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Addison Woodard Stubbs papers

Creator: Stubbs, Addison Woodard

Date: circa 1884 - 1930, nd

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Manuscripts Collection 514

Unit ID: 40514

Biographical sketch: Addison Woodard Stubbs, a cousin to Governor W. R. Stubbs, came with his father Mahlon and the rest of the family to Kansas from Indiana in the early 1860s to open a new industrial boarding school for the Native Americans of Kansas under the Plainfield Friends. Eventually the family moved to Emporia, and Stubbs graduated from the Kansas State Normal School there (now Emporia State University) in 1876. He served as superintendent of schools in Chanute, Neosho County, and then returned to Emporia to be the city editor for the Emporia News. After that he moved west and edited weeklies in Garden City, Finney County and Sublette, Haskell County. He developed two causes dear to his heart regarding western Kansas: irrigation and the establishment of forest reserves.

However, Stubbs spent almost half his life in the Kansas City, Kansas area, working with real estate. He was also involved in the development of oil and gas fields in Clay County, Missouri.

Addison Woodard Stubbs died in 1933 at the age of 78.

Abstract: Collection consists mostly of articles, addresses, reminiscences, and other such manuscript material written by Stubbs on a variety of topics, such as prairie fires, the Santa Fe trail, Samuel Newitt Wood, Mahlon Stubbs, Charles J. or "Buffalo" Jones, early railroads, slavery, Native Americans in Kansas, and early Kansas history. Also includes poetry and material with religious themes, incoming and outgoing correspondence mostly from the 1920s up to 1930, typed copies of diary entries, a microfilmed volume of words and phrases presumably from the Kansa language, and other related materials.

Space Required/Quantity: 1.00 cubic feet

Title (Main title): Addison Woodard Stubbs papers

Scope and Content


Locator Contents
007-06-01-03 to 007-06-01-04   


  • MS 66 no. 8: Study of Indian Languages, using J.W. Powell introduction 1877-1877

Index Terms


    Kansas -- History
    Jones, Charles Jesse, 1844-1919
    Stubbs, Addison Woodard -- Manuscripts
    Wood, S. N. (Samuel Newitt)
    Grassland fires -- Kansas
    Indians of North America -- Kansas -- History -- 19th century
    Railroads -- Kansas

Creators and Contributors

Additional Information for Researchers

Reproduction: Microfilm of original at Kaw Methodist Mission State Historic Site (Council Grove, Kans.)