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  Harry E. Chrisman, former Liberal author and historian, donated a large collection of his writings, photographs, and other items to Liberal Memorial Library for the purpose of research. This database searches the contents of the Chrisman Collection.  
CallNo: M/F14  
Descriptive Title: Hancock Parents mat/frame   Type: Matting - Frame
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 6 7/8 x 9"   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Stephen Monroe Hancock ; Magdalena [insert mark] Hirrlinger Hancock ; Stevens County Pioneers 1885 ; Stephen Monroe Hancock ; Magdalena [insert mark] Hirrlinger Hancock ; Stevens County Pioneers 1885 ; Parents of Charles (Ed) Hancock Contractor Builder ; [There are two stamps of the Liberal address, but they are stamped over with the Denver address. The Denver address is stamped three times] HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave Denver, Colo. 80215
Misc Info: Mat/frame has fallen apart. The glue holding front and back together has come unstuck. There is a stain on front of the back piece. M/F has a tape tear mark on top back.
Subject: Stephen Monroe Hancock
Magdalena Hirrlinger Hancock
Stevens County pioneers
Charles E. Hancock, Sr.
Parents of Charles E. Hancock
  Related to:  P513

CallNo: P18-F2f1  
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Descriptive Title: D.C. Mastin Ranch Outfit on Roundup   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:Kansas State Historical Society
Size: 7 5/16 x 9 11/16   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Reduce to 4 1/2 x 3" [brand symbol drawn] Please credit the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka; Return to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215; Hands and chuck wagon on D.C. Mastin ranch, Cimarron 1885 [note 1] Job # 302760H (underlined) Ref # 9 .17/1.55 (underlined) Page # 144-E (underlined) A (dotted line) HT (circled) LINE D.O.H.T. O.L.HT DUO RESCR Shoot at 51% (underlined) [note 2] Copy I (circled) D.C. Mastin Ranch Outfit on Roundup (underlined) Operating in No Man's Land in 1885, these are the type of men young Charles E. Hancock rode among in his youth. Mastin branded 7L(brand symbol). Photo courtesy Kansas State Historical Society. Brand: __ 7L
Misc Info: Picture is of a group of men on horseback. Looks like they are in a camp with rocks in the background. There is a chuckwagon with the cook standing beside it. There is also a tent in the foreground and brush and a tree in the background.
Subject: Roundup
No Man's Land
Charles Hancock
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Other: Photo has tape tear marks on top back    

CallNo: P213-H1d1  
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Descriptive Title: Chrisman sitting on a fallen tree   Type: Print
Date of Origin: June 30, 1962   Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 2 3/4   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Kodak Safety Film [back] June 30, 1962; Harry E. Chrisman at Harwood Ranch; + 4 1/2; July 2 (crossed out); June 30, 1962 [note 1] Order form from Johnson Publishing Co. 839 Pearl Street P.O. Box 990 Boulder, Colorado. #4240. [note 2] 14 ems; site of old Harwood Ranch; The author is shown near the spring at the old Harwood Ranch, one of the first in Seward County. The location was known as Harwoodville, and the county's first news-paper was published there, "The Prairie Owl." The Harwoodville post office was established there on July 27, 1885, the office moving to Fargo Springs and taking on the name of that village on December 22, 1885. W.I. Harwood, Dodge City cattleman "with range west of the Adobe Walls Trail," was the principal. His brand was a Circle Cross L connected. (Photo [underlined] by xxxxxxx courtesy the author [by xxxx crossed out; courtesy the author underlined and crossed out]. From Harry E. Chrisman June 30, 1962 Make cut about 1/2 page wide across page. [back] "They killed Jed Smith"
Misc Info: There is a photocopy of this photo with the same number. Photo has tape mark on bottom back.
Subject: Harwood Ranch
Seward County
A Prairie Owl newspaper
Harwoodville post office
July 27, 1885 December 22, 1885
Fargo Springs
W.I. Harwood
Dodge City cattleman
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CallNo: P236-C2a  
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Descriptive Title: Fire of December 7, 1885. Chart of fires in 1885 & Fire of November 29, 1885   Type: Print
Date of Origin: July 1959   Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 5 1/4   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] 141; Walnut Street; Bridge Street; Chestnut Street, First Avenue; Fire of November 29, 1885. [in blocks is the following businesses] City of Paris Millinery shop (Fire Stopped); W. H. Harris Residence; Private rooms; A. N. Ramseger; Bee Hive Dry Goods store Cowboy printing office; All residences saved; J. A. Arment Paint; H. P. Niess Shoe Shop; Sporting House(fire started); Sporting House; Mrs. Nixon's Lodging House; Dutch Jake's Residence; Rear entrance to hall; M. S. Culver (Where fire stopped); Stable; vacant lot; Globe Office Odd Fellows Hall (Upstairs) [second map] Chestnut Street, Bridge Street, Front Street, First Avenue, Fire of December 7, 1885. R. M. Wright and Company General Store; Webster and Bond, Drugs; Harris and Drake Saloon and Billiards; Atkinson and Warren Saloon and Billiards; George Hinkle Saloon; Yard; A. Gluck; Tin Shop; Warehouse; C. Zimmerman; Yard; Warehouse; F. R. Garland, F. J. Durand; Chas. Heinz Restaurant; York, Parker, and Draper Mercantile Company; Kirkpatrick and Dunn Furniture; Store Yard; Junction Saloon (Fire Started); C. & E. Land Agency; H. R. Dougherty; J & W Law Office; Opera House; Restaurant, Carey and Wright. CHART OF FIRES IN 1885. JUL 59 [back] HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS [stamp] KODAK VELOX PAPER [stamped several times on back of photo]
Misc Info: Picture is of 2 charts. There is a clip at the top left corner of the chart.
Subject: Properties destroyed by fires or saved
Liberal property plots
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CallNo: P520-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Stephen Hancock   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1885   Provenance:
Size: 4 1/4 x 6 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] H L Stiles STUDIO EXTRA FINISH CLARENCE, Mo. ; S. M. Hancock ; 1885 [back] Reduce photo to 3 1/4 x 3 1/2" ; H.L. Stiles CLARENCE, MO. ; S.M. Hancock 1885 ; Ny Father was in [to or no] Collecting money in out standing accounts He was there at the time of the big blizzard of 1886 Jan 6th in Stevens Co Kansas ; Return this Picture CE Hancock 10419 Mills ave Whittier Calif ; Return to HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [There is printing on the back but the handwritten notes are on top of it.] [note] Copy C [C is underlined] ; S.M. Hancock, father of Charles E. Hancock, was active in the affairs of Stevens County, Kansas soon after his arrival there in 1885. ; 3 1/4 x 3 1/2 Wide - length
Misc Info: Photo is a portrait of a man. He has a full beard and moustache. He is in a suit and tie. You can see from the chest up.
Subject: Stephen Hancock
H.L. Stiles photo
Stephen Monroe Hancock
Father of C. E. Hancock
Stevens County, Kansas
  Related to:  P519-
Other: Photo is mounted on a thick piece of cardboard. The back has a picture of a lady standing with a pen and paper in each hand. She has long flowing hair. There is a rose above her and a circle with a star in the middle. The star has a face. Back of photo has a tape tear mark on top. Note has tape on top. Tape on the note has piece of the back of photo on it.