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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: P490-E1b  
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Descriptive Title: Wagon Progress   Type: Print
Date of Origin: Prior to 1948   Provenance:
Size: 5 1/16 x 7   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] [on wagon] 18th CENTURY WAGON PROGRESS MADE BY C E HANCOCK 45 ; [on buildings] ALLEY GRILL ; Rexall DRUGS PRESCRIPTIONS [back of photo] Made by C. E. Hancock. Aztec, N. Mexico.
Misc Info: Photo is of Hancock's wood wagon and horse team. It is on a trailer. There is a boy and possibly a girl in the seat of wagon. There are people lining the street on both sides. Looks like the corner of Kansas Ave and 2nd Street in Liberal, Kansas.
Subject: Wagon
C. E. Hancock
Liberal, Ks.?
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CallNo: P496-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: C. E. Hancock in front of house   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1934   Provenance:
Size: 7 13/16 x 10   Condition: poor
Text: [front] D [D is circled] [back] Photo D
Misc Info: Photo is of a man standing beside an automobile with a trailer behind it. The auto and trailer is parked in a driveway of a Spanish style house with Spanish roof tiles. There are bushes and a tree around house. Auto has 1934 California plates 4G 23
Subject: C. E. Hancock
  Related to:  P497-
Other: Photo is torn and taped. There are creases in front and right bottom corner is torn. Edges are worn. Back of photo has tape and stains. There is a paper clip mark on front and back top.    

CallNo: P512-F1ab  
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Descriptive Title: C. E. and Lottie Hancock   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1956   Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7 1/16   Condition: very good
Text: [note] Charles E. and Lottie Grace Hancock shown May 1, 1956, on their 61st wedding anniversary, in the patio of their home at Whittier California. Photo courtesy Charles E. Hancock Sr. [Photo courtesy Charles E. Hancock Sr. is underlined]
Misc Info: Photo is of a man standing next to a woman sitting in a chair. There is a tree behind them with flowers under the trees. There is a line of trees or tall hedges in the background.
Subject: C. E. Hancock and Lottie Hancock
husband and wife
  Related to:  M/F13
Other: Photo was in M/F13. There is a yellow stain on the back left. There is a mottled stain covering most of the back. There is a line of blue stain on the back right.    

CallNo: P515-A5h  
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Descriptive Title: Barn built by C. E. Hancock   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 1 15/16 x 2 15/16   Condition: good
Text: [back] CRH ; this is a barn I helped Build in Emporia Kans ; 18 [?] [note] A barn [insert mark] Hancock helped build in Emporia, Kansas, the type of rough building construction young C. E. Hancock first attempted. Photo coutesy Clarence R. (Bud) Hancock. [Photo coutesy Clarence R. (Bud) Hancock. is underlined] ; Don't mark Photo!
Misc Info: Photo is of the top half of a barn. There is an American flag flying on the top of roof.
Subject: barn
C. E. Hancock
Emporia, Kansas
Clarence R. Hancock photo
Charles E. Hancock
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Other: Photo has tape mark on back top. Note has tape on top.    

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.