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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.  
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CallNo: E4-F1  
Descriptive Title: Stell's old photos manila envelope   Type: Envelope
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 9 1/2 x 12"   Condition: 
Text: [front] Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Social Security Administration District Office Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361 Official Business Postage and fees paid U.S. Department of H.E.W.; Stell's letters (crossed out); Stell's Old photos: 1. Delaware Postcards 2. Montana Pix 3. Robt. E. Lee (circled) - Put in genealogy collection w/Va Pix 4. Ulysses S. Grant and Abe Lincoln (circled) 5. Montana cowboys 6. Montana wheat harvest (Head? & boys) 7. Pix of Pattison Log Homestead, Geri?? 8. Geo. Stephenson + "Sankey Gospel Singers" 9. Mother & Aunt Delphy, Uncle Lou & Dad 10. 2- photos old Edison Phonograph & moving picture "Music" man (Joe Fairchild pix)
Misc Info: All pictures listed were not found in the envelope.
Subject: photographs
Delaware postcards
Montana
Robert E. Lee
Estelle C. Laughlin
Ulysses S. Grant
Abe Lincoln
cowboys Edison phonograph music man
wheat harvest Pattison log homestead
George Stephenson "Sankey Gospel Singers"
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P8-F1b
P4-D1d
P5-F2f1 P6-F2f1
P144-F1b P145-F1b
P146-F1b P147-F1b
P148-F1b P149-F1b P150-A2b11 P151-A3p
L7-F1ab L8-F1b
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CallNo: L7-F1ab  
Descriptive Title: Letter to Estelle C. Laughlin   Type: Letter
Date of Origin: 1-11-1969   Provenance:
Size: 8 1/2 x 11"   Condition: fair
Text: Dear Estelle C. Laughlin, The two pictures of the lecturer and the phonograph etc. was taken at Reddington and the hall over there years ago. Mr. Moomaw has the information about the man and could tell you. I believe he originally obtained the pictures from a person in Washington or Oregon who corresponded with him. It runs in my mind his name may have been Gilman, as he was a photographer there in Reddington. Bridgeport Nebraska January 11, 1969 [1st paragraph] Sincerely Joseph W. Fairfield Star Route, Bridgeport Nebraska 69336 Dear Estelle, (not quite so formal) 'Just thought I would add a word! Joe has ancestors by the name of Henton, who, according to records, owned land adjoining that owned by Mordicai Lincoln. Also, the Boone families owned land opposite them and a cousin of Daniels married one of Joe's relatives. It's written in a book by one of the Henton relatives who is is living in Portland, Oreg. We have a copy if you would like to read it sometime. "Mrs. Joe" P.S. We have quite a number of old pictures of the Henton's, so wonder if "Abe's" might be an "original." Almost forgot about your question about the pioneer pictures. Are they polaroid prints? What kind of preservative do they need? Are they regular prints or newspaper cuts??
Misc Info: Was in a manila envelope.
Subject: Estelle C. Laughlin
Joseph W. Fairfield
Henton
Modicai Lincoln
Edison phonograph
Mr. Moo Maw
Reddington or Redington, Nebraska
Portland, Oregon
Bridgeport, Nebraska
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P7-F2f1
P8-F1b
P4-D1d
P5-F2f1
P144-F1b P145-F1b P146-F1b P147-F1b
P148-F1b P149-F1b P150-A2b11 P151-A3p
L7-F1ab L8-F1b
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CallNo: L8-F1b  
Descriptive Title: Letter to Joe Fairchild from Chrisman   Type: Letter
Date of Origin: 3-29-76   Provenance:
Size: 8 1/2 x 11"   Condition: 
Text: Denver 3-29-76 To Joe Fairchild: Hi, Joe! As I re-filed the old photos of the lecturer and his phonograph etc. today I noticed a note by ?Mrs. Joe" stating you hand a Henton background. She mentioned the man from Oregon, George Henton, who wrote the Henton genealogy. I have a copy, now loaned to someone, but we never found the line to which we belong --- a Mary Henton, or Hinton (underlined) ---- who lived in Rockingham County, Va. (next paragraph) I am enclosing the family lines as I now have them, a copy, and if you are ever able to fill in anything on the Suters or Hintons, let me know. (next paragraph) Larry Kehn, my nieces husband, says you are old friends and sends his regards. He lives in Arvada, and we see them frequently. He has three girls and a boy, all half grown. (next paragraph) Hope you got the story I mailed a day or two ago which was in The Post Empire (underlined) section. Thanks for your help and regards. Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Denver, 80215
Misc Info: Was in a manila envelope.
Subject: Joe Fairchild
letter
Denver, Colorado
Edison phonograph
Mary Henton (Hinton)
Rockingham County, Virginia
Larry Kehn
Post Empire
Harry E. Chrisman
George Henton
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P7-F2f1
P8-F1b
P4-D1d
P5-F2f1
P6-F2f1
P144-F1b
P145-F1b; P146-F1b; P147-F1b; P148-F1b; P149-F1b
P150-A2b11; P151-A3p; L7-F1ab
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CallNo: N55-E1a6  
Descriptive Title: Buddy Timmons on Jack Dempsey   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 3 5/8"   Condition: very good
Text: 90663; Buddy Timmons on Jack Dempsey ( [copyright symbol] R.R. Doubleday); ak Safety Film
Misc Info: Cowboy rides bareback at a rodeo; horse and rider face left; horse's front feet in air; rider's legs above horse; grandstands filled with people in background
Subject: Buddy Timmons
Jack Dempsey
R.R. Doubleday
rodeo
rodeo arena
bareback
horse
cowboys Edison phonograph music man
grandstands
spectators Kodak
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CallNo: P144-F1b  
larger image
Descriptive Title: J.R. Tolman with Edison Phonograph   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5   Condition: very good
Text: [front] (1) MAR 28 P30; E67; 4 1/2; "Battle ships sunk forts captured Armies on the run war between Russia and Japan; See moving pictures hear the lecture" [back] Photo of J.R. Tolman, taken in 1902 at Stove Hall, Redington, Nebr. by Craig Gilman, photographer. Frame No. - 26A copied Fairfield Foto Film Date Mar 8 1968 Return photo to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [taped note front] Caption for story Combining the new Edison Phonograph with film clips from the Russo-Japanese War provided exciting entertainment for rural people in the first decade of the century. --- Courtesy [insert symbol] Joseph Fairfield Foto. Bridgeport, Nebr. [taped note back] The Worke Cloister 3 or 4. L a novlist paid for o for collec THE SNARK RHW OOEKWE miniature and asking THE SEAS(half of a letter) large cloi item askin The snark - loose half dozen For Feb 3
Misc Info: Picture of a man behind phonograph with other equipment next to him with 2 signs. Picture was in manila envelope.
Subject: J.R. Tolman
Edison phonograph
Stove Hall
Redington, Nebraska
Craig Gilman
  Related to:  E4-F1
P7-F2f1
P8-F1b
P4-D1d
P5-F2f1
P6-F2f1
P145-F1b
P146-F1b; L8-F1b
P147-F1b; P148-F1b; P150-A2b11; P151-A3p; L7-F1ab
Other: Photo has tape on top back.