TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY Pickler Memorial Library Truman State University

RUTH WARNER TOWNE PAPERS
Ms Collection T1

Ruth Warner Towne (19 June 1917- 3 Apr 1998), the daughter of Frank Warner & Mary Elizabeth (McCoy) Towne, was a native and life-long resident of Kirksville, MO.  After graduating from Kirksville High School as Valedictorian of her class (1935), she earned a BS in Education from Northeast Missouri State Teachers College in 1939 followed by an MA in History from the University of Missouri in 1940.  She then returned home to teach history at KHS.  In 1951, she took a year off to complete the class work for a PhD in History at MU before joining the faculty at NMSTC in 1952.  Her doctorate was awarded after she completed her dissertation in 1953.

Dr Towne rose through the ranks to Professor of History at her alma mater and in 1983, was named Dean of Graduate Studies.  She retired in 1988 as both Professor
Emeritus and Dean Emeritus.  In addition to her teaching, student advising and administrative duties, Dr Towne served as faculty advisor to Delta Zeta sorority for over 30 years and was a member of Lyceum Committee for almost that long.  She was also her church’s historian/archivist.

Towne’s Papers were received from her Estate Administrator the summer following her death. They consist of both her home and campus office files and include family records dating from as early as the 1820s, her own personal and professional papers and correspondence, and some of the research for her dissertation and the books and articles she wrote over her long teaching career.

It should be noted that in most instances, preservation copies of newspaper clippings were made for the file and the originals discarded.  Such is not the case with documents, however.  All photocopied documents in this collection were placed here by Towne.

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T1/0 Administrative Documents
   

◙ Obituary, Kirksville Daily Express, 5 Apr 1988
◙ “Towne Leaves Estate to Truman for History Museum”, Kirksville Daily Express 20 Apr 1998
◙ Advertising flyer for Public Auction (2c), Dr Ruth W Towne Estate and Marion M Morelock Trust, 19 Sept 1998

T1/1 Deeds, Mortgages and other Documents Relating to Towne Family Properties [original documents unless otherwise noted]
   
1:1 Myron S Towne’s Lots in Fairview Addition, City of Unionville, Putnam County, MO
◙ *Deed of Trust No 2471, James T & Biddie M Payne to Noah Crooks, trustee for MS Towne, 26 Aug 1905
◙ Second Deed of Trust, Elizabeth & Myron S Towne to FO Elson, 24 Mar 1917
◙ Deed of Trust No 2142, Edward & Hattie Vestal to Noah Crooks, trustee for MS Towne, 1 Jul 1905 ▪ Deed of Trust No 40, Phillip & Annie Greenwalt to JA Helferstine, trustee for MS Towne, 9 Jan 1911, cancelled 4 Nov 1911; with cancelled Promissory Note
◙ Memoranda of correction to a deed dated 7 Aug 1900 and recorded in Putnam County Deed Book 54, page 77 [referenced deed not in file]
◙ Deed of Trust No 2744, George & Laura Campbell to Carl S Crooks, trustee for MS Towne, 1 Nov 1904, cancelled 4 Aug 1905 ▪ General Warranty Deed No 2734, Myron S & Elizabeth Towne to George Campbell, 19 Nov 1904
◙ Second Deed of Trust, Elizabeth & Myron S Towne to FO Elson, trustee for RF Little, 1 Oct 1922 [Lot 10, Blk 2]
◙ Deed of Trust No 1659, Lenus & Bertha Summers to CA Agee, trustee for MS Towne, 13 Jan 1903
◙ Deed of Trust No 2001, CC & Lida J McClure to Noah Crooks, trustee for MS Towne, 2 Oct 1906
◙ *Deed of Trust 2491, Frank & Minnie Stratton to Noah Crooks trustee for MS Towne, 26 Aug 1905
◙ Deed of Trust, CM & ND Cooper to AB Pratt, trustee for MS Towne, 30 Sept 1911, recorded Putnam County Deed Book 47:525 [photocopy]
◙ Memorandum of Agreement between MS Towne and Charles M Cooper, 14 Sept 1912
◙ *Deed of Trust No 2428, Joseph & Lora Drury to Noah Crooks, trustee for MS Towne, 26 Aug 1905
◙ *Deed of Trust No 2845, J Henry & Janie Drury to Noah Crooks, trustee for MS Towne, 16 Oct 1905
◙ Deed of Trust No 492-10, Myron S & Elizabeth Towne to JA Helferstine, trustee for JC Banner, 23 Dec 1908, cancelled 17 Dec 1910; with cancelled Promissory Note
◙  Deed of Trust No 1375, Myron S & Elizabeth Towne to Noah Crooks, trustee for William L. Dodd, 14 June 1906 ▪ Promissory Note, Myron S & Elizabeth Towne to William L Dodd, 15 Jun 1906, cancelled 30 Nov
◙ Undated newspaper clippings re notice of Trustee Sale for properties secured by the Drury, Stratton and Payne deeds* to be held 23 Jun 1906 for default of payment
     
  1:2 Abstract of Title, Fairview Addition to City of Unionville; Secs 2, 9 & 13, Twp 65, Range 19, Putnam County, MO
     
  1:3 Plats of Myron S Towne's (Fairview) Addition to City of Unionville, 1903, 1905
     
  1:4 Abstract of Title, Myron S Towne’s farm, Section 2, Township 65, and Block 7, Fairview Addition to City of Unionville, Putnam County, MO, 125.9 acres
     
  1:5 Correspondence re second mortgage and sale of Myron S Towne's Putnam County farm to Altes Mills, 1918, 1920
     
  1:6 Memorandum of Agreement between MS Towne and Thomas M Parker for lease of Towne's farm known as "Fairview", Putnam County, MO, 1 April 1902
     
1:7 Mortgages and Deeds for Myron Towne’s farm in Putnam County, MO
    ◙ Deed of Trust No 2117, Myron S & Elizabeth Towne and Myron S Towne Jr to John W Peterson, trustee for Bartlett Brothers Land & Loan Company, 31 Nov 1910; cancelled 17 Dec 1915 ▪ Promissory Note secured by Trust Deed No 2117 ▪ Release (No 2084) of Deed of Trust No 2117, 6 Dec 1915
◙ Deed of Trust No 2118, Myron S & Elizabeth Towne and Myron S Towne Jr to John W Peterson, trustee, for Bartlett Brothers Land & Loan Company, 21 Nov 1910, with interest coupons 1,6,8 & 10 attached; cancelled 17 Dec 1915 ▪ Release (No 2082) of Deed of Trust No 2118, 21 Nov 1910
◙ Farm Bond No 6472, MS Towne to Gulielmus Wing, 1 Dec 1881, Stamped “Loan Paid, Mortgage Cancelled” ▪ Extension of Farm Mortgage Bond No 6472 (& 4 detached coupons), MS Towne to Diantha S Wing, payable to First National Bank of Corning, Iowa, 1 Dec 1886, Stamped “Loan Paid, Mortgage Cancelled”  
◙ Deed and Bond of Contract, Myron S Towne to Al W Stanton, 16 Feb 1898
◙ Trust Deed No 167, MS Towne to JA Helferstine, trustee for PN Dewel, 6 Feb 1882 ▪ Quit Claim Deed, Phinis N Dewel to Myron S Towne, 31 Mar 1893, as recorded in Putnam County Deed Book 4:604 [photocopy] ▪ Trust Deed, MS Towne (widower) to John A Helferstine, Trustee for Phinis N Dewel, 31 Jan 1882, as recorded in Putnam County Deed Book 1:405 [photocopy]
◙ Prudential Insurance Company of America Mortgage Loan No 1861 to Myron S & Elizabeth ▪ Application and Agreement for Extension of Loan, 14 Jan 1899, cancelled 3 Feb 1909 ▪ Promissory Note Secured by Deed of Trust, 14 Jan 1899, cancelled 3 Feb 1909 ▪ Renewal Interest Note No 5, 8 Jan 1904, paid 20 Jan 1909 and cancelled 3 Feb 1909
◙ Promissory Note No 11083, Myron S & Elizabeth Towne to Prudential Insurance Company of America, 14 Jan 1909, cancelled 29 Dec 1910 ▪ Deed of Trust with interest coupons 2-5 attached ▪ Deed of Release, 22 Dec 1910 with Certificate of Record, 29 Dec 1910 ▪ Deed of Trust No 123, 17 Jan 1909
◙ Trust Deed, Myron S & Elizabeth Towne to John A Helferstine, trustee for Cashier of the Farmers Bank of Unionville, 18 June 1900
◙ Deed of Trust No 1861, Myron S & Elizabeth Towne to Trustee of Prudential Ins. Co. of America, 14 Jan 1899; with Certificate of Record, 14 Jan 1899
◙ Real Estate First Mortgage No 4448, Myron S & Elizabeth Towne to AM Bonfoey, 25 Oct 1910, cancelled 17 Dec 1915 ▪ Assignment of Loan No 4448, AM Bonfoey to George S Kent, 28 Oct 1910 ▪ Discharge of Mortgage No 2083, George S Kent to Myron S Towne, re Towne to Bonfoey mortgage of 25 Oct 1910
◙ Trust Deed No 1930, Myron S & Elizabeth Towne to Noah Crooks, trustee for JA Helferstine, 1 Nov 1909, cancelled 17 Dec 1910
◙ Trust Deed No 1928, Myron S & Elizabeth Towne to Beverly H Bonfoey, trustee for AM Bonfoey, 25 Oct 1910, cancelled 17 Dec 1915
◙ First Mortgage Note No 2859, Myron S & Elizabeth Towne to LSK McCutchen, trustee for May Watson, 26 Feb 1909, cancelled 20 Dec 1910 ▪ Deed of Trust No 460 for Loan No 2859, Myron S & Elizabeth Towne to LSK McCutchen, trustee for May Watson, 26 Feb 1909
◙ Trust Deed No 864, Elizabeth & Myron Towne to FO Elson, trustee for RF Little, 24 Mar 1917
      
  1:8 Purchase and sale of building and Lots 1 & 4, Block 4, original Town of Unionville, MO
    ◙ First Mortgage Bond No 3945, Myron S & Elizabeth Towne to HM Henley, 6 Mar 1896, assigned to Mary J Snowden, cancelled 21 Dec 1905
◙ Extension of Contract, Myron S Towne to Mary J Snowden, 6 Mar 1901, stamped paid
◙ Deed of Trust No 3945, Myron S & Elizabeth Towne to JE Burnham, trustee for HM Henley, 6 Mar 1896, cancelled 21Dec 1905 
◙ Deed of Trust No 6472, MS. Towne to Lew E Darrow, trustee for Gulielmus Wing, 1 Dec 1881 
◙ Mortgage Deed No 88, Myron S Towne to George Roth, 17 Jan 1884, paid in full, 1 Feb 1887 
◙ Deed of Trust No. 6015, Myron S & Elizabeth Towne to HM Henley, 6 Mar 1901, cancelled 23 Dec 1905 
◙ Trustee Deed No 2536, JE Burnham, Trustee to Myron S & Elizabeth Towne, 27 Oct 1900   
◙ Quit Claim Deed No 3089, HR & Julia Brasfield, to Myron S Towne, 1 Nov 1905 
◙ Promissory Note No 6015, Myron S Towne to HM Henley, 6 Mar 1901, cancelled 23 Dec 1905
◙ Mortgage Deed No 290, Myron S Towne to Ann E Mitchell, 25 Feb 1884, paid in full
◙ Putnam County School Fund Mortgage No 1831 to Myron S & Elizabeth Towne, 22 Oct 1913, canceled 15 Nov 1913
◙ Deed of Trust No 1832, Myron S & Elizabeth Towne to Frank Middleton, trustee for CA Middleton, 22 Oct 1913, cancelled 15 Nov 1913
     
  1:9 Monroe Drug Store Leases, 1901-03
    ◙ Memorandum of Agreement between MS Towne and EN Monroe for 3-year lease of brick building in East half of Lot 1, Block 4, original town of Unionville, MO, 30 May 1901
◙ Memorandum of Agreement between MS Towne and Monroe Drug Co for 3- year lease, 16 April 1903
     
  1:10 Missouri National Guard Armory Lease & Correspondence re Rent, 1907-09
    ◙ Contract between MS Towne and Co B, 4th Infantry, Missouri National Guard for 1-year lease of brick building in East end of Lots 1 and 4, Block 4, original town of Unionville, MO, 1 Oct 1907
◙ Missouri Adjutant General James A DeArmond to MS Towne, 29 Dec 1908
◙ State Representative HR Bradford to MS Towne, 7 Jan 1909
◙ Col William E Stringfellow to MS Towne, 9 Jan and 12 Feb 1909
◙ Blank military payment voucher
     
  1:11 Purchase of Myron Towne’s house at 13th & Washington (Lot 2, Block 4, Brawford’s Place Addition), Unionville, MO
    ◙ Promissory Note, Mary J & LK Flanagan to George W Little, 1 April 1892
◙ Trust Deed No 892, Mary J & LK Flanagan to RF Little, trustee for George W Little, 1 April 1892 
◙ Trust Deed No 2489, Ephraim & Lydia Choate to John C McKinley, trustee for Mary J Flanagan, 9 Sept 1899 
◙ Promissory Note, Mary J & Liberty K Flanagan to AN Mills, Curator of the Estate of Ralph W & Victor E Howe, minors, 11 Dec 1894 
◙ Trust Deed No 20-504, Mary J & Liberty K Flanagan to Frank J Sickles, trustee for Albert N. Mills, Curator of the Estate of Ralph W & Victor E Howe, minors, 20 July 1899 
◙  Sheriff’s Deed, Frank C Sickles, trustee, conveying title of Mary J & Liberty K Flanagan to MS Towne, 31 Jan 1900 
◙ Quit Claim Deed, Ephraim & Lydia Choate to MS Towne, 18 June 1900
     
  1:12 Mortgages on House at 13th & Washington, Unionville, MO
    ◙ Promissory Note, Myron S & Elizabeth Towne to William L Dodd, 28 Dec 1905
◙ Deed of Trust No 4, Myron S & Elizabeth Towne to Noah Crooks, trustee for William L. Dodd, 28, Dec 1905, cancelled June [rest of date illegible]
◙ Deed of Trust No 1121, Myron S & Elizabeth Towne to LSK McCutchen, trustee for May Watson, 2 June 1911, cancelled 10 Jun 1925
◙ Deed of Trust No 4463, Myron S & Elizabeth Towne to GE McCutchen, trustee for LSK McCutcheon, 10 June 1916, cancelled 16 Jun 1926
◙ First Mortgage Note No 749, Elizabeth & MS Towne to RF Little, 24 Mar 1917, cancelled 17 Apr 1917
◙ First Mortgage Note No 4463, Elizabeth & MS Towne to LSK McCutchen, 10 June 1921, cancelled 16 June 1926
◙  Promissory Note No 5305, Elizabeth Towne to LSK McCutchen, 9 May 1921, cancelled 10 June 1926 ▪ Deed of Trust No 5305, Elizabeth Towne, a widow, to GE McCutchen, trustee for LSK McCutcheon, 9 May 1921 ▪ Release of Deed of Trust No 5305 by Mayme Halley, Assignee, 20 June 1926,  as recorded in Putnam County Deed Book 62, pg 179 [photocopy] ▪ Extension Coupon Interest Note on Loan No 5305, Elizabeth Towne to LSK McCutchen, 9 may 1921, cancelled 16 June 1926
     
  1:13 Transfer of house at 13th & Washington from Elizabeth Towne to Frank W Towne, and Sale by Frank W Towne
    ◙ Warranty Deed No 2408, Elizabeth Towne to Frank W & Myron S Towne, 30 Sept 1929
◙ First Mortgage Note No 6055, Elizabeth Towne, a widow, to Mayme Halley, 10 June 1931, cancelled 26 Aug 1931 ▪ Deed of Trust No 1149 on Loan 6055, Elizabeth Towne to AL Cassady, trustee for Mayme Halley, 9 June 1926, cancelled 26 Aug 1931 ▪ Trustee’s Deed - Under Sale [default of payment], AL Cassady to Frank W Towne, 21 Aug 1931, as recorded in Putnam County Deed Book 94, pg 40 [photocopy]
◙ Warranty Deed, Frank W & Mary E Towne to Martha Barnhall and Claude I Sallady, 2 May 1944, as recorded in Putnam County Deed Book 111, pg 37 [photocopy]
     
  1:14 Three lots, west side of Block 4, Brawford Place Addition to City of Unionville, MO
    ◙ City Fund Mortgage No 2117, Myron S & Elizabeth Town to City of Unionville, 1 Sept 1904
◙ Receipts (4), Putnam County Treasurer’s Office to FW & MS Towne for payment of annual interest on School Funds Loan, 4 Oct 1906, 1908, 1909, 1911 
◙ Deed of Trust No 3135, Myron S & Elizabeth Towne to John A Helferstine, trustee for Ben R Shore, 29 Dec 1904, cancelled 3 Jan 1906 ▪ Promissory Note, MS & Elizabeth Towne to Ben R Shore, 29 Dec 1904
◙ Warranty Deed No 415, Myron S & Elizabeth Towne to Frank W Towne, 5 Jan 1911
◙ Warranty Deed, Myron S & Elizabeth Towne to Myron S Towne Jr, 15 Dec 1910, as recorded in Putnam County Deed Book 69, pg 344 [photocopy] 
◙ General Warranty Deed No 3536, Myron S & Elizabeth Towne to Frank W Towne, 25 Aug 1905
     
  1:15 Myron Towne’s Hotel and adjoining lots, Unionville
    ◙ Chattel Mortgage, [Myron S] Towne to Hugh D Marshall, 7 Feb 1977 ▪ Promissory Note, [Towne] to HD Marshall, 9 Jan 1877
◙ Trust Deed No 1265, MS & Elizabeth Towne to HD Marshall, trustee for SJ Miller, 13 Dec 1886 ▪ Promissory Note, MS Towne to SJ Miller, 13 Dec 1886, paid 2 Sept 1888
◙ Deed of Trust, Myron S Towne to Robert F Little, trustee for EF Miner to Indemnify April Judgments, 22 Dec 1885 ▪ Promissory Note, MS Towne to EF Miner, 27 Dec 1885
     
  1:16 Property in Section 8, Township 64, Range 16, Putnam County, MO
    ◙ Warranty Deed, Marietta & Thomas C South to Sarah Tice, wife of Josiah A Tice, 23 Aug 1869
◙ Warranty Deed, Josiah A & Sarah Tice to Emma M Buff, 19 Jul 1878 
◙ General Warranty Deed, Emma M & RF Buff to John S Wertz and John B Hicklin, 3 Dec 1878
◙ General Warranty Deed, John S & Annie Wertz to JB Hicklin, 22 Jan 1879   
◙ John B & Ida Rosella Hicklin to Myron S Towne, 19 Mar 1879
     
  1:17 Property in Township 65, Putnam County, MO (unidentified as to connection with Towne Family)
    ◙ Warranty Deed No 2835, Eugene O Lemby to George E McKee, 23 Nov 1879
◙ Second Deed of Trust No 957, JE & Minnie McClaskey to CA Middleton, trustee for Tom Middleton, 1 Mar 1911
     
  1:18 Lot 1, Block 7, Original City of Unionville, MO
    ◙ Abstract: Patent from United States to Sunford Stockton, 13 Aug 1853, through sale by John W Bowen to A Sechrist, 17 Apr 1876 
◙ Back Tax Receipts (2), Putnam County Collector’s Office to MS Towne, 7 Sept 1878
◙ Agreement between Abraham Sechrist and MS Towne re application of final mortgage payment to Judgment against Sechrist for back taxes, 1 Apr 1879
◙ Correspondence, A Sechrist to Mr Stidger, Bloomfield, IA, re problem with clear title, 8 Apr 1878
◙ General Warranty Deed No 311, Abraham & Lucinda Sechrist to MS Towne, 6 Apr 1878
◙ Warranty Deed, John W & Mary E Bowen to Abraham Sechrist, 8 Apr 1876 
◙ General Warranty Deed No 259, Abraham & Lucinda Sechrist to John W Bowen, 16 Mar 1872 
◙ Warranty Deed, John M & Sarah E Baird to Abraham Sechrist, 28 Jan 1871
◙ General Warranty Deed, William C & Frances Shearer to John M Beard and Abraham Sechrist, 1 April 1870
     
  1:19 Lots in Block 1, Flanagan’s Addition to  City of Unionville, MO
    ◙ Promissory Notes (6) Nos 4-9, Lester A House to Mary J Flanagan, 19 Nov 1898 ▪ Deed of Trust No 3142, Lester A & Ida V House to JC McKinley, trustee for Mary J Flanagan, 19 Nov 1898 ▪ Undated newspaper clipping re notice of Trustee Sale for property secured Deed of Trust No 3142 to be held 23 Jun 1906 for default of payment ▪ Trustee’s Deed Under Sale, JC McKinley, trustee, to MS Towne, 6 Apr 1901
◙ Affidavit of Publication of a Legal Notice with attached newspaper clipping re notice of Trustee Sale for property secured by Deed of Trust dated 1 Nov 1898 between S George & Carrie Smith and J.E. Burnham, trustee for HM Henley, to be held 15 June 1901 for default of payment ▪ Trustee’s Deed Under Sale, JE Burnham to MS Towne, 15 June 1901
◙ Quit Claim Deed No 567, Thomas & CJ Burns to MS Towne, 19 Jan 1909
     
  1:20 Suits (2) filed by County of Putnam against MS Towne for nonpayment of mortgages secured by promissory note, filed in Circuit Court, August Term 1916 [photocopies]
     
  1:21 Quit Claim Deed, Samantha A Warner to MS Towne, Property in Township 66, Putnam County, MO, 11 Oct 1888
     
  1:22 Chattel Mortgages
    ◙ Chattel Mortgage No 1266 on Norman stallion, MS Towne to SJ Miller, 13 Dec 1886
◙ Promissory Note, MS T[owne] to CE Webb, 22 Dec 1888 ▪ Chattel Mortgage No 1691 on cattle, carriage and farm equipment securing 22 Dec 1888 Note 
◙ Promissory Note, MS Towne to JB Armstrong, 23 Nov 1907, paid 21 Dec 1908 ▪ Chattel Mortgage on Towne’s cattle securing 23 Nov 1907 Note
◙ Flyer announcing postponement, due to rain, of Towne’s public sale of live stock, farm implements and land, 14 Oct 1912
     
  1:23 Deed of Trust  No 1, MS & Ellen T Towne to Joseph D Miller, trustee for Samantha C Warner, 14 Dec 1874, one and one-fourth acres, Section 8, Township 62, Range 15, Adair County, MO
     
  1:24 Deed, Jonathan Town to Amasa Town, tract in Granby, Hampshire County, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 9 May 1803
     
  1:25 Purchase and Sale of John S Towne’s Property in Forest Lake Township, Susquehanna County, PA [photocopies]
    ◙ Robert H & Jane Rose to John S Towne, 2 Jan 1828 
◙ Roses to Towne, 24 June 1837 
◙ Roses to Towne, 30 Dec 1837
◙ [Estate of] Robert H Rose, John S Hodge and Andrew Hodge, trustees, to Towne, 5 Jan 1848 
◙ John S & Rachel Towne to Warren T White, 3 Jan 1861 
◙ John S & Rachel Towne to Trustees of Fairdale Methodist Episcopal Church, 12 Mar 1877
◙ Rachel Towne, Phinis N Deuel and Myron S Towne, Heirs of John S Towne, to Abel H Patrick, 8 Sept 1879 
◙ Plat of Forest Lake photocopied from 1872 Beers Atlas with notation of John S Towne’s property by Ruth Towne
     
  1:26 John S Towne’s Property in Rock Creek Township, Carroll County, IL [photocopies]
    ◙ Mortgage, Joshua P & Phinis N Miller, to John S Towne, 6 Dec 1873
◙ Mortgage, Edwin & Mary Hammond to John S Towne, 25 Nov 1873  
◙ Mortgage, James A Hammond to Edwin Hammond, 2 Dec 1873
     
  1:27 John S Towne’s Property in Putnam County, MO [photocopies]
    ◙ Mortgage, Henry & Lydia R Burdick to Ann Marshall 22 Jan 1874
◙ Deed of Trust, Bennet & Nina A Burdick, John A Helferstine, trustee, to JS Towne, 30 Nov 1875
◙ Deed, Estate of John S Towne, Rachel Towne and Phinis N Deuel, Executors, to James A Montgomery, 14 Jan 1880 
◙ Trust Deed, James A & Nancy Montgomery and Hugh D Marshall to Phinis N Deuel, 26 Nov 1879
     
  1:28 Land in Putnam County, MO purchased for Myron S Towne Jr [photocopies]
    ◙ For N/2 NW/4 SW/4 & W/2 NW/4, S29 T65 R18 ▪ Warranty Deed, Frank E & Alvaretta Van Fossen to Myron S Towne, 29 Oct 1913 ▪ Warranty Deed, Myron S & Elizabeth Towne to Myron S Towne Jr, 26 Nov 1913
◙ For NE/4 SE/4 & E/2 Lot 1 NE/4 & E/2 W/2 Lot 1 NE/4 & all that part Lot 2 NE/4 S of Fairview Addt’n & Blk 7 Fairview Addt’n Sec 2; also SE/4 NW4 except strip 26’ wide E side S 39a; also strip 1 rod wide W side NW/4 NE/4; also strip NW corner SW/4 1 rod E/W x 2 rods N/S, S13 T65 R 19 ▪ Warranty Deed (subject to payment of outstanding loan), Myron S & Elizabeth Towne to Myron S Jr & Ethel Towne, 20 Dec 1915  ▪ Indenture Myron S & Elizabeth Towne to Myron S Jr & Ethel Towne, 20 Dec 1915 (Deed Bk 76:419)  ▪ Deed of Trust, Myron S Jr & Ethel Towne to Elizabeth Towne, 20 Dec 1915 (Deed Bk 54:229) ▪ Deed of Trust Myron S Jr & Ethel Towne to Harvey Woodruff, 26 June 1917 (Deed Bk 59:20)
◙ LP Davis vs Myron S Towne and MS Towne, Case No 8436, Putnam County Circuit Court; Petition and Release
     
  1:29 Myron S Towne properties in Forest Lake Township, Susquehanna County, PA [photocopies]
    ◙ Deed, Towne to William C Tilden, 5 April 1869 
◙ Deed, Towne to William C Tilden, 14 May 1870 
◙ Deed, Towne to Lewis B & Edwin G Silvane, 7 May 1866 
◙ Mortgage, Towne to William Booth, 5 Jan 1857   
◙ Deed, Towne to James Jr & Charles I Slatter, 28 Aug 1858 
◙ Deed, Myron S & Sarah M Towne to Warren T White, 24 Jan 1861 
◙ Deed, Towne to Chancey Wright, 28 July 1859 
◙ Warren T & Sarah White to Towne, 14 June 1866 
◙ Deed, Towne to Warren T White, 24 Jan 1861 
◙ Deed, William & WH Jessup to Towne, 5 Jan 1857 
◙ Deed, Towne to Levi H Lincoln, 4 Jan 1861 
◙ Ruth Towne’s notes on chronology of above transactions
     
  1:30 Frank W Towne’s Lot at 709 N Davis, Kirksville, MO
    ◙ Deed of Trust, OC & Olga Wilson to EB Campbell, 23 Jan 1917, security for loan of same date
◙ First Mortgage of Real Estate Note, OC & Olga Wilson to EB Campbell, 23 Jan 1917; stamped Cancelled, 21 Feb 1928
◙ Extension Agreement to Mortgage dated 23 Jan 1917, with Extension Interest Coupons 2 & 3 marked Pd
◙ Special Tax Bill, City of Kirksville, 6 Apr 1923, assessment for construction of sanitary sewer under Ordinance 3855
◙ Abstract of Title No 1574, prepared by Adair County Abstract and Guarantee Company [photocopy]
◙ Notes on history of the property by Ruth Towne
◙ Construction of House ▪ Specifications of material & labor for a one story Dwelling, Gilman & Gwinner, Architects and Builders, 19 Oct 1897 [photocopy] ▪ Estimate for materials, V Miller [Lumberyard], 13 Nov 1897 [photocopy] ▪ Statements for materials (2): Helme Bros Hardware, V Miller, City of Kirksville
     
  1:31 Myron S Towne Properties in Kirksville, MO
    ◙ Quit-Claim Deed, Fullerton A & Elizabeth V Grove to Samuel Eads, 23 Aug 1879; S2/3, E/2, Blk 12, Morris Addition
◙  General Warranty Deed, John A & Martha J Richter to Towne, 10 Nov 1873; Lots 5 & 6, Blk 5, Richter’s Addition [photocopy]
   
T1/2 Myron S & Elizabeth Towne Financial Records
   
  2:1 Memorandum of Vagabond Notes and Accounts and Notes Left with JS Towne, 1870
     
  2:2 Burial Permit issued to Elizabeth Towne for six lots, Unionville Cemetery, 12 Dec 1918
     
  2:3 Miscellaneous Notes and Bank Records
    ◙ Promissory Note, MS & Elizabeth Towne to May Watson, 26 Feb 1909, cancelled 20 Dec 1910 
◙ Promissory Note Elizabeth & MS Towne to RF Little, 24 Mar 1917, cancelled 
◙ Promissory Note No 1762, MS Towne to Farmers Bank of Unionville, 29 Oct 1901, paid 22 Feb
◙ Paid interest coupons on MS Towne’s Promissory Notes to Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company; four (4) for note dated 14 Jan 1884 and three (3) for note dated 18 Feb 1889 
◙ Promissory Note, Myron S & Elizabeth Towne to JA Helferstine, 1 Nov 1909, assigned to Helferstine & Pratt, cancelled 17 Dec 1910 
◙ Interest coupon on Promissory Note No 10258, MS Towne to WW Runyon, 1 Feb 1889
◙ Promissory Note No 10, MS Towne to BH Bonfoey, 18 Dec 1885
◙ Receipt No 8980 for payment on Loan No 3339, McCutchen & Son to Myron S Towne, 10 Dec 1913
◙ Deposit by Frank Towne to account of Elizabeth Towne in Farmers Bank of Unionville, 13 Dec 1918
◙ NT Baird to Mr Towne transmitting paid note, not dated
     
  2:4 Accounts of Empire House Hotel, Unionville, MO, MS Towne, Proprietor
    ◙ Receivable from NH Stidger, Sept 1879
◙ Promissory Note from Chester F Harris, and Chattel Mortgage with Power of Sale for trunk and contents to cover debt,  12 May 1877
◙ Customers’ trade cards (7)
     
  2:5 Stock Certificate, Burlington and New Mexico Gold and Silver Mining Company, 10 shares, 1 Aug 1882
      
T1/3 Myron S Towne Military & Military Pension Records
     
  3:1-2 1864 Diary [original document & enlarged photocopy]
     
  3:3 Soldier’s Pocket New Testament
    Gift to Myron S. Towne, Com’r ,  --- Company. 143d Reg, Penna Vol’rs by Maryland State Bible Society, 1863
     
  3:4 Military Pensions, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions [original documents unless otherwise noted]
    ◙ James T Bates, Geneva, Switzerland, to Lieutenant MS Towne, agreeing to certify to his knowledge concerning Towne’s service, 9 Apr
◙ Declaration of Service, sworn on 18 Feb 1907
◙ File submitted for disability increase in pension, 26 Mar 1907 [handwritten copy], including copies of statements by David W Brinks, Kalkuska County, MI; Walter Jenner, Susquehanna County, PA; Augustus Sufkins, Penobscot County, ME; Samuel M Thatcher, US Army; Josiah Pauls; Joseph W. Pierce, South Cernish, NH; Charles Decker, Montrose Sasy, PA; Samuel Boynton, FL; JM Swetman, Kirksville, MO; JG Hart, Unionville, MO; EJ Geysmyer, Unionville, MO; and AC Berry, Putnam County, MO
◙ Declaration of Service, sworn to 18 May 1912
◙ GM Saltzgaber, Commissioner of Bureau of Pensions, to Elizabeth Towne acknowledging receipt of her claim to widow’s pension, 2 Jan 1919
◙ Certificate of Pension No 871.871 issued to Elizabeth Towne, Widow of Myron S Towne, 24 June 1919, with transmittal form
◙ Transmittal form for pension check through 4 May 1919 
◙ Notice of increase in pension effective 4 June 1928 
◙ Documents from Towne’s Pension File, No 228.576 [photocopies] ▪ Response from Adjutant General’s Office re request for service files information, 23 Feb 1877 ▪ Request by Pension Office for full report of disability, 11 Aug 1884 
◙ Documents from Towne’s Pension File, No 328.507 [photocopies] ▪ Request by Pension Office for family information, 4 May 1898 ▪ Declaration of Pensioner for Restoration to the Rolls Under Section 26, Act of March 3, 1873, 18 Aug 1897 ▪ Declaration for Invalid Pension, 7 June 1892 ▪ Proof of Disability, 28 Oct 1897 ▪ MS Towne & Elizabeth Stewart, Certificate of Marriage, 14 June 1883
◙ Documents from Elizabeth Towne’s Widow’s File WO 1,132,938 [photocopies] ▪ Declaration for Widow’s Pension and General Affidavit, 14 Dec 1918 ▪ Affidavits of CA Agee, 23 May 1919, and GW Swearngin, 31 Mar 1919 ▪ Missouri State Board of Health Death Certificate No 14996, Myron S Towne
     
  3:5 Military Records
    ◙ Letter of character reference for military service signed by Susquehanna County Sheriff & endorsed by 12 other citizens, 30 Aug 1862
◙ Recommendation for position as Quarter Master in US Colored Troops signed by Milton Dana, Quarter Master, 143rd Pennsylvania, 8 Apr 1864
◙ Certificate of Furlough to Washington, DC, 15-17 Apr 1864 ▪ Board of Examiners Certificate of Examination and authorization to return to regiment, 16 Apr 1864
◙ Appointment as First Lieutenant, 45th US Colored Troops, 11 Jul 1864
◙ Special Order No 235, 12 July 1864; Notice of Honorable Discharge from 143rd Pennsylvania to accept appointment in USCT ▪ Official Discharge, 16 July 1864
◙ Special Order No 2, 13 July 1964; appointment as Quarter Master and Adjutant, 45th USCT
◙ General Order No 5; Promotion of Sgt Albert J Catterden, Co F, 45th Colored Troops, to Master Sgt & assignment to duty with Quarter Master, 19 Sept 1864
◙ Approval of appointment as 45th USCT Quarter Master by Adjutant General’s Office, 16 Mar 1865 ▪ Special Order No 54; assignment to take charge of Brigade on march from Brazos to Edinburg [Texas], 11 July 1865 ▪ General Order No 6, Appointment as Post Quarter Master, Edinburg, TX, 22 Sept 1865; General Order No 53. Appointment as Brigade Quarter Master, Edinburg, TX, 22 Sept 1865 (revokes GO No 52 appointing Lt Connor as QM)
◙ Official Discharge as First Lieutenant & Quarter Master, 45th USCT, 4 Nov 1865
◙ Receipt for return of Company’s National Flag, 8 Dec 1865 [photocopy]
◙ Muster Rolls, Company “H”, 143rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry, 6 Sept 1862-12 June 1865;  Private with temporary detachments to Regimental Non Com Staff as Commissary Sergeant [photocopies]
◙ Muster Rolls, Company “F”, 45th Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops, 21 July 1864-4 Nov 1865; First Lieutenant, Company Quarter Master  [photocopies]
[Note: the original documents in this file were removed from a “self-stick” style photo album; there may be some sticky residue and curling resulting from the removal]
     
  3:6 Association of the 143d Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers
    ◙ Annual Reunion Programs, 1894, 1899, 1905
◙ Business Card of Alderman P Lacy, Association President, 1905
◙ Newspaper article re reunion of Company “H”, Sept 1900
◙ Photograph of Company “H” Reunion, Birchard’s General Store, Birchardville, PA, 1900, with typed roster provided by Kathryn L Warner and Dayton L Birchard: LtoR beginning back row: Charles Flummerfelt, Charles Fessenden, ___ Quinn, Asa Warner. Mark Perigo, Archie Horton, Orange Swan (1835-1903), Stanley Warner, Robert Booth, Henry Spafford, Edward Slauson, Henry Deuel, James Strange, Calvin Lincoln, Myron Bradshaw
◙ Photographs (3) of the Gettysburg Reunion, 1892 ▪ Plaque listing all members of 143rd Pennsylvania Infantry ▪ 13 attendees grouped around the 143rd’s battlefield monument; Myron S Towne seated, 3rd from left (2c, 1 in oversize box) ▪ Same group gathered mostly to right of monument; Towne seated 2nd from right between cousins Stanley & Asa Warner; others not identified
     
  3:7 Asa Warner, Susquehanna County, PA to Mrs Anna Morris Sayre, Hampton, VA, 1 Sept 1908-24 Feb 1922
    23 letters [photocopies] re members and reunions of Company “H”, 143rd Pennsylvania Volunteers; Mrs. Sayre’s father was a member of that Company
     
T1/4 Monthly Return of Quartermaster’s Stores, 45th U.S. Colored Troops, Lt. Myron S. Towne, Regimental Quartermaster, 1865

Rather than repetitive lists of the same documents & personnel for each monthly report, we have abstracted the information common to all months and list only the “unusual” items under the month in which they were reported.

Standard documents filed most months include ▪ Quartermaster’s Acknowledgment of Property Return ▪ Monthly Return of Quartermaster’s Stores ▪ Abstract of Articles Received from/ Transferred to Officers ▪ List of Stores/Clothing/Equipage Received from/Transferred to [specified officer] ▪ List of Stores/Clothing/Equipage Received from/Transferred to [another specified unit] ▪ Abstract of Forage ▪ Requisition for Forage for Public/Private Horses ▪ Abstract of Company Vouchers ▪ Abstract of Special Requisitions ▪ Special Requisitions ▪ Monthly Return of Clothing, Camp & Garrison Equipage ▪ List of Property/Clothing, Camp & Garrison Equipage Received

Occasional documents filed include ▪ Abstract of Stationery Issued & Requisitions for Stationery ▪ Inventory and Inspection Report of Camp and Garrison Equipage ▪ Affidavit of Lost Equipment ▪ Abstract of Articles Expended/Lost/Destroyed ▪ Abstract of Articles Received from Various Sources ▪ Suttler’s Account

These officers, who served in the 45th during 1865, appear on supply requisitions: ▪ Lt Col Edelmier Mager ▪ Majors James T Balis (or James L Bates), Thomas C Glazier ▪ Captains Elon F Brown, Edward H Cutts, Lucius A Furney, IW Heysinger, LC Kent, AN Lufkin, Josiah Paul, DeWitt C Smith, W von Bechtold ▪ Lieutenants Daniel Brooks, Edwin T Carrington, William A Champlain, GS Coffman, John Conner, Thomas B Dewees, Alex Duncan, Thomas J Edwards, Charles E Graham, Edward H Green, RF Hamilton, Daniel Hitchcock Jr, Gustav Hoffman, SP Holbrook, James M Lyon, Henry A Morris, Jacob Ormerod, Joseph W Pierce, Calvin B Potter, William P Roberts, Julius H Stewart, Samuel M Thatcher, Edwin Walton Jr, Charles Warren, Henry Whitney, NJ Wickham; ▪ Surgeons BF Allen, William D Collins, S Heminway ▪ Chaplain John C Wilhelm

Quartermasters of other units who transferred stores/clothing to or received stores/ clothing from the 45th USCT: Lt John T Taylor, 127th USCT;  Lt, later Capt, EB Burrows, 8th USCT; 1st Lt EC Kennedy, 109th USCT: Capt William A Southwell, Co G, 29th USCT; 1st Lt OW Norton, 8th USCT; Lt John Connor, 41st USCT

  4:1-3 Reports for January-March 1865, at camp near Richmond, VA
     
  4:4 Report for April 1865, at camp near Petersburg, VA
    ◙ Affidavit of Major Theodore C. Glazier concerning lost or stolen pack horse & Voucher for Destroyed Article
     
  4:5 Report for May 1865, at Camp Lincoln, VA
     
  4:6 Report for June 1865, at Brazos Santiago, TX
    ◙ Receipt for Subsistence Stores Received (received in May at City Point, VA before transfer to Texas)
     
  4:7-8 Reports for July-August 1865, at Edinburg, TX
     
  4:9 Report for September 1865, at Edinburg, TX
    ◙ Proceedings of a Board of Survey Convened in Obedience to Special Orders No 42 [re investigation of substantive quantity of clothing & equipment missing from a shipment to the 45th]
     
  4:10 Report for October 1865, at Edinburg, TX
    Oct-Nov reports include documents closing out Towne’s accounts for the 45th & transfer of remaining money & equipment to others
     
  4:11 Report for November 1865, at Brazos Santiago, TX
    ◙ Abstract of Clothing, Camp & Garrison Equipage Received from/Transferred to Company Commanders at New Orleans, LA 
     
  4:12 Report for December 1865, at Philadelphia, PA, & Final Remarks on Accounts
    ◙ List of Clothing, Camp & Garrison Equipage Transferred to Capt John Craig, Schuylkill Arsenal (3)
◙ Receipt for return of National Flag
◙ Special Orders No 8, 29 June 1864, Office of the Chief Quarter Master
◙ General Orders No 22, 14 Feb 1865, and No 27, 1 Mar 1865, Head Quarters Department of Virginia, Army of the James
◙ Remarks on the Property Accounts of Lieut MS Towne, RQM 45th USCT for the Months from Oct 1864 to November 1865 Inclusive, 24 Oct 1866
◙ MS Towne to Quarter Master General, Response to Remarks with copy of Special Orders No 44, 24 Jan 1867
     
  4:13 Regimental Order Book, 45th US Colored Infantry, 1864-65.  National Archives Record Group 094.  Special Order Microfilm Reel 511.
    [As a microfilm reader is required to view this document, it has been removed from the Collection and placed in the Library’s Periodicals/Microforms Department.]
     
T1/5 Myron S Towne Personal Records
     
  5:1 School Records (Student & Teacher)
    ◙ One-year Temporary Teacher’s Certificate, No 107, Susquehanna County, PA, 18 Nov 1854
◙ Eight (8) Teacher’s Certificates, Forest Lake School District, for the school years beginning in the fall of 1849-53 & 1857-60 
◙ “School Registers where I have taught School”; eleven (11) class rosters from Dec 1848 to Jan 1861 (includes 4 not dated), place not indicated ▪ typed transcripts of rosters prepared by Ruth W Towne
Triennial Catalogue of Harford University Including the Names, Occupation, and Residence of All the Students from its Commencement.  Montrose, PA: Alvin Day, Printer, 1855. [MS Towne listed for summer term 1854, pg 44]
[Towne’s text books, both as a student and a teacher, have been catalogued to “Rare Books”; see appendix for list]
     
  5:2 Correspondence from EE Gordon, Susquehanna County, PA
    ◙ Thank You note for bass viola performance at Sunday School picnic, 21 Sept 1867
◙ Commendation on penmanship, nd
     
  5:3 Certificates of Election
    ◙ Town Clerk, District of Forest Lake, Susquehanna County, PA for the years 1850, 1852-59 (9)
◙ Constable of Forest Lake Township for the years 1858 & 1859 (2)
     
  5:4 Miscellaneous Documents
    ◙ Certificate of Membership, Forest Lake Centre Methodist Episcopal Church Sunday School, 21 Apr 1867
◙  Character reference by Galusha A Grow, former PA Congressman and Speaker of the House, 13 June 1876 
◙ Certificate of Contribution to National Democratic Committee, 1908 
◙ Mary Burdick’s handwritten visiting card 
◙ Handwritten poem, “A rough contract between the old and new countrys [sic] in a few particulars” by Wm Vernon late from England
     
  5:5 Political Views; Clippings and Handwritten Letters/Speeches
    ◙ “Capt. Towne Withdraws”, Unionville Democrat, 20 June 1894
◙ “Capt. Towne’s Views”, Unionville Pantagraph, 23 June 1899 [article re appropriation for new County Courthouse]
◙ “The Meat Strike”
◙ “Soldiers Re-Union” containing text of address by Towne [clipped from a Unionville paper, nd]
◙ Draft of letter to the editor of the Journal re 1860 presidential election, nd
     
  5:6 Essay on Bells read by MS Towne at Bell Social, Methodist Church, Unionville, MO, 27 Jan 1892
     
  5:7 Pamphlets & Almanacs
    ◙ Fowler, O.S.  Synopsis of Phrenology; and the Phrenological Developments, Together with the Character and Talents of __[*]____ as Given by _[*]____.  New York: Fowler and Wells, Publishers, 1856.  [[*]Myron S Towne was examined and scored by Joseph Simms, 12 Dec 1855]
◙ Hall, C.A.  Songs for The Grange: Set to Music and Dedicated to the Order of Patrons of Husbandry in the United States.  Philadelphia: J.A. Wagenseller, Printer, 1873.
◙ Stille, G.E., P[ost] M[aster]. Instantaneous Pocket and Office Postal Guide of the United States and Foreign Countries … Selected for the Patrons of the Post Office at Unionville, MO. Unionville: Unionville Republican, nd [after 1866].
The Magnetic Almanac for 1868.  Buffalo: D. Ransom & Co., 1867.
Ometa 1869 Almanac.  Birchardville, PA: M.L. Ball, 1868.
The Tribune Almanac and Political Register for 1872.  New York: The Tribune Association, 1871.
     
T1/6 Towne Family Genealogy
   
  6:1 Marriages & Deaths Reported in Susquehanna County, PA, Lanark, IL & Unionville, MO Newspapers  
    ◙ Marriage of John Deuel and Phinis N Towne, Susquehanna Register, 27 Oct 1853
◙ Marriage of MS Towne and Sarah M Wright, Montrose [PA] Independent Republican, 11 Sept 1856 
◙ Death of Lydia R Burdick, Montrose Democrat, 3 June 1874 
◙ Death of Frederick Winthrop Towne, Montrose Democrat, 2 June 1875 
◙ Deaths of John S Towne and Fannie Towne, Montrose Democrat, 2 May 1877 
◙ Funeral of John Schmucker, Lanark Gazette, 18 Nov 1936 [handwritten transcript]
◙ Death of Mary Burdick Schmucker, Lanark Gazette, 2 April 1941 
◙ Deaths of John S Towne, Frederick Winthrop Towne, Lydia R Burdick, Fanney Towne, Fannie Towne, Wellington D Deuel; Marriage of Nellie T Cole and Myron S Towne [seven (7) undated clippings in envelope labeled “clippings from Montrose paper”] 
◙ Death of James Edmond Barnard [undated clipping]
◙ 87th Birthday of Myron S Towne, Unionville paper, 13 Oct 1916 [photocopy]
◙ Deaths of Myron S Towne (4) & Elizabeth Towne (2) [undated clippings photocopied together on 2 sheets]
     
  6:2 Genealogical Data Compiled by Family Members, ca 1844–1982
    ◙ “Copy of Record Sent Asa Warner for Warner Centennial, Aug 29th, 1900” in handwriting of Myron S Towne 
◙ “Ancestry of Salem Town”, nd [possibly printed between1844 and 1852] 
◙ “Copy of John S. Towne’s Family … a copy of Father’s Memorandum” by Mrs Mary Schmucker 
◙ “Family Record of Amasa Towne and Children” with Deuel family records on reverse [ca 1909]
◙ “Family Records” [ca 1877]
◙ FN Smith to MS Towne re surname of Mrs Israel Towne, postcard, 18 Mar 1911 
◙ William B Towne, Towne Family Association, to Ruth W Towne, 20 Sept 1982, re additional information on Josiah, Israel and Abner Towne
◙ Ruth Towne’s notes on the Burdick family 
◙ Migration routes for her branch of family, by Ruth Towne [migration route & Burdick notes photocopied from acidic paper originals]
     
  6:3 Documents Pertaining to Family Deaths
    ◙ “Memorial of Mrs Mary Caroline Towne”, Aug 1858 
◙ Death Notice, Mrs Ellen T Towne, 6 Sept 1880 
◙ Physician’s Certification of Cause of Death, Mrs MS [Ellen] Towne, 7 Sept 1880 
◙ Message of sympathy to Myron and Frank Towne from Lawrence Low, JC Roberts & CA Mercer, Western Union Telegram, 21 Feb 1930 
◙ Flower enclosure cards (6), visiting cards (3), all undated & without reference to name of deceased 
◙ Message of sympathy re death of Myron [Jr], CH Crumpacker to Frank Towne, 27 Mar 1942 
◙ Mrs MS Towne to Mrs Anna Morris Sayre, 25 Dec 1918 [photocopy]
     
  6:4 Abstract of documents, including Last Will and Testament, recorded in Carroll County, IL, 1868-1937, for the Estate of John S Towne [photocopies]
     
  6:5 Myron S vs Sarah M Towne, Divorce, Susquehanna County, PA Court, August Term 1861 [photocopies]
    ◙ Plaintiff’s Petition for Divorce, 24 July 1861 
◙ Subpoena, Sarah M Towne, 24 July 1861 
◙ Exhibit Letter, Sarah Towne to Myron, 5 July 1859 
◙ Petition for deposition of witnesses, 21 Oct 1861 
◙ Rule to Take Depositions, 18 Nov 1861, with depositions of five (5) witnesses taken 2 Nov 1861 
     
  6:6 Sarah M Wright, Biographical Information [photocopies]
    ◙ Obituary, Montrose Democrat, 1 Apr 1892
◙ Entries for “Wright” in Commemorative Biographical Record of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Susquehanna, Wayne, Pike and Monroe.  (Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co., 1900), pp 76-79 & 908-909.
     
  6:7 Letters to Asa Warner [photocopies]
    ◙ Rachel Towne, Lanark, IL, to “Nephew”, 1878 (2) 
◙ MS Towne, Empire House, [Unionville, MO], to “Cousin”, 1879 [Recipient  ID’d by Ruth Towne;  not named in letters]
     
T1/7 Warner Family Genealogy
     
  7:1 Warner Centennial Reunion, Warner Homestead, Birchardville, PA, 29 Aug 1900
    ◙ Asa Warner to Cousin Myron, 4 Aug 1900, re reunion plans and invitation to be on program 
◙  Printed reunion invitation (2) 
◙ Write-up of the event by Rev WC Tilden (3½x5 b/w photo) 
◙ Reunion photos (3);  typed ID rosters provided by unidentified Warner relative [probably Kathryn L Warner] ▪ Asa Warner’s children and their spouses: Asa Warner, Ella Caswell (Mrs Justus Frank) Warner, Justus Frank Warner, David Wheatcroft, Lavinia Warner (Mrs David) Wheatcraft, Margaret Hughes (Mrs Suel) Warner, Stanley Warner, Miriam [Mrs Edward] Warner, Edward Slauson, Suel Warner [note: photo in file is 5x7” reproduction; original is in oversize box] ▪ 20 family members in front of Warner Homestead: Justus Frank Warner, Mrs Justus Frank Warner (Ella), Mrs Suel Warner, Suel Warner, Ruth Warner Taylor, Edwin Taylor, Jarub Warner, Adelbert Warner, Lura Warner, Asa Warner, Miriam Warner, Stanley Warner, Edward Slauson, Orpha Warner, Mrs Jarub Warner, Mrs Byron Warner (Lydia), Byron Warner, David Wheatcroft, Mrs David (Eve Lavinia Warner) Wheatcroft ▪ All reunion attendees: Turrell Birdsall, Ruth Warner Fessenden, Justus Frank Warner, Lester Warner, William Parsons Warner, Mabel Warner, Howard Warder, Emma Cole, Flora Wheatcroft Boyd, unknown, Elsie Cole Arnold, Louise Cole, Eve Lavinia Warner (Mrs David) Wheatcroft, Lela Warner Barney, David Wheatcroft, Edna Warner, Mrs Erastus Cole, Erastus Cole, Sam Sherer, Mida Parsons, Anna Peat, Grant Peat, George Warner, Lydia Cole Carner, Clara Warner, Ida Phillips Warner, Emeline Baldwin Cole, Mrs Suel Warner, Fanny Kellum Bolles, Henry Bolles, Edwin Taylor, Mrs Ruth Warner Taylor, Stanley Warner, unidentified girl, Mrs Thomas Beaumont(?), Dr Thomas Beaumont(?), Frank David Robinson, Selden Warner, Arlie Warner, William Babcock, Vesta Warner Babcock, Cora (Mrs Edson) Warner, Jarub Warner, Ella Warner, Orpha Warner, Edith Warner Devine, --- Devine, Olie Devine, --- Devine, Eliza Cole Fessenden, Amy Gage Warner, Adelbert Warner, Miriam Warner Slauson, Adelia Peat Beaumont, Edward Slauson
     
  7:2 Warner Brothers’ Civil War Military Records, Company “H”, 143rd Pennsylvania Infantry [photocopies]
    ◙ Private Stanley B Warner ▪ Company Muster Rolls 4 Oct 1862-12 June 1865 ▪ Casualty Sheet, wounded, 5-20 May 1864 ▪ Certificate of Disability for Discharge, 29 Sept 1864
◙ Private Asa Warner ▪ Company Muster Rolls 4 Oct 1862-12 June 1865 (promoted to Cpl, Dec 1863; to 1st Sgt,  Sept 1864) ▪ Transcript of Jan-Feb 1863 Diary with letter of transmittal from Susquehanna County Historical Society, 12 May 1994
     
  7:3 Marriages & Deaths Reported in Susquehanna County, PA and Carroll County, IL Newspapers
    ◙ “In Memoriam”, Eli Warner obituary, Carroll County Gazette, ca 2 Oct 1879
◙ “Beloved Forest Lake Man Called Home”, Asa Warner obituary, Montrose Democrat, 23 Mar 1922 
◙ “Deaths Doings”, Suel Warner obituary, Montrose Democrat, 24 Sept 1914 
◙ Marriage of Asa Warner and Mrs Ann Harah, Montrose Democrat, 24 Sept 1914 
◙ “Death’s Doings”, Polly Ann (Mrs Asa) Warner, Montrose Democrat, 25 Oct 1917
◙ Death of Rev J Frank Warner, unidentified Susquehanna County publication, 1925
     
  7:4 Legal Documents recorded in Susquehanna County, PA [photocopies]
    ◙ Jehiel Warner vs Philander H Tipper, Execution of Judgment, 14 June 1817 
◙ Marriage of Azor M Warner and Bertha Baldwin, 27 June 1833; Ledger of Seth Taylor, Justice of the Peace
◙ Last Will and Testament of Jehiel Warner, written 3 Mar 1846, probated 7 Aug 1847; Will Book ?: 511
◙ Last Will and Testament of Azor M Warner, written 25 Apr 1868, probated 18 June 1868; Will Book ?:291 
◙ Deed, Elisha H Warner Heirs to Joshua P Miller, 5 Apr 1865, Deed Book 39: 520
     
  7:5 Miscellaneous Genealogy Research
    ◙ Extracts from US Census Records, Susquehanna County, PA ▪ Middletown Township, 1830 ▪ Forest Lake Township, 1840-80, 1900 
◙ “Genealogy of Samuel Moody 2nd” by Kathryn L Warner ▪ Kathryn L Warner, Montrose, PA, to Ruth Towne (3), Feb-Apr 1982
◙ “Justus Franklin Warner” in A.F. Chaffee’s History of the Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church (New York: Eaton & Mains, 1904), pp 428-429, 472-473 [photocopy] 
◙ Entry for Eli Warner in “Carroll County Directory”, The History of Carroll County, Illinois (Chicago: H.F. Kett & Co., 1878), p 462 [photocopy]
◙ Notes in Ruth Towne’s handwriting re J.F. Warner [appears to be transcript of obituary]
     
T1/8 Frank Warner Towne Personal Records
     
  8:1 Marriage of Frank W Towne and Mary E McCoy, Unionville, MO, 12 Oct 1904
    ◙ Certificate signed by OS Middleton, Pastor, Methodist Episcopal Church 
◙ Clipping from Unionville Pantagraph, 13 Oct 1904  
◙ Formal wedding announcement / “at home” card
     
  8:2 Diaries of Books Read Each Year
    Six (6) pocket notebooks ▪ 1896-1933 ▪ 1943 con’t-1956 ▪ 1963-73 ▪ Sept 1973-79 ▪ 1906-17, 1931-44, 1953-62 ▪ Mysteries, 1934-73 [blue “memo book”]
     
  8:3 Memberships in Fraternal Organizations
    ◙ Twenty-six (26) Wallet ID Cards ▪ Adair Lodge No 366, AF&AM, 1924, 1931-36, 1952, 1974 ▪ Caldwell Chapter No 53, Royal Arch Masons, 1932-34, 1936, 1952, 1974 ▪ Kirksville Council No 44, Royal Arch Masons, 1932-35, 1952. 1974 ▪ Kirksville Lodge No 72, Knights of Pythias, 1926, 1928-29, 1934 ▪ Friends of John, Knights of Phythias, 1928 ▪ Knights of Pythias, Missouri Home State Lodge, 50 Year Life Membership, 1958
◙ Pythian Diploma, Fifty-Year Pythian Veteran, Missouri Home State Lodge, 1958
◙ Clippings from Kirksville Daily Express ▪ “Towne Heads Pythians Here”, nd ▪ “Frank Towne President of District K.P.s”, 22 May 1928 ▪ “Parade Opens 57th Convention of Pythians”, 9 Oct 1928
◙ Mimeographed form letter to local lodge from Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias of Missouri re delinquent 1931 reports, 9 Mar 1932
Masonic Manual of Missouri.  St Louis: Grand Lodge A.F.& A.M. of Missouri, 1909. [pocket size ed; stored in oversize box due to thickness]
     
  8:4 Employment with Journal Printing Company, Kirksville, MO
    ◙ Letter of reference from US Marshal AJ Martin, 15 Oct 1912
◙  Two (2) clippings from unidentified Unionville paper(s) re Towne’s resignation from the Journal and move to Kirksville, ca Oct 1912
◙  50th Anniversary ▪ Letters of congratulations (2) from Congressman Clarence Cannon, 28 Nov 1962, and Gwendolyn Selsor, 20 Oct 1962 ▪ “Completing 50 Years as Printer with Journal”, Kirksville Daily Express, 18 Oct 1962 ▪ “Frank W. Towne Completes 50 Years as Printer for Journal Printing Company at Kirksville”, Edina Sentinel, 25 Oct 1962 ▪ clipping from unidentified KCOM publication, nd 
◙ Memorial Record for funeral of Charles Francis Link, 22 Dec 1940 
◙ “Towne and Link to Run Printing Co.”, Kirksville Daily Express, 2 [Jan?] 1941
◙ Rev Charles B Marrs, Van Brunt Presbyterian Church, Kansas City, to Towne re printing of Synod Minutes, 13 May 1959
◙ Two (2) Journal Printing Co promotional ink blotters
     
  8:5 Miscellaneous Documents
    ◙ School Documents [school not identified, nd] ▪ Certificates of Promotion (3) to 3rd, 5th & 6th grades ▪ Program for Boys’ Declamatory Contest
◙ Selective Service Registration Certificates (2), 12 Sept 1918 & 25 Apr 1942  
◙ Social Security health insurance card 
◙ Kirksville Osteopathic Hospital patient ID card 
◙ “Eightieth Birthday”, Kirksville Daily Express, 31 Aug 1964 with transmittal note from Gwendolyn Selsor, 1 Sept 1964
◙ Business cards (4) Monroe Drug Co, Unionville, MO; Putnam County Journal, Unionville; Unionville Pantograph, Unionville; Journal Printing Co, Kirksville, MO
     
  8:6 Miscellaneous Correspondence
    ◙ To FM Collier, St. Louis Globe-Democrat, re novelist F Marion Crawford, 12 Dec 1935
◙ From TJ Patterson, Shelton Insurance Agency, re policy on Unionville building, 10 June 1941
◙ To Asa Warner, Friendsville, PA, 4 Dec 1921  [photocopy]
     
  8:7 Estate of Frank Warner Towne
    ◙ Funeral ▪ Memorial folder ▪ Obituary, Unionville Republican, 9 Jan 1974 ▪ Record of donation to Methodist Memorial Fund from Journal Printing Co. and employees
◙ Joint Last Will and Testament of Frank W Towne and Mary E Towne, 29 May 1957 ▪ Codicil to the Last Will and Testament of Frank W Towne and Mary E Towne, 8 July 1970 [photocopies]
◙ Certificate of Death, Division of Health of Missouri [certified copy], for Frank Warner Towne, State File No 74-000041
◙ Estate of Frank W Towne, Probate Court of Adair County, Missouri, Estate No 25619 ▪ Edward R Jayne, Attorney at Law, to Robert L Link, 3 Mar 1974 ▪ Statement of Account (2), Davis & Davis Funeral Home & Kirksville Cemetery Association ▪ Notice of Letters Testamentary Granted, 13 Mar 1974 [2 certified copies] ▪ Notice of Letters Testamentary Granted, Unionville Republican, nd ▪ Inventory of assets in safety deposit box, First National Bank, Kirksville, MO (2c) ▪ US Fiduciary Income Tax Return, Form 1041, & Missouri Fiduciary Income Tax Return, Form 41, for 1975, with attachments ▪ Appraiser’s Notice of Hearing, 4 Feb 1976 (2c) ▪ Notice  of Filing of Final Settlement, 27 Feb 1976 ▪ Order Approving Final Settlement and Order for Final Distribution, 9 Mar 1976 ▪ Final Settlement, 29 Feb 1976
     
  8:8 Correspondence between Frank & Mary Elizabeth Towne
    ◙ Mary in Shawnee, OK to Frank at home in Unionville, MO, picture postcard, 19 Apr 1909
◙  Frank in Kirksville, MO to Mary in Unionville re house he had rented for their move, 23 Oct 1912
◙ Frank at home in Kirksville to Mary visiting her parents in Shawnee, OK (3), 28 Sept – 7 Oct 1913
◙ Mary in Shawnee, OK to Frank at home; picture postcards (6), 8 Sept-17 Oct 1917
◙ Frank at home to “Mother and Ruth” at undisclosed locale (Columbia, MO), 23 June & 14 July 1953, 25 Aug 1957
     
T1/9 Ruth Warner Towne Personal Records
   
  9:1 Autobiographical Sketch [third person manuscript]
     
  9:2 Baby Book
     
  9:3 Letters to Her Parents, Frank & Elizabeth Towne, 1949, 1952
    ◙ From Georgetown University, Washington, DC, June 11-July 14, 1949 [43]
◙ From University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, July 21, 1952 [1]
     
  9:4 Academic Records: Kirksville Public Schools
    ◙ Elementary school report cards (6), 1st-6th grades, 1923-24/1928-29 school years
◙ Certificates of Promotion (5), to 2nd-5th grades, to 7th grade
◙ Junior High report cards (3), 7th-9th grades, 1929-30/1931-32 school years
◙ Certificate of Promotion to 10th Grade
◙ Senior High report cards (3), Sophomore-Senior, 1932-33/1934-35 school years
◙ Certificates of placement (6), Northeast Missouri High School Contests, April 1933, 1934, 1935
◙ Kirksville Senior High School Diploma issued 24 May 1935 ▪ leather diploma folder with school & student names embossed in gold]
◙ Typed list of elementary teachers with comments
◙ “My First School”; list of teachers & classmates [photocopy]
◙ Kirksville Senior High School Commencement Program, 24 May 1935; “First Honor”  [valedictorian], Ruth Towne
     
  9:5 Academic Records: Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, 1935-39
    ◙ CW Martin to Mr & Mrs Frank W Towne re Ruth’s performance in his classes (2), 2 Dec 1937 & 7 Mar 1938
◙ Transcript of Record, Summer 1935-Summer 1939
◙ College Student’s Credential Card, 4 June 1935
◙ Membership Card No 2904, Alpha Chapter, Alpha Phi Sigma honorary scholastic fraternity, 2 Nov 1936
◙ Sheet of three (3) newspaper articles re Towne’s initiation into Cardinal Key & Kappa Delta Pi and receipt of scholarship for special work in social science  [clipped without paper name or date]
◙ Program for Commencement Convocation, 19 May 1939
     
  9:6 Academic Records: University of Missouri, 1939-40, 1949, 1951-53
    ◙ Application to Graduate School, Adviser’s Copy, 13 Nov 1939
◙ Official transcripts ▪ Fall & Winter 1939-40 terms (non-certified) ▪ Final (certified), AM degree conferred Aug 1940
◙ Grade Report for Institute on the Position of the US in World Affairs, The American University, Washington, DC, Summer 1949 ▪ Photo, with handwritten roster, of institute attendees ▪ Article re Towne’s attendance at institute [clipped without newspaper name or date]
◙ “Departmental Regulations for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy”
◙ Lewis E Atherton, Chairman of Towne’s doctoral program committee, to Towne re enrollment & details of her program of study (2), 31 July & 11 Oct 1951
◙ Grade reports (6) ▪ Fall 1951 ▪ Fall, Winter & Spring 1952 ▪ Winter & Spring 1953
◙ Registration for Office of Teacher Placement, 30 Jul 1952
◙ Postcards (19) mailed to Towne reporting final class grades, 1940, 1952
◙ Program for the Final Examination for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy of Ruth Warner Towne, University of Missouri Graduate School, Department of History, 24 July 1953
◙ Sheet of 3 articles re Towne working on Master of Arts at University of MO [clipped without newspaper name or date]
◙ Newspaper articles re ▪ PhD dissertation on William Joel Stone ▪ Receipt of PhD [clipped without newspaper name or date]
◙ Programs for University of Missouri Summer Commencement ▪ 2 Aug 1940 ▪ 31 July 1953
◙ Program for University Centennial Convocation, 1 Nov 1939
◙ Student ID Card, Student No 30633, validated for 6 terms, Fall 1951-52 through Summer 1963
     
  9:7 Annual Christmas Letters, 1972-79
     
  9:8 Driving Records
    ◙ Driver’s License Stub, nd ▪ License, expiration date of 5-19-95 (last one issued)
◙ Attorney Russell E Steele’s correspondence re traffic accident in Lewis County, MO, Apr 1992
     
  9:9 Correspondence from Lance & Nell Davis, Atlanta, GA
    ◙ To Ruth (3) 1953 & 1960
◙ To Mary (5), 1956-57, 1961-62 
◙ To Mary, Frank & Ruth, 1956
◙ Undated “get well” card
◙ Three (3) issues of The Screen Broadcaster containing articles/photos of Lance Davis, 1956-58
◙ Newspaper clippings re Lance Davis (3) ▪ “He Makes Courtesy Pay”, undated Unionville, MO paper ▪ “Underwriters’ Speaker – Lance Davis …”, Chattanooga Times, 21Nov 1953 ▪ “Cruising in the Caribbean”, Atlanta Journal, 18 Dec 1953
     
  9:10 Cat Stories & Photos
    ◙ “’This is My Story’ by Callie Towne with Help from her Person” [typescript]
◙ “Kitty Cucumber’s Christmas Morning” [typescript]
◙ “The Cucumbers Become Musicians” [typescript]
◙ “Kitty Cucumber’s Birthday Party” [typescript]
◙ “Musings of a Calico Cat” [manuscript]
◙ Color photo of “The Cucumbers”, Towne’s collection of porcelain cats
◙ Color photos (34) of Towne’s calico cat “Callie”, 1979-82  
     
  9:11 Correspondence from Kathryn Warner, Montrose, PA, 1982, 1984
     
  9:12 Miscellaneous Professional Documents
    ◙ Certificate of Prior Service Credit, Membership No 7816, Public School Retirement System of Missouri, 26 Nov 1948
◙ Acknowledgment of receipt of membership form, Public School Retirement System of Missouri, Membership No 7816, postmarked 16 Jul 1946
◙ Ruth L Riley, Gainesville, FL, to Towne, 22 Jan 1960, verifying membership since 1938 in unidentified national organization; membership no 34C92
◙ Delta Zeta membership card, Delta Sigma Chapter, nd
◙ Phi Alpha Theta membership certificate & card, Nu Chi chapter, 11 May, 1968
◙ Membership card no 2288, Alpha Chapter, Alpha Phi Sigma honorary scholastic fraternity, 17 June 1935
     
  9:13 Miscellaneous Personal Correspondence
    ◙ Annual Christmas letters, from Tim, Janice, Ben & Samantha Blickham, De Kalb, IL ▪ 1991, with enclosed photo of the family: Ben age 4 yrs, 3 mos; “Sami” age 3 yrs, 8 mos ▪ 1996, with enclosed photo of the children hanging their stockings
◙ Christmas card/letter from Bernice Pinnell, De Kalb, IL, 12 Jan 1992
◙ Announcement of the marriage of Kristine LuAnn Baker & Charles David Giovannini, 21 June 1997 ▪ Wedding gift thank you note from David & Krissy Giovannani, nd
◙ Maude Gallup, Kansas City, MO, to Ruth: 1951, 1958, 1972 ▪ from Trenton, MO, 1961
◙ Birthday letter from “Auntie Ivie”, 14 June 1947
◙ From Kerlin, 27 May 1940
◙ Letters (3) from Mom: Aug 1967, Dec 1969, Aug 1972 [date not given; just month & year, possibly added later]
◙ Memo (cc) to Bill Castles & letter to Ruth Towne from B Charles Leonard, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 10 Nov 1987, re possibility of article on Frank W Towne in Journal of Osteopathy
     
  9:14 Funeral Service “In Remembrance” Folders, Kirksville Friends
*Short obit printed on folder
    ◙ Della B Green, 1983 ◙ *Lois Madaline Mulford, 1997 ◙ *Max Elmer Mulford, 1996 ◙ *Jean Pearl Keller, 1997 ◙ Adolphus Charles Knapp, 1984 ◙ Harry L Mansfield, 1985 ◙ Ralph S Cross, 1971 ◙ Mildred Rider, 1969 ◙ *Ruth Barrett, 1994 ◙ *Patricia Ann Sapko, 1994 ◙ *Kenneth Clair Sykes, 1992 ◙ William Howard Kitts, 1983 ◙ Clifton Cornwell, Sr, 1965 ◙ *Clayton B Ofstad, 1994 ◙ *William F Hallm, 1994 ◙ *John Herbert Jepson, 1994 ◙ Jana Lynne Bowen, 1991 ◙ Thomas E Churchwell, 1990 ◙ Pauline (Dingle) Knobbs, 1987 ◙ *Lois Marie March, 1993 ◙ Ralph Eustace Valentine, 1960 ◙ Bessie Star Violette, 1938 ◙ *Lena Wilma (Christensen) Stewart, 1994 ◙ *Woodrow Thomas Rider, 1994 ▪ Memorial Service Order of Worship ◙ Rev Joseph W Thompson, 1989 ▪ Memorial Service Order of Worship ◙ Tally Jill Stephens, 1991 ▪ obit ◙ Bing Kun Shao, 1991 ▪ obit
     
  9:15 Correspondence with Legislators
    ◙ Responses to Towne’s letters of protest ▪ Stuart Symington, US Senate, re discontinuance of passenger train service, Nov 1967 ▪ Stuart Symington, US Senate, re raise in postal rates, Apr 1970 ▪ Thomas F Eagleton, US Senate, re raise in postal rates, Apr 1970 ▪ William N Hungate, US House, re raise in postal rates, Apr 1970 ▪ William N Hungate, US House, re discontinuance of flight service to Kirksville, May 1972
◙ Harold L Volkmer, US House of Representatives ▪ Letter from Towne, Jan 1995, re funding cuts for public broadcasting; Volkmer’s Jan & Mar 1995 responses ▪ Letter from Towne, Sept 1995, re Republican’s Budget Reconciliation Act; Volkmer’s Dec 1995 response ▪ Correspondence (4) among Towne, Volkmer, Lyndia Grant, DC City Council Offices, & Terry R Carlstran, National Park Service, Oct-Dec 1994, re National Memorial to Black Civil War Veterans ▪ “A New Memorial for Black Soldiers in the Civil War”, St Louis Post-Dispatch, 8 Sep 1994  
◙ Pat Danner, US House of Representatives, 11 Jan 1993; thank you for letter of congratulations
◙ Bekki Cook, MO Secretary of State; thank you for campaign contribution, 14 Apr 1997
◙ Towne to Thomas F Eagleton, US Senate, nd, re loss of Vice Presidential nomination ▪ Eagleton’s 24 Aug 1972 response
◙ Letters to Missouri Legislators re Equal Rights Amendment, 1 May 1973 ▪ Senator William Cason ▪ Senator William J Esely ▪ Representative Cloy E Whitney
     
  9:16 University of Missouri History Professors, Elmer Ellis & Lewis Atherton
    ◙ Publication of Elmer Ellis: Teacher, Scholar and Administrator (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1961) by committee of former students ▪ Letters (2) from Gilbert C Fite, 1 Nov & 11 Dec 1956, inviting Towne to planning session ▪ Minutes of 29 Dec meeting (Towne assigned to research Ellis articles in social science publications) ▪ Towne’s partial bibliography of Ellis articles in social science journals; handwritten notes ▪ Letter from Louis G Geiger, 28 Aug 1959, requesting statement of Towne’s experience with Ellis as an historian and scholar; Towne’s response, nd ▪ Memos (2) to Ellis’ former students from Committee, 17 Feb 1959 & 5 Apr 1961, re financing of book project; letter to Towne from William A Settle, 7 Dec 1959, re her contribution ▪ Photo of Settle presenting copy of book to Ellis clipped from unidentified newspaper ▪ Draft to letter to Lewis Atherton, nd, re Towne’s not attending presentation dinner; Ellis’ response to Towne, 15 June 1961, re her letter of appreciation in lieu of attendance
◙ Elmer Ellis Miscellany ▪ Articles (2) re new University of Missouri President; Kansas City Star, 24 Apr 1955, & St Louis Globe-Democrat, 1 May 1955 ▪ Articles (3) on retirement; St Louis Globe-Democrat, 28 May 1966; St Louis Globe-Democrat, nd [Aug 1966]; Columbia Daily Tribune, 1 Oct 1972 ▪ “2 Educators Receive First UMSL Awards”, St Louis Globe-Democrat, 1 Oct 1981 ▪ Obituaries (6) Columbia Missourian, nd; Columbia Daily Tribune, 28 Aug 1989; St Louis Post-Dispatch, 27 Aug & 4 Sept 1989; unidentified Kansas City paper ▪ “Interview with President Ellis”, Missouri Alumnus (Nov 1957) ▪ “Reflections with Elmer Ellis”, Arts & Science 1:1 (Spring 1982) ▪ Back half of dust jacket with author’s biography from Ellis’ book Henry Moore Teller: Defender of the West (Caldwell, ID: Caxton Printers, 1941) ▪ Thank you notes from Mrs Ruth Ellis, 8 Oct 1989, & William A Stauffer, University of Missouri Development Fund Board of Directors, 18 Sept 1989, for Towne’s gift to the memorial fund
◙ Lewis Atherton Miscellany ▪ Program for Atherton Recognition Day, 19 Apr 1986 & list of Atherton’s graduate students planning to attend ▪ Letter to N Gerald Barrier, University of Missouri Department of History re Towne’s appreciation of Atherton, undated copy ▪ Letter to Atherton, 7 Apr 1969, expressing appreciation for his work as teacher and advisor ▪ “Lewis E. Atherton (1905-1989)” by James W Goodrich removed from Missouri Historical Review 83:4 (July 1989)
     
T1/10 Mary Elizabeth (McCoy) Towne Personal Records
[See Frank’s files T1/8 for couple’s correspondence & joint records]
     
  10:1 Correspondence
    ◙ Color postcards (16) from sister Gertrude, Shawnee, OK, 21 Apr 1910-15 Jul 1912; variously signed “Gertrude”, “Gertie”, “Sis”, “GEB
◙ Color postcards (2) from Myra, Denver, CO, 13 Mar & 14 Apr 1911
◙ Postcard from Mabel, Coffeyville, KS, 29 Sep 1908
◙ Postcards (2) from Maude; Muskegon, MI, 3 June 1910; Brookfield, MO, 25 Nov 1912
◙ Postcards (3) from Mary/MBA, Muksegon, MI, 18 Aug 1909, 1911, nd
◙ Postcards (3) & letter (1) from aunt Sue Beckwith, Muskegon, MI, 15 Aug 1910-12 Jun 1912, 14 Nov 1915
◙ Letter from Pearl, Washington, DC, nd
◙ Letter to Ruth, [Columbia, MO], 22 June 1953
     
  10:2 Miscellaneous Documents
    ◙ College Student’s Credential Card, Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, Matriculation No 24535, 7 Sep 1950
◙ Membership card, Kirksville Chapter 184, Order of the Eastern Star of Missouri (2), 1964-65, 1965-66
◙ Visiting card for Mrs Frank W Towne
     
  10:3 Estate of Mary Elizabeth Towne [see Frank’s Estate file for joint Will]
    ◙ Funeral Memorial folder
◙ Certificate of Death, Division of Health of Missouri [certified copy], for Mary Elizabeth Towne, State File No 80-022885
◙ Correspondence re theft of Mary Towne’s watch from hospital room, Dec 1980-Jan 1981 ▪ Ruth W Towne to Administrator, Kirksville Osteopathic Hospital, with clipping of “Lost and Found” notice published in local newspaper ▪ Robert C Wolleben, Associate Administrator, Kirksville Osteopathic Health Center, to Ruth W Towne, (2)
◙ Estate of Mary E Towne, Probate Court of Adair County, Missouri, Estate No CV280-105P ▪ Statement from Davis Funeral Home for funeral expenses ▪ Notice of Letters Testamentary Granted 18 Feb 1981 ▪ Edward R Jayne, Attorney at Law, to Ruth W Towne, 18 Feb 1981, re estate inventory ▪ Typed inventory lists (3) ▪ Jewelry inventory with sale receipts for some items ▪ Statement from Kirksville Daily Express for publication of legal notice, 13 Mar 1981 ▪ Inventory and Appraisement, 13 Aug 1982 ▪ Notice of Filing of Final Settlement and Petition for Distribution, 21 Jul 1982 and legal notice published 29 Jan & 5, 12, 19 Feb [1982] ▪ Appraiser’s Notice of Hearing for 9 Sept 1982 ▪ Judge Joyce M Otten to Edward R Jaynes, 4 Feb 1983, re final settlement being due ▪ Citation, State of Missouri to Ruth W Towne, for failure to file settlement as required by law, 8 Mar 1983 ▪ Jayne & Steele, Attorneys at Law, to Ruth W Towne, Statement for services re Mary Towne Estate, 1 Apr 1983 ▪ Order Approving Final Settlement and Order of Distribution, 7 Apr 1983 ▪ Final Settlement
◙ Sheet of photocopied clippings (8) from re death; obit, estate legal notices, death notices, etc, clipped without newspaper names or dates
     
T1/11 Genealogy Miscellaneous
     
  11:1 McCoy-Henry-Guffey Families  
    ◙ Letter to Donatti McCoy Miller, Amarillo, TX, 16 & 17 Apr 1990 [2 drafts of same letter with added handwritten notes]
◙ Letters (4) from Mary Lee Bailey, Queen City, MO ▪ 11 Apr 1979, transmitting Family Group Record Sheets (7) for John Henry, and James, Henry, John McDonald, Joshua, Richard & John Fletcher Guffey [some with Ruth Towne’s added handwritten notes] and photocopy of letter from Betty Swisher, Green Castle, MO, 3 Nov 1877 ▪ 9 Apr 1990 ▪ 13 Sept 1991 ▪ 18 Mar 1992 transmitting “Relatives of Josephine (Henry) McCoy” & “Ancestors of Josephine (Henry) McCoy” dated 17 Mar 1992
◙ Letter to Mary Lee Bailey, Queen City, MO 21 Apr 1990
◙ Memorial folder from funeral of Myrtle Heckethorn, Muskegon, MI ▪ photo of unidentified woman, possibly Myrtle, tucked inside
◙ Typed list [carbon copy] of McCoy children labeled “Trenton Missouri February 10th 1935 / Copied from Original Paper”
◙ Color photos (7) taken 1995, Putnam County, MO [identified by Towne on back]: ▪ Blue Bird Creek at approximate site of John Henry’s murder ▪ Site of original Henry cabin ▪ Thorne-Stockton Cemetery ▪ John & Elizabeth Henry grave stone, Thorne-Stockton Cemetery ▪ Elizabeth Guffey grave stone, Thorne-Stockton Cemetery ▪ Henry Guffey grave stone, Thorne-Stockton Cemetery ▪ Bronze plaque recording Henry Guffey’s service in War of 1812
◙ Letter [1st page only] from Mrs W C Raney, Jerome, IA, postmarked 21 June 1939, re her parents, John & Elizabeth (Guffey) Henry
◙ Obituaries (2): Jennie G Speaks & Selma I Robbins [clipped from a Putnam County newspaper, nd]
◙ Receipts from Roesch Brothers Funeral Home, Shawnee, OK (3) & City of Shawnee, OK (1) re burial of Mrs Josephine McCoy ▪ Sheet of photocopied undated obits from Unionville, MO & Shawnee newspapers for Able McCoy (4) & Josephine McCoy (4)
     
  11:2 Stewart Family
    ◙ Formal Wedding Announcements ▪ Napoleon Bonaparte Fenton & Elizabeth Stewart Trigg, Unionville, MO, 17 Sept 1903 ▪ Fred B Oehler & Georgia Ruth Swearngin, Centerville, IA, 24 June 1907
◙ Pages from unidentified Memphis or Scotland Co history re Pitkin family [photocopies]
     
  11:3 Notes re all Family Lines
    ◙ Ruth Towne’s Pedigree Chart (chart 1), 2 Jan 1983
◙ Handwritten note pages for individual members of Warner, Towne, Smith, Henry, Stewart & McCoy families
     
  11:4 Correspondence with Libraries, Historical Societies, etc, re all Family Lines
    ◙ Susquehanna County, PA Historical Society and Free Library, Montrose, PA (17), Sept 1981-Feb 1982, Feb 1990, Mar-June 1991, June 1993
◙ Lawrence E Leamer, Vestal, NY, 17 Mar 1982 ▪ Towne’s reply, 14 June
◙ Susquehanna County, PA ▪ Registrar & Recorder, Nov 1981 ▪ County Clerk, Jan 1982
◙ Department of the Army, Carlisle Barracks, PA (2), Sept 1979
◙ Towne to National Archives, Washington, DC (2), 31 July 1990 with cc to Harold Volkmer ▪ NARA Response, 6 Sept ▪ Volkmer’s letter to NARA, 11 Sept
◙ Lanark Public Library, Lanark, IL, 25 Aug 1982 ▪ Carroll County, IL map ▪ Ethel W Weidman, Carroll County Historical Society, 4 Aug 1982 ▪ George L Bussey, Sacramento, CA, 29 Aug 1982
◙ Lois Letch, Unionville, MO, to Towne, nd, (2) re Putnam County newspapers & records formerly in the public library ▪ Myron Towne’s speech at Unionville Old Soldiers Reunion, 18 Sept 1889 [transcript typed from Unionville Republican, 25 Sept 1889]
     
T1/12 First United Methodist Church, Kirksville
     
  12:1 Archives and History Commission 
    ◙ Meeting Minutes ▪ 25 Apr, 27 June & 17 Oct 1983 ▪ 5 Mar, 25 Apr & 25 July 1984 ▪ 21 July 1986 ▪ 6 July 1987 ▪ 5 Mar & 12 June 1990 ▪ 10 June 1991
◙ Budget Request and Goals (7), 1986-90, 1993 [2 versions 1987]
◙ Report on Work of the Archives and History Commission since 1976 (ca Aug 1983; see June ’83 Minutes)
◙ Suggested topics of discussion for Commission, nd
◙ Suggested titles for Archives files [record groups], nd
◙ Guide Lines to determine what may be discarded, nd
◙ Alanna Preussner, Grants Specialist, Northeast Missouri State University, to Towne, 7 Nov 1990, re advice on applying for grants
◙ Announcement of “Heritage Sunday 1992” with biographical sketch of Abram Still
◙ Order information for United Methodist Minister Official Grave Marker
◙ Church newsletters (2) ▪ requesting donation of old church pictures, Sept 1983 ▪ announcing Archives cataloguing project, Sept 1993
◙ Specifications and budget for renovation of Archives room & receipt for furniture, 1991
     
  12:2 Memorials & Dedications
    ◙ New Building ▪ Program for cornerstone laying, 31Oct 1954 [photocopy] ▪ Program for consecration of sanctuary, 23 Oct 1955 ▪ Program for dedication of new building following payment of debt, 7 Jan 1962 ▪ Program for dedication of Rose Window, 13 Oct 1985 (2c) ▪ List of church pews and stained glass window panels sold ▪ Description of art glass windows in the Sanctuary ▪ List of memorial and special gifts “being dedicated today”, nd ▪ Description of symbolism used in the Sanctuary
◙ Program for dedication of Christian Education Building, 26 Aug 1979 (2c)
◙ Ministers’ Portrait Gallery ▪ Program for dedication, 26, July 1981 (2c) containing short biographical sketches of pastors,1930-81: EN Garrett, Joseph W Thompson, H Hugh Snider, John W Ward, Fred P Hanes, Ralph H Hicks, John W Ward Jr, Marvin Fortel, Richard J Detweiler ▪ Correspondence, 1981 (4) with Richard J Detweiler, Joseph W Thompson and John W  Ward ▪ Photo of Marvin Fortel, pastor 1962-70 ▪ Photo of Joseph W Thompson, pastor 1933-40 & District Superintendent 1950-56 ▪ Newspaper article re dedication clipped without paper name [Kirksville Daily Express] or date
     
  12:3 “Moment for History” Articles on church history written by Towne for newsletter [some in typescript, some in published form; most in series format]
    ◙ Denominational History: ▪ The Book of Discipline ▪ Ordination ▪ The Methodist Class ▪ Division and reunification of the Methodist Episcopal Church [MEC] and Methodist Episcopal Church South [MECS] ▪ Methodist terminology ▪ Blacks in the Methodist Church ▪ Itinerancy, circuits and conferences ▪ The connectional system ▪ Apportionments ▪ Woman’s Home Missionary Society ▪ Missionary efforts in foreign lands ▪ Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society ▪ Ladies’ Aid Society in the Civil War ▪ German Methodist Church ▪ Methodist educational institutions ▪ Methodism and the Great Depression ▪ Camp meetings ▪ Women in the MEC ▪ Methodism and the temperance movement
◙ Missouri Conference(s) ▪ Post Civil War developments ▪ Coming of missionaries to Northeast Missouri ▪ Division of the church over slavery ▪ MEC in Missouri after the Civil War ▪ Missouri Wesleyan College ▪ Central Methodist College ▪ Central Wesleyan College
◙ Local Churches ▪ First MEC Building in Kirksville ▪ Parsonages ▪ First mention of a Methodist church in Kirksville ▪ Kirksville MEC in 1864 ▪ The 1955 fire ▪ Debt and fundraising in the 1930s ▪ Church hit by lightening, March 1940 ▪ The outdoor chapel ▪ MECS in Kirksville ▪ Washington School in the MECS Community House ▪ Heating in old church buildings ▪ Itinerancy and Kirksville pastors ▪ Deaconess Margaret Shuman ▪ Sale of MECS building & furnishings ▪ Razing of old parsonage recalls Battle of Kirksville ▪ Closing of the Mulanix St Church (MECS) ▪ Rev George H Cosper and church indebtedness ▪ “My Church” by Jeanne Truitt Coy ▪ Wesley Foundation at NMSU ▪ Decker Chapel ▪ Woman’s Home Missionary Society ▪ Pastorates of Hastings McNamee & George H Cosper ▪ The 1899-1900 building ▪ The church historian
◙ The New Building ▪ Consecration of the new Sanctuary ▪ First service in the new Sanctuary ▪ Pew donations ▪ Gifts of furnishings ▪ Cornerstone laying ▪ Construction ▪ Building fund ▪ Design of the new building ▪ The building committee ▪ WSCS fundraising ▪ Sanctuary windows ▪ The Rose Window ▪ Renovation of Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall during Rev John H Millsaps’ pastorate ▪ Planning for the Educational Building ▪ The tower unit
     
  12:4 Articles on Church History by Rev Joseph Thompson
    ◙ “A History of the First United Methodist Church of Kirksville, Missouri”, nd [photocopied from unidentified publication] ▪ Short version of same article [mimeographed typescript]
◙ “A Brief History of the First United Methodist Church of Kirksville, Missouri”, nd [mimeographed typescript]
◙ “History of the Building Program, First United Methodist Church”, 21 Jan 1973 [mimeographed typescript]
◙ “The Annual Conference in the United Methodist Church”, nd [mimeographed typescript]
     
  12:5 Research for & Publication of From These Beginnings: A History of First United Methodist Church, Kirksville, Missouri. Kirksville: Journal Printing Co., 1984.
    ◙ Carol Carothers Meyers, St Louis, to Towne (5), re church history written by her father, Manville Carothers in 1950s, 24 Aug 1983-5 July 1984 [letter of 30 Aug 1983 also contains information on the Towne home at 709 N Davis]
◙ Betty Carothers Creamer, Estes Park, CO, to Towne, re use of her documents & memorabilia, 23 Sept 1983
◙ Audrey L Woodruff, Independence, MO, to Towne (2), re biographical data of former pastors, 16 Feb & 5 July 1984
◙ Gregory K Poole, Missouri East Conference Council on Ministries, to Towne, re biographical data of former pastors, 21 Feb 1984
◙ Frances Fuller Spanier, Hutchinson, KS,  to Towne, re her own & her mother’s activities in the church, 3 Oct 1983
◙ Letters of thanks (4) for donated copies of the book, June-Aug 1984 ▪ State Historical Society of Missouri ▪ Missouri West Conference Archives ▪ General Conference Commission on Archives ▪ New England Historic & Genealogical Society
◙ William F Hall, Kirksville, to Towne, re appreciation of the book, 12 July 1984
◙ Ruth Towne’s “report” on why and how the book was researched and written; typescript, nd
◙ NMSU press release, 27 June 1984, re publication ▪ clippings (2);  5 July 1984 Milan Standard, one unidentified
◙ Quotation from Journal Printing Company for printing of 500 copies, 2 Jan 1984
◙ Letter & form from International Standard Book Numbering Agency, 13 June 1984, assigning ISBN number
     
  12:6 Minutes of the Council on Ministries, 1983-94
    ◙ 14 Feb & 11 Apr 1983
◙ 13 Feb, 2 May & 8 Oct 1984
◙ 10 June 1985
◙ 10 Feb & 9 June 1986
◙ 8 Feb, 11 Apr & 11 Sept (retreat) 1988
◙ 13 Feb, 12 June & 11 Dec 1989
◙ 12 Feb, 9 Apr, 11 June & 8 Oct 1990
◙ 11 Feb 1991
◙ 1994 Retreat
     
  12:7 Margaret Circle, United Methodist Women
    ◙ Minutes ▪ 19 June & 18 Sept 1986; ▪ 20 Dec 1997; ▪ 10 Jan, 14 Feb & 14 Mar 1998
◙ United Methodist Women 1998 Yearbook
◙ Programs on “Lent” presented by Towne
     
T1/13 United Methodist Church History, Missouri & Denominational
     
  13:1 Missouri East Conference Commission on Archives and History
    ◙ Form letter to local church historians from George W Heslar, Conference Historian, 1 Mar 1972, re local church records and history
◙ Recommendations for a Common Policy on Archival Deposits for the Agencies of the Missouri East Annual Conference
◙ Job Description for the Church Historian in a United Methodist Congregation
◙ United Methodist Museum of Missouri Annual Report 1980-81
◙ Miscellaneous correspondence (9) 1980-82, 1987, 1991
◙ Minutes ▪ 27 Oct 1980 ▪ 23 Mar* &16 Nov 1981 ▪16 Mar*&15 Nov 1982 ▪ 8 Mar* & 28 Nov 1983 ▪ 9 Feb, 13 July & 8 Oct 1984 ▪ 21 Feb* & 22 Oct 1985 ▪ 9 Apr & 30 Oct 1986 ▪ 20 Oct 1987 ▪ 4 Oct 1988 ▪ 18 Apr* & 3 Oct 1989 ▪ 27 Mar* & 15 Oct 1990 ▪ 9 Apr* &15 Oct 1991 ▪ 31 Mar* & 13 Oct 1992 ▪ 26 Mar 1993* ▪18 Mar 1994 [*joint meeting with Missouri West Conference Commission]
◙ Gary McDowell, Commission Chairman, to Towne (4) re her  presentation on church history at next Annual Conference, 29 Aug 1989-16 Feb 1990,
◙ James A Sanderson, Centenary United Methodist Church, Cape Girardeau, to R Vergil Eaton, Rolla, 4 Oct 1989, re annual  “historical paper” in the Conference Journal [photocopy]
◙ Towne’s letter of resignation from the Commission with recommendation of Mark Hanley as her replacement, 10 Sept 1994
◙ Obituary for Rev Albea Godbold, St Louis Post-Dispatch, 25 July 1994
◙ Raitt, Jill. John Wesley and the Eucharist, nd [typescript]
The Structure of the United Methodist Church.  Evanston, IL: United Methodist Communications, [1980].
     
  13:2 Articles by Towne on Various Aspects of Church History [undated typescripts; with research documents]
    The Social Gospel in American Methodism The Social Creed of the Methodist Church. Washington, DC: General Board of Christian Social Concerns of the Methodist Church, 1960.
The Woman’s Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church: Missouri Aspects, 1880-1939 ▪ Minutes of the Annual Meeting, Woman’s Home Missionary Society, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1924, 1925, 1926 [photocopies]
     
T1/14 Kirksville & Adair County History
     
  14:1 Adair County Historical Society
    The Adair Historian (ACHS newsletter) ▪ 1:1 (June 1976) ▪ 1:1, 3 (Summer 1996, Winter 1997) ▪ 2:1-2 (Summer, Fall 1997)
◙ Minutes of the Publication Committee, 16 Feb 1976
◙ Letter to the membership from the Board of Directors, 6 Jan 1998, re possible sale of the museum building by the Sojourners Club
◙ Typed notes re beginnings of ACHS in 1917 and its 1975 reorganization
◙ Letter from Leona S Morris, Missouri Historical Review, State Historical Society of Missouri, to Ruth W Towne, Publications Chairman, ACHS, 26 Jan 1976, re ACHS reorganization 
◙ Workshop series “Learning to Value and Preserve Our Local and Regional Heritage for the Enrichment of the Present and Future”, Oct-Nov 1979 ▪ Program schedule ▪ memo to NMSU Social Science faculty
     
  14:2 Adair County Courthouses
    ◙ History / Architecture (sect 7 of National Historic Register application) by David D. March
◙ Newspaper clippings ▪ “The Corner Stone Laid”, Kirksville Democrat, 6 May 1898 ▪ “Seek National Recognition for Adair Courthouse”, Express & News, 25 Dec 1977 ▪ “First Adair Courthouse Completed in July 1843”, Kirksville Daily Express, 25 July 1991
     
  14:3 Newspaper Clippings re Kirksville & Adair County Historic Buildings
    ◙ St Mary’s Catholic Church, Adair, MO; articles from Kirksville Daily Express (3) ▪ Placed on National Register of Historic Places, 9 Feb 1975 ▪ Restoration efforts, ca Summer 1976 & 18 Sep 1977
◙ “The Cabins” Historic District (Fort Clark, Ira Collett Home. George/John Cain Home, Asa King Collett Home); articles from Kirksville Daily Express (2) ▪ Placed on National Register of Historic Places, 28 Aug 1979 ▪ History of the area, 30 July 1992
◙ “Grim Building on National Register of Historic Places”, 1979 [clipped w/out paper name or date]
◙ “Traveler’s Hotel Grand Old Lady in Many Ways”, Kirksville Daily Express, 10 Jan 1989
◙ “Kirksville 1899” (photo, east side of square & beyond), Express & News, 13 Dec 1988
◙ “The Hotels of Kirksville” (reproductions of picture postcards of Dockery, Pool & Willard Hotels), Express & News, 18 Oct 1988
◙ Dockery Hotel: articles re placement on National Register (2) ▪ ca 1979 [clipped w/out paper name or date] ▪ Razing of building, Express & News, 5 Mar 1989
◙ “Davis-Playle is Area’s Oldest Funeral Home”, Kirksville Daily Express, 6 May 1990
◙ “Porter School: A Vision Re-Visited”; brochure for 1993 exhibit by The Adair County Historical Society ▪ two black & white snapshots of Porter school, 1973
     
  14:4 Newspaper Clippings re Kirksville Historic Homes
    ◙ Series of articles by Judy Tritz in The Kirksville Crier, Apr-May 1989, re houses designed or remodeled by architect Irwin Dunbar: ▪ Dockery home (remodel), 904 E Washington ▪ Reed home aka Bonfoey Inn, 1608 S Baltimore ▪ East Normal St houses: Myers, No 813; Truitt, No 1005; Attebery, No 1301 ▪ Gibbs/ Truitt/Dunbar home (remodel), 815 E Illinois ▪ Letter to the Editor re Trunnel home, 405 S Halliburton
◙ Evans/Frank home, 1003 E Illinois: “Turn-of-Century Mansion Restored by Mikel Family”, by Judy Tritz, The Kirksville Crier, 6 Sep 1989
◙ Selby house, 316 N Franklin: “Growing Up in the Selby House”, The Kirksville Crier, 13 Dec 1989
◙ Sneed home, 415 E Washington ▪ “Mrs Sneed’s House”, The Adair Historian, nd ▪ “Restored Home Enjoys Historic Kirksville Past”, Kirksville Daily Express, 28 July 1994
◙ Brashear home, 1318 E Normal: “Couple Breathes New Life Into Historic Home”, Kirksville Daily Express, 31 July 1996
◙ Mills home, 215 N Mulanix: “Landmark to be Razed” [clipped w/out paper name or date]
◙ Still home, 218 S Osteopathy; “Possible Demolition of the Dr. Charles Still Mansion is Planned”, Express & News, 19 July 1987
◙ Ringo home, 405 E Hickory: “Ringo Place Destroyed by Fire Today”, Kirksville Daily Express, 1 Oct 1931  
◙ Kellogg house, E Illinois: “Kellogg Home, Long a Landmark of Kirksville Area, Built in 1870’s”, Express & News, 20 Apr 1958
◙ Parcells house, 802 E Washington: “Parcells House Dates Back to Civil War”, Kirksville Daily Express, 19 Jan 1970
◙ Archer/Tharp house: “The Rumor Laden Archer Mansion …”, The Kirksville Crier, nd [ca 1981]
◙ Menu from Bonfoey Inn, nd
     
  14:5 Kirksville History Articles by Towne [typed drafts, nd]
    The Mind-Set of Kirksville in 1900
◙ Observations on the relationship of the population of Kirksville to those with disabilities [not titled]
Restoration of Downtown Kirksville
Setting the Records Straight [re Kirksville houses]
History of Kirksville and Adair County & Introduction to Kirksville
     
  14:6 American Association of University Women, Kirksville Branch
    History of the Kirksville Branch of AAUW; five (5) versions; same basic content with slight wording or type style differences; original typescripts, 2 @ 4 pgs & 3 @ 3 pgs, 1976
◙ Correspondence (4) among Norma Servi, Missouri Division, Lexington; Trude F Lear, Kirksville; & Ruth W Towne, Mar 1979, re 1976 history of Kirksville Branch in Missouri Division Bulletin; Towne’s letter transmits copies of 6-page & 2-page versions
◙ 1994-95 Membership Roster & Meetings Calendar; branch history on reverse
◙ 1976-77 Officer Roster & Meetings Calendar [pp 4-5 of unidentified publication]
     
  14:7 Kirksville Trust Company, 1923-26
    Mysteries of a Bank Failure: The Kirksville Trust Company. Typescript, nd.
The Saga of the Failure of the Kirksville Trust Company.  Typescript, nd. [Towne’s handwritten note, “working copy to rewrite more toward popular audience”; this copy includes bibliography]
◙ Kirksville Trust Company Articles & Certificate of Incorporation [photocopy from Adair County Record Book]
◙ Deed for sale of Kirksville Trust Company real estate, Commissioner of Finance to Paul D & Eileen Higbee, 23 Mar 1923 [photocopy from Adair County Deed Book]
◙ Letter to “Ruth” from “Jim”, Mayville, ND, 6 Jan 1996 re her manuscript
◙ Newspaper articles (151) re suicide of Lonnie Gibbs; failure of the company with resulting receivership & lawsuits; trial & imprisonment of Frank Gibbs, 1923 (Mar 1923-Oct 1925) 1931; and suicide of Frank Gibbs (1), June 1937 [Note: although these copies were all labeled as being from the Kirksville Daily Express, some have the appearance of being from the Weekly Graphic or the Kirksville Journal]
     
  14:8 The Still Family / Osteopathy
    Abram Still: Missionary to the West.  Typescript (working draft w/ handwritten corrections), nd
◙ Letter from Georgia Walter, AT Still Memorial Library, 14 Feb 1984, re Towne’s manuscript
◙ Review of Andrew Taylor Still: 1828-1917 by Carol Trowbridge in The Journal of American History, Sept 1992
◙ Still-Laughlin family obits & weddings in the Kirksville Daily Express & unidentified KCOM publication ▪ Nimrod Laughlin, died 17 Aug 1926 ▪ George M Laughlin, died 15 Aug 1948 ▪ Blanche Still Laughlin, died 29 Oct 1959 ▪ JS Denslow died 19 Dec 1982 ▪ Mary Jane Laughlin Denslow, died 15 Jan 1991 ▪ Charles Still Jr, died 28 Feb 1995 ▪ Dorris Shelton Still, died 29 Apr 1997 ▪ Rachel Karlene Still, married 17 Feb 1996 (2 articles)
◙ “The First School of Osteopathic Medicine: A Chronicle” 14 articles by Georgia Warner Walter in the Kirksville Daily Express, Spring 1992; series written for Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine’s centennial
◙ “Portraits of Leadership” by Peggy Smith; article re KCOM’s first 8 presidents clipped from unidentified KCOM publication, nd
◙ “The First School of Osteopathy”, parts 4-6, by Georgia Walter; clipped from unidentified KCOM publication, nd
◙ “A Landmark is Passing in Kirksville”; article re razing of original American School of Osteopathy building clipped from unidentified KCOM publication, nd
◙ Women in osteopathy ▪ “Teamwork to the Finish: Women & Osteopathy”, exhibit brochure, Still National Osteopathic Museum, 1996 ▪ “Will It Injure a Lady’s Social Standing to Study Osteopathy?”, Still National Osteopathic Museum News, Spring 1996
     
  14:9 Adair County Historical Society Symposium in Honor of David DeArmond March, “Missouri Historians and the Humanities”, 20-21 Nov 1980
    ◙ Grant proposal to Missouri Committee for the Humanities, 10 Oct 1980
◙ MCH’s notice of grant award, Grant No MH-524-80, 17 Oct 1980 ▪ request for interim report, 4 Nov ▪ notice of receipt, final report ▪ notice of final payment on grant
◙ Correspondence with Symposium speaker William E Parrish, University of Missouri (3), 29 Oct-4 Nov
◙ Publicity ▪ Press Releases (2) ▪ letter to ACHS members, 6 Nov ▪ letter to Missouri history teachers, 5 Nov ▪ letter to Phi Alpha Theta members, 13 Nov ▪ undated clipping from The Index ▪ program flyer  
◙ Brochure about Dr March
◙ Presentations evaluation forms (4) ▪ evaluation tabulations (4)
◙ Project Director’s Interim Report [draft] ▪ Final Report ▪ Final Financial Report
◙ MCH newsletter Humanities News 8:4 (Winter 1981) listing grant award
◙ Letters from symposium speakers requesting payment of promised honorariums (5), Dec 1980-Feb 1981
◙ List of thank you letters to be sent
◙ Purchase Order to Videotape Products for video of symposium
     
T1/15 Journal Printing Company, Kirksville
     
  15:1 Towne, Ruth Warner.  The Journal Printing Company of Kirksville: An Example of Small Town Printing Industry, 1865-1984.  Typescript, [ca 1994].
     
  15:2 Company Documents
    ◙ Articles of Incorporation; filed for record 22 Apr 1897*
◙ Certificate of Incorporation 30 Apr 1897* 
◙ Record of Meeting of Stockholders for the purpose of increasing capital stock; filed for record 23 July 1903* 
◙ Record of Meeting of Stockholders for the purpose of increasing capital stock; filed for record 14 Apr 1910* 
◙ Certification by Secretary of State of the increase in capital stock, filed for record 23 Apr 1910*
◙ 25-year financial history, ca 1922 [typescript, carbon copy]
◙ Annual Statement for the Year ended 31 Dec 1975
◙ Arnold Willms of Wade, Stables, Schanbacher & Walker, Certified Public Accountants, to Robert L Link, 10 Jan 1980, transmitting drafts of special minutes re complete liquidation of the company
◙ Arnold Willms of Wade, Stables, Schanbacher & Walker, Certified Public Accountants, to the Stockholders, 14 Feb 1980, transmitting financial statements & certifying audit of the records for the year ended 31 Dec 1979
◙ Memo from Robert L Link, nd, transmitting liquidating distribution for Journal Building Co and announcing Link Building Co partnership
◙ Seller’s Statement for property at 119 S Elson [Journal Printing Co building], 4 Jan 1989; Link Building Company, seller, to Wen Jium Minn and Shyn Chyn Minn, buyers
◙ Link Building Company disbursal to partners, 4 Jan 1989; & 31 Dec 1990 estimate of final disbursal anticipated 31 Mar 1991
[*photocopy from Adair County Record Book]
     
  15:3 Research  re Company History
    ◙ “Get Acquainted with Kirksville’s Oldest Firm”, advertisement in Kirksville Daily Express, 16 Sept 1942
◙ Williams, Jon and Doug Shoop. “The Presses Have Stopped”.  Chariton Collector 5:1 (Winter 1984), 22-24.
◙ Five (5) articles re new equipment & new building, Kirksville Journal, 5 May 1904-9 Nov 1905
 ◙ Article re Kirksville Telephone Company leasing upper floor of Journal Building, Kirksville Journal, 14 Sept 1905
◙ Front page of Kirksville Journal Fiftieth Anniversary Number, 5 Nov 1914, & photo of WM Gill, founding editor, from pg 2
◙ “C.F. Link is Made Manager of Journal Co.”, Kirksville Daily Express. 8 Apr 1924
◙ Two (2) articles re sale of the Journal to FR Moore & his merging with Brashear News, Kirksville Journal, Aug-Sept 1925
◙ “Towne and Link to Run Printing Co.”, re change in management at death of CF Link, Kirksville Daily Express, 2 Jan 1941
◙ “Journal Printing Co. Now in its 100th Year”, Kirksville Daily Express, 28 Feb 1965
◙ Two (2) articles re sale of company to Jack and Judy Emerick, Kirksville Daily Express, nd [ca July 1979]
◙ “City’s Oldest Business Closes After 119 Years”, Express & News, 2 Dec 1984
◙ “Printed Memories: Remembrances of a Landmark”, Daily Express & News, 28 July 1994
     
  15:4 Photographs
    ◙ Frank W Towne (2) ▪ seated at his desk in Journal office, nd ▪ standing outside building (USO sign in window), ca 1942 [see sketch in 1942 ad, 1/15:3]
◙ Charles F Link (2) ▪ Formal portrait, Christmas 1930 [ID on back] ▪ seated at his desk in Journal office, nd [copied from an original, source not indicated]
◙ Telephone Company operators’ room, 2nd floor Journal Building, 1918 [photo provided by Southwestern Bell to Adair County Bicentennial Committee for publication in Book of Adair County History, pg 266]
◙ Journal Printing Company Building, McPherson St side, ca 1905 [copied from an original, source not indicated]
◙ Bindery & stock room, FL Link at front desk, ca 1910 [copied from EM Violette’s History of Adair County, pg 1006]
◙ Composing room, ca 1910, 2c [copied from EM Violette’s History of Adair County, pg 1006]
◙ Press room, ca 1910 [copied from EM Violette’s History of Adair County, pg 1007]
◙ Gas Engine & 8 ¾ kw Generator, ca 1910 [copied from EM Violette’s History of Adair County, pg 1007]
◙ Bindery & stock room, ca 1910; 5 unidentified female employees & FL Link
◙ The presses, nd (2c)
◙ The Journal Printing Company building, Elson St facade, ca 1970s (2c)
◙ Frank L Link home, 404 E Jefferson, ca 1900 [copied from Kirksville, Missouri: Its Business and its Beauties as Seen Through the Camera, pg 99]
     
T1/16 Unionville, Missouri History
     
  16:1 Unionville Centennial Celebrations
    ◙ Lochhead, Glen H.  Commemorating a Century of Faith in the United Methodist Church of Unionville, Missouri.  Unionville: the Church, 1974.
◙ Invitation to Unionville Centennial, 15-17 July 1955
     
  16:2 Articles on Putnam County History in The Unionville Republican by Frank W Towne   
    ◙ “The Horseless Carriage Comes to Putnam County”, 2 Oct 1968 [handwritten and printed versions]
◙  “When Unionville Was Featured on the Nation’s Front Pages”, 26 Mar 1969; ▪ “An Omission in Chautauqua Story”, nd [clipping incomplete] ▪ Letter from Frank W Towne to Aaron Stuckey, Unionville Republican, nd, requesting information from the paper’s archives for inclusion in the article; Stukey’s answers added
◙ Letter to the Editor identifying barbers in recently published photo, nd
◙ Two (2) letters to the editor re article in recent issue ▪ “More Interesting Facts on Putnam Fadeless Dyes”, 3 July 1968 ▪ “Putnam Fadeless Dye Moved June, 1907”, [7] July 1968
     
  16:3 Articles on Putnam County History in The Unionville Republican by Mrs Nathan Wells & Others 
    ◙ Articles by Mrs Nathan Wells, July 1968-Aug 1968 ▪ “James Turner – Unionville Merchant 1871-1892” ▪ “1909 Business Directory of Unionville” ▪ “A Gazeteer of 1876” ▪ “Then and Now” ▪ “School Buildings of Unionville Through a Century” ▪ “Unionville Seminary” ▪ “Mendota – Coal” ▪ “Howland”
◙ “Quakerville and It’s [sic] Academy” by GW Corporon, 1955, 5 Mar 1969
◙ “Farmer Store Personnel, 1904 [no date or by-line]
◙ “Grade 2 of Unionville School, Class of 1892-93”, 5 Apr 1967 [no by-line]
◙  Two (2) articles on the Carroll Mansion, 8 & 15 Mar 1972 [no by-line]
     
  16:4 Correspondence between Stella M (Mrs Nathan) Wells, Lucerne, MO, & Frank W Towne, 1968-71
    ◙ Wells to Towne (6) re their articles in The Unionville Republican, 1968-69
◙ Wells to Towne requesting information on Beverly H Bonfoey, 22 Oct 1970 ▪ Towne’s response, Jan 1971, with enclosures ▪  “B.H. Bonfoey” by Frank W Towne [typescript, nd] ▪ Letter from Towne to BW Bonfoey, Kirksville, Nov 1970, requesting information on his family history, specifically his great-grandfather ▪ “Some Prominent Citizens of 1900 – Unionville”, Unionville Republican, 10 July 1968
     
  16:5 The Monroe Drug Company / Putnam Fadeless Dyes
    ◙ Schultz, Robert G. “The Monroe Drug Company, 1876-1976: A Century of Chemical Enterprise”.  Student research paper, ca 1979; includes photo of the Monroe Drug Co building, the Rexall Drug Store, Unionville, ca 1979 ▪ Photo of Schultz’s research project exhibit, Pickler Memorial Library ▪ Note from Schultz to Prof [Ruth] Towne, 19 Apr 1979, transmitting photocopy of Monroe Drug Co/Putnam Fadeless Dyes cover with 1897 “Lena Cancel” & information re the cancel, including 1937 letter from Lena’s sister, Dollie (Brawford) Haynes ▪ Note from Schultz to Towne, 21 July 1981, transmitting Putnam Fadeless Dyes cover cancelled 1906
◙ Godfrey, Sherry.  “Putnam Fadeless Dyes 1895-1907”.  Student research paper, draft copy w/ handwritten changes, ca 1968 ▪ Letter from Godfrey to Frank W Towne, 1 Oct 1968, requesting help in locating information ▪ Letter from Towne to Godfrey, 15 Dec 1968, suggesting changes to draft
◙ Photocopy of articles in The Unionville Republican: “Edwin N. Monroe” by Mrs Nathan Wells, 19 June 1968, & “More Interesting Facts on Putnam Fadeless Dyes” by Frank Towne [see T1/16:2]
◙ Picture post card, Putnam Dye Factory, nd [ca 1900]
◙ Putnam Fadeless Dyes advertising flyer from distributor Green & Bentley, Oskaloosa, IA; Feb. 13, 1902 handwritten on back
     
T1/17 Teaching Career – Kirksville High School and Northeast/Truman
     
  17:1 History Teacher, Kirksville High School, 1944
    ◙ Articles (2) re new faculty at KHS [clipped without paper name or date, but from information on back, one is from KHS newspaper The Tiger, other from Kirksville Daily Express]
◙ Four (4) photos of Towne with groups of students ▪ International Club ▪ others unidentified
     
  17:2 Employment Records, Northeast Missouri State Teachers College/ University
    ◙ Social Security Number (handwritten note)
◙ President Walter H Ryle to Towne (2), re teaching position for summer quarter 1950, Mar-Apr 1950
◙ President Walter H Ryle to Towne, re teaching position for summer quarter 1951, Nov 1950 & Mar 1951
◙ Letter of reappointment as Assistant Professor of American History, 27 July 1954
◙ Letter of change in status from Assistant to Associate Professor, 9 Aug 1957
◙ Official notification of change in status from Associate Professor to Professor of American History, 3 Apr 1965
◙ Notice of change in salary, 14 Jul 1983
◙ Notice of Appointment (Contract) as Graduate Dean & Professor of History, 1986-87 academic year
◙ Notices of Appointment (Contract) (5) as Temporary Part-time Professor of History, 1988-89/1992-93 academic years
◙ Correspondence re retirement, 1987 (6)
◙ Centennial Year (1967-68) Faculty ID Card
◙ Pages from retirement reception guestbook, 8 May 1987
     
  17:3 Resumes and Faculty Data Sheets 
    ◙ Resumes (9), 1977-92 [Note: only the 1992 version is actually dated, others can be “dated” only by latest event shown in the text]
◙ Job Description, Professor of History
     
  17:4 Syllabus for US History I, 1607-1877 (HIST 104), 1990
     
  17:5 Syllabus for US History II, 1877-Present (HIST 105), 1991
     
  17:6 Honors & Awards
    ◙ EM Violette Outstanding Advisor, 1992 ▪ Letters of congratulations (6): Robert L Stephens, Center for Service-Learning; Verona S Nichols, Acting Dean of Students; Terry B Smith, Dean of the Colleges; Barbara Dietrich Holthaus, Asst Director of Public Relations; John Sapko, Industrial Science Club Advisor; Robert A Dager, Head of Business & Accountancy Division ▪ Photo of President Russell Warren presenting award
◙ Program for All-Alumni Banquet, Homecoming, 28 Oct 1994; Ruth W Towne, ’39, Alumna of the Year ▪ clipping from The Index, nd ▪ photos (6): President Magruder presenting award; Towne accepting the award; Towne & Magruder visiting at the banquet (2); Towne visiting with Dean Rosebery & unidentified woman (2) ▪ Steve Lilley (MA 1976), letter of congratulations ▪ Award plaque [stored with framed pictures]
◙ “Historical Review Award”, Express & News, 17 Feb 1991; re Towne receiving State Historical Society’s ‘Best Missouri Historical Review Article’ award  
◙ Two (2) computer-generated color flyers for “1st Dr Towne Appreciation Day”, 18 June 1997 [Social Science Division]
◙ John R Kirk Society Charter Member certificate 5 Apr 1997
◙ John R Kirk Society “Very Distinguished Fellow” certificate 5 Apr 1997
◙ Joseph Baldwin Society “Charter Fellow” certificate, 5 Apr 1997
◙ Certificate of Emeritus Status, “Professor Emeritus of History and Dean Emeritus of Graduate Studies”, NMSU, 12 Aug 1988
◙ Author’s Award for “most informative and entertaining article based on sound scholarship” submitted to Missouri Historical Review, 1990 [stored in “oversize” box]
President's Leadership Award Medal, 4 Apr 1998 [stored in ephemera box] [Note: The three 1998 Leadership Award honorees were scheduled to receive their medals at a banquet on April 4. After Towne's death on April 3, Mary Jane Kohlenberg was asked to accept the award in her behalf; she later presented it to the Library for inclusion in Towne's papers.]
     
  17:7 Towne Bells
    ◙ President Russell Warren to Towne, re gift for museum renovation and purchase of carillon system, 3 July 1992
◙ Dedication program, 16 Oct 1992
◙ “The Towne Bells”.  Delta Zeta Magazine (Summer 1993)
◙ Thank you letters & notes (16), July 1992 – Jan 1993
◙ Inscription approvals
◙ Bells shipping documents
◙ Eric Staley, Dean of Advancement. to Judy Neuweg, 18 Sept 1992, re request to have bells tolled for deaths caused by drunk drivers
     
  17:8 Miscellaneous
    ◙ Comments on plans for a Vision for the University; typescript, nd
     
T1/18 Panhellenic Council / Delta Zeta Sorority
     
  18:1 Panhellenic Housing Study, 1995-96
    ◙ Zel Eaton to Mark Shanley, re Panhellenic housing & finance questions, 13 Feb 1995 ▪ attachments of 1990-91 Brewer Chapter Room Account & other pertinent correspondence 
◙ Housing Finance Committee to Faculty Sorority Advisors, 1 Nov 1995, re Brewer Chapter Room Account created in 1990-91; handwritten notes added by Towne
◙ Mark Shanley to Sorority Advisors, 15 Nov 1995, re meeting to discuss sorority housing questions, 7 Dec 1995 ▪ Minutes of meeting
◙ Towne to President Magruder, 6 Nov 1995, re background of Panhellenic housing issues
◙ Panhellenic Housing Committee ▪ Minutes of 25 Jan, 4 Apr 1996 meetings ▪ 11 Apr 1996 agenda with handwritten notes ▪ Housing Committee roster ▪ Reports of sorority housing situations at Northwest Missouri State, Univ of MO-KC, Central MO State
◙ Towne’s handwritten notes on Panhellenic housing
     
  18:2 Panhellenic Council
    ◙ Correspondence (3) re delay in reporting Fall 1994 grade averages to sororities’ national organizations 
◙ Panhellenic Council Spring 1995 Statistics ▪ Total Number of Greek Women by Sorority ▪ Fall Grade Report 1994 ▪ Sorority Cumulative GPA as of Fall 1994 ▪ Panhellenic Advisor Goals 1995-96 ▪ Advisors’ Expectations of Sorority Presidents ▪ Advisors’ Expectations of Panhellenic Council
◙ Dean Mark Shanley to Panhellenic Council members, 12 Jan 1995; re officer transition meeting on 21 Jan
◙ Brewer Hall Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures (rev Spring 1995)
◙ Towne’s notes (unofficial minutes) on the Panhellenic Advisors meeting, 4 Apr 1994
◙ Dean Mark Shanley to Sandra L Ligibel, President Sigma Sigma Sigma, 4 Oct 1995, re sorority’s sanctions for 1995-95 academic year and fall semester 1996
     
  18:3 Towne, Ruth W.  “Sororities at Northeast Missouri State”.  Typescript, nd
     
  18:4 Delta Zeta (Delta Sigma Epsilon) Songs
    ◙ Delta Sigma Epsilon Songbook; nd
◙ “D.S.E. Love Song” [mimeographed sheet music]
◙ “My Rose of D.S.E.” words & history; clipped from unidentified DSE publication
◙ Delta Zeta State Day Song Book; nd
◙ “It’s Just a Little Lamp” sheet music
◙ Ten (10) mimeographed or photocopied song word sheets
     
  18:5 Delta Zeta Photographs
[Names listed on backs on photos are shown here; not everyone in each shot is identified and some photos have no IDs]
    ◙ Yell-in, 1982
◙ 1965-66 membership montage photo
◙ 1964 Pledge Class in Kirk Memorial rotunda
◙ Reunion, Truman State University campus; 16 July 1994 (10): Ruth Towne, Cheri Burgh Copson, Ellen Sterne Stein, Edith Bouche Knopslein, Janet White Smoot, Kay Lynnore Mekemon Myers, Phyllis Payntor Brummit, Dana McMillan, Cindy Walter Willcox, Nancy Collop Knight, Claire Sykes Jepson, Gina’s daughter, Liza Hintz Darr, Mary Hoskins Dunaway
◙ Founders Day, Tangerine Room, Student Union, 24 Oct 1992 (3); Joyce Rollins receiving Golden Rose: Lois Mulford, Eunice Noble, Georgia Walter, Krista Llewellyn
◙ Reunion, July 1991: Beanie Cone, Cheryl Wilson, Carolyn Santee, Janice Travis [non DZ], Diane Cushman, Roseanne Stark, Sandy Bartlett, Janet White
◙ Reunion picnic, 1 Aug 1981 (3): Carolyn Youst Lee, Mary Roberts Schucker, Carolyn Santee Trueper, Donna Vignovich Domian, Cindy Walter Wilcox, Rosanne Stark Brewer, Gayle Olsen Flemming, Cheryl Wilson Stoller, Mary Jane Millemon Merrill, Georgia Fletcher Hotchkins
◙ Unidentified event (possibly 1981 Reunion): Cindy Walter Willcox, Carolyn Yount, Carolyn Santee Trueper, Ruth Towne, Mary Jane Millemon Merrill, Chris Carskadon Crawford, Jan White Smoot, Gayle Olson Fleming, Beanie Cone Atteberry, Sara Yearian Calvin, Sherry Bertleson Lamberson, Mary Sue Mudd, Mary Lucy Blackburn, Debbie Howard Kobos, Georgia Fletcher Hutchins
◙ State Day, 1979; Ruth Towne receiving tissue paper rose from Lillian Trusedale, DCD
◙ Reunion, Olive Garden, Columbia, 27 July 1993 (3): Gina Vetter Chappel, Janis Travis, Sandy Bartlett Farrell, Claire Sykes Jepson, Joanne Mudd Scrogin, Ellen Sterne Stein, Jan White Smoot, Cheryl Wilson Stoller, Nancy Collop Wright, Cindy Walters Willcox, Beth Wyrick Amick, Jeannie Staggs Moeller, Elaine Madsen Edmundson, Beanie Cone Atteberry
◙ Unidentified event, El Kadir Shriner’s Club, Kirksville (3): Anjanette Shine, Sara Loveless, Jennifer Van Winkle, Nicole Thine, Dana McMillan, Janet White Smoot, Rosanna Stark Brewer
◙ Dana McMillan standing beside framed 1991-92 membership photo
◙ 70th Anniversary banquet (4), Day’s Inn, Kirksville, 19 Jan 1991; Ruth Towne, Dana McMillan at podium; ▪ clipping of newspaper photo of the event: Dana McMillan, Michelle M Beck, Ruth Towne, Eunice Easley Noble
◙ Unidentified event (3), Tangerine Room, Student Union, 1990s
◙ New member class, 1995 Bid Day
◙ DZ “Men of the Year” Bob Nelson & Danny Henger with Gretchen Flech & Janet White, ca 1966
◙ Delta Zeta National Headquarters, Oxford, OH (8) ▪ Exterior (2) ▪ Brick side-walk showing brick purchased by Northeast Missouri State University chapter ▪ Portrait of Ruth Towne in Visitors’ Lounge [note: same as her 1994 NMSU Alumna of the Year Award portrait, Alumni Room, Student Union] ▪ DZ National Historical Museum Charter Book ▪ Museum exhibit cases (2) ▪ Unidentified white frame house
◙ Elaine Edmundson (4) & Georgia Fletcher (1) modeling period clothing from Violette Museum collection, ca 1966
◙ Ruth Towne & Helen Owen, 1967
◙ Delta Zeta Dads, 6 Apr, 1987: James Dimit, James Lyon, Bill Cable, Gilbert Kohlenberg
     
  18:6 Delta Zeta Alumni Photographs
    ◙ DZ Alums & their families ▪ Children of Debra Allen Hotujac ▪ Karen Barkey Stebelski & Bill ▪ Kristin Bruun-Olsen Gjerde & family (4) ▪ Children of Leea Burky Reed ▪ Krista Cable Llewellyn & Lance ▪ Children of Amy Carron Schwert ▪ Catherine “Kitty” Cumings Mansfield & David ▪ Noah, son of Jo Ann Eastman Sipkin (2) ▪ Jacqueline Flesher Riedford & family ▪ Eliza “Liza” Hintz Darr & family (4) ▪ Mary Anne Kalec Winterhoff & family ▪ Laura Landis; Barbara “Bobbi” Landrum Mudd & family (3) ▪ Julia Link Roberts & family ▪ Morgan & Patrick, sons of Brenda McAllister Kincaid (3) ▪ Kay Lynn Mekemson Myers & family ▪ Judith Paradise Nelson & family ▪ Joan March Piazza & family ▪ Jo D Randall (7) ▪ Kamryn Sue, daughter of Karyn Ray Chastain ▪ Michelle “Shelly” Schoen Kist ▪ Phyllis Schoonover Blondefield ▪ Karen Seroka Hart & family ▪ Joy Shahan Ticktin & family ▪ Eileen “Dolly” Steinmetz Brown & family (4) ▪ Eileen “Dolly” Steinmetz Brown & Frances Tieman Horace ▪ Bridget Stepnoski Morton & family ▪ Frances Tieman Horace & family ▪ Donna Vignovich Domain & family (2) ▪ Elizabeth Wasileski Andrews & family (2) ▪ Cynthia Walter Willcox & family ▪ Deborah Wood Murphy ▪ Jan Tober & family
     
  18:7 Delta Zeta Miscellaneous Correspondence
    ◙ Pam Baier, Kirksville, to Towne,  13 Oct 1981; re DZ’s puppy raffle
◙ Congratulations on DZ Province XI Awards ▪ Eileen Marie Doe, Province Alumnae Director, 10 May 1984, re Outstanding Service ▪ Verona S Nichols, NMSU Student Activities Director, 13 Apr 1987; re Outstanding Chapter
     
T1/19 Published and Unpublished Works 
     
  19:1 “Recalling Children of the Orphan Trains: Northern Missouri, 1900-1930”, Paper presented at the Memory and History Conference, Northeast Missouri State University, 11-13 Apr 1996
    ◙ Typescript, nd
◙ Conference program
◙ Gene Howes, Monroe City, MO, to Towne, 9 Apr 1995, re his father who came to MO from NY on an orphan train
◙ Journal articles on the orphan trains (photocopied for research] ▪ Rachel Lemoine,  “Sentimental Journey: Children of the Orphan Trains”, Louisiana Life (May/June 1985) ▪ Donald Dale Jackson,  “It Took Trains to Put Street Kids on the Right Track Out of the Slums”, Smithsonian 17:5 (Aug 1996) ▪ Haryot Holt Dey,  “Mining for Gold in Human Hearts”, The People’s Home Journal (Feb 1914) ▪ Mabel Potter Daggett,  “The Child Without a Home”, The Delineator (Oct 1907) ▪ Michael Patrick, et al,  We Are a Part of History: The Story of the Orphan Trains. Chapter 5: “A Special Case”.  Santa Fe: The Lighting Tree, 1990 ▪ Annette Riley Fry, “The children’s Migration”, American Heritage 26:1 (Dec 1974) ▪ Leslie Wheeler, “The Orphan Trains”, American History Illustrated 18:8 (Dec 1983)
◙ Newspaper articles on children coming from the Children’s Aid Society of New York ▪ The Milan Standard (2), 24 May & 31 May 1900 ▪ Trenton Republican (4), 3, 10, 11 & 17Apr, 1929 ▪ Troy Free Press, 4 Mar 1910 ▪ Unnamed Gallatin newspaper (2), 26 June & 3 July 1905; ▪ Palmyra Spectator (3), 1, 8 & 19 June 1927 ▪ Palmyra Spectator, 1 June 1927; re Mrs Kate (Shults) Winn, nee Kate Mulcahy, who was brought from NY at age 17 mos and adopted by Robert M Shults ▪ Kirksville Daily Express (5), 26, 27, 29 June & 3, 6 July 1924
◙ Handwritten notes on children placed in Kirksville ▪ marriage article & obit for Thurba Fidler Knight who adopted Mary Smith (listed in KDE article as having been placed with Dow Jones)
     
  19:2 “William Joel Stone” in American National Biography, Vol 20.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1999
    ◙ Typescripts, 3 versions: June 1992 & Nov 1993 revised drafts & 24 Nov 1993 submission; corrections to proof copy
◙ Correspondence from publisher (6) Mar 1992-Jan 1996, with contract & other attachments
◙ Published article [volume was published after Towne’s death; photocopy added after receipt of file from her estate]
     
  19:3 “William Joel Stone” in The United States in the World War: An Encyclopedia.  New York: Garland Publishing, Inc, 1995
    ◙ Published article [photocopy]
◙ Typescript
◙ Correspondence (8) with Anne Cipriano Venzon, editor, Aug 1990-Nov 1995
◙  “The Gore-McLemore Resolutions of 1916”, typescript; article submitted for consideration but not published
     
  19:4 Contributions to Dictionary of Missouri Biography. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1999
    ◙ Published biographies ▪ Joseph Baldwin ▪ Richard Parks Bland ▪ Francis Marion Cockrell ▪ Marie Turner Harvey ▪ John R Kirk ▪ Walter Harrington Ryle III ▪ William Joel Stone [volume published after Towne’s death; photocopies added after receipt of file from her estate]
◙ Typescripts of 7 articles
◙ Correspondence (7) with Lawrence O Christensen, editor, May 1993-June 1997
◙ Contract
◙ Baker, Mary Ellen Butler.  The Senatorial Career of Francis Marion Cockrell.  Master’s Thesis.  Warrensburg: Central Missouri State College, 1961.  [photocopy]
     
  19:5 “The Muckrakers Revisited: The Missouri Baking Powder Scandal of 1903” (submitted to Missouri Historical Review, Jan 1997; not published)
    ◙ Typescript; 3 draft versions
◙ Towne to James Goodrich, State Historical Society, submitting Muckraker & Carnegie Library articles, 28 Jan 1997 ▪ Fae Sotham, Editorial Secretary, to Towne acknowledging receipt of Muckraker article, 7 Feb 1997
     
  19:6 “A Failed Effort for a Carnegie Public Library, Kirksville Missouri, 1902-1903” (submitted to Missouri Historical Review, Jan 1997; not published)
    ◙ Typescript, nd
◙ Library time line, 1902-86
◙ RM Brashear etal vs AJ Wilhite, City Collector, Adair County Circuit Court file 9563, 1903 [photocopies]
◙ Journal of the Kirksville City Council, entries related to public library, 1902-03 [photocopies]
     
  19:7 The Public Career of William Joel Stone.  A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School, University of Missouri.  Typescript, July 1953.
    ◙ Faculty notes re revisions ▪ Elmer Ellis (2), Dec 1952, Mar 1953 ▪ Lewis Atherton (2), June 1956 ▪ Ten (10) sheets of undated notes, mostly in same handwriting; some initialed by either “EE” or “LA” (possibly written by one and reviewed by the other) ▪ William L Bradshaw, 22 July 1953
     
  19:8 Stone Dissertation Note Cards
    Approximately 2 linear feet of handwritten research notes under 60 subject headings [on 8½ x 5½” half-sheets of paper boxed separately at the end of the collection] 
     
  19:9 Stone Biography Publication: Senator William J. Stone and the Politics of Compromise. Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1979 [Expanded Dissertation]
    ◙ Contract between Towne & Kennikat Press, 7 Sept 1978, signed by Towne only
◙ Correspondence with Kennikat Press (19), May 1978-Nov 1979, & successor company, Associated Faculty Press, Inc. (4), ca 1983-86, re manuscript submission, publication & post-publication matters
◙ Listings in Kennikat subject catalogs, 1979-81 ▪ American Studies (2) ▪ Social Sciences (4) ▪ Political Science & Government (4) ▪ 20th Century American History (1)
◙ Reviews ▪ History magazine, Apr 1980 ▪ Senate History 4 (July 1980) ▪ Choice (April 1980)
◙ Library of Congress catalog “author” card   
◙ NMSU Public Relations Office press release, 24 Oct 1979; ▪ “NMSU History Professor Has Book Published”, Kirksville Daily Express, 29 Oct 1979
◙ Manuscript rejection letters from twelve (12) publishers, June-July 1977, Jan 1978
◙ Letters of congratulations, 1980 ▪ Gail [Kohlenberg Ecton] ▪ Howard Brukemper, Hazelwood, MO ▪ James J Lyon, NMSU ▪ Perry McCandless, Central Missouri State University ▪ George C Roberts, Indiana University
◙ Color photograph of book exhibit, Pickler Memorial Library main lobby, nd
◙ Correspondence among Towne, Elmer Ellis, Lewis Atherton, Ralph H Parker, Fred C Robins re possible publication of Stone biography by University of Missouri’s University Studies series (20), Aug 1956-Apr 1958
◙ Correspondence with Lewis Atherton, University of MO, re manuscript review and thank you for signed copy (6), June 1956, Oct 1977-Nov 1979
◙ Correspondence with Elmer Ellis, University of MO, re manuscript review and thank you for signed copy (12), June 1956, Nov 1977-Nov 1979
     
  19:10 Stone Biographical Research: Stone Family Correspondence & Clippings
    ◙ Kimbrough Stone, Kansas City, to Towne, 10 Nov 1953, re facts and observations about his father (William J Stone) that should be taken into consideration should she revise her dissertation for publication
◙ Towne to Elizabeth S (Mrs Albert) Bassett (K Stone’s daughter), Toronto, Canada re her father’s papers, 12 Mar 1958 ▪ Bassett’s response 8 Apr 1958 ▪ “Judge Stone Files Given to M.U.”, clipped without newspaper name or date, re donation of Kimbrough Stone Papers to the  University of Missouri
◙ Elmer Ellis to Towne with cc to Stone, 26 Nov 1952, re Towne’s use of his father’s papers for research
◙ Stone to Towne (6), 16 Dec 1952-19 Nov 1953 re appointments for research and interviews
◙ Towne to Stone, 10 Dec 1957, re location of his father’s portraits  
◙ Clippings from Kansas City Star and Kansas City Times re Kimbrough Stone ▪ Photo with other Kansas City VIPs at tribute to Judge Albert L Reeves, 24 Mar 1954 ▪ “Law Remains His Love” re retirement, 16 Jan 1955 ▪ “Historic Data to M.U.”, re gift of Papers to University of Missouri, 14 Apr 1958 ▪ “Judge Stone is Dead at 83”, undated [1958]
     
  19:11 Stone Biographical Research & Correspondence
    ◙ Photos ▪ Stone photos copied from unidentified publications (7) ▪ Political cartoons published in St Louis Post-Dispatch, 4 Jan 1903 (1) & 6-15 Mar 1917 (2c each of 4) with typed explanation
◙ William Joel Stone Memorial, Nevada, MO ▪ Program for Dedication, 11 Oct 1935 ▪ “A Creed for All on Missourian’s Monument”, Kansas City Star, 14 Mar 1954 ▪ Snapshot of memorial
◙ Correspondence with other researchers re materials of common interest ▪ Paolo E Coletta, Annapolis, MD, researching William Jennings Bryan (3), Apr-May 1967 ▪ Bennett H Hall, University of Kentucky, researching 1890s KY politics (2), Oct 1954 ▪ Monroe Billington, Lexington, KY, researching Thomas P Gore (3), Mar 1955
◙ Correspondence with Senator Stone’s friends & acquaintances re interviews, 1953-54 ▪ Sam O Hargus, Kansas City (3) ▪ Claude C Earp, Nevada, MO (2); Roy D Williams, Boonville, MO (2) ▪ Hugh Stephens, Jefferson City, MO ▪ Howard Cook, Jefferson City (2) ▪ Thomas O Hennings Sr, St Louis
◙ Correspondence re use of the Lon V Stephens Papers stored in the attic of Ravenswood, Boonsville, MO ▪ Jerena East Giffen, Jefferson City, MO (2), July 1972 ▪ Charles W Leonard, Ravenswood, July-Aug 1972
◙ Towne to Winifred Stufflebane, State Historical Society [undated handwritten draft], re information on Stone’s speech of 31 Jan 1917 ▪ responses (2) from Nancy Lankford, Manuscripts Reference, 15-16 Aug 1977 ▪ newspaper articles (3) referring to speech provided by Lankford
◙ Correspondence (8) re paintings & photographs of Joel Stone, 1958 ▪ Frances Biese & Marjory Douglas, Missouri Historical Society ▪ Kimbrough Stone, Kansas City ▪ Elmer Ellis, University of Missouri; Sam O Hargus, Kansas City ▪ Nancy Lankford, State Historical Society, transmitting Deed of Gift to be signed for Stone photos donated by Towne, 4 Mar 1982
◙ Correspondence with repositories re permission to use collections ▪ David G Mearns, Library of Congress Manuscripts Division, July 1954 (2) ▪ Frances Biese, Missouri Historical Society, 1953-54 (2)
     
  19:12 Research & Reviews for Grandfather’s Biography: Myron Smith Towne and the Meaning of Success  (Kirksville: Thomas Jefferson Press, 1998)
    ◙ Pre-publication reviews ▪ Two (2) by anonymous historians ▪ Towne to Lawrence O Christensen, University of Missouri-Rolla, re his negative review, 15 Apr 1996 [draft] ▪ Christensen’s response, 18 Apr  
◙ Pamphlets & brochures from Gettysburg National Battlefield Park ▪ Gettysburg: America’s Greatest Battlefield. Gettysburg: David Blocher, nd. ▪ Gettysburg: High Water Mark of the Confederacy. [Ft Washington, PA]: Eastern National Park & Monument Association, 1963. ▪ Picture postcard of the Pennsylvania Memorial; ▪ Gettysburg national park scenes removed from unidentified book (11 pgs)  [see Appendix for other Gettysburg publications catalogued to Rare Books]
◙ Cornish, Dudley Taylor.  “The Union Army as a School for Negroes”.  Reprint from The Journal of Negro History, Oct 1952.
[Note: Towne did part of her family research for genealogy purposes and part for the biography of her grandfather.  Sometimes it is obvious as to which is which, but often it is not, and frequently the genealogy and the biography research are mixed together or removed entirely from either section and filed elsewhere.  Consequently, to avoid further confusion, we consolidated all documents related to family history into the genealogy sections.]
     
T1/20 Social Sciences Division / History Department
     
  20:1 Faculty
    ◙ Correspondence (3) with Walter V Scholes, Chairman University of Missouri Department of History, re possible candidates for Northeast’s history faculty, Jan-Feb 1955
◙ Letters (2) from Irwin G Wyllie, University of Missouri, re Northeast’s vacancy in European history & Wyllie’s speaking engagement in Kirksville, Aug-Sept 1956 ▪ draft of press release re the speaking engagement
◙ President Charles R McClain to Towne and 7 other faculty members appointing them to Search Committee for Division Chair to replace retiring Gilbert Kohlenberg, 4, Oct 1978 ▪ Darrell W Kruger to McClain with names of three finalists and his recommendation to hire NMSU history professor Jim Lyons
◙ Correspondence re retirement of David March, Spring 1977 ▪ Request from Journal of Southern History for personal items to be included ▪ Draft of paragraph re March’s retirement submitted by Towne ▪ Form letter to March’s former students & colleagues requesting letter of appreciation to be presented at retirement banquet ▪ Specific letters to William E Parrish, Westminster College, & James F Hood, Lindenwood College ▪ Parrish’s response
     
  20:2 Programs & Degrees
    ◙ Suggestions for Standards for MA Program in History, nd
◙ D Scriven to Towne, 10 Nov 1964, re graduate program in history
◙ Program for Eighth Missouri Conference on History, 25-26 Mar 1966, University of Missouri; Ruth W Towne, Chair of Session on The History of American Politics
◙ Division brochures (2) ▪ April 1957 (Bulletin 57:4) ▪ Undated ca 1969-70
◙ Towne’s handwritten notes of interview with President Walter Ryle, 14 Oct 1966, re split between Professors Fair & Violette resulting in the creation of the Political Science Department in 1916
     
  20:3 Correspondence with Former Student Robert G Schultz re Campus Lecture
    ◙ Schultz to Towne (11), 30 June 1988-31 Jan 1989; re arrangements for & follow-up to campus visit of Nov 1988
◙ Memo to History faculty from Towne re possibility of workshop or lectures by Schultz, 26 Apr 1988
◙ Schultz’s Curriculum Vitae
◙ Articles (2) clipped without newspaper name [Kirksville Daily Express] or date re Schultz’s Nov 1988 lectures on campus
◙ Transcript of “Local Historical Societies and Museums”, one of Schultz’s presentations; his business card taped to last page
     
T1/21 Students
     
  21.1 Advisees
    ◙ MA candidates who completed their theses under Towne’s direction, 1955-94
◙ Specialist Degree Committee for Education Administration Major; Forms & Correspondence for candidates ▪ Larry Crim, 1975 ▪ Don McCain, 1981 George Peters, 1981-82 ▪ John Gallacher, 1979-81 Barbara Gorski, 1983
     
T1/22 University Events / History
     
  22:1 Installation of President Jack Magruder, 4 Aug 1995
    ◙ Program for the installation ceremony (2c)
◙ Board of Governors invitation to the installation
◙ Garry L Gordon, President Faculty Senate, to Towne, 10 Aug 1995, re her participation in installation (2)
◙ Jack Magruder to Towne, 9 Aug 1995, re her participation in installation
◙ Draft of Towne’s remarks at the installation
◙ “NMSU Raises Tuition; Magruder Selected President”, Kirksville Daily Express, 12 Feb 1995 [photocopy]
◙ “Magruder Installed as University President” and “Mayor Funk Proclaims Today ‘President Jack Magruder Day’”, Kirksville Daily Express, 6 Aug 1995 [photocopies]
     
  22:2 University Name Change, Northeast Missouri State to Truman State, 1 July 1996
    ◙ Board of Governors invitation to the signing of the name change bill, State Capitol Building, 15 June 1995
◙ Program for the name-change banquet
◙ “Harry Truman in Kirksville One Year Prior to Becoming President of the United States”, transcript of Towne’s remarks at name-change banquet
     
  22:3 Student Protest, March 28-29, 1971
    ◙ Newspaper clippings ▪ Kirksville Daily Express (7), 28 Mar – 6 Apr 1971 & undated ▪ Kansas City Star (1), undated ▪ St Louis Post-Dispatch, 4 Apr 1971
◙ Sarcastic unsigned “letter” from Soapy Soupy Superficial to Chuckie McClain applying for job as Home Ec teacher [mimeographed]
◙ Memo, JP Dolan, Chairman Health & Physical Education Dept, to MPER Staff with transcript of his letter to the editor re student protest, 7 Apr 1971 [mimeographed]
◙ Instructions for civil disobedience in lieu of strike for those who need to go to class [2 versions; mimeographed]
◙ “The Issue” No 7; re Student Senate sanctioned strike [mimeographed 4-page protest newsletter; not dated]
     
  22:4 Kohlenberg Lyceum Series, Inaugural Season 1997-98
    [Note: The University’s Lyceum Series was renamed in 1977 when Towne endowed it  in honor of Social Science Division Head Gilbert Kohlenberg who had chaired the Lyceum Committee from about 1960 till his death in 1996]
    ◙ Opening Night banquet honoring Kohlenberg, 16 Sept 1977 ▪ Reservations worksheet ▪ Invitation (2c) ▪ Menu & Program for the evening
◙ Inaugural season brochure and schedule
◙ Membership brochure & donor schedule for Friends of the Lyceum
◙ Inaugural season programs ▪ Western Opera Theater, 19 Oct 1997 ▪ Gran Folklorico de Mexico, 4 Nov 1977 ▪ Summit Brass, 4 Feb 1998
◙ Inaugural season tickets ▪ 1997-98 Season ▪ St Louis Symphony, 16 Sept 1977 (2c) ▪ Gran Folklorico de Mexico, 4 Nov 1997 ▪ Summit Brass, 4 Feb 1998
◙ Mary Jane (Mrs Gilbert) Kohlenberg to Towne, 17 Sept 1977; thank you for the hard work making Opening Night a success
◙ History Faculty to Office of Development transmitting donation to Lyceum in memory of Kohlenberg, 2 Feb 1977
     
  22:5 E M Violette Museum / Textile Collections
    ◙ Schultz, Robert G.  A Report to Northeast Missouri State University: The Museum, Archives and Textiles Collections: A Proposal and Plan for a Value Added Educational Experience. Typescript, nd [ca 1988]. [photocopy]
◙ Historic Textiles Collection, Family Sciences Division, 1987 ▪ Memo from Lois Korslund, Division Head, announcing “Victorian Christmas” program and transmitting the textiles collection needs assessment report and rules for Gifts-in-Kind, 7 Dec 1987 ▪ Description of clothes and accessories on display at the program
◙ American Association for State and Local History Statement of Professional Ethics
◙ Correspondence from faculty ▪ James A Harmon to Towne re museum planning, 24 Mar 1990; Lois Korslund to Lynn Gillette, Associate VPAA, re Family Science Textiles Collection, 31 Mar 1992 ▪ Joyce Hearne’s notes on museum mission and exhibit ideas, nd ▪ Dale Schenewerk to Towne re plans for Towne’s monetary gift to the museum, 24 May 1993 ▪ Memos (2) from Schenewerk & Towne to President Magruder re Mar 1995 meeting to discuss plans
◙ Towne and Korslund’s consultation with Katharine Corbett, Missouri State Historical Society re museum planning & textiles collections, 18 Aug 1992 ▪ List of questions to be asked ▪ Summary of discussion ▪ Towne’s report on Historical Society’s Collections Center ▪ Memo to Dean Eric Staley re Corbett’s suggestions, 19 Aug 1992 ▪ Thank you note from Korslund to Corbett, 27 Aug 1992
◙ Correspondence re donations to Museum Fund ▪ Lois Korslund to R Eric Staley transmitting her gift, 28 Aug 1992 ▪ Dale Schenewerk to Korslund re gift by Towne in her honor, 13 Apr 1995 ▪ Schenewerk to John Sapko & Judy May re gift by Towne in honor of their marriage, 8 Aug 1995
     
  22:6 Museum Advisory Board, 1996
    ◙ Towne to Richard Coughlin (2) re “situation” with the Museum, 2 Oct 1995
◙ Towne to President Magruder re Possibilities of a Governing Board for Museum, 6 Oct 1995
◙ Jack Magruder to Towne, Chair, Coughlin, Co-Chair, and 13 others inviting them to serve on Advisory Board, 5 Feb 1996 ▪ Address list for Board members
◙ Towne’s notes on topics for consideration (2 versions)
◙ Meeting minutes (2) 14 Mar & 19 Apr 1996
◙ Memo to members re development of mission statement, 11 Nov 1996 ▪ Jerrold Hirsch’s response, 19 Nov 1996
     
  22:7 Campus Organizations & Events, Miscellaneous
    ◙ Cardinal Key ▪ “Cardinal Key: A Tribute” by Ruth W Towne [draft typescript] ▪ Cardinal Key Newsletter, 1995-96 ▪ Initiation Banquet program, 24 Mar 1996
◙ Program for Centennial pageant “From These Roots”, Jan 1967
     
  22:8 Campus Buildings
    ◙ Rubin, Michael G.  “Building on History: The Synthesizing of a Campus Architecture”.  Reprint from Inland Architect (Sept/Oct 1984); article about the Ittner & Bowersox, Architects buildings on NMSU campus
◙ Color postcard of Ryle Hall
◙ Program for Laughlin Hall Cornerstone Opening and Rededication, 3 Oct 1986 ▪ “Laughlin Hall: 80 Years of Tradition Comes to a Close” in Northeast Today (14 Jul 1986)
◙ Elizabeth Laughlin, former owner of the University President’s residence, to Jack [Magruder], 10 Nov 1992, re history of the house ▪ memo from Ralph Cupelli forwarding Laughlin letter to Jerry Hirsch; ▪ print of pencil sketch of house cut from formal note card
     
  22:9 Draft for Updated History of Truman State University
    ◙ Transmittal memo from Barbara Clark, President’s Office
◙ Chapters on Faculty ▪ Presidents Who Have Served the School in Kirksville ▪ Joseph Baldwin ▪ Interesting Faculty
◙ Chapter III: The First District Normal School, 1871-1881 (2 versions)
◙ Chapter IV: The Period from 1881to 1899
◙ Chapters on Lyceum ▪ History of the Lyceum Series ▪ Distinguished Speakers ▪ Four (4) untitled sections or chapters
◙ Chapters on the Campus ▪ A History of Buildings on Campus of the College in Kirksville, Missouri: Earliest Structures Now Gone (2 versions) ▪ Buildings Now on Campus, 1923-1996 ▪ Buildings on Campus ▪ Campus and Grounds of the Kirksville College Founded in 1867 ▪ Some Comments About Appearance of Campus Prior to First World War
     
  22:10 Faculty / Former Faculty: President Walter H Ryle III
    ◙ Advertising card for A Winner Never Quits: The Life and Times of Walter Harrington Ryle by Ruth Warner Towne
◙ Program for Ryle’s Inauguration Convocation, 19 May 1938
◙ Funeral Memorial folders ▪ Walter H Ryle, III ▪ Maurine Lea Ryle
◙ Brochure for 1948 Iris Introductions, Walter H Ryle and Son; ▪ memo from Ryle transmitting brochure to Towne
◙ Transcript (incomplete) of interview with Ryle re Flowers & Baptist Church Work, 7 Dec 1966 [interviewer not identified, but probably Towne]
◙ President Walter H Ryle to Towne, 7 May 1948, re son Walt’s (Walter H Ryle IV) progress in history
◙ President Charles J McClain to Towne, 22 Nov 1978; re her contribution to the Walter H and Maurine Lea Ryle Memorial Fund
◙ Walter H Ryle IV to Towne (3), 22 Jan 1979 & undated, re memorials to his father
     
  22:11 Faculty / Former Faculty: Gilbert & Mary Jane Kohlenberg
    ◙ Gilbert’s Military Service Records ▪ Certificate of Service [photocopy] ▪ “Brief History of Gilbert Charles Kohlenberg in USA[rmy] and ETO (1942-1978)”
◙ 40th Wedding Anniversary Reception ▪ Invitation ▪ article from Kirksville Daily Express, 25 Aug 1985 [photocopy]
◙ 50th Wedding Anniversary Reception ▪ Invitation ▪ undated article from Kirksville Daily Express [photocopy] ▪ letter from Dale Schenewerk advising Kohlenbergs of Towne’s gift to the Lyceum series in honor of their anniversary, 8 Aug 1995 ▪ Mary Jane’s thank you note to Towne, nd
◙ Order of Worship for daughters’ weddings (2) ▪ Mary Louise Kohlenberg & Kenneth Gerald Paulson, 8 June 1974 ▪ Gail Ann Kohlenberg & John Ecton Sponaugle, 21 Aug 1976
◙ Notifications of Gilbert’s death (3), 15 Nov 1996 ▪ Jack Magruder to “Friends”  [University community]  ▪ James J Lyons to Social Sciences Faculty ▪ Patricia A Miller to AAUW members
◙ Letters (3) from Jack Magruder, 25 Nov 1996, and Dean A Van Galen, 21 Feb 1996 & 25 Nov 1996 to Towne; thank you for donation to University Foundation, earmarked for Lyceum in Gilbert’s memory
◙ Mary Jane to Towne, vacation postcard from Chico, CA, nd
◙ Undated article [Jan 1980] from Kirksville Daily Express re presentation of the Gilbert Kohlenberg portrait by William Unger to the Social Sciences Division ▪ color snapshots (2) of the portrait
     
  22:12 Faculty / Former Faculty: Others
    Inaugural Address by Darrell W Krueger, President, Winona State University, April 6, 1990.  Winona: the University, 1990. ▪ Krueger to Towne, 18 Oct 1996
◙ Fenning, Esther Talbot. “James F. Hood: Professor’s Career is History; Always Has Been for Self-Described Storyteller”. St Louis Post-Dispatch, 18 May 1997.  [computer generated typescript prepared by P-D]
◙ Pat Ellebracht’s remarks as a retiree at Service Recognition Banquet, 26 Mar 1996 [typescript] ▪ Slater, Louise.  “About Town”.  Mason County [TX] News.  16 Jul 1997, re letter from Ellebracht, a Mason native
◙ Books and Articles by EM Violette [bibliography compiled by Towne]
◙ V Don Hudson’s obit clipped without paper name or date, June 1988
     
T1/23 Family Bibles
     
  23:1 William Stewart Family Bible (The Holy Bible. Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, August 19, 1803)
    [Note: This Bible was received in extremely poor condition; only the tattered title page, the family record pages and an inserted ledger page with the John P Stewart family record were retained; there are gaps [***]  in information where a large portion is missing from pp 678-679]
    ◙ Marriages ▪ William Stewart to Malinday Price, 19 May 1796 ▪ William Stewart to Mary Anne Ritchey, 12 Mar 1828 ▪ John P Stewart to Nancy Glinn, 23 April 1829 ▪ William Shepherd to Suanah Stewart, 13 April 1837 ▪ John T Trigg  to Susan E Stewart, 27 Nov 1856  ▪ Laura Etta Trigg to GW  S***g in Del, *** 18, 1877 ▪ Polly G *** daughter of Wil*** & Malinda Stewart to *** Haviland, *** April 18*** ▪ Malindy R *** to ***  ▪ Zerina T Stewart to Nathan ***, 11 May *** ▪ Thomas *** to Nancy Clum***, 20 April 18[43?] ▪ Robert R Stewart to Emily A Arnold daughter of Elijah[?] & Ann Arnold, 31 May 1843
◙ Births ▪ [first 2 entries, mostly missing, seem to be for William Stewart & his wife Malindy Price Stewart] ▪ *** Stewart (daughter), 25 June 1797 ▪ *** Stewart (son), 2 Feb [1800?] ▪ Charles Stewart, 31 Jan 1802 ▪ William Stewart, 7 Mar 1804 ▪ John Stewart, 7 June 1806 ▪ Malinday Stewart, 9 June 1808 ▪ Zerina Stewart, 30 Nov 1810 ▪ Thomas M Stewart, 8 Jan 1813 ▪ Sally Stewart, 23 Apr 1815 ▪ Perry Stewart, 30 Sept 1817 ▪ Susan Stewart, 6 Apr 1819 Robt H Stewart, 31 May 1822 ▪ Lauretta Trigg, 30 Dec 1857 ▪ Dora A Trigg, 19 Apr 1859 ▪ Wm H Trigg, 25 Oct 1860 ▪ Clara Trigg, 5 March 1863 ▪ Harry E Trigg, 8 July 1866 ▪ Yula [Lula?] Trigg, 25 Nov 1868, died Sept 1914 ▪ Lizzi Stewart Trigg, Sept 27 [or 29] 187_
◙ Deaths ▪ James Stewart, 6 Apr 1803 ▪ Sally Stewart, 15 Feb 1818 ▪ Perry Stewart, 28 Feb 1818 ▪ Martain Light, 7 Sept 1842 ▪ Malinda, 7 Sept 1842 ▪ Millinday Stewart, wife of Wm Stewart, 15 Jan 1847 ▪ William Stewart, 9 Oct 1853 ▪ Dora A Trigg, 7 June 1859, age 1 mo 18 days ▪ Clara E Trigg, 12 Sept 1879, age 16 yrs 6 mos 7 days
◙ Births (laid-in ledger sheet) ▪ John P Stewart, son of Wm & Malinda Stewart, 7 Jun 1806 ▪ Nancy E Stewart, wife of JP Stewart & daughter of Benjamin & Nancy Glenn, 24 Jan 1811 ▪ Malinda Jane, daughter of JP & Nancy E, 30 Jan 1830 ▪ Eliza Ann, daughter of JP & Nancy E, 3 Oct 1831 ▪ Susan E, daughter of JP & Clina Stewart, 8 Mar 1838 ▪ Haviland, son of JP & Clina, 11 Nov 1839 ▪ Henry B, son of JP & Clina, 22 Feb 1842 ▪ Juda Merydeth, daughter of JP & Clina, 4 Nov 1844 ▪ Mary Elizabeth, daughter of JP & Clina, 22 May 1848;▪ John WC, son of JP & Clina, 3[?] Sept 1850
◙ Deaths (laid-in ledger sheet) ▪ Nancy E Stewart, wife of JP, 4 July 1833 ▪ Clina Stewart, wife of JP, 8 Sept 1850 ▪ John P Stewart, 4 Mar 1860 ▪ Henry B, son of JP & Clina, 8 Sept 1867 ▪ Eliza A Pilkin, 27 Apr 1865 ▪ Malinda J Sanford, 29 Apr 1871
◙ Marriages (laid-in ledger sheet) ▪ John P Stewart to Nancy E Glenn, 23 Apr 1829 ▪ John P Stewart & Clina Wayman, 2_ Feb 1837 ▪ Horace G Pitkin to Eliza A Stewart, 23 Jan 1850 ▪ James P Sanford to Malinda Stewart, 11 Aug 1855 ▪ John T Trigg to Susan E Stewart, 28 Nov 1856 ▪ Marton Parker to Juda M Stewart, 24 Dec 1863 ▪ Haviland Stewart to Emma C Mauk, 17 July 1866 ▪ Maryan Towne to Elizabeth Stewart, 14 June 1883 [note: Myron written above Maryan in Ruth Towne’s handwriting]
     
  23:2 Myron S Towne Family Bible (The Holy Bible. Philadelphia: A.J. Holman & Co., 1873.)
    ◙ Marriages ▪ Myron Smith Towne & Ellen Theodora Cole, 31 Dec 1873, Peru, IN ▪ Myron Smith Towne & Elizabeth Stewart, 14 Jun 1883, Centerville, IA ▪ Frank Warner Towne & Mary Elizabeth McCoy, 12 Oct 1904, Unionville, MO ▪ Myron Stewart Towne & Ethel Pearl Hinton, 9 Nov 1912, Lancaster, MO
◙ Births ▪ Myron Smith Towne, 13 Oct 1829, Forest Lake, Susq[uehanna] Co, PA ▪ Ellen Theodora Cole, 18 May 1841, Charleston, Orleans Co, VT ▪ Frederick Winthrop Towne, 3 Mar 1875, Kirksville, Adair Co, MO ▪ Fanny Towne, 27 Feb 1877, Unionville, MO ▪ Elizabeth Towne, 22 May 1848, Havilandsville, KY ▪ Frank Warner Towne, 25 Aug 1884, Unionville, MO ▪ Myron Stewart Towne, 6 Oct 1888, Unionville, MO ▪ Ruth Warner Towne, 19 June 1917, Kirksville, MO
◙ Deaths ▪ Mary E McCoy Towne, 23 Nov 1980, buried Kirksville, MO ▪ Ellen Theodora Towne, 6 Sept 1880, Unionville, Putnam Co, MO; buried Kirksville ▪ Frederick Winthrop Towne, 20 Apr 1875, Kirksville, Adair Co, MO ▪ Fanny Towne, 6 Apr 1877; buried Lanark, Carroll Co, IL ▪ Myron Smith Towne, 10 Dec 1918; buried Unionville, MO ▪ Ethel T Town [sic], 16 Mar 1929, Col[orado] Springs; buried Unionville, MO ▪ Elizabeth Towne, 19 Feb 1930, buried Unionville, MO ▪ Myron Stewart Towne, 22 Mar 1942; buried Unionville, MO ▪ Frank Warner Towne, 1 Jan 1974, buried Kirksville, MO
◙ Memoranda ▪ Parents of MS Towne, John Smith Towne born 21 April 1804, Belchertown, MA; married 2 Nov 1826, Middletown, PA; died 31 Mar 1877, Lanark, Carroll Co, IL; Rachel Warner Towne born 31 Aug 1807, Middletown, Susq[uehanna] Co, PA; died 22 Dec 1891 ▪ sister of MS Towne, Phinis Naoma Towne born 17 Jan 1828, Forest Lake, PA; married John Deuel 17 Oct 1853
     
  23:2 Frank W Towne’s Bible (The Holy Bible.  New York: Oxford University Press, nd.)
    [This Bible does not contain family record pages; it was a gift to Frank Towne from his mother and entries are on a notes page in the same hand as the inscription]
    ◙ Married ▪ at the residence of JT Trigg, Centerville, IA, 14 Jun 1883, MS Towne & Elizabeth Stewart
◙ Births ▪ Frank W, son of MS & Elizabeth, 25 Aug 1884 ▪ Myron Stewart, son of MS & Elizabeth, 6 Oct 1888
     
T1/24 Family Photographs
  [Many of these photographs were loose in the boxes the Executor used to transport the Papers to the Library, others were grouped into mailing envelopes by family units, and some were in highly acidic “self-stick” albums, also grouped by subject or family unit. All have been removed from their various containers and placed in new acid-neutral photo sleeves and/or folders in the same or similar groupings as those used by Towne.]
     
  24:1 Myron Smith & Elizabeth (Stewart) Towne & Sons
    ◙ Myron in US Army uniform (4),1864-65 
◙ Myron after the War (3) ▪ ca 1865 ▪ ca 1877-79 ▪ 1890s
◙ Elizabeth as a young woman, none dated (3 tintypes); one w/ sister Susan Trigg 
◙ Myron & Elizabeth (tintype)
◙ Myron & Elizabeth with their sons Frank & Myron Stewart ca 1892 (2)
◙ Frank Warner & Myron Stewart ca 1889
◙ Frank & Myron Stewart with unidentified girl of about same age ca 1892
     
  24:2 Frank Warner Towne
    ◙ Infant 
◙ Class pictures, Unionville Public School ▪ Probably first grade ▪ Third or fourth grade ▪ Sixth grade [note: although this picture is labeled 6th grade, the sign the kids are holding appears to say 8th grade]
◙ Towne with unidentified young man, both dressed as country bumpkins (teenagers?)
Unionville Journal employees (3) 
◙ Formal portraits ▪ Young man [in 12x14” oval frame; stored in framed photos box at end of collection] ▪ Middle age
◙ With employees of the KCOM public relations office at 80th party, Aug 1964 (2) ▪
◙ Casual snaps as a young man (3) & later in life (6) 
     
  24:3 Mary Elizabeth (McCoy) Towne
    ◙ Formal Portraits (4), 1905-40s
◙ Casual snaps ▪ 1930s-40s (4) ▪ As elderly woman, most taken with one of the family cats in her lap (16)
     
  24:4 Frank Warner & Mary Elizabeth (McCoy) Towne Family
    ◙ Frank & Mary ca 1904, about the time of their wedding
◙ Frank & Mary casual snaps (4) 
◙ Frank & Mary with daughter Ruth ca 1920
◙ Frank & Ruth (2) 
◙ Mary & Ruth with Mary’s parents ca 1930
◙ Mary & Ruth ▪ Mother & infant daughter, ca 1918 ▪ formal portrait, 1920s ▪ casual snaps in the yard (6)
◙ Frank, Mary & Ruth with others (3)
     
  24:5 Ruth Warner Towne
    ◙ Baby & toddler (3) 
◙ School class pictures ▪ Second grade, Washington School; other students listed on back: Joe Campbell, Pauline Levartz, Carmalita Funk, Mildred Hall, Lola Wad___, Eleanor Adams, Betty Porter, Betty Lohr, Betty L___, Jennie Waddell ▪ Eighth grade home room
◙ Childhood & teenage snap shots (7)
◙ In cap & gown ▪ High School graduation, 1935 ▪ Bachelor’s degree, 1939 ▪ Master’s Degree, 1940 ▪ PhD, 1953
◙ Adult snap shots (8) 
◙ Studio pictures (some school pictures), 1920s-90s (34)
     
  24:6 Myron Stewart & Ethel (Henton) Towne 
    ◙ Myron ▪ boy (2); ▪ young man
◙ Myron & Ethel ▪ studio portraits (2); ▪ snapshots (2) 
     
  24:7 Towne & Deuel Families
    ◙ John Smith Towne, ca 1864 (2c) [1 in 12x14” oval frame; stored in framed photos box at end of collection]
◙ Rachel (Warner) Towne, nd [in 12x14” oval frame; stored in framed photos box at end of collection]
◙ Ellen Theodora (Cole) Towne, ca 1873 (2)
◙ Myron & Ellen (Cole) Towne [tintype], ca 1873
◙ Fanny Towne, infant daughter of Myron & Ellen Towne, 1877
◙ Phinis (Towne) Deuel, 1866
◙ Lydia (Deuel) Burdick, ca 1872
◙ Mary Burdick as a child (2) ▪ 1874; ▪ 1883
◙ Mary (Burdick) Schmucker with husband John F, sons Galen H & Charles J, and grandmother Phinis (Towne) Deuel, 1898
     
  24:8 Warner Family
    ◙ Rev Justus Franklin Warner (2) Montrose, PA ca 1873; Norwich, NY, 1889
◙ Bertha (Baldwin) Warner, 1887
◙ Three (3) photos of unidentified children ▪ 2 boys, one still in long skirts, by Hardie & Schadee, Northampton, MA; ▪ toddler in long skirts by EA Smith, Burlington, IA; ▪ boy in knickers by EL Clement, Shannon, IL
 ◙ Two (2) of unidentified men
     
  24:9 Stewart Family
    ◙ Children of Susan Stewart Trigg: ▪ Harry, Lula, Lizzie, William, Laura [in oversize box]; ▪ Sisters Lou, Laura & Lizzie Trigg
◙ Lizzie Trigg Fenton (2)
◙ Group of ladies & children on the lawn; all unidentified except Elizabeth Stewart Towne and sonss Myron Stewart & Frank Warner 
◙ Elizabeth Stewart Towne with members of her family ▪ Formal portrait with sister Susan Trigg ▪ snap shot with 5 unidentified Triggs ▪ with Mrs Brawford
◙ The Pitkins ▪ Eva Pitkin Ivie with her five sisters, 1886 ▪ Eva Pitkin Ivie & Dora Pitkin Henderson, Oakland, CA, 1929 ▪ Horace Ivie, age 16 ▪ Pitkin home, Memphis, MO (2) 
◙ Unidentified elderly lady, possibly Susan Stewart Trigg, seated in a rocker, 1954
◙ G___ Shepherd [tintype]
◙ George Sanford, toddler
◙ Unidentified Triggs (2) ▪ Young man; ▪ Young woman
◙ Other unidentified portraits (7) 
     
  24:10 Henry Family
    ◙ Elizabeth Guffey Henry
◙ Henry Siblings with their mother: Helen Haynes, Nancy Snediger, Russell Henry,  Susan Beckwith, Frances McCoy, Nazarine Raney, Josephine McCoy, Caroline Crooks, Elizabeth (Guffey) Henry, Elizabeth Baccus, Myra Hoskins
◙ Elizabeth & Nancy Henry
◙ The Beckwiths ▪ Thomas & Susan (Henry) Beckwith (3) ▪ Susan with daughter Myrtle Searcey & granddaughter Lucille Searcy ▪ Myrtle Searcy ▪ Susan with adult Lucille ▪ Lucille as a child ▪ Myrtle with her husband(?) ▪ Mable (Beckwith) Berry (2) ▪ LaMere Berry ▪ Mabel with son Robert & daughter LaMere ▪ Beckwith sisters & their children: Mable (Beckwith) Berry, Robert Berry, LaMont Berry, LaMere Berry; Myrtle (Beckwith) Searcy,  Lucille Searcy; Mary (Beckwith) Adams ▪ Mary Adams
◙ Haynes Family: Zeddie Zeola Reynolds, Maudie May Richmond, Henry, Helen (Henry) Haynes, Elizabeth (Guffey) Henry, Marritta (Collins), William Russell, Evvie Vestal, Annie Adora Calhoun [note: although married surnames are included in the ID’s for the daughters, Zeddie & Maudie are still little girls and the other two are probably teenagers)
◙ Raney Family ▪ Will & Nazarine (Henry) Raney with daughter Etta (Raney) Warwick ▪ Nazarine , ca 1929 ▪ Nazarine with sister Josephine McCoy
◙ Group of 7 young women identified only by given name: Grace, Laura, Nell, Ray, Edna, Mary, Clara
◙ Frances (Henry) McCoy, age 83, 1935
◙ Josephine (Henry) McCoy with 2 unidentified women (her sisters?)
◙ Snap shots of Henry siblings & cousins, late 1920s ▪ Ralph & Josephine Berry with Mary & Ruth Towne ▪ Mary Towne & Josephine Berry ▪ Joseph, Minnie & Josephine Berry, Nazarine Raney, Mary & Ruth Towne, Josephine & Abel McCoy
◙ Lance G Davis ▪ As a child with his parents ▪ In boy scout uniform; ▪ Formal portraits (2) ▪ Lance & wife Nell with the Towne family (3), 1955 ▪ At dinner with Nell & unidentified man ▪ Lance & Nell with Mary Towne (2)
◙ Unidentified (6) 
     
  24:11 McCoy Family
    ◙ Abel McCoy
◙ Josephine (Henry) McCoy
◙ Abel & Josephine
◙ Abel & Josephine with aughters Gertrude & Mary Elizabeth
◙ Mary Elizabeth & Gertrude McCoy
◙ Mary Elizabeth ▪ With her mother ▪ With her father
◙ Abel & Josephine’s home in Shawnee, OK (2)
◙ Gertrude (Henry) & Joseph Berry
◙ Gertrude & Henry with their children Alex, Josephine, Ralph & Raymond
◙ Berry Children: ▪ 2 of the boys, 1909 ▪ Ralph, studio portrait ▪ Raymond, studio portrait; ▪ Mary Josephine, age 4 mos ▪ Josephine as a young woman ▪ Ralph, Raymond, Alex & baby Josephine 
 ◙ Josephine & Able McCoy with the Berrys ▪ Josephine with Gertrude, Ralph & Raymond ▪ Abel & Josephine with Gertrude, Joe & Josephine; Ralph, Neva & Bobby Frank ▪ Abel with Ralph, Neva & Bobby Frank ▪ Josephine & Able with Joe & Gertrude & one of the babies ▪ Josephine & her first great grandchild
     
  24:12 Family Related Sites in Pennsylvania, 1982-92
    ◙ Warner farm, Susquehanna County (8) 
◙ Forest Lake, Susquehanna County
◙ Forest Lake School (3)
◙ Forest Lake Methodist Episcopal Church [copied from unidentified publication]
◙ Birchardsville Cemetery (2) ▪ Phinis Moody monument ▪ Elisha H Warner & Wellington B Deuel monuments
◙ Homes of Kathryn L Warner and Don & Cresence Birchard, Birchardsville  
◙ Birchardsville School (3) 
◙ Unidentified buildings, Friendsville (3)
◙ Soldiers Orphan School ▪ Memorial plaque, Harford; ▪ picture of the school with report of restoration work done [photocopy]
◙ Last remaining building, Harford University, Harford (2)
     
  24:13 Family Related Sites in Missouri [1980s-90s, unless otherwise noted]
    ◙ Myron & Elizabeth Towne’s home, 1302 E Washington, Unionville ▪ Townes seated on front porch, ca 1913 ▪ contemporary views (6)
◙ Frank & Mary Towne’s home 1904-12, East Washington, Unionville ▪ Mary & her mother, Josephine McCoy, seated on front porch ca 1910 ▪ undated (pre-1910) view  ▪ contemporary view
◙ Signs for Warner & Stewart Streets in Myron Towne’s Fairview Addition to the City of Unionville (named for his sons Frank Warner & Myron Stewart) 
◙ Methodist Episcopal Church, Unionville
◙ Frank & Mary Towne’s rented homes in Kirksville ▪ 606 E Illinois (3) ▪ 405 E Cottonwood (3)
◙ Frank & Mary Towne ‘s family home, 709 N Davis, Kirksville ▪ before & after addition to & enclosure of front porch (4)
◙ Family Grave Markers ▪ Myron Smith Towne, Unionville Cemetery ▪ Frank Warner Towne & Mary Elizabeth Towne, Maple Hills Cemetery, Kirksville ▪ Frank Warner Towne
     
  24:14 Miscellaneous & Unidentified
    ◙ Brigadier General Ulysses Doubleday, 45th USCT, ca 1864
◙ Una Olive Brasfield [photo taken in Cameron, MO; has both “Unionville, MO” and “Cameron College, 1888” written on back] ▪ brochure for Mrs Una Brasfield Herrick, Reader and Teacher, Chicago
◙ John & Mary Patterson & son John on front porch of MS Towne’s house
◙ Eldon Mower “maybe?” ▪ Ida & Eldon Mower [note: these 2 pictures are not of same man]
◙ Ira Daves? (ca 1950s)
◙ Methodist Episcopal Church, Corner Main & Washington, [town?]
◙ Apollo Division No 12, Knights of Pythias
◙ Unidentified photos: ▪ Slender man with mustache, 1970 (3) ▪ Adult male (9), one taken in Cynthiana, KY ▪ Teenage boy ▪ Woman with child on tricycle ▪ 3 young women ▪ Adult woman (6) ▪ Middle aged couple (2)
◙ Unidentified tintypes: ▪ Adult male (2) ▪ Young couple ▪ 2 small boys
◙ Scenic view of US-Mexico border area in or near Brownsville, TX, late 1800s (6) [2¢ US Inter Rev stamp on back of each]
     
  24:15 Album of Vacation Photos, 1968-72, 1981
     
 

Appendix I
Books from the Ruth Warner Towne Papers
Catalogued to Pickler Memorial Library Collections

Myron S Towne’s Textbooks, Military Handbooks & Civil War History in Rare Books 

Bachelder, John B. Gettysburg Battlefield Directory.  Hyde Park, MA: the author, nd [ca 1866].

Casey, Brig. Gen. Silas.  Infantry Tactics for the Instruction, Exercise, and Manœuvres of the Soldier, a Company, Line of Skirmishes, Battalion, Brigade, or Corps d’Armée.  Vols. 1-3. by authority. New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1862, 1863.

Charles Stokes & Co.’s Illustrated Almanac of Fashion for 1864. Philadelphia: Scattergood Engraver, 1864. [re military uniform “fashion”]

Comstock, J.L.  Elements of Geology; Including Fossil Botany and Palæontology.  New York: Pratt, Woodford, and Co., 1850.

_________. A System of Natural Philosophy; in Which the Principles of Mechanics, Hydrostatics, Hydrulics, Pneumatics, Acoustics, Optics, Astronomy, Electricity, and Magnetism are Familiarly Explained.  Hartford: D.F. Robinson & Co., 1833.

A Friendly Visit to the House of Mourning. 2nd Hartford ed.  Hartford: Lincoln & Gleason, 1807.

Kirkham, Samuel.  English Grammar in Familiar Lectures: Embracing a New Systematic Order of Parsing, a New System of Punctuation, Exercises in False Syntax, and a System of Philosophical Grammar.  Rochester: William Alling, 1841.

The New England Primer, Improved; for the More Easy Attaining the True Reading of English.  Lansingburgh: Tracy & Bliss, 1810.

Root, Erastus.  An Introduction to Arithmetic for the Use of Common Schools. 7th ed. Norwich: Russell Hubbard, 1814.

Townley, Edward.  A Practical Treatise on Humanity to Honey Bees; or Practical Directions for the Management of Honey Bees. New York: G.B. Maigne, 1848.

Rules for the Management and Cleaning of the Rifle Musket, Model 1863, for the Use of Soldiers.  Washington: Government Printing Office, 1863.

U.S. Infantry Tactics for the Instruction, Exercise, and Manœuvres of the Soldier, a Company, Line of Skirmishes, and Battalion, for the Use of the Colored Troops of the United States Infantry.  Washington: Government Printing Office, 1863.

Waldron, Holman D.  With Pen and Camera on the Field of Gettysburg in War and Peace.  Portland, ME: Chisholm Bros, 1898.

 Ruth Warner Towne’s Works in Faculty Publications
(Her Personal Copies)

Biographies of the Regents and Governors of Northeast Missouri State University.  Updated Edition. The University, 1995.

From These Beginnings: A History of First United Methodist Church, Kirksville, Missouri.  Kirksville: Journal Printing Company, 1984.

The Movement for Workman’s Compensation Legislation in Missouri, 1910-1925.  Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts, University of Missouri.  Typescript, 1940.

Myron Smith Towne and the Meaning of Success.  Kirksville: Thomas Jefferson Press, 1998.

The Public Career of William Joel Stone.  A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School, University of Missouri.  Typescript, July 1953.

Senator William J. Stone and the Politics of Compromise. National University Publications Series in Political Science.  Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1979.

Appendix II
Towne Family Antique Furniture & Other Ephemera
Elizabeth (Stewart) Towne
  These pieces are on exhibit in the Ruth W Towne Museum & Visitors Center:
◙ Pedestal parlor table; mahogany with gray marble top
◙ Lady’s rocker; mahogany with green velvet upholstery [tag on bottom indicates  “renovation” by Wagar Upholstery, Lakewood, OH, ca 1950s]
Myron Smith Towne
  ◙ US Army coat; blue wool, no insignia [extremely poor condition: moth eaten & filthy with mended tears; looks like it was worn as farm work coat after the war]
◙ GAR lapel pin with black “in memoriam” ribbon, Thomas G Wade Post No 54, Unionville, MO
◙ Leather wallet, souvenir of “Gen Grant’s Log Cabin, St Louis, 1904”
Rachel (Warner ) Towne
  ◙ Set of 6 sterling silver teaspoons marked “J Hollister / pure coin”; monogrammed “RT” & “RWT” (3 each monogram); [probably belonged to Ruth Towne’s great grandmother Rachel; research indicates spoons may date to early 1840s]
Frank Warner  Towne
  White leather Masonic apron
Ruth Warner Towne
  ◙ Academic mortar board with black tassel
◙ Gold charm bracelet
◙ Three (3) 3-dimensional carved wood desk name signs
Original Owner Not Identified
  Crocheted white doilie


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