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Elam Bartholomew diary

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Creator: Bartholomew, Elam

Date: From January, 1877 to December, 1878

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Elam Bartholomew Coll. #272, Box 10

Unit ID: 209107

Summary: Elam Bartholomew was a resident of Rooks County and Hays, Kansas. He was a horticulturalist, internationally known for his work with fungi. His diary reflects his active participation in Republican Party politics, local government, the United Presbyterian Church, farm organizations, and experimental farming. Elam Bartholomew was born in Pennsylvania, and his family moved first to Ohio and then Illinois. In 1873, he became engaged to Rachel Montgomery. Bartholomew settled in Rooks County, Kansas, in 1874, and returned to Illinois to marry Montgomery in June, 1876. The Bartholomews returned to Kansas in September, 1876, and lived on their farm on Bow Creek in Rooks County until 1929. They then moved south to Hays, Kansas, in Ellis County, where he served as curator of the mycological museum at Fort Hays Kansas State College until his death in 1934.

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Title (Main title): Elam Bartholomew diary

Part of: Elam Bartholomew papers.


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