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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: P10-F2a4  
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Descriptive Title: Sharp's Creek Fishing Trip   Type: Print
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Size: 8 1/8 x 10   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Sharps Creek at Fulkersons Bernard Lemert (with light colored vest and pole) Mrs. Fulkerson (above him) / Mr. Fulkerson (with mustach, white shirt, black vest) / Aunt Betty Lemert? (Beside Mr. Fulkerson) Cowboy (?) / Bernard was foreman of Crooked L operation in strip, headquarters at Fulkersons. [stamp] Harry Chrisman, Lane D. Apt. 77, Blue Bonnet Courts, Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: There are 2 children and 1 woman who are not mentioned on the back.
Subject: Sharp's Creek
Bernard Lemert
Crooked L
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CallNo: P12-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Bernard Lemert   Type: Print
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Size: 4 15/16 x 7 1/8   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Bernard Lemert 1868-1957 Liberal, Kansas forman of Crooked L - 1890-95; Brand inspector for Southwest Cattleman's Association, 1895-1903 [front]On vehicle front plate says HUTCHINSON.
Misc Info: Mr. Lemert sitting in front of a truck. Has glasses and a tie on. Arms are in lap.
Subject: Bernard Lemert
Crooked L
brand inspector
Southwest Cattleman's Assoc.
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CallNo: P13-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Bernard Lemert roping   Type: Print
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Size: 5 x 7 1/16   Condition: very good
Text: [back] He was a real cowboy - no fake. HEC Brand was L. [stamp] Harry Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas [note glued on back] Bernard Lemert, late of Liberal, Kansas. Bernard was an old cowboy, foreman of the Crooked L ranch holdings on Sharp's Creek, No Man's Land, in 1888-1892. He was inspector for the Southwest Cattleman's Assn for years. Here, on visit to Crooked L in 1957, Bernard roped the photographer. Astride horse in back is McNaughten, co-owner with Batman [horse] of present Crooked L, Meade, Kans. Bernard rode on roundup of 1884, wrote story of it.
Misc Info: Picture is of man roping the photographer. There is another man behind him on a horse. They are in an open field.
Subject: Bernard Lemert
Mr. McNaughten
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Other: Photo has tape on top back.    

CallNo: P320-F2a  
Descriptive Title: Old Fargo Springs School   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1955   Provenance:
Size: 3 x 4 5/16"   Condition: good
Text: [back] Mr + Mrs Bernard Lemert and Catherine Chrisman 1955 at Old Fargo Springs (Ks) School
Misc Info: Photo is of 2 women and 1 man standing with rocks in front of them. There are 2 automobiles behind them. They are on the open plains.
Subject: Fargo Springs School
Bernard Lemert
Old Fargo Springs School
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Other: There is tape on the top front of the photo. Photo has two yellow glue lines on back. Has notation it was in a scrapbook. 56-61 p1R A Scrapbook    

CallNo: P322-F2a  
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Descriptive Title: Fargo Springs School   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1955   Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 5 1/4   Condition: good
Text: [front] FARGO SPRINGS SCHOOL APR 1955 [back] Bernard Lemert "Aunt Betty" Lemert Catherine Chrisman 1955
Misc Info: Photo is of 2 women and 1 man standing on a hill. There are rocks or bricks in the foreground. There is a car behind the hill and another front end of a car on the right side.
Subject: Fargo Springs School
Bernard Lemert
Betty Lemert
Aunt Betty
Catherine Chrisman
Open plains
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Other: Plastic sleeve has a notation 56-61 p. 1R-C Scrapbook Photo has tape on top and bottom front.    

CallNo: P48-F2a4  
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Descriptive Title: Group in front of Depot   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1889-1890   Provenance:private collection - Maurine Tate
Size: 4 x 6 1/4   Condition: good
Text: [front] Taken in front of the Old Depot between 1889 or 1890 [Yellow note] copy M-1 (circled) Liberal, Kansas group on porch of first Rock Island R.R. Depot, Liberal, KS, 1889. Left to right: (insert symbol) Standing: J.U. Shade, Agriculture Agent for railroad; Myra McDermott; Will Lipscomb, R.I. Agent; Sitting, Olive Lipscomb; small girl, Mamie Roark; Mrs. Billy Newhouse (nee Florence Fouts); Mrs. Webb, hotel guest in speckled dress; Dave Jones, clerk; Mamie Hood; Belle Holloway (aunt of Mrs. T.J. Smith); Mrs. Bernard (Aunt Betty) Lemert, nee Smith; Tom McDermott, sitting; Lee Latty, R.I. Mail Clerk. Photo Courtesy Maurine Tate. (sentence underlined) [back] L. to R. J.U. Shade, Myra McDermott, Will Lipscomb (Rock Island Agent) standing, Olive Lipscomb (sitting), Mamie Roark (little girl), Mrs. Billy Newhouse (nee Florence Fouts), Mrs. Webb (guest at hotel) sitting in speckled dress, Dave Jones (clerk), Mamie Hood, Belle Holloway (aunt of Mrs. T.J. Smith), "Aunt Betty" Lemert (nee Smith) sitting, Tom McDermott (sitting), Lee Latty, Rock Island Railway mail clerk. (following text enclosed in box) Picture taken cira 1889-90 on porch of Old Rock Island Depot Hotel, Liberal, Kansas (formerly OMER Hotel) Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas (wavy line seperating text) Return Photo to: Harry E. Chrisman, 10245 W. 14th St., Denver, 80215
Misc Info: 5 men, 7 women and 2 children on porch of Rock Island Depot.
Subject: Rock Island Railroad Depot
Liberal, Kansas
J.U. Shade
Myra McDermott
Tom McDermott
Will Lipscomb
Olive Lipscomb Mrs. T.J. Smith
Mamie Roark Belle Holloway Mrs. Bernard Lemert
Lee Latty Dave Jones Maurine Tate Mamie Hood
Mrs. Billy Newhouse nee Florence Fouts Mrs. Webb
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Other: Photo has a tape tear mark on left back.