains C correspondence, 1912-1914: a letter from J. H. Cook, Hope, KS (7 March 1912) who has been discharged from his position as principal of schools, letter relates the circumstances of his dismissal; a letter from Early Carder, Ouenemo, KS (15 March 1912) regarding Carpenter's alternate for the 4th district to the Democratic National Convention; a letter concerning the delegate to the Democratic National Convention.
Box 1 FF 14 Contains D correspondence, 1903-1909: a letter from Fred Doeller, Reeves and Co., Columbus, IN (October 1903) regarding the Williams case; correspondence from Claude Duval, Hutchinson, (November-December 1903) regarding candidates for the National Committee; a letter from Frank Doster, Topeka, (13 December 1905) expressing his opinion of the Supreme Court.
Box 1 FF 15 Contains D correspondence, 1912-1914: correspondence from Dudley Doolittle, Cottonwood Falls, regarding his financial situation.
Box 1 FF 16 Contains E correspondence, 1903-1914: letters from T. D. Evans, Marshalltown, Iowa (15 September 1903) regarding his claim in a case; a letter from Phil Easlman, Topeka (23 May 1912) regarding publishing the pictures of the members of the Kansas delegation to the Democratic National Convention.
Box 1 FF 17 Contains F correspondence, 1903-1909: correspondence related to legal matters and payments on claims; a letter from Hugh P. Farrelly, Chairman of the Democratic State Central Committee, Chanute (15 June 1904) requesting information from Carpenter about his organization.
Box 1 FF 18 Contains F correspondence, 1911-1914; contains correspondence from Farrelly regarding the race for the senate.
Box 2 Contains correspondence, G-P.
Box 2 FF 1 Contains G correspondence, 1903-1908: a letter from C. M. Gilliland, Florence (27 October 1903) regarding cattle; a letter from Mrs. A. D. Gillman, Florence (2 October 1908) regarding a fall she had; correspondence from H. H. Germain, Topeka regarding a legal case.
Box 2 FF 2 Contains G correspondence, 1909-1912: a letter from Ellis Geffmit, Florence regarding a legal case; correspondence with Thomas H. Grisham regarding running for Congress.
Box 2 FF 3 Contains G correspondence, 1914; contains correspondence from Williams, Hunter and Griffin regarding legal cases.
Box 2 FF 4 Contains H correspondence, 1903: a letter from M. S. Hackler, Tampa, requesting information about a trial; correspondence with Ed. T. Hackney regarding Mr. Duval and the national committeeman.
Box 2 FF 5 Contains H correspondence, 1904-1912: correspondence related to the National Convention at St. Louis; correspondence requesting legal advice from Elizabeth Hall, Peabody, and James V. Humphrey, Junction City.
Box 2 FF 6 Contains H correspondence, 1914, related to various legal cases.
Box 2 FF 7 Contains I & J correspondence, 1903-1914: correspondence related to various legal cases; correspondence with Mr. Jacobilix, Kansas City, MO regarding legal matters; correspondence from W. A. Johnston, Topeka, regarding legal matters.
Box 2 FF 8 Contains K correspondence, 1903-1908: correspondence from Isaac H. Kinley, Kansas City, MO (9 November 1903) regarding the case Hamlin vs. Hockaday.
Box 2 FF 9 Contains K correspondence 1912-1914; contains correspondence from Jacob Kusch regarding his case against the railroad.
Box 2 FF 10 Contains L correspondence, 1903-1914: a letter from Fred Lanning, Salina, (6 October 1903) regarding evidence in a case; a letter from Julius J. Lawrence, Lincolnville (7 January 1909) regarding a contract.
Box 2 FF 11 Contains M correspondence, 1903-1909: correspondence from John Moore, Canton, (24 November 1903) regarding his rights concerning a hedge that his neighbor wants to cut down; a letter from Al Mastin, Reedley, CA (8 January 1909) regarding the shipment of goods and payment.
Box 2 FF 12 Contains M correspondence, 1912-1914: a letter from Stone & McDermott, Topeka, regarding a fire which was set by the railroad company.
Box 2 FF 13 Contains N correspondence, 1903-1914: a letter from Nichols & Shepard Co. concerning the case vs. S. A. and John Mohn; correspondence from M. B. Nicholson related to choosing a candidate for state senator and Supreme Court.
Box 2 FF 14 Contains O correspondence, 1903-1914: contains correspondence from Henry O'Neil, Kansas City Stockyards related to legal issues and business; correspondence related to various court cases from Owen & Owen; letter from C. T. O'Kelley, Sayre, OK, concerning the case of the State Bank of Commerce vs. H. A. Russell.
Box 2 FF 15 Contains P correspondence, 1903-1914: contains correspondence from various people concerning legal matters; contains a letter from J. O. Patterson, Kansas City, MO regarding the sale of some land; contains a letter from H. M. Pankratz, Hillsboro, regarding a check.
Box 3 Contains correspondence, R-Z
Box 3 FF 1 Contains R correspondence, 1903-1912; contains a letter from Humbert Riddle, Topeka (23 February 1903) concerning the case of Baker vs. Union Stockyards National Bank; contains correspondence related to legal issues.
Box 3 FF 2 Contains R correspondence, 1914; contains correspondence related to legal matters.
Box 3 FF 3 Contains S correspondence, 1903-1904; contains a letter from Gottlieb Spinder, Leheigh regarding payment; contains a letter from William F. Seelye, Geneva, NY (8 April 1904) regarding the C. P. King claim.
Box 3 FF 4 Contains S correspondence, 1905-1909; contains a letter from Josie Strotkamp, Burns (7 July 1905) notifying Carpenter that she will come; contains correspondence related to legal matters.
Box 3 FF 5 Contains S correspondence, 1910-1912; contains a letter from E. A. Spady, principal, Lincolnville (9 July 1912) requesting an extension on a note.
Box 3 FF 6 Contains S correspondence, 19114; contains correspondence with Oscar Schmitz, Alma, concerning Kansas vs. Mullins; contains correspondence with Abe Schmidt, Durham, concerning settlement of a claim.
Box 3 FF 7 Contains T correspondence, 1903-1914; contains a letter from John Templeton, Lost Springs (30 September 1903) regarding a legal case; contains a letter from T. A. Toews, McPherson (2 March 1912) regarding papers sent to the Supreme Court related to the S. B. Hanson case.
Box 3 FF 8 Contains U correspondence, 1903-1914; contains various letters regarding financial arrangements and requesting information.
Box 3 FF 9 Contains V correspondence, 1903-1914; contains a letter from Van Arsdale & Osborne, Wichita (5 August 1905) regarding the Thomas Seed Hall claim; contains correspondence from D. A. Valentine, Topeka, regarding the case of Powers vs. the Badger Lumber Co.
Box 3 FF 10 Contains W correspondence, 1903-1907; contains correspondence from Paul E. Walker regarding the Assman case and Penner case.
Box 3 FF 11 Contains W correspondence, 1908-1909; contains a letter from G. Weyand, Hillsboro, (29 September 1908) regarding an open position.
Box 3 FF 12 Contains W correspondence, 1910-1912; contains correspondence related to various legal cases.
Box 3 FF 13 Contains W correspondence, 1914; contains correspondence from J. F. Wymer concerning his case, Mollihan vs. Wymer.
Box 3 FF 14 Contains X, Y, & Z correspondence, 1903-1914; contains correspondence related to various legal and financial matters.
Box 3 FF 15 Contains undated correspondence.
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Box 4 Contains correspondence from William H. Carpenter to various receivers, 1903-1914.
Box 4 FF 1 Contains correspondence dated 1903-1906 from Carpenter to various receivers. Contains a letter to E. I. Fike, (5 October 1903) with a subponea; contains a letter to Honorable W. A. Johnston, (28 December 1905) regarding a petition for rehearing the case of the C. R. I. & P. Rwy, Co.
Box 4 FF 2 Contains correspondence dated January - October 1908 from William H. Carpenter to various receivers. Contains a letter to Mrs. Elizabeth Hall (2 January 1908) explaining that he is unable to pay her at this time; contains correspondence related to legal cases.
Box 4 FF 3 Contains correspondence dated November - December 1908 from William H. Carpenter to various receivers. Contains a letter to J. W. Sampson, (18 November 1908) offering him a chance to rent some ground; contains a letter to Blood & McCormick, (5 December 1908) requesting a change of date for a case; contains a letter to W. T. Davis, concerning the case of State vs. Gray.
Box 4 FF 4 Contains correspondence dated 1909 from William H. Carpenter to various receivers. Contains a letter to P. W. Mendenhall, (1 January 1909) regarding the briefs in the case of C. R. I. & P. Ry Co. vs. A. C. James; contains several letters to H. H. Germain, Mrs. Elizabeth Hall and Mrs. Grace Wayame.
Box 4 FF 5 Contains correspondence dated January - June 1912 from William H. Carpenter to various receivers. Contains a letter to Hugh P. Farrelly and Mr. R. T. Stearns regarding their cases; contains a letter to J. A. D. Livonl (10 May 1912) with money, and informing them that he does not care to have anything further to do with it.
Box 4 FF 6 Contains correspondence dated July - December 1912 from William H. Carpenter to various receivers. Contains a letter to the O. K. Grain Co. (9 July 1912) regarding their case; contains a letter to James V. Humphrey (23 December 1912) concerning the Orberg and Pickering cases.
Box 4 FF 7 Contains correspondence dated January - May 1914 from William H. Carpenter to various receivers. Contains a letter to Henry Rohloff, Lincolnville (2 May 1914) concerning appeal case to Kansas Supreme Court; contains a letter to Houston & Brooks, Wichita (2 May 1914) concerning judgement and costs of Strecher vs. Missouri Valley Iron & Bridge Co.; contains correspondence with Florence Hutchinson, concerning the Strecher case; contains correspondence with Oscar Schmitz, Alma, concerning the Kansas vs. Mullins case; contains correspondence with Paul E. Walker, Topeka, concerning the Molihan vs. Wymer case.
Box 4 FF 8 Contains correspondence dated June - July 1914 from William H. Carpenter to various receivers. Continued correspondence with people mentioned in FF 7; contains letters to E. L. Mendenhall, Kansas City, regarding the Marsee case; contains a letter to George Searight, Council Grove (27 June 1914) concerning a land case; contains a letter to Williams, Hunter & Griffin, Kansas City, MO, (29 June 1914) concerning the Davis estate case; contains correspondence with H. A. Cooper, Eskridge, concerning damage suit; contains letters to F. E. Blaine, Petersburg, Illinois concerning an estate.
Box 4 FF 9 Contains correspondence dated August 1914 from William H. Carpenter to various receivers. Continued correspondence with people mentioned in FF 7; contains correspondence with McClintock & Quaint, Topeka, concerning the case Carmen vs. Schultz; contains correspondence with W. L. Rude, Council Grove, concerning the Bruckner divorce case and child custody.
Box 4 FF 10 Contains correspondence dated September 1914 from William H. Carpenter to various receivers. Contains correspondence related to legal and financial matters.
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Box 5 Contains correspondence belonging to other people in the possession of William H. Carpenter, some are apparently copies and related to a case, 1901-1919; contains miscellaneous documents related to business, 1903-1912.
Box 5 FF 1 Contains correspondence dated 1901-1904.
Box 5 FF 2 Contains correspondence dated 1905.
Box 5 FF 3 Contains correspondence dated 1906-1909.
Box 5 FF 4 Contains correspondence dated 1911-1919.
Box 5 FF 5 Contains undated correspondence.
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Box 5 FF 6 Contains miscellaneous postcards and notices, 1903-1912.
Box 5 FF 7 Contains miscellaneous documents related to the Santa Fe Railroad, 1904.
Box 5 FF 8 Contains various documents dealing with legal cases, like contracts and agreements.
Box 5 FF 9 Contains telegrams, 1903-1906.
Box 5 FF 10 Contains receipts from Dr. C. R. Woodson Sanitarium Co., 1912.
Box 5 FF 11 Contains newspaper clippings, no date.
Box 5 FF 12 Contains bills and receipts, 1903-1912.
Box 5 FF 13 Contains a sketch of a house plan.
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Box 6 FF 1 November 15, 1912 -- Metropolitan Street Railway Co. bill
Box 6 FF 2 March 22, 1914 -- Hilgard Lumber Co., Chicago, financial report
Box 6 FF 3 March 22, 1914 -- various bills
Box 6 FF 4 April 1914 -- bills due
Box 6 FF 5 April 26, 1914 -- loan due
Box 6 FF 6 May 1914 -- lumber and miscellaneous business
Box 6 FF 7 June 1914 -- lumber and miscellaneous business
Box 6 FF 8 July 1914 -- lumber and miscellaneous business
Box 6 FF 9 August 1914 -- lumber and miscellaneous business
Box 6 FF 10 September 1914 -- lumber and miscellaneous business
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Box 6 FF 11 March 1914
Box 6 FF 12 April 1914
Box 6 FF 13 May 1914
Box 6 FF 14 June 1914
Box 6 FF 15 July 1914
Box 6 FF 16 August 1914
Box 6 FF 17 September 1914
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Box 6 FF 18 July 1910
Box 6 FF 19 August 1910
Box 6 FF 20 September 1910
Box 6 FF 21 October 1910
Box 6 FF 22 March 1913
Box 6 FF 23 November 1913
Box 6 FF 24 undated


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