Alfred H. Buck Papers

Collection Summary

Title: Alfred H. Buck Papers
Call Number: MS 94-02
Size: 0.5 linear feet
Acquisition: Purchased from Barry Cassidy Rare Books, 6-1993
Processed by: AG, circa 1994; JEF, 4-20-1999; MN, 11-25-2014
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

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Content Note

The letters in this collection were received by Alfred H. Buck, an early Kansas settler in Lawrence and Big Springs, Kansas. Their subjects range from family matters to frontier farming in Kansas. Comments on prices for agricultural products, weather, transportation, livestock, farming techniques, and hazards such as insects and crop diseases are mentioned. The correspondents also report on epidemic diseases such as typhoid fever and smallpox. Dating between 1854 and 1879, the letters were sent mainly from New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Box 1 FF 1 Henry to “Dear Friend,” January 9, 1854.
Box 1 FF 1A Willie Woodruff at a State Normal School, Trenton, to “Dear Friend,” December 4, 1855.
Box 1 FF 2 H. H. James at Trenton to Mr. A. Buck, April 12, 1856.
Box 1 FF 3 Benjamin Wescott at Crawfordville to Alfred Buck, April 7,1857.
Box 1 FF 4 Benjamin Wescott at Sweetland Center, Iowa, to “Dear Friend Alfred,” November 27, 1857.
Box 1 FF 5 R. L. Foster at Daretown, New Jersey, to A. H. Buck, March 1869.
Box 1 FF 6 R. L. Foster at Daretown, New Jersey, to A. H. Buck, March 29, 1863.
Box 1 FF 7 M. W. Wallens at Woodstown to “Friend Buck,” April 20, 1869.
Box 1 FF 8 R. L. Foster at Daretown, New Jersey, to A. H. Buck, April 29, 1869.
Box 1 FF 9 R. L. Foster at Daretown, New Jersey, to A. H. Buck at Lawrence, Kansas, September 20, 1869.
Box 1 FF 10 Frank “Your Brother,” in Philadelphia to “Al,” October 3, 1869.
Box 1 FF 11 “Your Brother Frank” at Philadelphia to “Dear Sister,” October 3, 1869.
Box 1 FF 12 R. L. Foster at Daretown, New Jersey, to A. H. Buck, November 11, 1869.
Box 1 FF 13 C. S. Padgett at Bridgeton, New Jersey, to A. H. Buck at Lawrence, Kansas, November 3, 1869 (addresses Buck as “Dear Brother”).
Box 1 FF 14 Clarence Buck at Bucksville to “Dear Brother,” December 6, 1869.
Box 1 FF 15 C. S. Padgett at Bridgeton, New Jersey, to “Dear Brother and Sister,” January 5, 1870.
Box 1 FF 16 B. R. Kelly at Salem, New Jersey, to “Friend A. H. Buck,” January 31, 1870.
Box 1 FF 17 “Your Brother Frank” at Philadelphia to “Dear Al,” February 26, 1870.
Box 1 FF 18 Brother Charles at Bridgeton, New Jersey, to “Dear Brother and Sister,” May 16, 1870.
Box 1 FF 19 G. H. Clark at Auburn, Shawnee County, Kansas, to Mr. Buck, June 19, 1870.
Box 1 FF 20 R. L. Foster at Daretown, New Jersey, to Mr. Buck, July 30, 1870.
Box 1 FF 21 R. L. Foster at Daretown, New Jersey, to A. H. Buck, August 11, 1870.
Box 1 FF 22 R. L. Foster at Daretown, New Jersey, to A. H. Buck, May 4, 1871.
Box 1 FF 23 R. L. Foster at Daretown, New Jersey, to A. H. Buck, May 9, 1871.
Box 1 FF 24 R. L. Foster at Daretown, New Jersey, to A. H. Buck, June 12, 1871.
Box 1 FF 25 R. L. Foster at Daretown, New Jersey, to A. H. Buck, July 19, 1871.
Box 1 FF 26 M. W. Wallens at Somerville, New Jersey, to “Dear Friend Buck,” August 17, 1871.
Box 1 FF 27 R. L. Foster at Daretown, New Jersey, to A. H. Buck, August 1, 1871.
Box 1 FF 28 B. R. Kelly at Salem to “Friend and Brother Buck,” September 21, 1871.
Box 1 FF 29 Frank Buck at Philadelphia to “Dear Al,” December 1, 1871.
Box 1 FF 30 R. L. Foster at Daretown, New Jersey, to A. H. Buck, February 1872.
Box 1 FF 31 R .L. Foster at Daretown, New Jersey, to A. H. Buck, April 17, 1872.
Box 1 FF 32 R. L. Foster at Daretown, New Jersey, to A. H. Buck, June 4, 1872.
Box 1 FF 33 R. L. Foster at Daretown, New Jersey, to A. H. Buck, June 25, 1872.
Box 1 FF 34 M. W. Wallens at Minneapolis, Minnesota, to “Dear Friend Buck,” August 13, 1872.
Box 1 FF 35 R. L. Foster at Daretown, New Jersey, to A. H. Buck, November 1872.
Box 1 FF 36 J. W. Foster at Daretown, New Jersey, to A. H. Buck, January 29, 1873.
Box 1 FF 37 R. L. Foster at Daretown, New Jersey, to A. H. Buck, 1874.
Box 1 FF 38 M. F. Salter, Office of Grand Council, Settlers’ Protective Association, Thayer, Neosho County, Kansas to Hon. John Guthrie at Topeka, Kansas, October 3, 1874.
Box 1 FF 39 L. Walker at Rohnesville, California to Mr. Buck, October 23, 1875.
Box 1 FF 40 James M. Hendrix at Lawrence, Kansas, to A. H. Buck, May 9, 1876.
Box 1 FF 41 J. W. Lester, Agent to Daretown Station, West Jersey Railroad Co., to A. H. Buck, December 20, 1876.
Box 1 FF 42 “Frank” at Philadelphia to “Dear Al,” January 1, 1877.
Box 1 FF 43 “Frank,” on letterhead of “Steam Sawing, Planing, and Turning Mill,” Philadelphia, to “Dear Al,” February 6, 1877.
Box 1 FF 44 J. F. True at Newman, Massachusetts, to A. H. Buck, March 3,1877.
Box 1 FF 45 G. F. Kelley at Pleasant Grove, California, to Mr. Buck, July 1,1877.
Box 1 FF 46 Henry Foster at “Good Intent,” to A. H. Buck, July 1877.
Box 1 FF 47 E. M. Padgett at Greenwich to “Brother Al,” September 3, 1877.
Box 1 FF 48 L. Buck at Daretown, New Jersey, to “Dear Brother,” September 22, 1877.
Box 1 FF 49 George J. Brooks at Muncie, Indiana, to Albert Buck, December 16, 1877.
Box 1 FF 50 Harrison Perry at Dividing Creek, Cumberland County, New Jersey, to Mr. Buck, January 31, 1878.
Box 1 FF 51 L. Walker at Rohnesville, Humbolt County, California, to Mr. Buck, February 27, 1878.
Box 1 FF 52 L. Walker to Mr. Buck, December 2, 1878.
Box 1 FF 53 J. March to Alfred Buck, no date.
Box 1 FF 54 L. Walker to Mr. Buck, December 8, 1879.
Box 1 FF 55 Warranty Deed dated January 17, 1878.
Box 1 FF 56 “Clarence” at Cedarville, Kansas, to “Brother Al,” October 18, no year.
Box 1 FF 57 C. Johnson at Medina, Jefferson County, Kansas, to Mr. Buck, no date.
Box 1 FF 58 Unknown author at Rock Creek, Kansas, to A. H. Buck.
Box 1 FF 59 R. L. Foster at Daretown, New Jersey, to A. H. Buck, July 12, no year.
Box 1 FF 60 R. L. Foster at Daretown, New Jersey, to A. H. Buck, September, no year.
Box 1 FF 61 R. L. Foster at Daretown, New Jersey, to A. H. Buck, May 27, no year.
Box 1 FF 62 George C. Burbank at Salem to A. H. Buck, January 16, no year.
Box 1 FF 63 Contains nine empty envelopes addressed to A. H. Buck. Eight are postmarked and also includes some incomplete letters to him with the missing pages apparently were lost.
Box 1 FF 64 Contains notes by collection processor Avis German concerning the letters in this collection.